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Critical infrastructure protection

This research topic covers areas such as

  • transport safety and security including aviation security
  • safety of buildings
  • secure and resilient supply chains
  • support to Convention of physical protection of Nuclear materials and nuclear facilities
  • security/resilience of vital services, networks and buildings
  • interdependencies between critical systems
  • resilient navigation and timing services infrastructures

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Activities on this topic

Aviation security refers to the prevention of acts of unlawful interference against civil aviation, such as seizure of an aircraft or placing a...

The European Clearinghouse initiative on Nuclear Power Plants Operational Experience Feedback (“EU Clearinghouse”) has been set up in support of EU...

Cybersecurity research at the JRC provides support to the EU to respond to cyber-attacks and reinforce rules on personal data protection, as well as...

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

Global safety and security research at the JRC provides support to EU policies addressing global security and crisis management. Itincludes...

The JRC develops tools for automatic analysis of open sources from the internet in order to support users in their need to monitor information, detect...

Nuclear safeguards and security measures aim to stop the proliferation of nuclear arms and illicit trafficking of nuclear and radiological materials...

Reactor safety research at the JRC contributes to the implementation of the Nuclear Safety Directive in order to ensure the highest standards of...

The JRC has been successfully involved in the design and implementation of the digital tachograph, which became mandatory in 2006 on all newly...

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

The JRC is supporting the EU transport safety policy in all transport modes: road, aviation, maritime and rail. Research activities include the...