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VELA

Explore! our real-life Vehicle Emissions Laboratory (VELA) and navigate first-hand, inside. This area includes two labs and seven testing major testing facilities. Did you know that we are currently building a new facility in Ispra for electric vehicle testing?

VELA

Explore! our real-life Vehicle Emissions Laboratory (VELA) and navigate first-hand, inside. This area includes two labs and seven testing major testing facilities. Did you know that we are currently building a new facility in Ispra for electric vehicle testing?

VELA

Explore! our real-life Vehicle Emissions Laboratory (VELA) and navigate first-hand, inside. This area includes two labs and seven testing major testing facilities. Did you know that we are currently building a new facility in Ispra for electric vehicle testing?

ESTI

Explore! our real-life European Solar Test Installation (ESTI) and navigate first-hand, inside. Did you know that this laboratory in Ispra, has been around since the 70's? It has been at the forefront of the development of standards for the electrical performance of photovoltaic (PV) products since its launch.

VELA

Explore! our real-life Vehicle Emissions Laboratory (VELA) and navigate first-hand, inside. This area includes two labs and seven testing major testing facilities. Did you know that we are currently building a new facility in Ispra for electric vehicle testing?

EURL FCM

Explore! our real-life European Union Reference Laboratory for Food Contact Materials and navigate first-hand, inside. Find out how we test to see if the food we eat is safe.

VELA

Explore! our real-life Vehicle Emissions Laboratory (VELA) and navigate first-hand, inside. This area includes two labs and seven testing major testing facilities. Did you know that we are currently building a new facility in Ispra for electric vehicle testing?

ESTI

Explore! our real-life European Solar Test Installation (ESTI) and navigate first-hand, inside. Did you know that this laboratory in Ispra, has been around since the 70's? It has been at the forefront of the development of standards for the electrical performance of photovoltaic (PV) products since its launch.

EURL FCM

Explore! our real-life European Union Reference Laboratory for Food Contact Materials and navigate first-hand, inside. Find out how we test to see if the food we eat is safe.

EURL FCM

Explore! our real-life European Union Reference Laboratory for Food Contact Materials and navigate first-hand, inside. Find out how we test to see if the food we eat is safe.

ESTI

Explore! our real-life European Solar Test Installation (ESTI) and navigate first-hand, inside. Did you know that this laboratory in Ispra, has been around since the 70's? It has been at the forefront of the development of standards for the electrical performance of photovoltaic (PV) products since its launch.

ESTI

Explore! our real-life European Solar Test Installation (ESTI) and navigate first-hand, inside. Did you know that this laboratory in Ispra, has been around since the 70's? It has been at the forefront of the development of standards for the electrical performance of photovoltaic (PV) products since its launch.

VELA

Explore! our real-life Vehicle Emissions Laboratory (VELA) and navigate first-hand, inside. This area includes two labs and seven testing major testing facilities. Did you know that we are currently building a new facility in Ispra for electric vehicle testing?

EURL FCM

Explore! our real-life European Union Reference Laboratory for Food Contact Materials and navigate first-hand, inside. Find out how we test to see if the food we eat is safe.

VELA

Explore! our real-life Vehicle Emissions Laboratory (VELA) and navigate first-hand, inside. This area includes two labs and seven testing major testing facilities. Did you know that we are currently building a new facility in Ispra for electric vehicle testing?

EURL FCM

Explore! our real-life European Union Reference Laboratory for Food Contact Materials and navigate first-hand, inside. Find out how we test to see if the food we eat is safe.

EURL FCM

Explore! our real-life European Union Reference Laboratory for Food Contact Materials and navigate first-hand, inside. Find out how we test to see if the food we eat is safe.

ESTI

Explore! our real-life European Solar Test Installation (ESTI) and navigate first-hand, inside. Did you know that this laboratory in Ispra, has been around since the 70's? It has been at the forefront of the development of standards for the electrical performance of photovoltaic (PV) products since its launch.

EURL FCM

Explore! our real-life European Union Reference Laboratory for Food Contact Materials and navigate first-hand, inside. Find out how we test to see if the food we eat is safe.

ESTI

Explore! our real-life European Solar Test Installation (ESTI) and navigate first-hand, inside. Did you know that this laboratory in Ispra, has been around since the 70's? It has been at the forefront of the development of standards for the electrical performance of photovoltaic (PV) products since its launch.

ESTI

Explore! our real-life European Solar Test Installation (ESTI) and navigate first-hand, inside. Did you know that this laboratory in Ispra, has been around since the 70's? It has been at the forefront of the development of standards for the electrical performance of photovoltaic (PV) products since its launch.

ESTI

Explore! our real-life European Solar Test Installation (ESTI) and navigate first-hand, inside. Did you know that this laboratory in Ispra, has been around since the 70's? It has been at the forefront of the development of standards for the electrical performance of photovoltaic (PV) products since its launch.

