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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 Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism (GICNT) is pleased to announce that registration is open for the Nuclear Detection and Nuclear Forensics Workshop and Tabletop Exercise (TTX). The event will be hosted at the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre - Institute for Transuranium Elements (JRC-ITU) in Karlsruhe, Germany, from May 5-7, 2015.
On May 20th the JRC was invited to present work on “Challenges of evidence-based policy making for the European Social Funds” at the 6th International Evaluation Conference “Evaluation results for decision-making: Use, challenges and examples” organised by the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania.
The aim of this year’s meeting is to review the first year of the Global Flood Partnership and to further structure the many ongoing work and initiatives in a coordinated manner to develop prototype products and services useful for national hydro-meteorological services and international emergency response agencies.
This webinar presents an innovative tool developed by the JRC to map human settlements using earth observation data: the Global Human Settlement Layer (GHSL).
ICAPP 2015 will address advances in nuclear power plants in a broad sense, not only covering technological progress in reactors and associated nuclear fuel cycles, but also extending to broader applications of nuclear power, such a cogeneration and hybridization with over low-carbon power sources to displace fossil fuels in applications beyond electricity generation in the housing, transportation and industry sectors.
The workshop seeks to collect state of the art insights from behavioural economics which could be used to stimulate an increase in tax compliance—taking into account country-specific background factors.
The scope of the course is to give a general introduction to methods of identification and global sensitivity analysis, their DYNARE implementation (identification toolbox and global sensitivity analysis toolbox) and their application to Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium (DSGE) macroeconomic models.
The Global Soil Week is a unique collaborative conference and knowledge platform for sustainable soil management and responsible land governance worldwide. This year’s Global Soil Week will highlight the importance of land and soil to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals in this the United-Nations-designated International Year of Soils.
The JRC Soil Resource Assessment Project is contributing by leading three sessions:
In 2014, the European regional branch of the UN Global Geospatial Information Management (UNGGIM Europe) was set up. One of its main objectives is to build harmonised reference data for Europe, in order to contribute to sustainable development goals.
The efforts of EU countries in the implementation of the INSPIRE Directive are a useful starting point for setting out to achieve the UNGGIM Europe objectives. However, EU legislation is not mandatory in Eastern European partnership countries, whose specificities need to be taken into account.
A workshop organised by the JRC together with the University of Birmingham will explore the education and training needs in nuclear decommissioning.