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Disaster risk management

This research topic covers areas such as

  • prevention, preparedness and response to disasters
  • preparedness, detection and response to emergencies (including radiological, chemical and biological threats, pandemics and epidemics)
  • new models of civil protection; integrating the citizen
  • assessment of new security and crisis management technologies

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Scientific tools

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 | Learning Corner

Understanding and properly applying scientific knowledge to Disaster Risk Management is essential in managing risks. In this section, you will find a collection of learning opportunities and resources.

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 Conflict Risk Index (GCRI)

The Global Conflict Risk Index (GCRI) expresses the statistical risk of violent conflict in a given country in the coming 1-4 years and is exclusively based on quantitative indicators from open sources.

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.

Risk Data Hub

A geographic information system (GIS) for European wide risk data and methodologies for disaster risk assessment.

Activities on this topic

Accident prevention

The JRC carries out research aimed at preventing and mitigating industrial accidents and technological accidents due to natural disasters, as well as...

Atmospheric dispersion

The JRC can estimate and predict movements of pollutants and toxins emitted from sources such as vehicles and industry through the use of atmospheric...

Border Security

The JRC border security research supports the Commission's plans towards stronger external borders, improved border management, and information exchange.

Crisis management

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

Drought Monitoring

Work on drought an desertification results in monitoring and forecast systems in Europe, Africa and South America, JRC also leads the way for new systems in Europe.

Earth observation products

The JRC carries out research to foster the development of internationally accepted harmonised methods and standards for remote sensing.

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...


The JRC supports European authorities in monitoring forest fires through an integrated information system that helps to predict and forecast fires and...


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

Global safety and security

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

Internet surveillance systems

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...

Natural and man-made hazards

Natural and man-made disasters have significant impacts on society, the environment and economy. The JRC continually monitors and assesses the risk of...

Preventing industrial accidents

The JRC supports efforts to protect citizens from the disaster risks, both accidental and deliberate, of hazardous industrial installations. This work...