VELA

Explore! our real-life Vehicle Emissions Laboratory (VELA) and navigate first-hand, inside. This area includes two labs and seven testing major testing facilities. Did you know that we are currently building a new facility in Ispra for electric vehicle testing?

EURL FCM

Explore! our real-life European Union Reference Laboratory for Food Contact Materials and navigate first-hand, inside. Find out how we test to see if the food we eat is safe.

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How much fertile soil is there?

Soil is critical to life on Earth. It provides most of the food we eat. More than 99% of the daily calorific intake of Europeans comes from soil-based products. But soil is a non-renewable resource under pressure which should be protected. Play the soil game to find out how much of the Earth has fertile soil!

Forecasting Crops

Crops are the basis of many food products such as flour, vegetables, cereals and sugar. How can we be sure that we have enough crops growing in Europe to feed us all? Can we predict potential shortage of yields? Discover how JRC scientists forecast crop production, who they provide information to and why this is so important for Europe and other parts of the World.

Choose dinner wisely!

Do you know what dishes to eat to reduce your environmental footprint? Play the JRC food challenge to test your knowledge! Alex has cooked delicious meals but needs your help to select which one is 'greenest': having the lowest impact on climate change, land use and nitrogen loads. Sylvia will give you interesting tips on how to consume wisely and limit your impact on the environment.

Forecasting Crops

Crops are the basis of many food products such as flour, vegetables, cereals and sugar. How can we be sure that we have enough crops growing in Europe to feed us all? Can we predict potential shortage of yields? Discover how JRC scientists forecast crop production, who they provide information to and why this is so important for Europe and other parts of the World.

Forecasting Crops

Crops are the basis of many food products such as flour, vegetables, cereals and sugar. How can we be sure that we have enough crops growing in Europe to feed us all? Can we predict potential shortage of yields? Discover how JRC scientists forecast crop production, who they provide information to and why this is so important for Europe and other parts of the World.

Making energy more efficient

How much energy do all Europeans consume for stand-by functions on our many household appliances? How much energy do Europe's data centres need to cool the servers? Use the energy efficiency application to find out how the JRC and European Industry has cut energy consumption by 50% in some cases.

Choose dinner wisely!

Do you know what dishes to eat to reduce your environmental footprint? Play the JRC food challenge to test your knowledge! Alex has cooked delicious meals but needs your help to select which one is 'greenest': having the lowest impact on climate change, land use and nitrogen loads. Sylvia will give you interesting tips on how to consume wisely and limit your impact on the environment.

Making energy more efficient

How much energy do all Europeans consume for stand-by functions on our many household appliances? How much energy do Europe's data centres need to cool the servers? Use the energy efficiency application to find out how the JRC and European Industry has cut energy consumption by 50% in some cases.

What is a smart grid?

What is a smart grid? How will it affect my life? The JRC interactive smart grid application explains step-by-step what a smart grid is, how it differs from the current energy infrastructure and how it will change our lives and improve the security of Europe’s energy supply.

Choose dinner wisely!

Do you know what dishes to eat to reduce your environmental footprint? Play the JRC food challenge to test your knowledge! Alex has cooked delicious meals but needs your help to select which one is 'greenest': having the lowest impact on climate change, land use and nitrogen loads. Sylvia will give you interesting tips on how to consume wisely and limit your impact on the environment.

Making energy more efficient

How much energy do all Europeans consume for stand-by functions on our many household appliances? How much energy do Europe's data centres need to cool the servers? Use the energy efficiency application to find out how the JRC and European Industry has cut energy consumption by 50% in some cases.

Choose dinner wisely!

Do you know what dishes to eat to reduce your environmental footprint? Play the JRC food challenge to test your knowledge! Alex has cooked delicious meals but needs your help to select which one is 'greenest': having the lowest impact on climate change, land use and nitrogen loads. Sylvia will give you interesting tips on how to consume wisely and limit your impact on the environment.

Choose dinner wisely!

Do you know what dishes to eat to reduce your environmental footprint? Play the JRC food challenge to test your knowledge! Alex has cooked delicious meals but needs your help to select which one is 'greenest': having the lowest impact on climate change, land use and nitrogen loads. Sylvia will give you interesting tips on how to consume wisely and limit your impact on the environment.

Forecasting Crops

Crops are the basis of many food products such as flour, vegetables, cereals and sugar. How can we be sure that we have enough crops growing in Europe to feed us all? Can we predict potential shortage of yields? Discover how JRC scientists forecast crop production, who they provide information to and why this is so important for Europe and other parts of the World.

