JRC News

  1. 26 Feb 2016

    A new habitat model, developed by the JRC and partner scientists, detects areas and periods where Atlantic bluefin tuna prefers to feed and spawn. Covering most of the areas where this species lives and the entire area subject to fisheries, the model provides concrete recommendations on when and where grounds should be closed to increase yield and stability of this fishery sector in the long term.

  2. 8 Feb 2016

    To mark the 2016 Safer Internet Day, the JRC launches the web and mobile versions of the Happy Onlife game in 5 languages.

  3. 29 Jan 2016

    The 2015 Fiscal Sustainability report, published by the European Commission on January 25, provides an overview of the challenges to public finance sustainability faced by Member States in the short, medium and long term. Fiscal sustainability analyses were complemented with estimates of the potential impact of banking losses on public finances, provided by the JRC with its model SYMBOL.

  4. 23 Dec 2015

    Scientific advice by the Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries (STECF), coordinated by the JRC, has contributed to define 2016 fishing opportunities which were agreed upon by EU ministers last week.

  5. 21 Dec 2015

    The European Commission has launched a public consultation on the mechanisms developed by companies to secure their supply chains and thereby protect their Intellectual Property (IP). Companies acting as IP right holders and/or as suppliers to such a right-holder are invited to complete the survey form within both the goods and service sectors.

  6. 4 Dec 2015

    The first pan-European personal data breach exercise held on 17-18 November 2015 will help identify best practises to improve collaboration between Member States in case of cross-border personal data breaches events.

  7. 2 Dec 2015

    The security and privacy aspects of Cooperative-Intelligent Transport System technologies were analysed by an international team, including the JRC. These innovative systems have great potential for increased road safety and improved traffic conditions.

  8. 25 Nov 2015

    New tools for accident investigators and trainers have been developed by the European Safety, Reliability & Data Association (ESReDA), of which the JRC is member. The tools include a model to analyse what has been learned and what has not, a list of barriers that prevent learning, and guidelines on accident investigation training.


    It is important to learn from accidents in order to prevent similar ones from reoccurring. One of the elements of a successful organisation is the ability to learn from both success and failure, and the ability to learn from others.

  9. 30 Oct 2015

    The JRC is supporting the European Commission in assessing the aftermath of the powerful earthquake that struck Afghanistan and Pakistan on 26 October through up-to-date situation reports and maps. In this mountainous region with poor infrastructure, satellite-derived maps are particularly useful to understand the location and extent of the damages.

  10. 28 Aug 2015

    The Arctic offers new opportunities for maritime transport but its fragile marine environment needs to be protected. The JRC uses remote sensing and vessel tracking systems to map maritime activities and their trends in this area.