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AirText UK, an app coordinated by the London borough of Islington, provides information about air quality, UV index and pollen in Greater London. The app uses free and open access data collected by the EU's Copernicus programme which in June this year supplied detailed maps to assist the UK with the wildfires in Manchester.
Here is a selection of five other apps that use real time information from Copernicus to support daily life or recreational activities.
A European consortium led by UK SME Tube Tech International will receive around €2 million of EU funding to bring its idea of a more energy efficient heat exchanger for the petro-chemical industry to market. The funding is part of the new European Innovation Council (EIC) which will bring together existing Horizon 2020 programmes and novel approaches to support high-risk/high-return, breakthrough research or market creating innovation.
Despite the British heatwave, some will still be traveling to other EU countries this summer. Here are ten useful tips for EU travellers.
New measures to support EU farmers as they grapple with the difficulties of extreme drought have been announced by the Commission. The decisions will mean farmers are able to receive their direct and rural development payments earlier, mid-October instead of December, as well as being granted more flexibility to use land that would normally not be used for production in order to feed their animals. The decisions are in addition to existing support provided by the CAP, such as agricultural state aid and compensation for damage.
Sixty-seven UK-based early career researchers will each receive up to €1.5 million (£1.3m) of EU funding to set up their own research teams and conduct pioneering projects. In total, UK-based researchers will receive €99.6 million (£88.2m) under this round of the European Research Council's starting grants.
Each week we sum up Commission news of particular interest for the UK. All comments welcome at COMM-UK-PRESS@ec.europa.eu
This is our last edition before the summer break. The weekly round-up will resume at the beginning of September. Meanwhile, the London press office is open as usual and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0207 973 1971
Growth is set to remain strong in 2018 and 2019 at 2.1% and 2% respectively in both the EU and the euro area, estimates the European Commission in its Summer 2018 Interim Economic Forecast released today. For the UK economy the outlook remains subdued.
An international team of academics – which includes Dr James Guest, an EU-funded researcher from Newcastle University – have discovered communities of corals that have been able to escape, resist or recover from changes to their environment.