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.
An online risk assessment tool (called RAPID-N) which aims to support local and regional authorities in the assessment and visualisation of industrial accident risks due to natural hazards (known as "Natech risks").
RAPID-N allows the quick analysis of natural hazard impacts on industrial installations and critical infrastructure that process, store or transport hazardous materials, at local (single asset) or regional (multiple assets) level with a minimum of input data.
JRC mobilises its expertise and network of experts, practitioners and stakeholders to support developments in three broad inter-connected domains of technology transfer activities:
For technology transfer to happen successfully, synergies in these three domains need to be identified and exploited.
The technical assistance provided to national and regional authorities has the following objectives: