JRC News

  1. 5 Jan 2015

    The JRC, in collaboration with the Italian coast guard service, has developed a new method to verify whether ship positions reported with the Automatic Identification System (AIS) are correct. This effective method does not need any additional sensors or technologies and it makes it possible to validate reported data and detect unintentionally incorrect, jammed or deliberately falsified information reported by ships.

  2. 7 Nov 2014

    New software developed by the JRC is being tested in two maritime operational centres in Kenya and the Seychelles to help fight piracy and improve maritime security. The software provides a live picture of ship traffic activity, indicating current ship positions on a digital map. By combining data from a number of different vessel reporting and earth observation systems, it creates a single maritime picture of the entire western Indian Ocean.

  3. 4 Nov 2014

    Disruptive technologies can foster the creation of new markets but may generate new challenges before they are brought to real life. A round table discussion organised by the JRC focused on the example of the flying car and explored the role science can play in horizon scanning, regulation and standardisation.

  4. 26 Aug 2014

    The European Commission adopted a new strategy and action plan to improve customs risk management, responding to the need for better knowledge on cargo movements and supply chains. In this effort, the JRC provides scientific and technical support by evaluating the potential benefits of integrating information on shipping container movements and events in pre-arrival customs risk analysis.

  5. 8 Jul 2014

    The European Commission set out today the next steps for integrated maritime surveillance across the EU, focusing on improved information exchange between military and civilian authorities and further cross-border and cross-sectoral cooperation. The JRC has provided scientific and technical support throughout the process of developing the Common Information Sharing Environment (CISE) for the surveillance of the EU maritime domain.

  6. 10 Jun 2014

    The JRC and the Slovak Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport are hosting a high level conference discussing research cooperation between the JRC and Slovakia today in Bratislava, with the participation of Dušan Čaplovič, Slovak Minister of Education, Science, Research and Sport and Vladimír Šucha, JRC Director-General.

  7. 12 May 2014

    As of May 2014 data on maritime accidents registered by the Member States in the European Marine Casualty Information Platform (EMCIP) will automatically be transmitted to the International Maritime Organization (IMO). This single step allows them to meet the legal requirements of both the EU and IMO. In addition to gains in efficiency, the connection to IMO will ensure a high level of accuracy between maritime safety analyses with the same data in both systems.

  8. 30 Apr 2014

    The JRC and its partners in the JEC Consortium have re-investigated the potential for fuels from renewable sources to achieve the 10% renewable energy target for the EU transport sector by 2020 as mandated by the Renewable Energy Directive (RED). Associated calculations of the greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions as mandated by the Fuel Quality Directive (FQD) have also been performed for the different fuel demand scenarios.

  9. 25 Apr 2014

    A recently published article on the impact of hydrogen sensor miniaturisation shows that in some cases the performance of micro-machined sensors is better in comparison to conventional ones, while in others significant degradations may occur. The study was carried out by the JRC in collaboration with the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the University of Québec Trois-Rivières.

  10. 26 Mar 2014

    A new version of the Well-to-Wheels Analysis of Future Automotive Fuels and Powertrains in the European Context was published on 25 March by the JRC and its partners in the JEC Consortium.