The COVID-19 pandemic has showcased the disadvantages of city life. Dense populations, polluted air and a heavy reliance on public transportation are among the conditions allowing the current pandemic to spread.
The joint IEC and ISO committee on information technology recently accepted a new organization as a ISO/IEC JTC 1 PAS submitter: the Joint Development Foundation. JDF is a part of the Linux Foundation, offering members a platform for the development of technical specifications.
Michael Schwan has been nominated Chair of IEC Technical Committee 99, which prepares safety standards relating to high voltage electrical power installations, notably dealing with their system engineering and building.
The circular economy calls for a radical shift in production and consumption. Continual cycles recover and restore products, components and materials through strategies such as reuse, repair, remanufacture and, ultimately, recycling. It is a systemic approach to managing resources.
The Ocean Power Innovation Network (OPIN) and Marine Energy Alliance (MEA) projects will hold a webinar on the topic of Standardization and certification for offshore renewables on 19 May 2020 from 10:00-11:30 am CEST. Register here.
Numerous trials and studies are underway, as global medical and healthcare professionals race to find a vaccine or effective treatment for COVID 19. What is already clear, however, is that people with existing medical conditions, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and hyperte