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Understanding and acting on risks and opportunities of the future.

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Copernicus Emergency Services

Maps, graphs and everything we need to know on floods, forest fires, droughts, disaster mapping and/or human settlements for early response on natural an man-made disasters. Information based on Copernicus Satellite Imagery, by ESA and the European Commission.

Disaster Risk | INFORM Forum

A forum for developing shared, quantitative analysis relevant to humanitarian crises and disasters. INFORM includes organisations from different fields, such as humanitarian and development sector, donors and technical partners.

Disaster Risk | Scientific Output

A repository of scientific publications based on a selection of papers, reports and policy briefs covering different DRM research domains and policy areas produced by the scientists of the Joint Research Center.

GAPS Explorer

As a contribution to the effort of enhancing research results' exploitation while defining a way forward, the Gaps Explorer provides targeted recommendations, tailored to policymakers, practitioners and scientists.

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.

Activities on this topic

Crisis management

Crisis management research at the JRC includes the development of crisis management technologies, satellite image processing and analysis and internet...

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...

Finance

The JRC supports policymaking by developing research and analyses on a range of financial issues.

Floods

The JRC’s expertise on flood prediction and management helps to improve preparedness and response during flood events in Europe and Globally.

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...

Resilience

In the last decades, the European society has been facing many different challenges. Our society is being transformed byclimate change,demographic...

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...