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Tradable Certificates for Energy Savings (White Certificates) - Theory and Practice
©EU
Publication Year: 
2006
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC32865
Authors: 
BERTOLDI Paolo
REZESSY Silvia
Type:
Screenshot of the application Screenshot of the application
©EU/Google, 2016

The Global Surface Water Explorer is a water dataset developed in the Copernicus Programme. This maps the location and temporal distribution of water surfaces at the global scale over the past 32 years and provides statistics on the extent and change of those water surfaces.

The dataset, produced from Landsat imagery (courtesy of the United States Geological Study (USGS) and NASA) will support applications including water resource management, climate modelling, biodiversity conservation and food security.

The data show that the impacts of climate on where and when surface water occurs can be measured, and that the presence of surface water can be substantially altered by human activities. The data show that the impacts of climate on where and when surface water occurs can be measured, and that the presence of surface water can be substantially altered by human activities.
©EU/Google 2016
Dec 07 2016
In an article published in Nature, JRC scientists describe how, in collaboration with Google, they have quantified changes in global surface waters and created interactive maps which highlight the changes in the Earth's surface water over the past 32 years.
Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) picture of nanoclays (nanobentonite) as an example for nanomaterials proposed for use in hydraulic fracturing of oil and gas reservoirs. Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) picture of nanoclays (nanobentonite) as an example for nanomaterials proposed for use in hydraulic fracturing of oil and gas reservoirs.
©EU, 2016
Dec 07 2016
In a recent literature and Internet search, JRC scientists have identified 25 different types of nanotechnology applications in fluids (e.g. cross-linkers, surfactant systems), proppants, and downhole tools used for hydraulic fracturing of unconventional hydrocarbon reservoirs.
MyGEOSS visual Over thirty environmental and social innovative apps were developed as a result of MyGEOSS project using open data from Global Earth Observation System of Systems.
©EU, 2016
Dec 07 2016
Thirty environmental and social innovative apps were presented on 6 December as a result of MyGEOSS; a project to develop smart applications using open data from Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS).
An industrial factory with a chimney emitting white smoke In 2015, global CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion and industrial processes have stalled, confirming the slowdown trend observed since 2012.
©Fotolia, Salman2
Dec 06 2016
It is a result of structural changes in the global economy, global energy efficiency improvements and changing energy mix in key countries.
Male forest elephant in the Loango national park (Gabon)
©Gregoire Dubois, 2010
Dec 06 2016
The 13th Conference of the Parties (COP 13) to the United Nations’ (UN) Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is taking place from 4 to 17 December in Cancun, Mexico. This two-week meeting brings together the international community, including the EU, to discuss, review and negotiate agreements and commitments on the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity.
Publication Year: 
2016
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC97328
Authors: 
TALONE Marco
ZIBORDI Giuseppe
ANSKO Ilmar
BANKS Andrew Clive
KUUSK Joel
New reference material to support element analysis in sewage sludge
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Dec 06 2016

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.

Dec 13 2016
Brussels
(BE)

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.

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