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  1. ENIQ TGR Discussion Document- Risk-Informed In-Service Inspection: An Overview for the Non-Specialist (ENIQ report No 46)

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report providing an overview of the European Framework Document for Risk-Informed In-Service Inspection (RI-ISI) (ENIQ report 23) and how the process of RI-ISI is commonly applied within Europe and elsewhere. The Euro ...

    30 April 2014

  2. Risk assessment methodologies for Critical Infrastructure Protection. Part I: A state of the art

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report addressing effective risk assessment methodologies for a successful Critical Infrastructure Protection programme.   Effective risk assessment methodologies are the cornerstone of a successful Critical Infrastru ...

    30 April 2014

  3. 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 ...

    30 April 2014

  4. 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 ...

    30 April 2014

  5. 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 ...

    30 April 2014

  6. 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 ...

    30 April 2014

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

    Abstract not available GULIN S.B. POLIKARPOV G.G. EGOROV V.N. MARTIN Jean Marie KOROTKOV A.A. STOKOZOV N.A. 2002 Articles in Journals Joint Research Centre Corporate Activities Nuclear safety and security Safety and security nuclear waste accident sea ris ...

    30 April 2014

  8. 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 ...

    30 April 2014

  9. Monitoring radiation embrittlement during life extension periods

    This paper presents guidelines to monitor radiation embrittlement of reactor pressure vessels (RPV) during life extension periods (to 60 or 80 years) or for the long term operation of nuclear power plants (NPP). The guidelines were developed in 2012-2013 ...

    30 April 2014

  10. Characterization of a 14Cr ODS steel by means of small punch and uniaxial testing with regard to creep and fatigue at elevated temperatures

    A 14Cr ODS steel was characterized at elevated temperatures with regard to its behavior in small punch and uniaxial creep tests and in low cycle fatigue tests. A comparison of small punch and uniaxial creep tests at 650?C revealed a strong anisotropy of t ...

    30 April 2014

  11. Sensitivity study of a new model for assessing time-dependent risk in ageing NPP

    The nuclear power plants risk reduction by application of the probabilistic safety assessment is one of the main focuses of the nuclear safety today. The goal is the reduction of the unavailability of the nuclear power plants safety systems. On the other ...

    30 April 2014

  12. Infranomics: A Discipline-of-Disciplines for the XXIst Century

    This technical note aims at introducing Infranomics, as a crucial discipline for this century. Neither authorities, nor industrial or academic bodies could afford to ignore the advent of the convolution of opportunities and risks accompanying the implemen ...

    30 April 2014

  13. Microstructural analysis of thermal fatigue damage in 316L pipes

    This report summarizes the data and main conclusions derived from microstructural characterisation of 316L pipes subjected to thermal fatigue with a peak temperature of 550?C. TOFD measurements are compared with measured crack depths from cut segments, an ...

    30 April 2014

  14. Protecting critical information infrastructures

    01 Apr 2009 On 30 March the European Commission launched a policy initiative on the protection of Critical Information Infrastructures (CIIs) such as telephone lines, fibre-optic cables and computer networks. The Critical Information Infrastructure Protec ...

    01 April 2009

  15. JRC intensifies desertification research

    16 Feb 2009 The JRC is intensifying and globalising its research activities relating to desertification, drought and 'dryland' science. In 2008, a new research team was set up at the Institute for Environment and Sustainability (IES), with a vie ...

    16 February 2009

  16. eMARS and major accidents in Europe: Commission launches new accident report form

    16 Jan 2009 The European Commission has adopted a decision establishing a new major accident report form. The form, intended for use by national authorities as of December 2008, will also be part of a new online system for reporting accidents and dissemin ...

    15 January 2009

  17. Radon Risk Mapping: JRC leading efforts to harmonise European map of radon levels

    06 Aug 2008 As part of the 33 rd International Geological Conference, which opens in Oslo, Norway, today, the JRC is co-organising the 9 th International Workshop on Geological Aspects of Radon Risk Mapping on the 12 th and 13 th of August, as well as a r ...

    06 August 2008

  18. Bt corn in Spain- the performance of the EU's first GM crop

    16 Apr 2008 The JRC Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS) has published in Nature Biotechnology an analysis on the agronomic and economic performanes of the first GM crop cultivated in the EU. Currently, the only GM crop authorized for co ...

    16 April 2008

  19. International Disaster and Risk Conference 2008

    25 Aug 2008 to 29 Aug 2008 Public-private partnership – Key for integral risk management and climate change adaptation The International Disaster and Risk Conference (IDRC) will take place in Davos (Switzerland) from 25 to 29 August 2008. In over 100 sess ...

    30 April 2014

  20. 1st EFAST Workshop- Challenges, Needs and Open Questions

    02 Mar 2009 to 03 Mar 2009 EFAST (Design Study of a European Facility for Advanced Seismic Testing) is a joint project financed by the European Commission that foresees the study of all the aspects regarding the design of a major testing facility in Europ ...

    30 April 2014

  21. International Risk Management Conference 2010

    03 Jun 2010 to 05 Jun 2010 The JRC-IPSC is co-organising, togehther with NYU Stern School of Business and University of Florence, the 3rd International Risk Management Conference (IRMC), to be held in Florence, Italy, on June 3rd-5th, 2010. The focus of t ...

    30 April 2014

  22. Strong limitations of index insurances for agriculture in the EU

    30 Sep 2009 A report published today by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) reviews the agricultural risk management systems in the European Union, providing a comprehensive state of the art of the agricultural insurance schemes and ...

    30 September 2009

  23. European Commission's scientists re-launch desertification research

    16 Feb 2009 The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) is intensifying and globalising its research activities relating to desertification and drought. The JRC recently set up a new research team with a view to developing benchmarks and in ...

    16 February 2009

  24. jrc-science-for-disaster-risk-reduction-report.pdf

    The purpose of this report is to provide a comprehensive overview of the JRC activities in relation to disaster risk reduction and response. The report showcases the tools and methodologies developed by the JRC to help in all phases of disaster management application/pdf attached to:Science for Disaster Risk Reduction

  25. A global overview of JRC's support to Food security

    Eight videos showing as many aspects of JRC's support to Food security using the JRC Globe graphical rendering tool. Agriculture and food security Safety and security food/feed security risk crisis ...

    30 April 2014