We are doing science for policy
The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
The range of work carried out at the JRC includes the
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.
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 Community Image Data (CID) portal provides access to satellite remote sensing data.
The Danube Reference Data and Services (DRDSI) project facilitates the exchange of well-documented data for the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR) by providing access to remotely held data from multiple domains and across borders to support the EUSDR’s integrated policy-making needs. Importantly, the DRDSI also builds on EU Member States’ investments to implement the INSPIRE Directive (2007/2/EC).
The freely accessible Europe Media Monitor (EMM) is a fully automatic system that analyses both traditional and social media. It gathers and aggregates about 300,000 news articles per day from news portals world-wide in up to 70 languages.
The EMM-NewsExplorer has been providing daily news summaries in up to 21 languages since 2004. It automatically analyses the written media across languages and over time.
The European Soil Data Centre (ESDAC) is the thematic centre for soil related data in Europe. The maps resource presents a library of scanned maps and a collection of prepared maps derived from existing soil databases at the JRC. These include soil atlases for Europe and Africa, highlights of soil biodiversity and maps displaying the soil threats.
EXITO, the exercise event Injection toolkit, was developed by the JRC in order to help the moderators of large scale, multi-party exercises. It has been designed as a communication and coordination tool to keep track of the execution of complex exercises with large number of injects and players. It enables the exchange of events and reports among users by managing a Master Event List (MSEL); massively injecting events; and collecting feedback from the exercise players. EXITO is web based and can be integrated with a Content Management System (CMS) like Drupal.
EXITO-Narrator is a web-based exercise management tool, which focuses on the story-telling aspect of a scenario, and is therefore particularly adept at driving high level political exercises.
The database of forest cover maps provides the user with a high level of spatial detail as well as geometric and thematic accuracy on the spatial distribution of European forests. This mapping service is needed for forest protection and conservation, forest resource analysis and climate change research. The service is provided by the European Forest Data Centre (EFDAC), which is a central point for forest information at the European level in support to relevant EU policies.