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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.
Luca works as a researcher at the JRC-Ispra, where he is member of the Big Data and Forecasting team.
Before Joining the JRC in June 2018, he worked as a data science consultant. In 2017, Luca obtained his PhD in Applied Economics at KU Leuven (Belgium). He holds a research master in Econometrics from the Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium), and a bachelor in Economics and Social Sciences from Bocconi University.
His main interests are time series analysis, large datasets and commodity markets.
Based on JRC recommendations and Member States' approval, the European Commission has adopted and published an updated Watch List of substances to be monitored in EU surface waters.
Under the Water Framework Directive (WFD), the surface water Watch List (WL) is a list of potential water pollutants that should be carefully monitored by the EU Member States to determine the risk they pose to the aquatic environment and whether EU Environmental Quality Standards (EQS) should be set for them. This list should be updated every 2 years.