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  1. Security of the supply chain

    Today in the world millions of shipping containers constantly travel and cross national borders. Cargo containers are considered as a weak link in the supply chain as they can be potentially exploited to defraud customs, introduce illicit cargo and breach ...

    25 February 2016

  2. European Interoperability Centre for Electric Vehicles and Smart Grids

    EU Interoperability Centre European Interoperability Centre The European Interoperability Centre for Electric Vehicles and Smart Grids combines four new, state-of-the-art laboratories, which bring together knowledge and test facilities in the areas of eff ...

    22 February 2016

  3. Building a resilient Europe in a globalised world

    30 Sep 2015 Resilience determines the capacity to successfully deal with difficult events and to adapt and overcome adversity, and in a changing world creates stability, which in turn promotes job creation, economic growth and environmental sustainability ...

    28 October 2015

  4. 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

  5. Energy security, systems and market

    A modern energy infrastructure is crucial for an integrated energy market and to enable the EU to meet its broader climate and energy goals. Europe must modernise and expand its energy network to absorb energy from renewable sources and secure supplies ev ...

    30 April 2014

  6. 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

  7. 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 ...

    01 September 2015

  8. 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 ...

    01 September 2015

  9. 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 ...

    01 September 2015

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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 ...

    21 August 2015

  15. Crop yield forecasting

    Crop yield forecasts and crop production estimates are necessary at EU and Member State level to provide the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) decision makers with timely information for rapid decision-making during the growing season. Estimates of cr ...

    25 February 2016

  16. UN’s World Humanitarian Summit – Europe’s take in rethinking actions

    23 May 2016 At the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit, key priorities advanced by the EU at the summit include: investment in resilience, efficient and effective financing, respect for international humanitarian law, preventing and ending crises, and br ...

    23 May 2016

  17. Ethiopia: JRC teams up with UNICEF to locate lifesaving groundwater

    20 May 2016 Many areas in Ethiopia are currently facing water-related emergencies due to El Niño-induced drought, which has left 5.8 million people across the country without access to safe water. The JRC has provided satellite images of the worst affecte ...

    20 May 2016

  18. From nuclear research to surgery technology

    02 Oct 2015 A JRC invention initially stemming from its research in the nuclear sector will soon be used by hospitals for minimally-invasive robotic surgery. TELELAP ALF-X is an advanced multi-port robotic system that will empower surgeons with new techno ...

    02 October 2015

  19. Extreme weather and armed conflicts have put 240 million people under food stress

    25 Apr 2016 In 2016, 240 million people across 45 low-income and/or conflict-affected countries are assessed as being in a 'food stress' situation. Within this number, 80 million people are in the more serious condition of "food crisis” wit ...

    25 April 2016

  20. ESA/JRC international summer school on Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS)

    19 Jul 2016 to 29 Jul 2016 The Summer School will give a comprehensive overview of satellite navigation, including the architecture of a Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), its signals, the processing of GNSS measurements in a receiver and, finally ...

    22 March 2016

  21. JRC’s food waste article selected as an ERL highlight of 2015

    20 Apr 2016 A JRC article published in August 2015 on consumer food waste in the EU has been selected as one of the 25 pioneering articles published in the recently published Environmental Research Letters (ERL) highlights of 2015. The 25 highlights were ...

    20 April 2016

  22. Mobile Laser Scanning Platform

    The device is composed of hardware and software. The hardware components of the MLSP are: A mobile laser range scanner which acquires several 3D scans of the environment per second. A processing unit which analyses the scanner data in real-time and genera ...

    20 May 2016

  23. Device for collecting and temporarily storing fluids from an underwater source

    This device serves for the collection and temporary storage of lighter than water fluids (such as liquid or gaseous hydrocarbons) escaping from an underwater source. The invention includes a dome-shaped collector placed over the underwater source, a riser ...

    20 May 2016

  24. Under-keel inspection system of large vessels

    Hiding illicit cargo on the outside of the hull of maritime vessels e.g. on the sea-chests, the rudder trunks or on underwater appendices is a commonly quoted method for smuggling, which can only be countered by diver inspections during the vessel port ca ...

    18 May 2016

  25. Electronic active seal for containers

    The electronic seal, object of the present invention, has an active RFID chip, which can be interrogated on the fly while the container is moving on a truck for example. Information contained in the memory of the seal could be read and send back to Custom ...

    20 May 2016