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 World in 2050 (TWI2050) initiative last week launched the report 'Transformations to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals' at the United Nations High Level Political Forum in New York. This report sets out six key transformations that will enable the world to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The JRC recently participated in a measurement campaign to assess satellite ocean colour products in the Arctic.
Satellite technologies are an invaluable tool for detecting changes at the global scale through long-term and comprehensive observations. For example, analysis of the colour of the ocean can give vital information about the biological processes occurring in the seas.
The Secretariat of Mission Innovation (MI), the International Energy Agency (IEA), and the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) organised an Expert Workshop on Enhancing Data Collection on Government and Private Sector Spending for Clean Energy Research and Innovation on 22 May 2018 in Malmö, Sweden.
The JRC Visitors' Centre is located at JRC Ispra, Italy. It offers lots of interactive exhibits which explain many areas of JRC research.
Explore some of our digital content below!
For information on how to visit the Visitors' Centre, write to us at JRC-VISITORS-CENTRE@ec.europa.eu.
Using digital technologies for learning in schools improves parents' perceptions of these technologies, which in turn helps children's digital learning and supports a healthier and more meaningful use of digital devices.
Services of European Commission, the Joint Research Centre and Directorate‑General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, have initiated a study on the Interaction between Open Source Software and Fair, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory (FRAND) licensing in Standardisation. The study will be carried out in collaboration with the Fraunhofer Institute of Open Communication System FOKUS and the Open Invention Network.
Amongst other research items, the study includes a set of practical case studies and a stakeholder workshop. The study will be finalized in 2019.
Li-ion batteries can still be useful as low-cost energy storage after their first use in electric vehicles.
The research project LibforSecUse aims to develop secure procedures and supporting metrological infrastructures to measure Li-ion batteries residual capacity.
Such procedures are needed to test if it is economically and ecologically reasonable to use large numbers of used Li-ion batteries as energy storage.