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.

ACP Environmental Observatory

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

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.


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


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).


A large number of datasets is presently available to the Scientific Community for atmospheric model validation. These data have been made accessible through web sites by the research groups that collected them or, in many cases, can be obtained upon direct request to these groups. The objective of DAM is to facilitate the access to such valuable information to any model developer or user that intends to validate his/her modeling tool.

Atmospheric Modelling

The Delta tool is a tool for air quality models benchmarking.

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.

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