Scientific tools & databases

The range of work carried out at the JRC also includes the compilation of a large number of databases in addition to the development of software and modelling tools. These resources are either available to all members of the public or to specific research groups, providing assistance to scientists in carrying out their work.

The objective of this directory is to allow easy navigation through the available tools and databases, providing clear descriptions for each entry.

The tools and databases are categorised by name and acronym, but can be filtered by research area, keyword and JRC institute responsible for the coordination of the particular entry. 

  1. The a4a method facilitates the estimation of the current fish stocks and the prediction of their future status under alternative scenarios.


    Acronym: Assessment for All
    Collaborating DGs: DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
  2. AnchovyID aims at providing molecular tools in support of traceability and anchovy product authentication. Traceability and product authentication in the fishing industry sector play an increasingly important role.


    Acronym: AnchovyID
    External Partners: French Research Institute for the Exploitation of the Sea IFREMER Nantes, Fance
  3. The Blue Hub is the JRC in-house platform to perform research in the fields of maritime surveillance and Maritime Situational Awareness (MSA).


    Acronym: Blue Hub
  4. 90% of the world's cargo is transported in maritime containers, but only 2% is physically inspected by customs authorities, opening the possibility for illicit activities.


    Acronym: ConTraffic
    Collaborating DGs: European Anti-Fraud Office
  5. The Critical Infrastructure Warning Information Network (CIWIN), an initiative of the Commission's Drectorate General for Home Affairs, is a pillar of the European Programme for Critical Infrastructure Protection that seeks to reduce the vulnerabilities of critical infrastructure in the EU.


    Acronym: CIWIN
    Collaborating DGs: DG Migration and Home Affairs
  6. This tool allows exploring scientific fishery data and economic indicators on the aquaculture fish processing and fishing sectors.


    Acronym: Data Dissemination
    Collaborating DGs: DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
  7. The digital map archive is a collection of interactive on-line maps that can be easily retrieved through a dedicated web platform.


    Acronym: DMA
    Collaborating DGs: DG Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO)
  8. The JRC manages the Laboratory for Interoperability Certification, which is responsible for carrying out thorough test procedures on the digital tachograph and for issuing one of the three certifications needed for it to enter the market.


    Acronym: Digital Tachograph
    Collaborating DGs: DG Mobility and Transport
    External Partners: UNECE (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe)
  9. The ECCAIRS web portal provides a web based environment with which professionals in the aviation safety domain can share information and tools.


    Acronym: ECCAIRS portal
    Collaborating DGs: DG Mobility and Transport
    External Partners: European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), International Civil Aviation Authorities, Member State Civil Aviation Authorities, Member State Safety Investigation Authorities
  10. The European Coordination Centre for Accident and Incident Reporting Systems (ECCAIRS) provides the European Central Repository for accident and incident reports in aviation.


    Acronym: ECR-ECCAIRS
    Collaborating DGs: DG Mobility and Transport
    External Partners: European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), International Civil Aviation Authorities, Member State Civil Aviation Authorities, Member State Safety Investigation Authorities