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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.
Energy security, transportation development, clean connectivity and financing opportunities come under the spotlight at this year's edition of the Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR), taking place on 18-19 October in Budapest.
Tibor Navracsics, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, responsible for the JRC, and Corina Creţu, Commissioner for Regional policy, are attending the event, which was opened by Viktor Orbán, Prime Minister of Hungary.
The 10th annual SET Plan conference conjoined with the 11th Central European Energy Conference (CEEC XI), will be held under the auspices of the Estonian's EU Council Presidency, but organised by Slovakia. Thus, it will take place on 29 November – 01 December 2017 in Bratislava, as last year.
A scientific-technical workshop organised by the JRC and the AGRHYMET Regional Centre was held in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) from 19-23 September 2017 with the technical services of the national ministries (Agriculture and Hydrology) and meteorological services of Burkina Faso, Benin and Niger - the three countries involved in the MEKROU project.
In a new publication in Frontiers in Marine Sciences, a group of international scientists, led by the Joint Research Centre (JRC), developed habitat predictions for skipjack tuna feeding.
Those predictions can help monitor the dynamics of the population and guide the fisheries deployment and intensity.
Skipjack tuna currently accounts for about 60% of the annual global tuna catch, making it the third most fished species globally (FAO, 2014).
In a new publication in Science of The Total Environment, JRC and leading global scientists in the field of water management identify 7 essential elements that should be considered in a water stress indicator. Although the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) indicator 6.4.2 on water stress considers these 7 elements, the authors point out that there is need for improvement, and give clear recommendations to address this need.