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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Extreme space weather scenarios

    During the EGU General Assembly, held in Vienna, Austria, between the 18th and the 22nd April 2016, the JRC chaired a session titled: “Extreme space weather scenarios”. We reproduce the abstract of the session below: Many technological systems are at risk ...

    19 May 2016

  4. JRC and U.S. Geological Survey boost cooperation in earth sciences

    06 Jan 2016 The JRC and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) have now concluded a comprehensive agreement to further scientific and technical exchange and increase the knowledge and capabilities of the JRC and the USGS in the field of earth sciences. New are ...

    06 January 2016

  5. Joint Probabilities of Storm Surge, Significant Wave Height and River Discharge Components of Coastal Flooding Events. Utilising statistical dependence methodologies & techniques.

    In this Report, the possibility of utilizing joint probability methods in coastal flood hazard component calculations is investigated, since flood risk is rarely a function of just one source variable but usually more of two or three variables such as riv ...

    16 April 2016

  6. Analysis of blast parameters in the near-field for spherical free-air explosions

    The report focuses on the calculation of blast parameters that are used for designing structural elements to resist blast induced loads. It addresses shortcomings encountered with the widely used relationships proposed in the Kingery-Bulmash technical man ...

    05 May 2016

  7. 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

  8. Floods in Myanmar: JRC supports the Commission in managing the emergency situation

    24 Aug 2015 JRC scientists have supported the European Commission's Directorate-General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (DG ECHO) with information and analysis on the flood crisis in Myanmar/Burma which followed a period of unusually heavy ...

    24 August 2015

  9. Operating procedure for the production of the Global Human Settlement Layer from Landsat data of the epochs 1975, 1990, 2000, and 2014

    A new global information baseline describing the spatial evolution of the human settlements in the past 40 years is presented. It is the most spatially global detailed data available today dedicated to human settlements, and it shows the greatest temporal ...

    03 March 2016

  10. Time-based Critical Infrastructure Dependency Analysis for Large-Scale and Cross-Sectoral Failures

    Dependency analysis of critical infrastructures is a computationally intensive problem when dealing with large-scale, cross-sectoral, cascading and common-cause failures. The problem intensifies when attempting a dynamic, time-based dependency analysis. T ...

    12 February 2016

  11. Global, regional, and national comparative risk assessment of 79 behavioural, environmental and occupational, and metabolic risks or clusters of risks in 188 countries, 1990-2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013

    The Global Burden of Disease, Injuries, and Risk Factor study 2013 (GBD 2013) is the first of a series of annual updates of the GBD. Risk factor quantification, particularly of modifiable risk factors, can help to identify emerging threats to population h ...

    07 February 2016

  12. Index for Risk Management- INFORM

    INFORM http://www.inform-index.org/ Many different actors are involved in crisis prevention, preparedness and response – from Governments to international agencies, development partners, civil society and the private sector. Together, they will be more ef ...

    04 November 2015

  13. The role of psychological and physiological factors in decision making under risk and in a dilemma

    Different methods to elicit risk attitudes of individuals often provide differing results despite a common theory. Reasons for such inconsistencies may be the different influence of underlying factors in risk-taking decisions. In order to evaluate this co ...

    05 February 2016

  14. Probabilistic gas transmission network simulator and application to the EU gas transmission system

    The paper describes the methodology approach and the results obtained by the probabilistic gas network simulator ProGasNet software tool. The ProGasNet has been applied to a number of test cases, all based on real gas transmission networks of the EU count ...

    10 January 2016

  15. Identification of landslide hazard and risk ‘hotspots’ in Europe

    Landslides are a serious problem for humans and infrastructure in many parts of Europe. Experts know to a certain degree which parts of the continent are most exposed to landslide hazard. Nevertheless, neither the geographical location of previous landsli ...

    14 January 2016

  16. Sea ports and climate change: JRC workshop on risk assessment

    04 Mar 2013 to 05 Mar 2013 Climate change is expected to increase risks for the transport sector and the infrastructures it relies on. Sea level rise will affect sea ports and their hinterland connections. Changes in weather conditions (temperature, preci ...

    30 April 2014

  17. Radioactive Contamination of the North-Western Black Sea Sediments.

    Abstract not available http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC23842 GULIN S.B. POLIKARPOV G.G. EGOROV V.N. MARTIN Jean Marie KOROTKOV A.A. STOKOZOV N.A. 2002 Articles in Journals Horizontal services Nuclear safety and security Safety an ...

    25 February 2010

  18. Review of Technological Risk Management in the EU- Example of the European Energy Risks Monitor (ERMON) Project

    After mapping of current European Union regulations on the management of accidental risks related to natural hazards and different industrial activities, this paper discusses insights from past European Commission initiatives on harmonisation of risk asse ...

    25 February 2010

  19. Thematic Network for a Phebus FPT1 International Standard Problem (THENPHEBISP)

    The THENPHEBISP 2-year thematic network was concerned with the OECD/CSNI International Standard Problem No. 46, iteself based on Phebus FPT1 core degradation/source term experiment. The main aim was to assess the capability of computer codes to model in a ...

    25 February 2010

  20. Self-irradiation Induced Structural Changes in the Transplutonium Pyrochlores An2Zr2O7 (An=Am, Cf)

    We have pursued the fundamental chemistry of actinide pyrochlore oxides, An2Zr2O7 (An-Am, Cm, Bk, and Cf), using X-ray diffraction as well as optical spectroscopy. One recent facet of our studies has been to observe the structural changes of these materia ...

    25 February 2010

  21. Core Loss During a Severe Accident (COLOSS)

    The core loss during a severe accident (COLOSS) project was a 3-year shared-cost action, which started in February 2000. The project is concerned with the consequences that core degradation, occurring under severe accident conditions, may have on H2 produ ...

    25 February 2010

  22. Effect of Irradiation Temperature in PWR RPV Materials and its Inclusion in Semi-Mechanistic Model

    The irradiation temperature is a very important parameter in radiation damage kinetics. In this article the challenge of including temperature into a general semi-mechanistic model for radiation embrittlement is presented. In this manner the model allows ...

    25 February 2010

  23. Space Weather Impact on the Scandinavian Interconnected Power Transmission System

    Geomagnetic storms (GMS) can seriously affect high voltage transmission power grids. More specifically, GMS can inject geomagnetically induced currents (GICs) into the power network, thus causing instabilities and eventually leading to grid collapse. Sinc ...

    10 December 2015

  24. The determinants of wheat yields: the role of sustainable innovation, policies and risks in France and Hungary

    The report presents the results of a survey conducted on 700 wheat farmers in France and Hungary. The survey aimed to single out the most critical elements at the base of wheat productivity, collecting information for the growing seasons 2010/2011, 2011/2 ...

    23 December 2015

  25. Using centrality measures in dependency risk graphs for efficient risk mitigation

    One way to model cascading critical infrastructure failures is through dependency risk graphs. These graphs help assess the expected risk of critical infrastructure dependency chains. This paper extends an existing dependency risk analysis methodology tow ...

    15 December 2015