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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 | 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.

TRANSURANUS

The TRANSURANUS fuel performance code is a key instrument for the thermal, mechanical and neutron-physical analysis of a cylindrical fuel rod in...

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

Antifraud research at the JRC helps to protect the financial interests of the EU, and all of the citizens of the member states.

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

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

The JRC investigates how emerging technologies and digital trends affect the user’s safety and security in order to help forecast and tackle potential...

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

JRC carries out a significant amount of research, and provides the EU with support in the area of illicit trafficking of nuclear including prevention...

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

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...

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.

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

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 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...

The JRC supports the European Commission in its effort to improve maritime safety and security by developing systems to improve maritime surveillance...

The JRC helps to strengthen the EU capabilities in maritime surveillance, by contributing to the development of the European Border Surveillance...

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

JRC carries out analysis of proliferation concerns by combining nuclear fuel cycle expertise with export control and trade analysis.

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

Nuclear safety research at the JRC encompasses both the safety of the reactors and of nuclear fuel itself. Research includes initiatives such as theEU...

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

All EU Member States are required to monitor radioactivity in the environment. The JRC is responsible for collecting this data in standardised form...

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...