JRC News

  1. 24 Jul 2015

    New computer models that estimate the social and economic impacts of flooding help to protect communities from devastating floods and to reduce the economic losses associated with them.

  2. 15 Jul 2015

    On 15 July, the European Commission organised a side event to the Third International Conference on Financing for Development, taking place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

  3. 6 Jul 2015

    The JRC has started a pilot project in collaboration with the Italian Ministry for Economic Development to test the sharing of radio spectrum.

  4. 23 Jun 2015

    On 23 June, Sentinel-2A was launched from Kourou, French Guiana.  It is the second satellite in the joint European Union and European Space Agency Copernicus programme, following the launch of Sentinel in April 2014.

  5. 12 Jun 2015

    With the decline of piracy incidents in the Western Indian Ocean, vessels have gradually returned to travelling along the shortest route, closer to Somalia, and to sailing again at normal speed, according to a JRC report.

  6. 7 May 2015

    The JRC took part at the biennial European Civil Protection Forum, which brings together the European civil protection community to build on the experience in disaster risk management.

  7. 27 Apr 2015

    In the aftermath of the powerful earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday 25 April, the JRC is supporting the European Commission in coordinating the EU's response through up-to-date situation reports and maps.

  8. 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.

  9. 27 Mar 2015

    A new approach proposed by JRC scientists results into a single indicator bringing together ecological costs, construction costs and the expected structural repair and downtime losses.

  10. 16 Mar 2015

    The third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction kicked off in Sendai, Japan, on 14 March. Several thousand participants are attending the four-day conference where also JRC Director-General, Vladimir Šucha, is presenting the role and potential of science and technology in disaster risk reduction and the future JRC knowledge centre for disaster risk management.