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.

The data portal for spatial data on terrestrial ecosystem modelling (agriculture, forestry and other land uses, AFOLU) is currently offline due to technical reasons.
Please find below a full list of available datasets. Public datasets can be downloaded immediately, while a request has to be sent for access to restricted datasets . In both cases please use the links given in the right column of the table. Please note that there is a disclaimer provided with each dataset.
ACP Environmental Observatory
©Joint Research Centre

The ACP Environmental Observatory brings together a broad range of data and information to support Commission services and stakeholders in the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) Region -

ACP Observatory
Collaborating DGs: 
Screenshot of the online portal
©EU, 2014

In compliance with the Commission policy, gridded meteorological data sets, produced by AGRI4CAST, are available to the scientific community.

Collaborating DGs: 
DG Agriculture and Rural Development

AirMonTech is an EU FP7 project that compiles information to harmonise current air pollution monitoring techniques and to advise on future monitoring technologies and strategy. It collects existing information on current and future air quality (AQ) monitors.


AnisView is an educational software to visualize the Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Function (BRDF) using one of the two radiative transfer models RPV and MRPV.  AnisView has the following features: Graphic display modes: Geometry: an interactive mode to visualize the user-driven illumination and observation geometry. Single BRF value: BRF as a function of the selected geometry and BRDF model parameters. 2-D plot: a cross-cut or plane along a specified azimuthal direction. 2-D contour plot: circular view of the BRDF field including interactive readout of BRF values.


The Atmosphere, Biosphere, Climate - Integrated Station (ABC-IS), provides datasets.

Bioeconomy Knowledge Centre
©European Union, 2017

The Bioeconomy Knowledge Centre (BKC) is a European Commission initiative on better knowledge management for bioeconomy-related policy making.

To strengthen the Commission’s overall response to the opportunities and challenges related to the bioeconomy, the BKC will aim to become a central knowledge hub supporting the work of Commission services and other stakeholders.


The JRC's Catchment Characterisation and Modelling (CCM) activity provides a database of river networks.


This webpage provides information about the climate change impacts on hydrological resources and cycles; floods, droughts, water resources.

FLOODS-Climate Change

The Community Image Data (CID) portal provides access to satellite remote sensing data.

Collaborating DGs: 
DG Agriculture and Rural Development, DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology


JRC wide hidden block