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 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.

Acronym: 
EFAS

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.

Acronym: 
EFP

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

Acronym: 
EFFIS

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.

Acronym: 
EFDM

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

Acronym: 
EIPE
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.

Acronym: 
ELSA Database
Wind farms locations across Europe as reported in the Wind Power database.

The EMHIRES (wind) database is a set of data that models how much energy the current installed wind farms in Europe have produced in every hour during the last 30 years.

The methodology can be used to predict how much wind energy potential there could be at specific geographical locations throughout the EU allowing better planning and integration of renewable energy sources into the future energy grid.

 

Acronym: 
EMHIRES

The European Life Cycle thinking Database consists of life cycle emission and resource consumption data from front-running EU-level business associations and other sources for key materials, energy carriers, transport, and waste management (Life Cycle Inventory). The focus is on data quality, consistency, and applicability. The respective data sets are officially provided and approved by the named business association.

Acronym: 
EPLCA

The EURDEP (EUropean Radiological Data Exchange Platform) Public Map displays the radiological monitoring data from most European countries in nearly real-time. EURDEP is both a standard data-format for radiological data and a network for the exchange of automatic monitoring data.

Acronym: 
EURDEP
Collaborating DGs: 
DG Energy

The European reference Life Cycle Database (ECLD) comprises Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) data from front-running EU-level business associations and other sources for key materials, energy carriers, transport, and waste management. The respective data sets are officially provided and approved by the named industry association.

Acronym: 
ELCD

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