JRC News

  1. 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.

  2. 24 Aug 2015

    JRC scientists have supported the European Commission's Directorate-General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (DG ECHO) with information and analysis on the flood crisis in Myanmar/Burma which followed a period of unusually heavy precipitation starting mid-July. By the beginning of August the country began to experience the most severe flooding in decades, while heavy rainfall continued during the first half of the month.


  3. 21 Aug 2015

    The European Commission has published a call for expression of interest to launch a limited number of risk and recovery activations through its COPERNICUS Emergency Management Service for Risk & Recovery.

  4. 20 Aug 2015

    Infringements of intellectual property rights, for example by producing and buying fake products, are harmful for the EU economy. The JRC has published some technical recommendations to support the Commission in fighting against these infringements and to help companies better protect their products.

  5. 14 Aug 2015

    JRC scientists have acquired the first signals of the latest Chinese BeiDou satellite, launched on 25 July. The analysis of the observation data has allowed, for the very first time, the precise identification of the codes and modulation schemes of the various signals being currently broadcast.

  6. 22 Jun 2015

    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). The JRC will maintain its central role under the new regulation - once adopted - and has been instrumental in the conception of the proposal, building on a longstanding experience in collecting and maintaining fisheries data reported by EU Member States.

  7. 9 Apr 2015

    The European Parliament (EP) and the JRC have jointly released a very large collection of documents and their translations. This rich resource can be used to improve Machine Translation software and other Language Technology applications. The ‘Digital Corpus of the European Parliament’ (DCEP) consists of EP texts produced between 2001 and 2012. It contains over 1.3 billion words in 24 languages, of text types as different as press releases, EP reports, questions to the EP and resulting answers, agendas, and more.

  8. 12 Mar 2015

    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.

  9. 20 Jan 2015

    When asked, children under the age of eight cannot show comprehension of what the internet is and what being online means even if their favourite activities are gaming and video watching on various Wi-Fi connected devices.

  10. 4 Aug 2014

    The JRC is currently developing maritime surveillance capabilities with the new Sentinel-1 satellite, one of the main assets under the EU’s “Copernicus” Earth Observation programme. The towing of the Costa Concordia cruise ship in the last week of July 2014 presented a good opportunity for the ongoing assessment of Sentinel-1 products. Although this satellite is still being commissioned to prepare for routine operations, these early images collected by the European Space Agency (ESA) demonstrate the value of its radar vision also for maritime safety and security applications.