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  1. Critical infrastructure protection

    The power grid, the transport network and information and communication systems are among the so-called "critical infrastructures", which are essential to maintain vital societal functions. Damage or destruction of critical infrastructures by na ...

    30 April 2014

  2. Global safety and security

    Security is a pre-requisite for stability and growth. The Lisbon Treaty recognises that protecting the EU’s prosperity and security requires that the EU play an active role in tackling global challenges such as poverty, conflict and humanitarian disasters ...

    30 April 2014

  3. Cybersecurity

    An increasing number of vital services depend on digital systems – commercial transactions, health, safety, security and others that contribute to our general well-being. Disruptions to these systems – through deliberate "cyber" attacks, natural ...

    30 April 2014

  4. Global health security and support

    The Global Health Security Initiative is an international partnership of the G7 countries (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States), Mexico, the European Commission and the World Health Organisation (WHO) to strengt ...

    30 April 2014

  5. Security for privacy and data protection

    The JRC is carrying out research to assess new and emerging information and communication technologies (ICT) in respect to their impact and associated risks for the European citizen, with the aim to identify ways and measures to protect the citizen agains ...

    30 April 2014

  6. Aviation security

    Aviation security refers to the prevention of acts of unlawful interference against civil aviation, such as seizure of an aircraft or placing a hazardous device onboard an aircraft. The JRC contributes to aviation security by providing scientific and tech ...

    30 April 2014

  7. Nuclear safeguards and security

    Nuclear safeguards are measures to verify that states do not use nuclear materials to develop weapons and that they respect their obligations under international non-proliferation treaties. The development and implementation of safeguards and other nuclea ...

    30 April 2014

  8. Combating illicit trafficking

    There is strong public support for nuclear security activities due to concerns about nuclear arms proliferation and the threat of nuclear terrorism, which is associated with illicit trafficking of nuclear material. The EU invests significant resources in ...

    30 April 2014

  9. Non-proliferation

    Information collection and analysis of proliferation concerns play an increasing role in nuclear security in general and in nuclear safeguards in particular. The JRC considers different types of information to deal with security threats, mainly at nationa ...

    30 April 2014

  10. Global food security

    According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) by effect of demographic growth and changes in diets and incomes, demand for food is likely to grow by 70% until 2050. The current outlook of increasing global demand is mirrored by considerable unc ...

    30 April 2014

  11. Drought Monitoring with Estimates of the Fraction of Absorbed Photosynthetically-Active Radiation (fAPAR) Derived from MERIS

    Article presenting the methodology adopted within European Drought Observatory (EDO), and the Fraction of Absorbed Photosynthetically-Active Radiation (fAPAR) data used, in the context of drought monitoring. The Fraction of Absorbed Photosynthetically Act ...

    30 April 2014

  12. Memorandum on the results of the sixth Workshop on the Implementation and Application of the Directive 2008/114/EC

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report providing information about the workshops on the Implementation and Application of the Directive 2008/114/EC on the identification and designation of European critical infrastructures and the assessment of the ...

    30 April 2014

  13. ASTRA Plus User Manual

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report describing the user interface and the main commands to perform system dependability analysis by means of ASTRA Plus. This package implements the analysis methods developed at the Institute for the Protection an ...

    30 April 2014

  14. MARS Bulletin Vol. 20 No. 1

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report detailing the results of the Monitoring Agricultural ResourceS (MARS) Unit Bulletin, Volume 20, No.1. There were milder than usual thermal conditions over most of Europe, providing favourable conditions for the ...

    30 April 2014

  15. MARS Bulletin Vol 20, No 3

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report detailing the results of the Monitoring Agricultural ResourceS (MARS) Unit Bulletin, Volume 20, No.3. third Bulletin 2012 BARUTH Bettina MAIORANO ANDREA VASSILEV Vassil SEGUINI LORENZO NIEMEYER Stefan BETTIO Ma ...

    30 April 2014

  16. MARS Bulletin Vol. 20, No. 4

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report detailing the results of the Monitoring Agricultural ResourceS (MARS) Unit Bulletin, Volume 20, No.4. A very mild but predominantly dry March boosted the start of the season in central and eastern Europe, but h ...

    30 April 2014

  17. EFSA Spatial Data Version 1.1: Data Properties and Processing

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report presenting update to the previous data, referred to as European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Spatial Data Version 1.1, in the context of submissions of exposure estimates of pesticides in the soil and according ...

    30 April 2014

  18. Risk assessment methodologies for Critical Infrastructure Protection. Part I: A state of the art

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report addressing effective risk assessment methodologies for a successful Critical Infrastructure Protection programme.   Effective risk assessment methodologies are the cornerstone of a successful Critical Infrastru ...

    30 April 2014

  19. Interim Evaluation Seventh Framework Programme of the European Community (2007-2013) Direct actions of the Joint Research Centre

    This report presents the interim evaluation of the direct actions by the Joint Research Centre under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) of the European Community (EC) for research, technological development and demonstration activities (2007 to 2013). ...

    30 April 2014

  20. Science in support of food security- Some JRC examples

    The JRC works closely with EU bodies and external partners in their efforts to enhance food security worldwide. (2011) 2011 Brochures Agriculture and food security food/feed security IES IPTS jrc_2011_foodsecurity_leaflet.pdf ...

    30 April 2014

  21. Safe nuclear materials for peaceful purposes only

    Examples of JRC research making the life of Europe's citizens safer and more secure in the area of nuclear safety. (2009) 2009 Leaflets Nuclear safety and security nuclear safety security safeguards energy IET IRMM jrc_leaflet_nuclear_materials_de.pd ...

    30 April 2014

  22. From power plants to passports: safe digital data

    Examples of JRC research making the life of Europe's citizens safer and more secure in the area of digital data. (2009) 2009 Leaflets Information Society Safety and security ICT security citizen market IPSC IPTS jrc_leaflet_cybersecurity_de.pdf jrc_l ...

    30 April 2014

  23. The JRC-Acquis: A Multilingual Aligned Parallel Corpus with 20+ Languages

    We are presenting a new, unique and freely available parallel corpus available in all 20 official European Union (EU) languages, with additional documents available for some EU candidate countries. The average size is about 10 Million (check?) words per l ...

    30 April 2014

  24. Validation of aircraft height extraction from Worldview-1 stereo data

    The satellite Worldview-1 was launched in September 2007; the optical sensor is acquiring panchromatic data of 0.5 m geometric resolution at nadir. A stereo data set covering an urban area was provided by DigitalGlobe to evaluate the potential of object h ...

    30 April 2014

  25. 3D Laser-based System for Design Information Verification

    The Nuclear Safeguards group at the Joint Research Centre, Ispra site, Italy, developed a 3D laser based tool for Design Information Verification (DIV) purposes. DIV is becoming increasingly important in International Safeguards as a way to verify that th ...

    30 April 2014