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ASTM International and NEN organize seminar on sustainable and circular building

14-09-2018 A workshop jointly sponsored by standards organizations ASTM International and NEN will focus on presentations promoting innovative ways to use and reuse materials as well as increasing energy efficiency in the construction industry. This workshop will take place on Tuesday, October 16 in conjunction with the ASTM International Board of Directors Meeting in Amsterdam and will be hosted by NEN at their facilities in Delft, The Netherlands.

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The letter of intent is signed on Cooperation in Standardization with Vietnam, Netherlands

07-09-2018 On the occasion of the visit to NEN in the Netherlands by the Deputy Minister of Construction of Vietnam, Mr. Le Quang Hung, a letter of intent (LoI) on Cooperation in Standardization with special regard to the construction sector of Vietnam, is signed by NEN.

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A change of climate … a climate for change

20-08-2018 Where I live, the summer of 2018 will be remembered as a long hot period of unprecedented drought. By those who stayed at home, that is. The habitual sun-seekers, who had traveled south, were also in for a surprise. A wet one.

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Participate in IWA on 'Screening of GMOs in cotton and textiles'

03-07-2018 The ability to make credible claims about the presence of GM cotton in (organically certified) textiles and garment based on globally accepted objective methods is an important component in strengthening the sector and serving the interest of industry and consumers. Acknowledging the industry’s need for clarity, ISO recently approved the proposal for an International Workshop Agreement (IWA) on a protocol for GMO screening in cotton and textiles.

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Biomonitor – Monitoring the Bioeconomy

19-06-2018 On June 7 to 8 the kick-off meeting of the BioMonitor project took place in Brussels. Eighteen European partners coming from public and private research institutions will work together with NEN to establish a sustainable data and modelling framework for the bioeconomy that is effective and robust for stakeholders to use in order to come up with up-to-date and relevant policies on emerging bio-based products.

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Participate in IWA for professional farmer organizations

24-04-2018 Feeding the world in the future requires that farmers thrive. A consensus based definition of a professional farmer organization will provide market actors, capacity builders, investors, donors, commodity certification schemes and regulators with a common language and understanding around characteristics of farmer organizations and needs for improvement. Stakeholders are invited to participate in the development of this definition.

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StandarDays 2018 on 3 and 4 May in Brussels

11-04-2018 Newcomers will discover the world of European standardization and all participants will understand how standardization works. During StandarDays, you’ll receive a clear and structured overview of the European Standardization System and of our (CEN and CENELEC) products and processes, as well as the benefits of stakeholder involvement.

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Make buildings and infrastructures climate proof using data about future climate

06-04-2018 The climate is changing. Extreme weather events like drought, extreme shower and sand storms occur more often and with increased intensity. How can society arrange that in the design of buildings and installations these changes are being taken into account? NEN has mapped which information developers of standards need in order to make buildings and installations climate proof. The work has been carried out for Copernicus Climate Change Services, the major European research programme for climate change.

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Meet world’s leading experts on gas analysis at 10th edition of GAS Analysis

06-04-2018 GAS Analysis is the leading international event in the field of analysis of gases, presenting the latest developments in laboratory, process analysis, metrology and sensor technology and their applications. The 10th edition of GAS Analysis will take place in the Fokker Terminal in The Hague, the Netherlands, from 18 up to and including 20 June 2019.

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Dutch draft standard for Pulse Fishing published for comments

02-02-2018 In December 2016, the NEN standards committee 'Fisheries and Aquaculture' started developing a Dutch standard for pulse fishing for flatfish. From 1 February to 1 May 2018, the draft standard NEN 7920 ‘Pulse fishing –Requirements for pulse wing and pulse trawl fishing for flatfish' will be published on the NEN website for comments.

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