Forecasting Crops

Crops are the basis of many food products such as flour, vegetables, cereals and sugar. How can we be sure that we have enough crops growing in Europe to feed us all? Can we predict potential shortage of yields? Discover how JRC scientists forecast crop production, who they provide information to and why this is so important for Europe and other parts of the World.

Choose dinner wisely!

Do you know what dishes to eat to reduce your environmental footprint? Play the JRC food challenge to test your knowledge! Alex has cooked delicious meals but needs your help to select which one is 'greenest': having the lowest impact on climate change, land use and nitrogen loads. Sylvia will give you interesting tips on how to consume wisely and limit your impact on the environment.

Making energy more efficient

How much energy do all Europeans consume for stand-by functions on our many household appliances? How much energy do Europe's data centres need to cool the servers? Use the energy efficiency application to find out how the JRC and European Industry has cut energy consumption by 50% in some cases.

Forecasting Crops

Crops are the basis of many food products such as flour, vegetables, cereals and sugar. How can we be sure that we have enough crops growing in Europe to feed us all? Can we predict potential shortage of yields? Discover how JRC scientists forecast crop production, who they provide information to and why this is so important for Europe and other parts of the World.

Choose dinner wisely!

Do you know what dishes to eat to reduce your environmental footprint? Play the JRC food challenge to test your knowledge! Alex has cooked delicious meals but needs your help to select which one is 'greenest': having the lowest impact on climate change, land use and nitrogen loads. Sylvia will give you interesting tips on how to consume wisely and limit your impact on the environment.

Making energy more efficient

How much energy do all Europeans consume for stand-by functions on our many household appliances? How much energy do Europe's data centres need to cool the servers? Use the energy efficiency application to find out how the JRC and European Industry has cut energy consumption by 50% in some cases.

Forecasting Crops

Crops are the basis of many food products such as flour, vegetables, cereals and sugar. How can we be sure that we have enough crops growing in Europe to feed us all? Can we predict potential shortage of yields? Discover how JRC scientists forecast crop production, who they provide information to and why this is so important for Europe and other parts of the World.

Choose dinner wisely!

Do you know what dishes to eat to reduce your environmental footprint? Play the JRC food challenge to test your knowledge! Alex has cooked delicious meals but needs your help to select which one is 'greenest': having the lowest impact on climate change, land use and nitrogen loads. Sylvia will give you interesting tips on how to consume wisely and limit your impact on the environment.

Making energy more efficient

How much energy do all Europeans consume for stand-by functions on our many household appliances? How much energy do Europe's data centres need to cool the servers? Use the energy efficiency application to find out how the JRC and European Industry has cut energy consumption by 50% in some cases.

Forecasting Crops

Crops are the basis of many food products such as flour, vegetables, cereals and sugar. How can we be sure that we have enough crops growing in Europe to feed us all? Can we predict potential shortage of yields? Discover how JRC scientists forecast crop production, who they provide information to and why this is so important for Europe and other parts of the World.

Making energy more efficient

How much energy do all Europeans consume for stand-by functions on our many household appliances? How much energy do Europe's data centres need to cool the servers? Use the energy efficiency application to find out how the JRC and European Industry has cut energy consumption by 50% in some cases.

Making energy more efficient

How much energy do all Europeans consume for stand-by functions on our many household appliances? How much energy do Europe's data centres need to cool the servers? Use the energy efficiency application to find out how the JRC and European Industry has cut energy consumption by 50% in some cases.

The safe food journey

Follow the journey your food travels from production and packaging to your plate. Click on different food on the production line to find out about the various types of material that are used to contain and protect it. At the supermarket test your knowledge about the different forms of food packaging. Finally, you will find yourself in the kitchen with a variety of kitchen utensils. During your journey you will learn what the JRC scientists do to ensure that no harmful chemicals are released from food contact materials.

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VELA: Vehicle Emissions Laboratory

The Ispra, Italy-based Vehicle Emissions Laboratory (VELA) comprises a well-equipped chemical and physical analysis labs, and seven major testing facilities capable of conducting emissions tests on a variety of vehicles.

Inside ESTI

The European Solar Test Installation (ESTI) is a laboratory that works to verify the power and energy output of photovoltaic (PV) devices. ESTI is located at the JRC's Ispra site in Italy. It has been at the forefront of developing standards for electrical performance of PV products since its launch in the late 1970s. ESTI's work to support the EU's renewable energy policy (Directive 2009/28/EC), find out more here.

Fish: treasure from the sea to be protected

Watch how the JRC and science contribute to 'Blue Growth', the maritime contribution to achieving the goals of the Europe 2020 strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.

The PESETA project

Do you believe climate change is real? Watch this video to see how scientists at the JRC study climate change and try to analyse different possible affects it could have on Europe. Why should we even think about these things? Will it help us be better prepared for what could happen?