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Global Human Settlement Layer Scientific Tool

The Global Human Settlement Layer (GHSL) project aims to produce and analyse global built-up surface, population density and human settlement thematic maps to understand human presence on Planet Earth.

Urban Data Platform

The Urban Data Platform is a joint initiative of the DG JRC and DG Regional and Urban Policy. It provides an access point to exchange information on...

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Earthquakes and tsunamis

The JRC supports efforts to reduce the human casualties and economic and societal impacts of earthquakes and tsunamis. Studies are done on...

iRESIST+ home

Retrofitting existing buildings to make them seismically resistant and at the same time energy efficient may be unaffordable for many.That's why...

Photovoltaics

Photovoltaic (PV) electricity is the renewable energy technology with the largest scope for cost reduction and efficiency gains. It is expected to...

Security of the supply chain

Today in the world millions of shipping containers constantly travel and cross national borders. Cargo containers are considered as a weak link in the...