Monday, 8 September 2014

Temporary return of representatives of the Moldovan Scientific Diaspora

The International Organization for Migration, Mission in the Republic of Moldova, in partnership with the Center of International Projects of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova will support on a competitive basis 30 researchers – members of Moldovan Scientific Diaspora (MSD) willing to come to Moldova for a short-term visit of 7 – 11 days in order to perform research activities at one of R&D institutions or universities of Moldova. The short-term visit is planned during November 1, 2014 – March 31, 2015. IOM and ASM shall offer to the program beneficiaries the financial support to cover the travel costs and the daily allowance. The call for proposal, as well as the application form are available and
This program is open to researchers originated from Moldova who are currently working abroad at R&D institutions or universities in any field of basic and applied sciences and have work experience there for a period of minimum 3 years.
Applications to this program must be submitted at least four weeks prior to the intended date of travel. Grants will be awarded subject to the result of the contest and availability of funds.
This initiative is the result of a pilot program, launched in 2010, and implemented successfully during 2010-2012, where over 30 SDM from 13 countries benefitted of support and developed short term research activities within at universities and R&D institutions from Moldova. The research collaboration between SDM and their colleagues from Moldovan Institutions; where delivered lectures and guidance to license, Master’s and PhD theses students and made joint publications were published in national and international journals etc.
Project Objective: Improve Moldova’s capacity to enhance the development impact of circular migration through temporary return of highly qualified MSD members in the field of R&D.
Opportunities: Through this program, MSD members will have the opportunity to:
  • Contribute by knowledge share to the development of R&D sector in Moldova;
  • Establish new and renew previous collaborations with their Moldovan counterparts;
  • Promote the integration of Moldovan researchers with the international scientific community;
  • Strengthen partnership relations with the Moldovan researchers, which might lead to cooperation within  international programs such as EU/FP7, EU/FP “Horizon 2020”, SCOPES, NATO Science for Peace Program, ENPI, etc;
  • Get involved in the educational process (undergraduate, postgraduate, PhD, etc)
  • Share experience with their Moldovan counterparts on how to improve project proposal writing skills;
  • Serve as independent experts in the evaluation of national projects, programs, strategies of development, laws, etc;
  • Contribute to the development of joint research publications to be published in Moldova and abroad;
  • Participate in informational campaigns to raise society’s awareness on brain drain and mechanisms for stemming this process.

Friday, 8 August 2014

Webinar: teste clinice în cadrul proiectelor H2020

Fit for Health 2.0 supports researchers and specially SMEs for a successful participation in Horizon 2020 Health-related projects. We invite you to participate in a webinar on 9th September from 10:00 till 12:00 (CEST) focussed on the description and implementation of clinical trials in Horizon 2020 proposals.

This webinar is targeted in particular to SMEs and research institutes interested in submitting proposals that include clinical trials and who precisely want to follow the directions of Horizon 2020 on this critical issue. Detailed information will be presented by experienced partners from Fit for Health 2.0: The German National Contact Point Life Sciences for Horizon 2020 will give an overview about the legal frame. Dr. Claudia Schacht from EURICE GmbH will follow by giving practical details for the proposal preparation and the implementation of clinical trials during the project.
This online session is free of charge.
Deadline for Registration is 7th September 2014
Detailed information on how to get connected to the virtual conference tool will be sent on 8th September.
For further questions please contact:
Dr. Nicolas Villacorta
NCP Life Sciences
phone: +49 (0) 228 3821 1981

Detalii şi înregistrarea la adresa 

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Scrisoare deschisă 

Oficiul MOST a semnat, de comun cu alte Oficii în domeniul educaţiei,cercetării şi inovării cu sediul în Bruxelles, o scrisoare deschisă adresată candidatului desemnat la funcţia de Preşedinte al Comisiei Europene şi deputaţilor aleşi în Parlamentul European, în care a fost reiterată importanţa educaţiei, cercetării şi inovării pentru dezvoltarea de mai departe a Uniunii Europene. 

