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. 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.

  3. 2 Dec 2015

    Assessment results on the risk of humanitarian crises and disasters in 2016 for 191 nations were released today.

  4. 18 Nov 2015

    To prevent waterborne diseases (e.g. dysentery) brought on by floods, the Red Cross last week distributed preparedness items to households in flood-prone villages 300 km north-east of Uganda’s capital, Kampala.

  5. 6 Nov 2015

    A new, low-cost experimental device for sea level measurement has been developed by JRC scientists. The first four devices have been installed in Spain and Portugal.

  6. 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.

  7. 13 Oct 2015

    The International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) is observed on 13 October every year to encourage communities and governments to take part in building more disaster-resilient societies.

  8. 30 Sep 2015

    The European Commission launched the Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre; a new in-house centre to help EU Member States respond to emergencies, prevent and reduce the impact of disasters.

  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.