Using its unique Reaction Wall, combined with matematical models, the JRC-IPSC assesses buildings and other civil engineering structures for risk mitigation under earthquakes.
The European Microwave Signature Laboratory (EMSL) is a state-of-the-art experimental facility which provides unique measurement capabilities in the field of microwave remote sensing.
The European Crisis Management Laboratory is a research facility for ICT- focused solutions to support crisis management needs, such as threats analysis, common situation awareness, and collaborative decision making.
JRC-IPSC offers stimulating jobs in information technologies, engineering, economics and many other fields. As a research centre of the European Commission, it offers permanent as well as temporary positions. Check the current vacancies and read the Jobs section for further information.
A new approach proposed by JRC scientists results into a single indicator bringing together ecological costs, construction costs and the expected structural repair and downtime losses.
The third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction kicked off in Sendai, Japan, on 14 March. Several thousand participants are attending the four-day conference where also JRC Director-General, Vladimir Šucha, is presenting the role and potential of science and technology in disaster risk reduction and the future JRC knowledge centre for disaster risk management.
Today the JRC launches the Raw Materials Information System (RMIS), a comprehensive online repository of information on policies, activities and data related to the European raw materials sector.
Under the auspices of the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), the JRC helps to overcome the limitations of conventional stock assessment methods by promoting innovative approaches such as the Assessment for All (a4a) model. The exchange of such approaches between scientists at global level ensures that the best methods can be applied when developing management advice for fisheries, but also highlights the need for more research in fish stock assessment.