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 Advanced Safeguards Measurement, Monitoring and Modelling Laboratory , AS3ML, is a facility where are tested different approaches for safeguarding nuclear plant.
This consists of monitoring the movement of nuclear material that can be in gaseous forms (Gas Centrifuge Enrichment Plants), liquid forms (Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing Plants) or in solid forms (Plutonium Storage Location)
And consequently detecting illicit leaks (misappropriation for trafficking purpose) of Nuclear products.
The Biometrics Laboratory evaluates the reliability of biometric technologies in real operational conditions with real biometric datasets, and to identify best practices in their deployments.
The DTLab possesses the reference sets of all the regulated equipment developed to perform interoperability certifications.
The laboratory offers also to industry the possibility to perform "preliminary" tests, which are a kind of debugging sessions for their product in development. At the end of these preliminary tests, we do not emit any kind of certificates.
The purpose of the laboratory is to perform conformity testing of electronic travel documents in accordance with the applicable ISO standards and the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Authority) requirements.
The ESSOR Reactor is a heavy water moderated and cooled nuclear reactor used as neutron irradiator. It started its operation in 1969 and was put in shut down safety condition in 1983. INE Complex is one the facility involved in the nuclear decommissioning programme of the JRC Ispra site. Nowadays in the INE Complex there are many facilities and laboratories used for researches and for safe conserving the still present nuclear materi-al: e.g. the fuel pond structure, hot cells, laboratories (ADECO, ATFI, PERLA, etc.) and other auxiliary buildings
The European Interoperability Centre for Electric Vehicles and Smart Grids combines four state-of-the-art laboratories, which bring together knowledge and test facilities in the areas of efficiency, hybrid exhaust emissions, electromagnetic compatibility, smart grids and battery testing.
The JRC runs the European Commission Atmospheric Observatory for air pollution research, contributing to the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe's European Monitoring and Evaluation Programme (UNECE-EMEP).