The Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission has today launched the second version of the free DOPA Explorer, the most advanced global information system characterising the world’s protected areas.
An EU-funded project has created an airbag bike helmet that is eight times safer than its traditional counterparts. It is both comfortable and attractive in a bid to motivate more people to cycle responsibly.
The JRC has launched a new tool with data on all 10,000 urban centres scattered across the globe. It is the largest and most comprehensive database on cities ever published.
The JRC’s ChemAgora web portal provides search capabilities to retrieve chemical data from a plethora of online resources enabling users to access both regulatory information on chemicals and public databases on chemical properties.
At the European Commission Joint Research, a laser-heating and fast radiance spectro-pyrometry facility is used for the laboratory simulation, on a small scale, of NPP core meltdown, the most common type of severe accident (SA) that can occur in a nuclear reactor as a consequence of a failure of the cooling system
The JRC contributed to an Italian study in profiling food waste types to better understand what specific measures should be taken for food waste reduction.
Today is Safer Internet Day, which promotes the safer and more responsible use of online technology.
Europe is expected to see a considerable increase in flood risk in coming years, even under an optimistic climate change scenario of 1.5°C warming compared to pre-industrial levels.
Sixty EU regions which have set energy as a priority in their Smart Specialisation Strategies will now move to the practical phase – implementing pilot activities and defining business and funding plans.
The majority of chemicals on a combined list of more than 2700 potential marine contaminants are what’s known as ’emerging pollutants’: substances that have the potential to enter the environment and cause adverse ecological and human health effects, but are still largely unregulated and whose fate and potential effects are poorly understood.
The JRC has joined forces with the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to assess similarities in emergency preparedness and response across sectors, identify lessons learned and set out good practices for the nuclear sector.