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Africa EUMETSAT, 2017 Africa EUMETSAT, 2017
©ESA, 2017
Nov 30 2017
Over 30 years of JRC scientific collaboration with Africa have been compiled in one publication, "Science for the AU-EU Partnership - Building knowledge for sustainable development".
The JRC’s yearly forest fires report shows a trend towards longer fire seasons, putting pressure on the environment and livelihoods The JRC’s yearly forest fires report shows a trend towards longer fire seasons, putting pressure on the environment and livelihoods
©MAPAMA, 2016
Oct 16 2017

The JRC’s annual forest fires report confirms a trend towards longer and more intense fire seasons in Europe and neighbouring regions, with wildfires now occurring throughout the year. The report coincides with an international study which finds that global wildfire trends could have significant health implications due to rising harmful emissions.

The JRC’s new handbook and dashboard provide information and recommendation on key policy areas for regions across Europe The JRC’s new handbook and dashboard provide information and recommendation on key policy areas for regions across Europe
©European Union, 2017
Oct 12 2017
New JRC tools help regional authorities get a grip on policy challenges, from energy through transport to crisis management
The JRC’s SUMO tool automatically scans large numbers of satellite images for the presence of ships. The JRC’s SUMO tool automatically scans large numbers of satellite images for the presence of ships.
©European Union, 2017
Sep 27 2017
The JRC has released the software of its SUMO maritime surveillance tool, which is helping to protect our oceans by detecting ships engaged in illicit activities.
The JRC study explores the potential impacts of Coordinated Automated Road Transport (C-ART) scenarios for our transport system. The JRC study explores the potential impacts of Coordinated Automated Road Transport (C-ART) scenarios for our transport system.
©European Union, 2017
Sep 22 2017
The JRC analyses the impacts of automated and connected vehicles, exploring scenarios in order to see how the full potential of these new technologies could be exploited.
The JRC’s new tool will help countries to take action ahead of time in order to prevent the worst impacts of floods. The JRC’s new tool will help countries to take action ahead of time in order to prevent the worst impacts of floods.
©European Union, 2017
Sep 21 2017
A new tool developed by the JRC will help emergency authorities prevent the worst impacts of floods, by calculating flood hazard and risk dynamically and displaying the potential consequences in near real-time.
From 2019, all heavy vehicles must be equipped with new Smart Tachograph From 2019, all heavy vehicles must be equipped with new Smart Tachograph
©Fotolia auremar
Jul 28 2017
New Smart Tachograph security specifications have been prepared by the JRC for better enforcement of driving and resting times of heavy vehicle drivers to maximise road safety.
The reaction wall of the European Laboratory for Structural Assessment will be now open to wider scientific community The reaction wall of the European Laboratory for Structural Assessment will be now open to wider scientific community
©European Union, 2013
Jul 13 2017
The JRC is opening its scientific laboratories and facilities to scientists and researchers from the private and public sectors.
Improving knowledge and data on migration Improving knowledge and data on migration
©EU 2017
Jun 20 2017

One year from its conception, the European Commission's Knowledge Centre on Migration and Demography (KCMD) has made significant progress and has provided EU policymakers with valuable instruments to access information and data about migration.

On the 1-year anniversary of the KCMD, let's have a look at the main achievements and future plans of the Knowledge Centre, as well as at a new migration profile of Mali.

The JRC handbook describes common reference scenarios for assessing the risks associated with industrial sites. The JRC handbook describes common reference scenarios for assessing the risks associated with industrial sites.
©Fotolia AVTG
Apr 28 2017

A handbook published by the JRC supports EU Member States and third countries in their decisions to reduce the impacts of major industrial accidents. It provides common reference scenarios for authorities to assess the risks associated with industrial sites where dangerous substances are present, taking into account their proximity to residential areas, transport infrastructure or other public spaces.

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