JRC News

  1. 18 Nov 2015

    To prevent waterborne diseases (e.g. dysentery) brought on by floods, the Red Cross last week distributed preparedness items to households in flood-prone villages 300 km north-east of Uganda’s capital, Kampala.

  2. 6 Nov 2015

    A new, low-cost experimental device for sea level measurement has been developed by JRC scientists. The first four devices have been installed in Spain and Portugal.

  3. 13 Oct 2015

    The International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) is observed on 13 October every year to encourage communities and governments to take part in building more disaster-resilient societies.

  4. 29 Sep 2015

    According to a JRC study published on 24 September, projections under a “high-end“ climate scenario show that river floods in Europe could directly affect more than half a million people a year by 2050 and nearly one million by 2080, as compared to about 200 thousand today.

  5. 2 Sep 2015

    International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the JRC sign a new research framework arrangement in Laxenburg, Austria.

  6. 20 Aug 2015

    Much of the European continent has been affected by severe drought in June and July 2015, one of the worst since the drought and heat wave of summer of 2003.

  7. 24 Jul 2015

    New computer models that estimate the social and economic impacts of flooding help to protect communities from devastating floods and to reduce the economic losses associated with them.

  8. 29 Jun 2015

    On 29 June, at the EU-China Summit, Vladimir Šucha, Director-General of the JRC and Professor Guo Huadong, Director-General of the Chinese Academy of Sciences' Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth (CAS-RADI) signed a new collaborative research arrangement.

  9. 23 Jun 2015

    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.

  10. 7 May 2015

    The JRC took part at the biennial European Civil Protection Forum, which brings together the European civil protection community to build on the experience in disaster risk management.