JRC News

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 3 Jul 2014

    The JRC has been awarded by the European Space Agency (ESA) as one of the first research groups to achieve Galileo-only positioning.

  4. 21 May 2014

    The European Maritime Day, the largest annual maritime conference in Europe, was held on 19 and 20 May 2014 in Bremen, Germany. The JRC moderated the high-level session on 'Innovation to promote maritime security and safety' and presented its newly developed system for sea-basin-wide maritime awareness.  

  5. 18 Jun 2013

    An article on the main causes of forest fires in Europe, co-authored by scientists from the JRC and IRSTEA (French national research Institute of S&T for environment and agriculture), has been recently published in the Environmental Management journal. The article analyses the factors driving forest fire ignition in the EU Mediterranean region, where most (85%) of European forest fires are recorded.