OPEN LETTER on the importance of education, research and innovation

The EU has an exciting time ahead with newly elected MEPs, a new President of the European Council as well as a new President of the European Commission. Candidates for the latter position put forward by the political parties in the European Parliament were and are debating the future of the EU to large audiences however a vision on the future of the EU in the field of education, research and innovation has remained absent in these debates. The IGLO[1] offices signing this open letter would therefore like to draw the attention to the importance of the knowledge triangle for boosting economic growth and jobs in the Europe.
On 1 January 2014, the EU programmes Horizon 2020 for research and innovation and the Erasmus+ programme for education youth and sports formally started. After two years of tough negotiations on the contents and the budgets, consensus was reached. The results indicated that investment in the knowledge triangle got the highest attention of the EU. Not only do these programmes show that education, research and innovation have an important role to play, also EU policies such as the European Research Area and Rethinking Education and Opening up Education demonstrate that cooperation and sharing best practices can indeed bring about respectively more coordinated national research systems and mobility of researchers, students and teachers.
IGLO would like to point out that investment in education, research and innovation are a key component in the toolbox for finding sustainable solutions not only to the societal challenges but also to the economic issues Europe is facing. These investments create new turnover, new permanent jobs and sustainable solutions to our big societal challenges. Without new knowledge and innovations Europe is not going to find its role in the changing global arena. Hence, Horizon 2020 and Erasmus+ must be better exposed in the political agenda as education, research and innovation are fundamental to Europe, to be one of the main actors in the changing global arena. Therefore, research, innovation and education policies need to have strong leaders who can bring the knowledge triangle dimension into the relevant European discussions with proper weight.
We therefore urge the newly (to be) elected representatives of the European institutions to take the above mentioned duly into account because we believe that the investments in research, innovation and education are essential pre-requisites to secure growth and jobs in the future of the European Union.
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[1] IGLO is an informal association of Brussels-based non-profit R&D Liaison Offices. The aim of the network is to facilitate and enhance the interaction, information exchange and cooperation between members of IGLO, their national research systems and the European institutions on issues related to EU R&D.(

