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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. 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 ...

    02 September 2015

  3. 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 ...

    02 September 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 ...

    02 September 2015

  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. Method for rendering fingerprints visible

    The present invention is related to investigation and evidence collecting techniques in connection with fingerprints, and concerns a method for rendering fingerprints on various materials and surfaces, especially on uneven and discontinuous substrates suc ...

    30 May 2016

  7. 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

  8. Physical unclonable function based anti-counterfeiting system

    This invention relates to a device for identifying genuine and counterfeited goods using challenge-response pairs (CRP) based on physical unclonable function (PUF), said device comprising one or more antennae for emitting a number of first electromagnetic ...

    20 May 2016

  9. Does EU Aid make impact on food and nutrition security in the West African Sahel?

    30 Oct 2015 Participants to this scientific debate organised by the JRC will take a journey into a data mining exercise to discover the potential contribution of the EU aid to improving food security and nutrition status of millions of people in the West ...

    27 October 2015

  10. A local search approach for generating directional data

    In application fields such as linguistic and computer vision there is an increasing need of reference data for the empirical analysis of new methods and the assessment of different algorithms. Current evaluations are based on few real-life collections or ...

    30 April 2016

  11. Fighting customs fraud: JRC research leads to new legislation

    08 Sep 2015 A new regulation adopted by the European Parliament and the Council will allow customs to access information to track the origins and routes of cargo containers arriving in the EU to support the fight against customs fraud both at EU and natio ...

    08 September 2015

  12. FSDA Matlab code

    FSDA Toolbox extends MATLAB and statistics toolbox to support a robust and efficient analysis of complex data sets. FSDA was first released on March 2012. Last update: June 16, 2015   You can have a look at the toolbox features through a short video or th ...

    16 June 2016

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. FSDA Matlab code

    FSDA https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/scientific-tool/fsda-matlab-code/downloads The forward search data analysis approach MATLAB (FSDA) Toolbox extends MATLAB and statistics toolbox to support a robust and efficient analysis of complex data sets University of ...

    30 April 2014

  19. International Conference on Robust Statistics (ICORS) 2014

    10 Aug 2014 to 15 Aug 2014 The JRC is co-organising, together with the University of Halle, the University of Cassino and the University of Naples, the International Conference on Robust Statistics (ICORS) 2014. The conference intends to establish a forum ...

    30 April 2014

  20. Towards plant species identification in complex samples: a bioinformatics pipeline for the identification of novel nuclear barcode candidates

    Monitoring of the food chain to fight fraud and protect consumer health relies on the availability of methods to correctly identify the species present in samples, for which DNA barcoding is a promising candidate. The nuclear genome is a rich potential so ...

    31 January 2016

  21. THE ESTIMATION OF FAIR PRICES OF TRADED GOODS FROM OUTLIER-FREE TRADE DATA

    The JRC develops and applies innovative statistical methods needed by the European Anti-fraud Office and its partners in the EU Member States for the protection of the financial interests of the European Union. JRC's work focuses on several Customs c ...

    17 January 2016

  22. 1H-NMR and isotopic fingerprinting of olive oil and its unsaponifiable fraction: Geographical origin of virgin olive oils by pattern recognition

    1H−NMR spectral data and H and C isotope abundances of virgin olive oils (VOOs) and their unsaponifiable fractions were analysed by pattern recognition techniques, such as principal component analysis (PCA) and partial−least squares discriminant analysis ...

    04 January 2016

  23. Customs risk management: can transport logistics data improve the analysis of shipping containers?

    26 Aug 2014 The European Commission adopted a new strategy and action plan to improve customs risk management, responding to the need for better knowledge on cargo movements and supply chains. In this effort, the JRC provides scientific and technical supp ...

    26 August 2014

  24. JRC supports more efficient and cost-effective maritime surveillance

    08 Jul 2014 The European Commission set out today the next steps for integrated maritime surveillance across the EU, focusing on improved information exchange between military and civilian authorities and further cross-border and cross-sectoral cooperatio ...

    08 July 2014

  25. Simulating mixtures of multivariate data with fixed cluster overlap in FSDA library

    We extend the capabilities of MixSim, a framework which is useful for evaluating the performance of clustering algorithms, on the basis of measures of agreement between data partitioning and flexible generation methods for data, outliers and noise. The pe ...

    03 December 2015