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  1. Earthquakes and tsunamis

    Earthquakes are the natural hazard that generates the largest number of human casualties in the modern society.  Likewise, it is estimated that they are responsible for about 35% of the economic losses generated by natural disasters. Tsunamis are among th ...

    18 May 2015

  2. 1st International Workshop on Resilience

    20 Sep 2016 How do we use resilience-based seismic engineering to steward our built environment and make it safer, resilient and sustainable in the future? It is the objective of this workshop to assess and develop strategies on how to improve community r ...

    22 September 2016

  3. Design guidelines for precast structures with cladding panels

    The current design practice of precast buildings is based on a frame mode, where the peripheral cladding panelsenter only as masses without anystiffness. The panels are then connected to the structure with fastenings dimensioned with a local calculation o ...

    10 June 2016

  4. Design Guidelines for Wall Panel Connections

    The current design practice of precast buildings is based on a frame mode, where the peripheral cladding panelsenter only as masses without anystiffness. The panels are then connected to the structure with fastenings dimensioned with a local calculation o ...

    09 June 2016

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. European Laboratory for Structural Assessment

    ELSA The kernel of the European Laboratory for Structural Assessment (ELSA) is the Reaction Wall. It consists of a re-inforced concrete vertical wall and a horizontal floor rigidly connected together to test the vulnerability of buildings to earthquakes a ...

    18 May 2015

  9. Seismic fragility curves for the European building stock: review and evaluation of existing fragility curves

    Earthquakes continue to represent a serious threat for some European countries, particularly for Mediterranean bordering countries, where these events have been triggering significant destruction and loss over the last decades. Despite the unpredictable n ...

    06 May 2016

  10. JRC Annual Report 2015

    Discover the work of the JRC in 2015 in our online annual report Report on the activities, accomplishments and resources related to the JRC’s work carried out in 2015. An overview is given of the scientific achievements and activities. lbna27501enn_new_2. ...

    14 May 2016

  11. 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

  12. STREST – Exploitation plan

    The present deliverable contains the detailed dissemination and exploitation plan of the project results, with particular emphasis on communicating to stakeholders and user communities addressing the outcomes of STREST on the enhancement of societal resil ...

    06 May 2016

  13. 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

  14. State-of-the-art and lessons learned from advanced safety studies and stress-tests for critical infrastructures- STREST Reference Report 1

    Critical infrastructures are the backbone of modern society and provide many essential goods and services. Recent events have highlighted the vulnerability of these infrastructures to natural hazards and the risk for cascade effects with potentially major ...

    14 April 2016

  15. Assessing the consequences of the Afghanistan earthquake

    30 Oct 2015 The JRC is supporting the European Commission in assessing the aftermath of the powerful earthquake that struck Afghanistan and Pakistan on 26 October through up-to-date situation reports and maps. In this mountainous region with poor infrastr ...

    30 October 2015

  16. International Day for Disaster Reduction- JRC tools and analyses

    13 Oct 2015 The International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) is observed on 13 October every year to encourage communities and governments to take part in building more disaster-resilient societies. With its long-standing expertise in this area, the JR ...

    13 October 2015

  17. UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction- JRC participation

    14 Mar 2015 to 18 Mar 2015 The JRC will participate at the third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction. JRC involvement is outlined below. For more information on the complete conference, please visit the conference website.   14 March   Technolo ...

    04 March 2015

  18. Historical Analysis of U.S. Onshore Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Accidents Triggered by Natural Hazards

    Incidents at U.S. onshore hazardous liquid pipeline systems were analyzed with an emphasis on natural hazards. Incidents triggered by natural hazards (natechs) were identified by keyword-based data mining and expert review supplemented by various data sou ...

    18 March 2016

  19. Design of steel buildings with the Eurocodes

    16 Oct 2014 to 17 Oct 2014 This workshop intends to contribute towards the transfer of background knowledge and expertise on the Eurocodes, mainly the EN 1993, from specialists of the European Convention for Constructional Steelwork (ECCS) to potential tr ...

    07 October 2014

  20. JRC at Civil Protection Forum: science and new technologies for enhanced disaster risk management

    07 May 2015 The JRC took part at the biennial European Civil Protection Forum, this year under the theme “Partnership and Innovation”, which brings together the European civil protection community to build on the experience in disaster risk management, by ...

    07 May 2015

  21. Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System

    GDACS http://www.gdacs.org/alerts/ The Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System (GDACS) is a web-based platform that in case of natural disasters, such as earthquakes, tsunamis, floods and cyclones, sends automatic alerts via e-mail, fax or SMS to th ...

    15 January 2015

  22. European Laboratory for Structural Assessment- Database

    ELSA Database European Laboratory for Structural Assessment- Database Database of tests performed at the European Laboratory for Structural Assessment (ELSA). Results of test campaigns are available for authorised users to download. Environment and climat ...

    30 April 2014

  23. Nepal earthquake: JRC supports EU's response operations

    27 Apr 2015 In the aftermath of the powerful earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday 25 April, the JRC is supporting the European Commission in coordinating the EU's response through up-to-date situation reports and maps. Seven minutes after the eve ...

    27 April 2015

  24. Implementation and Use of the Eurocodes in the Candidate and Potential Countries of the EU in the Balkan region

    04 Nov 2014 to 05 Nov 2014 The workshop  “Building capacities for elaboration of NDPs and NA of the Eurocodes in the Balkan region“ is organised within the framework of the JRC Enlargement and Integration Action and intends to foster the implementation of ...

    15 May 2014

  25. The Fukushima Daiichi Accident

    The Fukushima Daiichi Accident consists of a Report by the IAEA Director General and five technical volumes. It is the result of an extensive international collaborative effort involving five working groups with about 180 experts from 42 Member States wit ...

    13 February 2016