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.
...by means of non-destructive assay techniques!
As part of a European research project on metrology for nuclear decommissioning, the JRC put into operation two non-destructive assay stations at the Waste Characterisation Station on the Ispra site and has produced a Good practice guide for the validation of a waste characterisation system for very low, low, and intermediate level radioactive waste.
The JRC and the Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives (CEA) have collaborated in the production of the first certified americium isotope (243Am) reference material for the quantification of americium by isotope dilution mass spectrometry (IDMS).
JRC researchers have led the development of international guidance to support the use of physiologically based kinetic models in chemical risk assessment. The guidance document has been adopted and published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
The East Africa Agriculture Warning Explorer is based on near-real-time Earth observation and weather information and provides automatic ten-day drought conditions warnings for crops and rangelands at the provincial level.
This information and the indicators used are made available as maps and time series statistics in an interactive GIS environment to agricultural and food security analysts.