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 JRC-managed Smart Specialisation Platform is organising a workshop on Monitoring for Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation (RIS3) built on the peer-review methodology. It is organised in co-operation with MOSTA (Research and Higher Education Monitoring and Analysis Centre).
The soil experts of the Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission's in-house science service, have just published the first ever comprehensive overview of the soils of Latin America and the Caribbean in the Portuguese language. The atlas was coordinated by the European Commission's JRC and is the result of a fruitful collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and leading soil scientists in Europe, Central and South America and the Caribbean.
A recent JRC article investigates how regional climate warming is heating the Cold Intermediate Layer (CIL) of the Black Sea. This finding could explain why the Black Sea surface waters have apparently bucked global warming trend, and could have major implications for thermohaline circulation.
The JRC Week on Composite Indicators and Scoreboards is an annual five-day event.
Local and international policy and decision makers, academics, think tanks, and practitioners in a wide range of socio-economic fields learn from best practices and showcase their capacity to inform policies through the use of indicator systems that summarise multidimensional concepts from social rights and social trust to innovation and competitiveness.