EU Science Hub

Scientific tools & databases

The range of work carried out at the JRC includes the

  • compilation of databases
  • development of software and modelling tools

On the basis of our open data principles we publish tools and databases with clear descriptions for each entry here on the Science Hub.

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. 

To search specific datasets or collections, the JRC Data Catalogue opens access to our data.

Wind farms locations across Europe as reported in the Wind Power database.

The EMHIRES (wind) database is a set of data that models how much energy the current installed wind farms in Europe have produced in every hour during the last 30 years.

The methodology can be used to predict how much wind energy potential there could be at specific geographical locations throughout the EU allowing better planning and integration of renewable energy sources into the future energy grid.



The 2009 Renewable Energy Directive required the EU to fulfil at least 20% of its total energy needs with renewables by 2020.  EU countries set out how they plan to meet the agreed individual targets in their National Renewable Energy Action Plans (NREAPs). Progress towards these targets is measured every two years when countries publish national renewable energy progress reports.

NREAP and Progress Reports Data Portal
Collaborating DGs: 
DG Energy

A scientific tool for assessing the long-term role of energy technologies

What does it do?

  • It aims to analyse the role of energy technologies and their interaction for meeting European energy and climate change policy targets.

  • It represents the energy system of each EU Member State and neighbouring countries.


POLES is a global energy model covering the entire energy system, from primary supply (fossil fuels, renewables, ..) to transformation (power, biofuels, hydrogen) and final sectoral demand.  International market and prices of energy fuels are simulated endogenously. Its high level of regional detail (57 countries / regions) and sectoral description allows assessing a wide range of energy and climate policies in all regions within a consistent global frame: access to energy resources, taxation policy, energy efficiency, technological preferences, etc...

Collaborating DGs: 
DG Climate Action

The Incident and Threat Information Sharing EU Centre for the Energy Sector (ITIS-EUC) collects, analyses and disseminates information on incidents and vulnerabilities in the energy sector, with the aim to improve the situational awareness of Critical Energy Infrastructures (CEIP).

Collaborating DGs: 
DG Energy

The Information System for the European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan)

The European Strategic Energy Technology (SET)-Plan aims to transform energy production and use in the EU with the goal of achieving EU worldwide leadership in the production of energy technological solutions capable of delivering EU 2020 and 2050 targets. The move towards a low-carbon Europe requires innovative research, effective strategic planning and an emphasis on timely and appropriate action.


Online Data & Information Network for Energy - Documents Databases

ODIN is the JRC's Online Data & Information Network. It contains document management sites and other information related to European research in the area of nuclear and conventional energy.

ODIN provides data management services to the European energy research community. ODIN also hosts the Materials DataBase (MatDB) and the Hydrogen Incident and Accident Database (HIAD) engineering database applications, the document database (DoMa) and other information related to European research in the domain of nuclear and conventional energy.

ODIN-Documents databases
ODIN - Engineering databases. Including the materials database (MatDB), Hiad database (Hiad-DB), Nesshy database (Nesshy-DB), High Temperature Reactor-Fuel database (HTR-Fuel-DB), HTR-Graphite database (HTR-Graphite-DB).
ODIN-Engineering databases

With the rising cost of fuel, energy efficiency in fisheries has become a key issue for the sector's profitability, and the European Commission pledged to facilitate the exchange of good ideas and best practice. This website contains reference information and studies, scientific literature, relevant past and future events (e.g.

Energy efficiency in fisheries
Collaborating DGs: 
DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries

The Transport Research and Innovation Monitoring and Information System (TRIMIS) monitors the implementation and effectiveness of the roadmaps developed by the Strategic Transport Research and Innovation Agenda (STRIA).
TRIMIS analyses technology trends, research and innovation capacities and developments in the European transport sector, providing open-access information.

Collaborating DGs: