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European Commissioner for Climate Action Connie Hedegaard will attend a climate event of the University of Copenhagen – entitled "Communicating the obvious", on Friday 13 September. The event will discuss how to incite Europeans to take personal action against climate change, with experts from communication and business. A string of examples will be presented from the housing, transport, food and waste sectors. More information on the event website.
JRC's SESAMONET (SEcure and SAfe MObility NETwork), a 'virtual path' based on an innovative application of RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology is being tested since yesterday at the Kassel Calden regional airport, Germany.
The JRC's European Alien Species Information Network (EASIN) will be the support mechanism of the new Regulation that the European Commission proposed yesterday to prevent and manage the rapidly growing threat from invasive species.
The JRC hosts the 5th International Conference on Hydrogen Safety (ICHS 2013) which aims to improve trust in hydrogen technologies and increase public awareness, by promoting a better understanding of the hazards and risks associated with hydrogen. The three-day conference is organised under the auspices of the International Association for Hydrogen Safety. It is held in Brussels.
A novel approach to fishery management has been presented during the stakeholders meeting of the Assessment for All (a4a) initiative, held today and tomorrow at the JRC's premises in Ispra. Under this initiative, the JRC developed a new assessment model for the rapid assessment of fish stocks.
The JRC presented its water-related activities in partner countries during this year's World Water Week, which was held in Stockholm from 1-6 September under the theme "Water Cooperation: Building Partnerships".
Measurements of human growth hormone concentrations can show very important discrepancies, despite the generalised use of an international measurement standard. In a recently published article, co-authored by the JRC, scientists presented evidence for the fact that the current degree of standardisation is insufficient.
A first step has been taken in identifying areas in Europe where soil biodiversity is most under pressure. A JRC co-authored article states that in 56% of EU territory there is a varying degree of potential threats, with intense land exploitation estimated as the main pressure on soil biodiversity.
A new EU programme, for Sustainable Urban Demonstration Projects (SUDeP), has been announced today as part of the EU's efforts to motivate municipalities to sign up for the Covenant of Mayors (CoM), a European Commission initiative to reduce CO2 emissions for which the JRC provides scientific and technical support.