JRC News

  1. 15 Apr 2014

    The EU Aid Explorer is a one-stop-shop for aid information. This web tool has been developed by the JRC in close collaboration with Directorates General Development and Cooperation - EuropeAid and Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection ECHO. It provides easy access to clear and comprehensive data on development and humanitarian aid around the world.

  2. 27 Nov 2013

    Launched today at the European Development Days in Brussels, EU Aid Explorer is a unique web tool that provides easy access to clear, complete and accurate data on development and humanitarian aid around the world. Maps and graphs are used to visualise which donor is active where, which sectors and countries receive how much assistance and how funding changes over time.

  3. 11 Nov 2013

    More than 700 residential buildings were completely destroyed and more than 1200 were damaged by the Haiyan typhoon in the Tacloban city alone (Philippines). This is the result of the first rapid damage assessment carried out soon after the event by the Copernicus Emergency Management Service (EMS), coordinated by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC). The damage assessment maps are expected to support response activities and, in the longer term, reconstruction efforts.

  4. 11 Sep 2013

    JRC's SESAMONET (SEcure and SAfe MObility NETwork), a 'virtual path' based on an innovative application of RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology is being tested since yesterday at the Kassel Calden regional airport, Germany.

  5. 29 May 2013

    The JRC and the Centre for Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency (ECREE) of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance collaboration at the occasion of the Vienna Energy Forum, organised by the UN Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO). This cooperation framework will facilitate the development of common tools (e.g. country specific maps with renewable energy based electricity costs), validation of results and publication.

  6. 22 Nov 2012

    A JRC developed prototype software identifying ship positions in real-time will be tested by Kenya in an effort by the EU to improve countries’ capacity building for countering piracy in the region. Financed by the European Commission’s Directorate General Development and Cooperation – EuropeAid, the software system is a result of a two-year study carried out by JRC researchers. This tool, known as Piracy, Maritime Awareness and Risks (PMAR) system, was presented on 21 November 2012 at an EU workshop held in Mombasa, Kenya.

  7. 13 Mar 2012

    The JRC and EuropeAid (the European Commission's Directorate General for Development and Cooperation) have published a toolkit to improve water resources management in developing countries. It is available both as a report and an interactive online tool and has been launched in Marseille on March 13 in the context of the 6th World Water Forum.

  8. 28 Sep 2011

    The JRC has developed a statistical modelling tool to analyse the risk of conflict in developing countries. The tool – which was presented at the conference "Scientific Support for Food Security and Global Governance" on 28 September - examines the link between natural resources and the risk of conflict by combining online news reports with geographical satellite data.

  9. 23 Sep 2011

    For the first time, the JRC exhibited at Ireland's largest agricultural fair, the National Ploughing Championships, held from 20 to 22 September in Dublin. With over 1,000 exhibitors and an attendance of estimated 200,000 participants, this event covered a spectrum of agri-related activities from forestry and renewable energy to animal husbandry and food/feed safety.

  10. 3 Aug 2011

    Two special reports published by the JRC highlight that the current drought in the Greater Horn of Africa is creating the most serious food insecurity situation in the world.