JRC research topics

The JRC carries out research in a wide variety of fields. Located across five sites throughout the EU, seven research institutes work in the areas of agriculture and food security, energy and transport, environment and climate change, health and consumer protection, information society, safety and security, innovation and growth, measurements and standards, and nuclear safety and security.

  1. Crisis management research at the JRC includes the development of crisis management technologies, satellite image processing and analysis and internet surveillance systems to support the EU's capacity to prevent, prepare for and respond to disasters.

    Science Areas: Safety and Security
    Keywords: crisis
  2. The JRC carries out extensive work to improve the scientific evidence base for risk assessment in Europe and worldwide, not only in hazard characterisation, but also in vulnerability and exposure assessment and development of guidelines and standards for risk data.

    Science Areas: Environment and climate change, Safety and Security
    Keywords: hazard, crisis, risk assessment
  3. The JRC has developed the European Community Urgent Radiological Information Exchange (ECURIE) system and the automatic European Radiological Data Exchange Platform (EURDEP) to support efforts in the area of nuclear emergency support.

    Science Areas: Nuclear safety and security
    Keywords: nuclear, crisis
  4. The JRC are experts in emergency information exchange, including in the area of nuclear science which is important to rapidly and accurately interpret and evaluate the consequences of the results being measured.

    Science Areas: Nuclear safety and security
    Keywords: nuclear, crisis, monitoring
  5. To support EU efforts to prepare for radiological emergencies, the JRC runs systems for automatic exchange of radiological information. It also carries out research on environmental radioactivity, whether natural or man-made.

    Science Areas: Nuclear safety and security
    Keywords: nuclear, crisis