EU Science Hub


Illustrative output of JRC-EU-TIMES

A scientific tool for assessing the long-term role of energy technologies

What does it do?

  • It aims to analyse the role of energy technologies and their interaction for meeting European energy and climate change policy targets.
  • It represents the energy system of each EU Member State and neighbouring countries.
  • It produces projections (or scenarios) of the EU energy system showing its evolution up to 2060 under different sets of specific technology and policy assumptions and constraints.

The main role of JRC-E


Modelling the forest carbon budget is an essential prerequisite to assess the climate change mitigation impact of different forest management scenarios. For this reason, the JRC has been applying and testing the Carbon Budget Model (CBM-CFS3) of the Canadian Forest Sector, developed by Natural Resources Canada’s (NRCan) Canadian Forest Service (CFS), since 2009.

EU-Forest is a high-resolution tree occurrence dataset for Europe.

Building upon the Migration Data Catalogue, the Dynamic Data Hub is a web-based application that gives through interactive mapping direct access to single datasets.

As such, the hub helps to communicate knowledge to the public at large. Furthermore, it allows the Commission to undertake analyses in order to enhance awareness and deepen understanding of migration flows to Europe, related trends and impacts.

Collaborating DGs: 
Migration Data Catalogue The Migration Data Catalogue is an inventory of migration relevant datasets
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The Migration Data Catalogue is part of the Knowledge Centre on Migration and Demography and is a table of data sources relevant to migration and demography policies.

Each data source is listed with its summary description, the link to its web site and other metadata. The catalogue will include official EU and international statistics, as well as important data sets at Member State level.


Collaborating DGs: 
Screenshot of the application Screenshot of the application
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The Global Surface Water Explorer is a water dataset developed in the Copernicus Programme. This maps the location and temporal distribution of water surfaces at the global scale over the past 32 years and provides statistics on the extent and change of those water surfaces.

The dataset, produced from Landsat imagery (courtesy of the United States Geological Study (USGS) and NASA) will support applications including water resource management, climate modelling, biodiversity conservation and food security.

Screenshot of the website Tools for Innovation Monitoring (TIM)
©EU, 2016

Tools for Innovation Monitoring (TIM) is an analytics tool that supports policy-making in the European Institutions in the field of innovation and technological development. Overall, TIM aims at giving a better understanding of the dynamic of innovation with the view to proactively design policies that are more conducive to innovation.

Wind farms locations across Europe as reported in the Wind Power database. Wind farms locations across Europe as reported in the Wind Power database
©EU, 2016

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.


Urban Data Platform Screenshot Urban Data Platform Screenshot

The Urban Data Platform is a joint initiative of the DG JRC and DG Regional and Urban Policy. It provides an access point to exchange information on the status and trends of European cities and regions.

It also aims to aid decision makers, policy analysists and other stakeholders:

Collaborating DGs: 
DG Regional and Urban Policy

The JRC's National Renewable Energy Action Plans (NREAPs) and Progress Reports Data Portal is an interactive tool for comparing the renewable energy data provided by each EU Member State as required by the 2009 Renewables Directive (2009/28/EC).

Users can access and download more than 30000 raw data and 60 indicators for each country and covering 3 sectors: electricity, heating/cooling and transport.

The tool also features dashboards on current status and expected development in each Member State, as well as the impact on greenhouse gas emissions.

NREAPs and Progress Reports Data Portal