Smaller than a grain of sand, phytoplankton are key to aquatic health

Scientists are inching closer to revealing the elusive mechanisms that tiny marine species activate to transform organic contaminants in water into less toxic chemicals.   Cup sea water in your hands and you will be holding a bustling world of single-cell organisms – thousands of them. Much like creatures of an undersea metropolis, microscopic photosynthetic … Read more

Scientists improving the ‘crystal ball’ for better climate predictions

Climate models are used to predict how the climate will likely respond to rising greenhouse gas concentrations in the coming decades, a timescale crucial to meeting the terms of the Paris Agreement. That’s why it’s necessary to keep developing and refining such models to better support climate policies.   What will Earth be like in … Read more

Europe is finding its hidden treasures to build its green, digital and climate-neutral economy

Researchers are finding ways to ensure we have a sufficient supply of the raw materials needed to make everything from laptops to satellites. We look at the high-tech geomodels that could lead Europe into a more secure and independent future.   Our lives would be dramatically different without secure access to raw materials. For example, … Read more

25 years of Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions: promoting excellence in researcher mobility

November marks the 25th anniversary of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) programme that has funded the research of about 145,000 PhDs and postdocs in Europe and beyond, and equipped them with new knowledge and skills. Recipients discuss how the MSCA were a stepping stone to excelling in academia and industry.   For 25 years, the … Read more

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions: supporting Europe’s best and brightest researchers for 25 years

About 145,000 individuals and organisations have benefitted from the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA), the flagship funding programme for doctoral education and postdoctoral training since 1996. On the 25th anniversary, we speak to key actors about the MSCA’s achievements and former recipients who have gone on to distinguished careers. Several decades ago, the European Union (EU) … Read more

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