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 flexible statistics and data analysis approach MATLAB (FSDA) Toolbox extends MATLAB and statistics toolbox to support a robust and efficient analysis of complex data sets.

Acronym: 
FSDA

GEM-E3 is an applied general equilibrium model that covers the interactions between the Economy, the Energy system and the Environment. It is well suited to evaluate climate and energy policies, as well as fiscal issues.

The GEM-E3 model has been used for several Directorates General of the European Commission, as well as for national authorities. The GEM-E3 modelling groups are also partner in several research projects, and analyses based on GEM-E3 have been published widely.

Acronym: 
GEM-E3
Map of Europe showing the different regions

The Geospatial Risk and Resilience Assessment Platform (GRRASP) can be used for the analysis of complex networked systems taking into consideration cross-sectoral and cross-border interdependencies.

Acronym: 
GRRASP
Collaborating DGs: 
DG Migration and Home Affairs

An inventory of burned areas at monthly time periods for the year 2000 at a resolution of 1 km2 has been produced using SPOT-VGT satellite data. In this product, estimates of burned area and number of burn scars for four broad vegetation classes and reported at the country level for the year 2000 are presented using data taken from the inventory. Over 3.5 million km2 of burned areas were detected in the year 2000, of which approximately 80% occurred in areas described as woodlands and shrublands.

Acronym: 
GBA2000

A new, global, burnt area product has been developed, from time series of SPOT-VGT data, and validated. Burnt areas are reported at a resolution of 1 km for seven fire years (2000 to 2007). A modified version of a Global Burnt Area (GBA) 2000 algorithm is used to compute global burnt area. The total area burnt each year (2000–-2007) is estimated to be between 3.5 million km2 and 4.5 million km2. The total amount of vegetation burnt by cover type according to the Global Land Cover (GLC) 2000 product is reported. Validation was undertaken using 72 Landsat TM scenes.

Acronym: 
L3JRC

The Global Crisis Atlas is a service of the Commission that provides a catalogue of digital maps produced by its in-house science service, the Joint Research Centre, to meet the needs of the European External Action service (EEAS) and the Service for Foreign Policy Instruments (FPI). The service is financed by the Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace.
The Global Crisis Atlas is intended to increase the awareness of geographic and crisis related issues, to provide the information basis to support decision making in potential crisis situations and in planning projects.

Acronym: 
Global Crisis Atlas
Collaborating DGs: 
Service for Foreign Policy Instruments

The Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System (GDACS) is a web-based platform that in case of natural disasters, such as earthquakes, tsunamis, floods and cyclones, sends automatic alerts via e-mail, fax or SMS to the international first responders community. GDACS combines information on the event, the population in the affected area and the vulnerability of that population to derive an alert level that indicates the probability for a catastrophic situation with needs for international humanitarian intervention.

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

This webpage provides the data sources that were used to create the GEM Travel Time to Major Cities map.

Acronym: 
GEM-data sources

A new map of Travel Time to Major Cities - developed by the European Commission and the World Bank - captures the connectivity and the concentration of economic activity. The map shows how accessible some parts of the world have become whilst other regions have remained isolated. Accessibility - whether it is to markets, schools, hospitals or water - is a precondition for the satisfaction of almost any economic need.

Acronym: 
GEM-Travel time to major cities

The Global Flood Detection System web application publishes the results of a new processing technique for remote sensing data that allows near real-time detection of flooded areas worldwide. GFDS provides maps, alerts, and the raw data for users ranging from emergency managers and public authorities to scientists and web developers.

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

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