We are doing science for policy
The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
The 18th European biomass conference & exhibition, which took place in Lyon, France from 3 to 7 May, covered the entire range of bioenergy issues: resource availability, conversion technologies, demonstration projects, integration in the energy system, environmental impact and market deployment as well as the need for policy actions. The JRC Institute for Energy (IE) coordinated the technical programme of the event, which attracted more than 1000 delegates from 70 countries.
The 18th European Forum on Eco-Innovation will be held in Barcelona, from 20 to 21 May 2015.
The Forum will explore how to strengthen competitiveness and innovation, in particular of SMEs, through environmental labelling, management and information schemes.
As responsibles for the set up of the Environmental Technology Verification pilot programme, the JRC together with DG Environment will deliver the first official Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) Statements to technology developers at the forum.
The JRC will also present ETV at the exhibition.
The 18th meeting of the EC-US Task Force on Biotechnology is hosted by the JRC Institute for Health and Consumer Protection (IHCP). The meeting has been preceded by a workshop on "Current status and potential developments of nanobiotechnology research" on 3-4 June in Ispra.
The 18th World Hydrogen Energy Conference takes place in Essen from 16-21 May. JRC staff members will present papers and posters and will participate to a number of satellite events, such as the joint meeting of the Steering and Implementation and Liaison Committees of the International Partnership for hydrogen in the Economy (IPHE), meeting of the Executive Committee of the Hydrogen Implementing Agreement of the International Energy Agency (IEA-HIA), and a brokerage event of the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH-JU).
The Joint Research Centre, Institute for Transuranium Elements is organising in cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), the 19th International QUENCH Workshop, to be held at the KIT, Campus North, November 19-21, 2013.
The nuclear safety related workshop is supported by the JRC Enlargement and Integration Action, as well as by the Alliance for Competence in Nuclear Technology, Germany.
The 1st Advanced Training Course on Illicit Trafficking and Consequence Management with NUCLEONICA is taking place in the JRC Institute for Transuranium Elements (ITU), Karlsruhe from the 22-24th April 2009. The course is aimed at persons who provide technical support (measurements, interpreting results, drawing conclusions, making recommendations) for the actions in response to illicit trafficking incidents and radiological events. Participants from Candidate Countries, Potential Candidate Countries, and ENP Countries are physicists, radio-chemists, health physicists, technical experts from national law enforcement agencies and regulatory authorities, who may be involved in the assessment of such events. The purpose of the course is to enhance and support nuclear related decision-making as well as provide formal academic principles in nuclear science.
The first AMESD (African Monitoring of the Environment for Sustainable Development) Forum will take place in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (1-4 Dec.’09) on the theme “Towards a Pan African Partnership and Networking for the monitoring of the Environment by Satellite in Africa”. It will be organised in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment, Conservation of Nature and Tourism, and the International Commission for Congo-Ubangui-Sangha Basin. The environmental monitoring "e-station" developed within the JRC Institute for Environment and Sustainability (IES) will be demonstrated for the first time to the African users.
The 1st European Innovation Summit (EIS) will turn the European Parliament into an Innovation Showcase from 13 to 14 October 2009. Being the first of its kind, the Summit provides a unique opportunity for organisations to demonstrate and explain how they contribute to positioning Europe as a global innovation leader. The Summit is organised by the platform Knowledge4Innovation (K4I)/Lisbon Forum in partnership with the European Year of Creativity and Innovation 2009.
Growing global deployment of GM crops in agricultural production and trade has led to increasing complexity in identity preservation operations of diverse agricultural commodity production supply chains within progressively more complex and evolving market demands.