We are doing science for policy
The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
Today the JRC signed an agreement with the French Institut national de l'environnement industriel et des risques (INERIS) to reinforce cooperation in the fields of industrial risks and safety as well as environmental security.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) follows a number of joint activities, projects and scientific publications. Through the MoU, the JRC and INERIS want to reinforce this mutually beneficial cooperation and provide a basis for additional complementary activities and knowledge sharing.
The areas of collaboration will include:
Despite the key role science plays in the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, disaster science represents only 0.22% of the world’s total scholarly output.
The data suggests that countries focus their research on disaster types with high domestic relevance. Asia appears to have a central position in the disaster science field.
Disaster science has also an overall degree of international collaboration of 20%, which is slightly higher than the global average in all fields of science of around 18% during the time period covered.