JRC News

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.
     

  4. 10 Feb 2015

    Today, on the occasion of the 2015 Safer Internet Day, the JRC presents Happy Onlife; an interactive game for children and adults, aimed at raising awareness of the risks and opportunities of the internet and promoting the best practices online.

  5. 6 Feb 2015

    Covering all rural and urban areas in the EU, the new European settlement map created by the JRC provides the first comprehensive overview of all built-up areas in Europe.

  6. 28 Jan 2015

    The JRC organised today a round table debate focusing on digital privacy in relation to citizens` rights in the light of new technologies and commercial needs, in cooperation with the European Council of Academies of Applied Sciences, Technologies and Engineering (Euro-CASE).

  7. 16 Jan 2015

    A habitat model, developed by the JRC and partner scientists, reveals that the main hake nurseries are mostly located from February to June in the northern Mediterranean, on the seabed in depths from 50 to 250 m. Such knowledge can guide decisions for sustainable fisheries management, such as the closure of fishing areas allowing hake stocks to recover from overfishing.

  8. 8 Jan 2015

    Financial services could be disrupted in case of a severe space weather event, due to their dependency on accurate timing often provided by Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS). A report published by the JRC addresses the potential impact, in particular the effect of a GNSS services loss on timing systems and the sector’s vulnerability. Awareness among operators and regulators worldwide is currently limited and resilience across the financial services sector needs to be built, authors say.

  9. 5 Jan 2015

    The JRC, in collaboration with the Italian coast guard service, has developed a new method to verify whether ship positions reported with the Automatic Identification System (AIS) are correct. This effective method does not need any additional sensors or technologies and it makes it possible to validate reported data and detect unintentionally incorrect, jammed or deliberately falsified information reported by ships.

  10. 24 Dec 2014

    The JRC has released a new report providing a comprehensive overview of its work in relation to disaster risk reduction and response including their policy background and context.  As a leader in natural disaster research and automated warning systems, the JRC contributes to minimising the impact of disasters in Europe and around the globe.