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The JRC’s new dataset shows maps of migrant communities across Europe. The JRC’s new dataset shows maps of migrant communities across Europe.
©European Union, 2017
Oct 11 2017
The JRC has launched a data challenge to crowdsource policy ideas for integration, inviting researchers to use a new visual dataset mapping migrants in Europe. The maps show residential patterns at high resolution across 8 EU countries.
Improving knowledge and data on migration Improving knowledge and data on migration
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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.

Dynamic Data Hub graph The Dynamic Data Hub offers a direct entry point to migration related data.
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May 08 2017

The European Commission's Knowledge Centre on Migration and Demography (KCMD) has expanded the datasets within its Dynamic Data Hub to cover migration flows, stocks and residence permits and time series of selected demographic and socio-economic data such as population growth, GDP, labour force and other World Development Indicators.

Expanding the scope of the tool geographically and thematically, the new data help understand migration in a wider context and unleash the potential for the cross-disciplinary analysis of the drivers behind migration.

The new tools centralise migration related data to better understand migration flows, trends and their impact on societies across the EU. The new tools centralise migration related data to better understand migration flows, trends and their impact on societies across the EU.
©EU, 2016
Dec 02 2016
Two new tools will centralise migration related data, to better understand migration flows, trends and their impact on societies across the EU.
Global distribution and density of satellite-based emergency mapping activations between 2000 and 2014. Credit: DLR/Human Rights Watch. Global distribution and density of satellite-based emergency mapping activations between 2000 and 2014. Credit: DLR/Human Rights Watch.
Aug 04 2016

Over the last 15 years, the use of satellite imagery for disaster management support increased significantly, from seven cases in 2000, to 123 in 2014, according to a recent review published in the journal Science.

Commission Vice-President Kristalina Georgieva, JRC Director-General Vladimir Šucha, Commissioner Tibor Navracsics and Commissioner Christos Stylianides Commission Vice-President Kristalina Georgieva, JRC Director-General Vladimir Šucha, Commissioner Tibor Navracsics and Commissioner Christos Stylianides at the launch event.
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Jun 20 2016

The virtual centre will bring together existing knowledge and will pursue research on future migration flows and population trends, including understanding their impact on health, welfare, education systems and the economy.

Members of the emergency response coordination centre in the crises room The JRC supports the work of the Emergency Response Coordination Centre.
©EU, 2015/Ezequiel Scagnetti
May 07 2015

The JRC took part at the biennial European Civil Protection Forum, which brings together the European civil protection community to build on the experience in disaster risk management.

A scientist walking through a laboratory with the portable device on his back Even though infrastructure-free positioning is more challenging one, the JRC still out-performed all infrastructure-based teams.
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Apr 23 2015

A team of JRC researchers outperformed 27 teams from academia and industry across the globe and achieved best overall result at a competition on indoor localisation in Seattle, USA. Providing accurate position information on people and objects indoors, where GPS signals are not available, has been a challenging research topic over the last decade and there is not yet a large-scale commercial deployment in this field.

Speakers at the opening session Speaking at the opening session, from left to right: Willem Janssens; Ivo Alenho; Jean-Paul Glatz; Florian Baciu; Marc De Cort
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Mar 09 2015

The JRC's European radiological data exchange platform (EURDEP) makes radiological monitoring data widely available from most European countries in nearly real-time. This year, the tool celebrates 20 years of service, and features new developments. A new feature allows interactive maps to be produced, displaying public EURDEP data in a simple, intuitive and attractive way.

Satellite image Damage delineation and grading map for San Felice, Emilia-Romagna, Italy, which was severely affected by the May 2012 earthquakes.
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Dec 24 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.

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