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.
On 23 June, Sentinel-2A was launched from Kourou, French Guiana. It is the second satellite in the joint European Union and European Space Agency Copernicus programme, following the launch of Sentinel in April 2014.
The European Commission has adopted a proposal for a regulation upgrading the EU framework for the collection, management and use of data in the fisheries sector to support scientific advice regarding the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP).
With the decline of piracy incidents in the Western Indian Ocean, vessels have gradually returned to travelling along the shortest route, closer to Somalia, and to sailing again at normal speed, according to a JRC report.
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) motto for this year's world environment day is "Seven billion dreams. One planet. Consume with care".