Laboratories & facilities

  1. The JRC hosts several large-scale facilities for monitoring air quality as part of its Institute for Environment and Sustainability in Ispra, Italy.


  2. The JRC's AMALIA laboratory carries out research on different materials in various aqueous environments under varying conditions, testing for general corrosion and stress corrosion cracking (SCC).


    Acronym: AMALIA
  3. The IRMM analytical laboratories are well equipped for carrying out demanding analytical tasks whether to solve a food related or an isotope measurement problem.


  4. Anticipating the growing need for robust and impartial research on rechargeable energy storage systems for normative and regulatory purposes, BESTEST is establishing four experimental facilities for the following:


    Acronym: BESTEST
  5. The Cyclotron of the European Commission Joint Research Centre (model Scanditronix MC40) is a highly versatile accelerator with variable particle energy and the capability of accelerating protons and alpha particles (8 - 40MeV) as well as deuterons (4 - 20MeV) and helium-3 nuclei (13 - 53 MeV).


  6. Comprehensive metrological solar resource data is essential for evaluating the results of ESTI's outdoor exposure testing on PV modules. The ESTI meteo tower measures and records the following parameters:
     
    Global irradiation on 0, 45, 60 and 90° planes
    Diffuse irradiation 
    Relative humidity
    Wind speed
    Wind direction
    Rain gauge 
    Ambient temperature
    Local Barometric Pressure
     

  7. The EURL ECVAM GLP Test Facility is responsible for the execution of validation studies that establish the reliability and relevance of in vitro methods suitable for regulatory safety assessment, and acts as a lead laboratory for studies conducted within the EU Network of Validation Laboratories (EU-NETVAL).


    Acronym: EURL ECVAM GLP Test Facility
  8. The JRC's European Crisis Management Laboratory carries out research across a diverse range of areas including intentional threats, natural disasters and health crises, using ICT focused solutions which integrate devices, applications, and crisis management related information sources.


    Acronym: ECML
  9. The JRC's European Laboratory for Structural Assessment (ELSA) carries out research in the area of improving safety in construction using a custom built reaction wall.


    Acronym: ELSA
  10. The JRC's European Microwave Signature Laboratory carries out research in the field of radar remote sensing and Radio Frequency compatibility.


    Acronym: EMSL