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Histogram on detection of fraudster
histogram on the occurrence frequencies of the first significant digit of a serial fraudster detected in customs data by our two-stage Newcomb-Benford analysis. The frequencies deviate considerably from the theoretical expectations (red curve).
Dec 12 2018

JRC scientists propose a novel application of statistical theory (Newcomb-Benford Law) to detect frauds in international trade.

Have you ever noticed how the first pages of big reference books and tables are more worn and smudged than later pages?

Or how, in certain large sets of data, some numbers start with a certain digit (other than zero) more often than others?

The probability of these events is explained by the Newcomb-Benford Law, or first digit law.

The detection of frauds is one of the most prominent applications of this statistical theory.

The Global Energy and Climate Outlook 2018 analyses the global climate action needed to limit climate change to well below 2°C
The Global Energy and Climate Outlook 2018 analyses the global climate action needed to limit climate change to well below 2°C
Dec 12 2018
The latest report "Global Energy and Climate Outlook 2018" by the JRC calculates that to limit temperature change to 1.5°C, global net greenhouse gases emissions would need to drop to net zero by 2065, and by 2080 for 2°C.
Flooding and water scarcity will increase in Europe due to climate change
Flooding and water scarcity will increase in Europe due to climate change
Dec 11 2018
Flooding and water scarcity in Europe will increase in the coming decades, but to a much lesser extent if the objectives of the Paris Agreement on climate change are met.
To guarantee their success, policies will need to be based on a good understanding of what drives migration
To guarantee their success, policies will need to be based on a good understanding of what drives migration
Dec 11 2018
JRC contributes to improving the collection and analysis of migration data
Dec 14 2018
Brussels
(BE)

Next 14 December, the European Commission is launching the Competence Centre for Technology Transfer (CCTT). It represents the European Commission's primary platform for policy support and capacity building in technology transfer at the EU, national, regional and local level. 

The core mission of the CCTT is to provide expert services to DGs, regional and local authorities and relevant stakeholders in three key areas:

Coastal erosion poses a serious threat to livelihoods
Coastal erosion poses a serious threat to livelihoods
Dec 10 2018
The first ever satellite-based analysis of global coastal erosion finds that about 28 000 km2 surface area of land has been eroded over the past three decades.
Publication Year: 
2018
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC113358
Authors: 
D'ANDRIMONT Raphael
IORDANOV Momtchil
LEMOINE Guido
YOONG Janine
NIKEL Kamil
VAN DER VELDE Marijn
Publication Year: 
2019
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC109828
Authors: 
VAN DER VELDE Marijn
BIAVETTI Irene
EL-AYDAM Mohamed
NIEMEYER Stefan
SANTINI Fabien
VAN DEN BERG Maurits
Publication Year: 
2019
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC113773
Authors: 
VAN DER VELDE Marijn
VAN DIEPEN Cees
BARUTH Bettina
Publication Year: 
2019
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC113565
Authors: 
ASSENG Senthold
MARTRE Pierre
MAIORANO Andrea
ROTTER R.P.
O’LEARY Garry
FITZGERALD G.J.
GIROUSSE C.
MOTZO R.
GIUNTA Francesco
BABAR M.A.
REYNOLDS Matthew
KHEIR A.M.S.
THORBURN Peter
WAHA K.
RUANE Alex
AGGARWAL P.K.
AHMED M.
BALKOVIC Juraj
BASSO Bruno
BIERNATH Christian
BINDI Marco
CAMMARANO Davide
CHALLINOR Andrew
DE SANCTIS Giacomo
DUMONT B.
EYSHI REZAEI Ehsan
FERERES Elias
FERRISE Roberto
GARCIA-VILA M.
GAYLER Sebastian
GAO Y.
HORAN H.
HOOGENBOOM G.
IZAURRALDE Roberto C.
JABLOUN Mohamed
JONES C.D.
KASSIE Belay
KERSEBAUM Kurt C.
KLEIN C.
KOEHLER Ann-Kristin
LIU Bing
MINOLI S.
MONTESINO SAN MARTIN M.
MÜLLER Christoph
NARESH KUMAR Soora
NENDEL Claas
OLESEN Jorgen E.
PALOSUO Taru
PORTER J.R.
PRIESACK Eckart
RIPOCHE Dominique
SEMENOV Mikhail
STÖCKLE Claudio
STRATONOVITCH Pierre
STRECK Thilo
SUPIT Iwan
TAO F.
VAN DER VELDE Marijn
WALLACH Daniel
WANG E.
WEBBER Heidi
WOLF Joost
XIAO L.
ZHANG Z.
ZHAO Zhigan
ZHU Yan
EWERT Frank

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