JRC-Geel has released a new sewage sludge reference material (ERM®-CC144), certified for the mass fraction of the total and aqua regia extractable content of As, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, Hg, Mn, Ni, Pb and Zn. This material can help laboratories to assess the impact of sewage sludge application on farmland.
Despite high public interest in supporting technological innovation in refugees' integration, the tech community active in this field faces challenges of funding, organisation and duplication. Better coordination and stronger interlinkages between key stakeholders, including public authorities, are needed to address these challenges and to make the innovations sustainable in the long-term.
Unconventional hydrocarbon extraction, especially the development of shale gas resources and its related impacts have been subject to significant debates at national, European and international level. Apart from political aspects a considerable amount of research has been performed or is underway in areas such as technology, environment, geology and social issues.
Tools for Innovation Monitoring (TIM) is an analytics tool that supports policy-making in the European Institutions in the field of innovation and technological development. Overall, TIM aims at giving a better understanding of the dynamic of innovation with the view to proactively design policies that are more conducive to innovation.
Nida Kamil Ozbolat undertakes quantitativeve and qualitative analyses at the "Stairway to Excellence" (S2E) Team at European Commission's DG JRC - Territorial Development Unit (B3).
On 2 December, the Commission launched a new training and knowledge-sharing initiative to prepare specialists for the dismantling of present and future obsolete nuclear plants in Europe as they reach their end-of-life. Led by the JRC, the European Learning Initiatives for Nuclear Decommissioning and Environmental Remediation (ELINDER) will be implemented in cooperation with 14 partners with expertise in the nuclear field.