Past events

  1. 14 Mar 2015
    18 Mar 2015

    The JRC is participating as organiser, co-organiser or speaker in several events within the third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction.

  2. 4 Dec 2014
    5 Dec 2014

    The JRC and the Met Office are jointly organising a seminar on ‘Disaster Risk Management: Science for Policy and Operations’, which will address two key areas; the use of science in risk management, as input to the planning phase, and to the preparedness phase through Early Warning Systems (EWS). The first seminar in 2012 identified a small number of targeted areas where partnerships for knowledge sharing could benefit national and European level services to give positive impacts for communities at risk.

  3. 10 Nov 2014
    11 Nov 2014

    The objective of the workshop is to highlight the importance of the emissions distribution on the grid maps and to encourage interactions between all involved.

  4. 20 Oct 2014
    22 Oct 2014

    The JRC is launching the Global Human Settlement Workshop Series as a biannual workshop to promote a global observatory of human settlements. This three day event will bring together institutions that are already contributing to the Global Human Settlement Layer (GHSL) initiative, analysts that are using the settlement information in their models, or are interested to add it in their toolbox, scientists working on global settlement analysis and remote sensing and institutional stakeholders supporting programmes related to global or regional human settlement information.


  5. 16 Oct 2014
    17 Oct 2014

    This workshop intends to contribute towards the transfer of background knowledge and expertise on the Eurocodes, mainly the EN 1993, from specialists of the European Convention for Constructional Steelwork (ECCS) to potential trainers and Eurocodes users.

  6. 2 Jun 2014
    6 Jun 2014

    The World Landslide Forum 3 will be held in Beijing, China, June 2-6, 2014. It is jointly sponsored by Ministry of Land and Resources, the People's Republic of China (MLR, PRC) and the Global Promotion Committee of the International Programme on Landslides (IPL), organised by the International Consortium on Landslides (ICL) and China Geological Survey (CGS).

  7. 26 May 2014
    27 May 2014

    IES Head of Unit Alan Belward has been invited to give a keynote address in the first panel session of the high-level Conference on Deforestation and Forest Degradation in the context of climate change and biodiversity loss, co-organised by DGs Environment, Climate Action and Devco.

    Mr Potočnik, European Commissioner for Environment, will open the Conference and it is expected that Mrs Hedegaard, European Commissioner for Climate Action, will close it.

  8. 7 Nov 2012
    8 Nov 2012

    The key challenge for science-based decision making in disaster management is to bridge the knowledge gap between available real-time scientific analysis supporting early warning and actions triggering early response. In many countries, this knowledge is fragmented among different scientific and technical communities (meteorology, hydrology, geophysical, GIS). Moreover, the approaches utilising this knowledge are diverse and would be more effective with improved coordination across operational agencies (national disaster management centres, civil protection, public health, transport, economy, security), across-borders. The UK Met Office and the European Commission’s in-house science service, the Joint Research Centre (JRC), are addressing these issues through, respectively, the recent Natural Hazard Partnership of 15 public sector agencies and the JRC’s support to European Commission services.

  9. 8 Dec 2011

    Over the next 50 years profound changes in natural and human environments across the world are foreseen: climate change, global population growth and fast urbanisation. These changes affect migration flows and result in new migratory patterns.

  10. 15 Nov 2011
    17 Nov 2011

    The Group on Earth Observation (GEO) will hold its eighth Plenary meeting and an exhibition in Istanbul from 15 to 17 November 2011. An intergovernmental organisation bringing together 87 countries and the European Commission, as well as 61 international organisations, GEO coordinates efforts to build a Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) on the basis of a 10-Year Implementation Plan.