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 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.

Collaborating DGs: 
DG Communication

The European Alien Species Information Network (EASIN) aims to increase the access to data and information on alien species in Europe. EASIN facilitates the exploration of existing alien species information from distributed resources through a network of interoperable web services, following internationally recognised standards and protocols.


The European Drought Observatory (EDO) website provides free access to tools and datasets.


The European Exposure Factors (ExpoFacts) Sourcebook is a collection of statistics and references covering a range of fields such as data on housing, diet and population. It is primarily aimed at being a tool for environmental exposure analysis and risk assessment but it can also serve as a data source for administration, NGO´s and anyone interested in European statistics.


The JRC’s research on floods focuses on improving preparedness and support during a flood crisis. The European Flood Awareness System (EFAS) forecasts the potential for floods in Europe up to ten days in advance and communicates this information to EU member states. It is based on a hydrological modelling system which is coupled with meteorological forecasts. The system is further integrated into a wider modelling framework in order to simulate the impact of climate and land-use change on hydrological extremes.


On this website there are numerous Briefs regarding the foresight and forecasting of different sectors. The EFP project aims at building a global network of networks bringing together different communities and individual professionals to share their knowledge about foresight, forecasting and other future studies methods.


The Current Situation map viewer of the European Forest Fire Information System displays up to date information on the current fire situation in Europe


The European Forestry Dynamics Model (EFDM) simulates the development of the forest and estimates volume of wood harvested for any given forested area. This estimate can be broken down by, for example, species, site quality, management regime and ownership category. The EFDM was conceived as a flexible system for harmonised forestry modelling. It was developed to process data from Europe’s National Forest Inventories.


The EIPE (European ICT Poles of Excellence) Composite Indicator brings together 42 indicators to evaluate in all EU regions (1303 

Collaborating DGs: 
DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology

Database of tests performed at the European Laboratory for Structural Assessment (ELSA). Results of test campaigns are available for authorised users to download.

ELSA Database