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  1. Mapping global patterns of drought risk: an empirical framework based on sub-national estimates of hazard, exposure and vulnerability

    A global map of drought risk has been elaborated at the sub-national administrative level. The motivation for this study is the observation that little research and no concerted efforts have been made at the global level to provide a consistent and equita ...

    23 May 2016

  2. JRC water portal The JRC water portal serves as the gateway to JRC’s information systems on freshwater and marine water resources, providing access (for view and download) to water data, publications, and maps, as well as to water projects a ...

    15 January 2015

  3. Balkan floods- JRC contributes to emergency preparedness and response

    20 May 2014 On 15 May Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia asked the international community for assistance in their battle against the flooding. The European Flood Awareness System (EFAS)- developed by the JRC and now part of the Copernicus Emergency Management ...

    20 May 2014

  4. JRC provides technical support for the European Border Surveillance System

    02 Dec 2013 Today the European Border Surveillance System (EUROSUR) became operational and will address the challenges of cross border crime, irregular migration and the loss of migrants' lives at sea. With its expertise in maritime surveillance tech ...

    03 December 2013

  5. The potential of Web 2.0 users' geospatial information for crisis management

    17 Sep 2013 A huge potential for crisis management is locked in the geospatial information that people send to each other on the web. This Volunteered Geographical Information (VGI), such as pictures published on Flickr or text messages sent via Twitter w ...

    17 September 2013

  6. Fire Report 2012 released

    12 Aug 2013 The JRC has published its annual forest fires report, based on contributions from the forest fire and civil protection services of the European countries participating in the European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS). The report 'Fo ...

    13 August 2013

  7. Proceedings of the First Workshop on Computing News Storylines (CNewsStory 2015)

    This volume contains the proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Computing News Storylines (CNewsStory 2015) held in conjunction with the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics and the 7th International Joint Conference on Natural ...

    03 December 2015


    The ex-post evaluation in this report provides the independent assessment requested in the Council Decisions concerning the specific programmes to be carried out by means of direct actions by the Joint Research Centre implementing the Seventh Framework Pr ...

    18 February 2016

  9. Early detection of production deficit hot-spots in semi-arid environment using FAPAR time series and a probabilistic approach

    Early warning monitoring systems in food-insecure countries aim to detect unfavourable crop and pasture conditions as early as possible during the growing season. This manuscript describes a procedure to estimate the probability of experiencing a biomass ...

    29 January 2014