Monday, 21 July 2014

START – Danube Region Project Fund 
START is a new pilot initiative of the EUSDR and provides Seed Money for the development and implementation of Danube Region projects. Seed Money means that beneficiaries receive an early pre-financing in order to cover the project expenses from the beginning. This helps especially small organisations with limited resources to START their projects.
START is coordinated by PAC 10 (Priority Area Coordination 10 of the EUSDR) of the City of Vienna, with the involvement of all Priority Areas. EuroVienna ensures the operational implementation of the Facility.
The total allocation to START amounts to € 900.000,-, financed for 95% by the European Commission and for5% by the City of Vienna. The implementation of START will run until the end of 20162 calls for project proposals are foreseen.
Basic principles to be eligible for START funding:
  • Projects located in the entire Danube Region:
    • EU Member States: Germany (Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria), Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Romania and Croatia;
    • EU Accession Countries: Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro and
    • Non-EU Countries: Moldova and Ukraine (part of the country located in the Danube Region).
  • In principle, projects must involve at least two partners from two EUSDR countries.
  • Eligible applicants are public or private organisations with legal personality (no individuals). START is especially designed for small institutions, non-governmental and civil society organisations.
  • Projects which address topic(s) from at least one of the Priority Areas (PA) of the EUSDR:
  • Projects must be of public interest and have a macro-regional impact.
  • Project duration: up to one year.
Detalii despre program pot fi vizualizate la următorul link.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Parteneriate UE-întreprinderi pentru încurajarea inovării: primul miliard de euro alocat proiectelor
     Parteneriatele de cercetare dintre UE, sectorul privat și statele membre au prezentat astăzi primele lor cereri de proiecte și de parteneri în cadrul programului Orizont 2020, programul UE de cercetare și de inovare în valoare de 80 de miliarde de euro. Cu o sumă totală de 1,13 miliarde de euro din fonduri publice, la care se adaugă o sumă comparabilă din partea partenerilor privați, prima rundă de finanțare va fi dedicată unor proiecte având ca scop îmbunătățirea vieții oamenilor și stimularea competitivității internaționale a industriei europene. Aceste proiecte vor viza, printre altele, noi tratamente pentru diabet și pentru afecțiuni oculare, precum și darea în funcțiune a zeci de vehicule rutiere pe bază de hidrogen și de stații de realimentare cu combustibil.
José Manuel Barroso, președintele Comisiei Europene, a declarat: „Vom putea face față cu succes provocărilor uriașe cu care ne confruntăm doar dacă cele mai competente minți din mediul academic, din mediul industrial, din IMM-uri, din institutele de cercetare și din alte organizații lucrează împreună. Acesta este obiectivul parteneriatelor public-privat: să ne unim forțele pentru a îmbunătăți viața europenilor, pentru a crea locuri de muncă și pentru a stimula competitivitatea în UE. Angajamentul nostru este ca bugetul UE să se concentreze cu prioritate pe relansarea economică, iar parteneriatele merg în această direcție; primele cereri de propuneri însumează 1,1 miliarde de euro, la care se va adăuga o sumă similară din partea partenerilor privați, în cadrul unui pachet în valoare totală de 22 de miliarde de euro, destinat să contribuie la îmbunătățirea vieții oamenilor și la stimularea competitivității internaționale a industriei europene. Ele vor continua să producă rezultate pe care nicio țară, nicio întreprindere și nici chiar Uniunea Europeană însăși nu ar putea să le obțină singură.”
Lansarea primelor cereri are loc practic la aproape un an după ce Comisia Europeană a prezentat „Pachetul privind investițiile în inovare”, un set de propuneri vizând crearea a șapte parteneriate public-privat și a patru parteneriate public-public (a se vedea IP/13/668). Aceste parteneriate se vor derula în mai multe domenii-cheie, cum ar fi medicamentele, transportul, electronica și bioeconomia, și au o valoare totală de peste 22 de miliarde de euro. Propunerile au fost adoptate de Parlamentul European (a se vedeaSTATEMENT/14/128), precum și de Consiliul UE (a se vedea STATEMENT/14/149).
Directorii generali, directorii de exploatare și directorii tehnologici ai partenerilor privați s-au exprimat în numele celor șapte parteneriate: „Întreprinderile comune au demonstrat succesul modelului de parteneriat public-privat. Întreprinderile comune au obținut deja rezultate care contribuie la îmbunătățirea calității vieții oamenilor și a competitivității Europei. Suntem mândri să facem parte din aceste noi parteneriate din cadrul Orizont 2020 și ne bucurăm că s-au lansat la doar un an după ce au fost propuse de Comisie. Acum este timpul să trecem la acțiune și să producem și mai multe rezultate care vor contribui la creșterea economică, la crearea de locuri de muncă și la îmbunătățirea calității vieții.”
La evenimentul de lansare organizat astăzi la Bruxelles, partenerii privați au fost reprezentați de: Roch Doliveux, directorul general al UCB, Henri Winand, directorul general al Intelligent Energy, Jean-Paul Herteman, președintele și directorul general al grupului Safran, Peder Holk Nielsen, directorul general al Novozymes, Jean-Marc Chery, directorul de operațiuni al STMicroelectronics, Jochen Eickholt, directorul general al Divison Rail Systems, Siemens AG, Infrastructure & Cities Sector și Massimo Garbini, directorul general al ENAV.
Cele șapte parteneriate public-privat lansate astăzi reprezintă o investiție totală de 19,5 miliarde de euro în cercetare și inovare, care se va întinde pe următorii șapte ani. Contribuția UE la acest buget, în valoare de 7,3 miliarde de euro, va permite deblocarea unor investiții de 12,2 miliarde de euro din partea sectorului privat și a statelor membre. Împreună cu alte patru parteneriate de tip public-public cu statele membre, ele formează „Pachetul privind investițiile în inovare”, reprezentând peste 22 de miliarde de euro, o investiție în viitorul Europei.
Aceste parteneriate se desfășoară într-o serie de domenii cheie:
  • Inițiativa privind medicamentele inovatoare 2 (IMI2): pentru dezvoltarea generației următoare de vaccinuri, medicamente și tratamente, cum ar fi noi antibiotice (site de internet | fișă informativă);
  • Pile de combustie și hidrogen 2 (FCH2): pentru a accelera introducerea pe piață a unor tehnologii nepoluante și eficiente în domeniul energiei și al transporturilor (site de internet | fișă informativă);
  • Clean Sky 2 (CS2): pentru dezvoltarea unor aeronave mai ecologice, mai silențioase, cu emisii de CO2mult mai scăzute (site de internet fișă informativă);
  • Bioindustrii (BBI): pentru utilizarea resurselor naturale regenerabile și a tehnologiilor inovatoare pentru produse de uz cotidian mai ecologice (site de internet | fișă informativă);
  • Componente și sisteme electronice pentru o poziție de lider a Europei (ECSEL): pentru a stimula capacitățile europene de fabricare a produselor electronice (site de internet | fișă informativă);
  • Shift2Rail: pentru dezvoltarea unor trenuri și a unei infrastructuri feroviare mai eficiente, care să reducă drastic costurile și să amelioreze capacitatea, fiabilitatea și punctualitatea (site de internet | fișă informativă);
  • SESAR 2020: pentru a dezvolta sistemul european de management al traficului aerian de nouă generație, care va îmbunătăți performanțele transportului aerian (site de internet | fișă informativă).
La cererile competitive lansate de aceste parteneriate pot participa companiile, IMM-urile, universitățile, organizațiile de cercetare și alte organizații. Cele mai bune proiecte vor fi selectate pentru finanțare în urma unei evaluări inter pares
Preluat de pe site-ul oficial al Comisiei Europene

