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  1. Disaster risk management

    Natural and man-made hazards continuously threaten population in Europe and beyond. Managing risks associated with hazards is based on sound policy making in prevention, preparedness, response, and reconstruction activities. The JRC carries out extensive ...

    30 April 2014

  2. 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

  3. Emergency support – international data and information exchange systems

    During the early phase of a large-scale accident with release of radioactivity to the atmosphere, it is essential to notify and inform competent authorities as early and extensively as possible. To implement Council Decision 87/600, the European Commissio ...

    01 September 2015

  4. Emergency support – radioecological monitoring

    In the event of a radiological or nuclear accident where there are releases to the atmosphere or aquatic environment, it is important to rapidly and accurately interpret and evaluate the consequences of the results being measured. The EU information excha ...

    30 April 2014

  5. Crisis management

    Every year natural disasters and crises worldwide cause fatalities and considerable economic losses. In these situations, the EU has one aim- to get help to those who need it as quickly as possible. Reinforcing the EU’s capacity to prevent, prepare for an ...

    19 May 2015

  6. Preparedness for radiological emergencies

    Many of Europe's citizens are concerned about levels of radioactive contamination of the environment. Not just since Chernobyl, but since the signing of the Euratom treaty, the member states have been obliged monitor radiation levels and forward the ...

    30 April 2014

  7. 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

  8. User Workshop of the Copernicus Emergency Management Service

    15 Mar 2016 to 16 Mar 2016 The JRC is hosting this year's edition of the users' workshop of the Copernicus Emergency Management Service (EMS). The workshop will focus on the mapping component and aims at reviewing the current status of the servi ...

    05 February 2016

  9. How good is the map? A multi-scale cross-comparison framework for global settlement layers: Evidence from Central Europe

    Mapping of settlement areas from space is entering a new era. With the recently developed Global Urban Footprint (based on radar data from TanDEM-X) and the Global Human Settlement Layer (based on optical data), two new initiatives that promise to map com ...

    23 May 2016

  10. The Global Conflict Risk Index (GCRI) Manual for data management and product output (Version 5)

    This technical report presents the methodology and code documentation for version 5 of the Global Conflict Risk Index. This release features changes to the data management system and imputation methods, and includes a new composite indicator. A reliable d ...

    20 May 2016

  11. Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre

    DRMKC Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre The Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre (DRMKC) aims at enhancing the EU and Member States resilience to disasters and their capacity to prevent, prepare and respond to emergencies through a strengthen ...

    05 November 2015

  12. Towards a science and technology roadmap for disaster risk reduction

    27 Jan 2016 Over a thousand scientists, policymakers and practitioners are gathering in Geneva this week to agree on concrete ways that science and technology can contribute to managing disaster risk and reducing disaster losses, as envisaged by the Senda ...

    27 January 2016

  13. Wealth inequality and the Great Recession

    The importance of wealth increased in the last decades, as well as households' indebtedness, while wealth inequality was increasing in many rich countries. The article discusses the cross-country and over-time drivers of wealth inequality and its lin ...

    23 April 2016

  14. Global analysis of food and nutrition security situation in food crisis hotspots

    This report provides a global overview of food insecurity due to different crises and natural disasters to support programming of the Pro-resilience Actions (PRO-ACT) funding mechanism, a component of the Global Public Goods and Challenges (GPGC) thematic ...

    28 April 2016

  15. Joint Probabilities of Storm Surge, Significant Wave Height and River Discharge Components of Coastal Flooding Events. Utilising statistical dependence methodologies & techniques.

    In this Report, the possibility of utilizing joint probability methods in coastal flood hazard component calculations is investigated, since flood risk is rarely a function of just one source variable but usually more of two or three variables such as riv ...

    16 April 2016

  16. Sixth meeting of the EU expert working group on disaster damage and loss data

    21 Oct 2015 to 22 Oct 2015 The sixth meeting of the EU expert working group on disaster damage and loss data will focus on: • Reviewing progress on implementation of the EU guidance on disaster loss data sharing • Reviewing the guidance on recording disas ...

    13 October 2015

  17. European Nuclear Security Training Centre

    EUSECTRA The European Nuclear Security Training Centre (EUSECTRA) instructs front-line officers, trainers and experts on how to detect and respond to illicit trafficking of nuclear or other radioactive materials. EUSECTRA offers hands-on training using a ...

    30 April 2014

  18. Science for Policy and Operations. First Scientific Seminar of the Knowledge Centre for Disaster Risk Management

    24 Nov 2015 to 25 Nov 2015 The Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre (DRMKC) is organising its first seminar, which will address important aspects of Disaster Risk Management including risk assessments, early warning, and the Sendai Framework for Disa ...

    23 September 2015

  19. European Crisis Management Laboratory

    ECML The European Crisis Management Laboratory acts as a research, development and test facility for ICT focused solutions which integrate devices, applications, and crisis management related information sources to support crisis management needs, such as ...

    19 May 2015

  20. European Module for Crisis Management A Crisis Room on the field Design of a ready-to-deploy mobile module for Crisis Management

    In the context of crisis management, new technologies are employed to enable the crisis managers exploiting better the flow of information. The presence of decision makers near the crisis locations helps the process of coordination, scaling from a tactica ...

    06 May 2016

  21. Humanitarian crises and disasters risk: 2016 INFORM global assessment now available

    02 Dec 2015 Assessment results on the risk of humanitarian crises and disasters in 2016 for 191 nations were released today. The analyses were carried out by applying the Index for Risk Management – INFORM, an open-source risk assessment tool designed to ...

    02 December 2015

  22. Uganda – JRC's early flood warning system triggers pre-disaster humanitarian action

    18 Nov 2015 To prevent waterborne diseases (e.g. dysentery) brought on by floods, the Red Cross last week distributed preparedness items to households in flood-prone villages 300 km north-east of Uganda’s capital, Kampala. This is the first time in the hi ...

    18 November 2015

  23. EURDEP: 20 Years of Radiological Data Sharing

    23 Nov 2015 The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is organising the celebration of 20 years of EURDEP (European Radiological Data Exchange Platform) on the 23rd of November in Brussels, Belgium. Under the Art. 35-36 of the Euratom Treaty, EU countries have to c ...

    16 July 2015

  24. Tsunami early warning: JRC tests new low-cost device to measure sea level

    06 Nov 2015 A new, low-cost experimental device for sea level measurement has been developed by JRC scientists. The first four devices have been installed in Spain and Portugal, in collaboration with the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Human ...

    06 November 2015

  25. 2016 Conference on Big Data from Space (BiDS'16)

    15 Mar 2016 to 17 Mar 2016 Big Data from Space refers to the massive spatio-temporal Earth and Space observation data collected by space-borne and ground-based sensors. This emerging domain is currently facing sharp increase- fortunately paralleled by tre ...

    07 July 2015