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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 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.
How do we use resilience-based seismic engineering to steward our built environment and make it safer, resilient and sustainable in the future? It is the objective of this workshop to assess and develop strategies on how to improve community resilience against a major event.
The IPC Food Security Working Group will work with the IPC Nutrition Working Group (IPC NWG) to capture cross-cutting lessons learned to prepare and develop a consolidated, articulated, and harmonized Integrated Food and Nutrition Security Phase Classification System that consists of the three IPC Classification scales (IPC Acute Food Insecurity, IPC Acute Malnutrition, and IPC Chronic Food Insecurity).
The aim of this workshop is to present the technical/scientific results of what has been achieved in 20 years' time and the experience in operating it, and to exchange information on new or existing monitoring techniques.
On Saturday 6 June the JRC’s Institute for Energy (IE), together with the Dutch Energy Research Centre (ECN) held an Open Day at the Petten Research Park in North Holland for more than 2000 enthusiastic visitors. The theme of the day was “Energy Research Today for Tomorrow's Energy”. The public enjoyed numerous demonstrations, games, quizzes and visits to the unique research facilities. A particular focus of the day was on practical experiments for children and energy - related games. Children could make their own solar panels, or take photos of insects with a magnification of 100,000 using an electron microscope.
The 2007 MARS PAC annual conference - the thirteenth - will be held in collaboration with the Spanish Paying Agency FEGA, from 12 to 14 November at the Palacio de Congresos, Madrid.
At the 2008 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the JRC presents 10 symposia on topics ranging from animal cloning and soil protection to nuclear forensics and biometrics in border management.