JRC News

  1. 22 Jun 2016

    More than 100 scientific and law enforcement experts from 37 countries and international organizations met under the auspices of the Nuclear Forensics International Technical Working Group (ITWG) June 6-10, 2016, in Lyon, France to strengthen best practices and promote international cooperation in the field of nuclear forensics.

  2. 10 Jun 2016

    Encryption represents an important challenge for judicial investigations throughout Europe. Law enforcement authorities are increasingly collecting encrypted evidence material. The technical difficulties associated with decrypting this potentially useful material can eventually jeopardise prosecution.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

     

  10. 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.