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.
More harmonisation of analytical methods for microplastic quantification in water is needed to obtain reliable and comparable data, according to an inter-laboratory comparison study organised by the JRC.
Microplastics and possibly also nanoplastics are becoming widely spread throughout the environment. There is a lack of harmonised analytical measurement procedures (including sampling) and quality assurance tools such as validated methods with known performance and reference materials. This complicates the generation of reliable and comparable data.
Series showcases science’s positive impact on major policies and tells the stories of the people behind the science.
The Energy and Industry Geography Lab has been developed at the JRC, in collaboration with DG GROW, the Commission department responsible for EU policy on the single market, industry, entrepreneurship and small businesses.
In case of questions or problems please contact us at: JRC-EIGL@ec.europa.eu.
On this page, you will find useful material for the Energy and Industry Geography Lab such as the quickstart guide, tutorials, and helpful links.
The quickstart guide explains how to display, find and view data within the Energy and Industry Geography Lab.
The second session of the DIGCLASS seminar series on intergenerational social mobility and vote will take place next Tuesday, November 30th from 15.00 to 16.00 (CET) in an open-access online format. Below you can find all the details and the link to the session.