JRC News

  1. 23 May 2016

    The EU’s commitments to address the greatest humanitarian crises of our time will be supported by a series of Commission tools and platforms, some of which were developed by the JRC or in cooperation with partner organisations.

  2. 20 May 2016

    Satellite images of the worst affected districts, due to El Niño-induced drought, are being used to locate deep water and organise drilling of wells.

  3. 18 Apr 2016

    Researchers at the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) have joined forces with different European modelling groups to produce a new and more consistent set of multiple climate-hazard modelling data. The key findings of the study, recently published in Climatic Change and presented today at the General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union, show that in the coming decades Europe will be much more frequently exposed to extreme weather events as a result of climate change.

  4. 1 Apr 2016

    A recently published JRC report investigates the trends and impacts of past and future meteorological drought events in Europe, and the implications of a projected drier future for southern Europe and a wetter future for northern Europe.

  5. 30 Mar 2016

    According to the findings, the North and Baltic Sea coasts show the largest increases in storm surges, especially towards the east. In contrast, southern European coasts can expect minimal change.

  6. 17 Mar 2016

    Adaptation measures include the rise of flood protections, reduction of the peak flows through water retention, reduction of vulnerability and relocation to safer areas.

  7. 5 Feb 2016

    A recently published JRC article describes a new method to assess and predict the economic and physical damages caused by droughts. The tool could help policymakers develop drought management practices that would help improve food and energy security and adapt to climate change.

  8. 27 Jan 2016

    Over a thousand scientists, policymakers and practitioners are gathering in Geneva this week to agree on concrete ways that science and technology can contribute to managing disaster risk and reducing disaster losses, as envisaged by the Sendai Framework for disaster risk reduction 2015-2030.

  9. 22 Jan 2016

    A 2°C rise in global temperature is still expected to lead to a significant increase in floods and droughts in many regions of Europe, particularly in southern Europe, Ireland and the UK.

  10. 6 Jan 2016

    The JRC and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) have now concluded a comprehensive agreement to further scientific and technical exchange and increase the knowledge and capabilities of the JRC and the USGS in the field of earth sciences.