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

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: 

The JRC MARS bulletins offer in a near real time and in an operational context analyses and information on crop growth conditions and yield forecast at EU28 level and neighbouring countries like Ukraine, Black Sea area and Maghreb.

The bulletin archive gathers all bulletins published since 1997. The crops covered are wheat, barley, rice, maize, rye, triticale, rapeseed, sunflower, sugar beet, potato and pastures.

JRC MARS Bulletins

Here you will find documentation, articles, events and general information about the Mars Crop Yield Forecasting System (MCYFS).

Collaborating DGs: 
DG Agriculture and Rural Development
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 a4a method facilitates the estimation of the current fish stocks and the prediction of their future status under alternative scenarios.

Assessment for All
Collaborating DGs: 
DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries

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


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.