Laboratories & facilities

  1. The JRC's European Crisis Management Laboratory carries out research across a diverse range of areas including intentional threats, natural disasters and health crises, using ICT focused solutions which integrate devices, applications, and crisis management related information sources.


    Acronym: ECML
  2. The JRC's European Laboratory for Structural Assessment (ELSA) carries out research in the area of improving safety in construction using a custom built reaction wall.


    Acronym: ELSA
  3. The JRC's European Microwave Signature Laboratory carries out research in the field of radar remote sensing and Radio Frequency compatibility.


    Acronym: EMSL
  4. The European Nuclear Security Training Centre (EUSECTRA) instructs front-line officers, trainers and experts on how to detect and respond to illicit trafficking of nuclear or other radioactive materials. EUSECTRA offers hands-on training using a wide variety of radioactive and nuclear materials and a broad selection of equipment and measurement instruments. Indoors, one of the training areas simulates airport conditions, equipped with a pedestrian portal monitor and an x-ray conveyor.


    Acronym: EUSECTRA
  5. The JRC's Hopkinson Bar facility tests large material samples or structural components and sub-assemblies under dynamic conditions.


    Acronym: HopLab
  6. The JRC's Thermal Electro-Magnetic Physical Equipment Stress Testing laboratory performs qualification tests on electronic equipment, which can be used for example in identification of animals and the traceability of animals and products.


    Acronym: TEMPEST