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  1. Monitoring container traffic and analysing risk

    90% of the world's cargo is transported in maritime containers, but only 2% is physically inspected by customs authorities, opening the possibility for illicit activities. Today, it is widely believed that the only viable way to control containerised ...

    05 May 2014

  2. Strengthening transparency in aid: EU Aid Explorer

    The EU is the largest provider of external aid in the world. Article 210 of the Treaty for the Functioning of the EU foresees that the Union and its member states coordinate their policies on development cooperation and consult each other on their aid pro ...

    30 April 2014

  3. 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 ...

    27 January 2015

  4. Genetics for traceability in the fisheries sector

    Low-cost catfish fillets sold as expensive sole fillets or cod caught in the North Sea but declared as originating from the Baltic Sea are both examples of types of fraud in the fisheries sector. Molecular methods, such as those based on DNA-technology, m ...

    30 April 2014

  5. Antifraud

    Evasion of import duties, cigarette smuggling, subsidies for growing olives on farms that don't exist — all are examples of fraudulent activities that cost European taxpayers money. Protecting the financial interests of the EU is a priority for the E ...

    05 May 2014

  6. Maritime Transport in the Gulf of Trieste- a Threat to Secovlje Salt Pans?

    Among the thousands of commercial vessels that sail into the gulf of Trieste destined to ports in Koper, Trieste, Monfalcone, Grado and Portoro?, are those transporting dangerous cargo such as crude oil, crude oil derivatives and various chemicals, amount ...

    30 April 2014

  7. Exploring opportunities for the integration of genetic data into fisheries management resulting from the European Union Data Collection Framework Regulation (DCR 199/2008)

    In its user guide on the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) the underlines that fisheries management in the EU relies on scientific advice, and is therefore dependent on accurate, relevant and up-to-date data. Since 2001, the CFP has set aside funding to help ...

    30 April 2014

  8. Statistics on EU trade: Highlight on its heterogeneous structure and recommendations for practical applications

    We present here an analysis of trade data, which highlights differences between Member States of the European Union, and also differences between chapters of traded products. We carry out a statistical description of quantity and value of traded products ...

    30 April 2014

  9. Risk factors and mechanisms of technology and insignia copying- A first empirical approach

    This paper examines the relationship between a firm's strategic framework and business environment and the probability of becoming the target of?copying?, differentiated into (i) unauthorized reproduction of its technological product elements or insi ...

    30 April 2014

  10. Deterring Illegal Activities in the Fisheries Sector- Genetics, Genomics, Chemistry and Forensics to Fight IUU Fishing and in Support of Fish Product Traceability

    Marine fish are a precious natural resource and their exploitation for nutrition and income is deeply embedded in human culture. However, massive fi shing activity, both legal and illegal, has had dramatic impacts, and poses a threat to the future of the ...

    30 April 2014

  11. The World Justice Project: Rule of Law Index- Statistical Audit

    The Econometrics and Applied Statistics Unit at the European Commission Joint Research Centre in Ispra (Italy) has undertaken for a third consecutive year, upon invitation of the WJP, a thorough statistical assessment of the Index1. Fine-tuning suggestion ...

    30 April 2014

  12. Corruption Perceptions Index 2012- Statistical Assessment

    The Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) by Transparency International measures perceptions of corruption in the public sector in different countries around the world. Upon invitation of the CPI team, the JRC assessed the new methodology in the CPI 2012 and ...

    30 April 2014

  13. Sturgeon conservation genomics: SNP discovery and validation using RAD sequencing

    Caviar-producing sturgeon belonging to the genus Acipenser are considered to be one of the most endangered species groups in the world. Continued over-fishing in spite of increasing legislation, zero catch quotas and extensive aquaculture production, have ...

    30 April 2014

  14. Will new and emerging technologies tamper individuals' rights?

    Protection of individuals? data has been subject of heated public controversy when it comes to finding a balance between an early and widespread adoption of new?data-consuming and data-producing? technologies on one hand and the increasing risk of an indi ...

    30 April 2014

  15. Control of wine vinegar authenticity through?18O analysis

    Production of wine vinegar by fermenting dried grapes and rehydrating with tap water is not allowed by European Regulations. In this study we proved experimentally that?18O analysis of beverage water, officially used to detect the watering of wine and reh ...

    30 April 2014

  16. Visualization of Container Movements Through a Web-Based Geographical Information System

    The paper describes an advanced prototype of a web-based geographical information system enabling interactive visualization of container movements. It implements multiple data selection mechanisms and presentation methods, one of which is the geographical ...

    30 April 2014

  17. Genomics in marine monitoring: new opportunities for assessing marine health status

    This viewpoint paper explores the potential of genomics technology to provide accurate, rapid, and cost efficient observations of the marine environment. The use of such approaches in next generation marine monitoring programs will help achieve the goals ...

    30 April 2014

  18. Identifying key stakeholders and developing a roadmap for the risk assessment

    Escapes or releases of domesticated aquaculture fish pose a potential risk of adverse effects on native fish gene pools. The FP7 project AquaTrace applies molecular genetic tools, which will improve the ability for tracing farmed fish in the wild and for ...

    30 April 2014

  19. Creation and use of multilingual named entity variant dictionaries

    The highly multilingual media analysis application Europe Media Monitor (EMM) makes extensive use of name dictionaries, including not only large lists of person, organisation and location names, but also many spelling variants for the same named entity, b ...

    08 April 2015

  20. Marine Fish Population Geobrowser

    Fishpoptrace Fish Population Trace- Map Geobrowser This FishPopTrace Geo-Visualisation tool allows all interested parties to observe results and outcomes of the FP7 project FishPopTrace, put in a geographical context. Features include the FishPopTrace sam ...

    30 April 2014

  21. Authentication Tools for Anchovy Products

    AnchovyID Authentication Tools for Anchovy Products AnchovyID aims at providing molecular tools in support of traceability and anchovy product authentication. Traceability and product authentication in the fishing industry sector play an increasingly impo ...

    30 April 2014

  22. Container Traffic Monitoring System

    ConTraffic https://contraffic.jrc.ec.europa.eu/ 90% of the world's cargo is transported in maritime containers, but only 2% is physically inspected by customs authorities, opening the possibility for illicit activities. Today, it is widely believed t ...

    15 January 2015

  23. EU Aid Explorer- Information system for Transparent and Effective External Aid

    EU Aid Explorer https://euaidexplorer.jrc.ec.europa.eu/ The EU-Aid Explorer is a unique web tool that provides easy access to clear, complete and accurate data on development and humanitarian aid around the world. Maps and graphs are used to visualize whi ...

    15 January 2015

  24. THESEUS- analysis and alerts related to trade-based illicit activities

    THESEUS http://theseus.jrc.ec.europa.eu The restricted access web-based platform THESEUS is used by OLAF and its partners in the EU Member States to have access to alerts related to illicit, financial related, activities (e.g. customs fraud, money launder ...

    15 January 2015

  25. jrc_thematic_eval_2010_10_security_antifraud.pdf

    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). application/pdf attached to:Interim Evaluation Seventh Framework Programme of the European Community (2007-2013) Direct actions of the Joint Research Centre