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.

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. While traceability through labelling is well established and supported by respective regulations, monitoring and enforcement of this rules is still hampered by the lack of efficient diagnostic tools.

Acronym: 
AnchovyID

The Blue Hub is the JRC in-house platform to perform research in the fields of maritime surveillance and Maritime Situational Awareness (MSA). The Blue Hub platform integrates vessel positioning data, contextual information and satellite based imagery to track some 160.000 vessels in real-time.

Acronym: 
Blue Hub

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

Acronym: 
FLOODS-Climate Change

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. Today, it is widely believed that the only viable way to control containerized cargo is through information-based risk analysis. In this way, it becomes possible to target high-risk consignments and proceed with costly physical checks, only where needed.

Acronym: 
ConTraffic
Collaborating DGs: 
European Anti-Fraud Office

The Chemical Reactivity and Fate Tool (CRAFT) allows the user to evaluate the chemical reactivity, persistence, biodegradation and fate of chemical compounds in the environment.

The Metabolic Information Input System Editor (METIS) is designed for the storage and input of information on metabolic pathways and degradation reactions in the database employed by CRAFT software.

Acronym: 
CRAFT and METIS

This Danish (Q)SAR database is a repository of estimates from over 70 (Q)SAR models for 166,072 chemicals. The (Q)SAR models encompass endpoints for physicochemical properties, fate, eco-toxicity, absorption, metabolism and toxicity.

Acronym: 
DANISH QSAR

DART (Decision Analysis by Ranking Techniques) is a powerful and user-friendly software tool designed for the ranking of chemicals according to their environmental and toxicological concern based on the most recent ranking theories. Different kinds of order ranking methods, roughly classified as total (also called even-scoring) and partial-order ranking methods (Hasse diagram technique), are implemented in DART. These methods can be used to rank chemicals on the basis of more than one variable.

Acronym: 
DART

The digital map archive is a collection of interactive on-line maps that can be easily retrieved through a dedicated web platform. The maps included in the archive features real-time data related to natural hazards in partnership with over 20 scientific institutions) and are very important for the analysis that follow disaster events. Currently, the archive is relying on a Map Viewer that allows to visualize and select in an intuitite way the various components. Through the interface it is also possible to interrogate databases on certain geographical constraints (i.e.

Acronym: 
DMA
Collaborating DGs: 
DG Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO)

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. The Digital Tachograph website is the reference point for equipment producers, authorities and drivers who use it as an instant source of information on the latest equipment and model certifications, public certificates (ERCA keys), ongoing field tests and new country codes.

Acronym: 
Digital Tachograph
Collaborating DGs: 
DG Mobility and Transport

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

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