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

             Consultarea publică privind „Science 2.0”
      Comisia Europeană a lansat, în data de 3 iulie, o consultare publică privind „Science 2.0”, cu scopul de a evalua tendința către un mod de cercetare și de inovare mai deschis, bazat pe date și axat pe cetățeni. Cercetătorii folosesc instrumente digitale pentru a implica mii de persoane în activitatea de cercetare, de exemplu, cerându-le să raporteze dacă s-au îmbolnăvit de gripă, pentru a putea monitoriza focarele de gripă și a face previziuni privind eventualele epidemii. Oamenii de știință sunt, de asemenea, mai deschiși: partajându-și rezultatele cercetării pe internet încă din etapele inițiale, ei își compară activitatea și poartă discuții pentru a o ameliora. Într-o măsură tot mai mare, publicațiile științifice sunt disponibile online în mod gratuit. După unele estimări, 90 % dintre toate datele disponibile în lume au fost generate în ultimii doi ani, iar producția de date științifice crește în fiecare an cu 30 %.
Consultarea va examina gradul de conștientizare și de participare la aceste tendințe și va colecta opinii cu privire la oportunitățile create de „Science 2.0” pentru a consolida competitivitatea sectorului european al științei și cercetării. Termenul-limită pentru trimiterea răspunsurilor este 30 septembrie 2014.
Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, comisarul european pentru cercetare, inovare și știință, a declarat: „Science 2.0 revoluționează concepția noastră despre știință – de la analiză și schimbul de date și publicații la cooperarea la nivel mondial. De asemenea, cetățenii au posibilitatea să participe la căutarea de noi cunoștințe. Întregul proces științific devine mai transparent și mai eficient, dar acest lucru dă în același timp naștere la preocupări legate deintegritate și calitate. Iată de ce am dori să aflăm care sunt opiniile cetățenilor despre modul în care putem garanta că „Science 2.0” se dezvoltă într-un mod pozitiv pentru Europa.”
Vicepreședintele Comisiei Europene, Neelie Kroes, responsabilă cu Agenda digitală, a declarat: „În prezent, tehnologia și instrumentele digitale ne oferă posibilitatea unor noi transformări, îmbunătățind calitatea cercetării și inovării și făcându-le mai utile pentru cetățeni și societate. Ne îndreptăm către o activitate științifică deschisă și digitală — o tendință graduală, dar de neoprit. Această tendință și dorința de a o pune în practică nu vin din partea politicienilor, ci din partea comunităților științifice și academice, iar eu sunt hotărâtă să-i acord întregul meu sprijin.”
Comisia Europeană a inclus deja unele aspecte legate de „Science 2.0” în politicile sale. În special, accesul deschis la publicațiile științifice este obligatoriu pentru cercetarea efectuată în cadrul programului Orizont 2020, noul program de cercetare și inovare al UE. De asemenea, a fost lansat un proiect-pilot privind datele de cercetare deschise. Prin intermediul programelor sale de cercetare, UE finanțează, de asemenea, un număr de proiecte științifice pentru cetățeni și sprijină o parte a infrastructurii electronice care stă la baza Science 2.0.
Mai multe informații pot fi vizualizate accesînd acest link.

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Asocierea Republicii Moldova la UE prinde contur

 Astăzi, 1 iulie, Republica Moldova a semnat, concomitent cu statele din Balcanii de Vest (Republica Macedonia, Muntenegru, Serbia, Albania şi Bosnia şi Herţegovina) Acordul de Asociere la Programul european pentru cercetare-inovare Orizont 2020 (H2020).
        Astfel, urmare a semnării în data de 27 iunie a Acordului de Asociere cu Uniunea Europeană, H2020 devine primul program comunitar la care se asociază țara noastră, iar Republica Moldova devine prima țară din cadrul Parteneriatului Estic ce va deține acest statut.
        Acordul va intra în vigoare retroactiv, începînd cu 1 ianuarie 2014, astfel încît entitățile fizice și juridice reprezentînd țara noastră obțin drepturi similare cu cele din statele membre ale UE, în cadrul apelurilor Programului H2020 (inclusiv cele curente – a se vedea pagina La program pot participa instituţii de cercetare şi universităţi, dar şi sectorul asociativ şi cel de afaceri.

Din partea Republicii Moldova Acordul a fost semnat de către acad. Gheorghe Duca, Preşedintele AŞM. Înregistrarea ceremoniei de semnare poate fi vizualizată la următorul link:

Friday, 27 June 2014

Bazele de date ale Centrului Comun de Cercetare al UE

Găsiţi mai jos bazele de date dezvoltate de către institutele din cadrul Centrului Comun de Cercetare al UE, care pot fi utilizate în procesul de cercetare sau dezvoltare a politicilor publice.

The Africa News Monitor provides daily news summaries, analysis on the latest news coming out of the African continent.

Acronym: ANM
Collaborating DGs: COMM

The ACP Map Viewer allows the user to apply layers of different data onto a map, including socioeconomic, agriculture, climate and energy data. The JRC supports other Commission services and stakeholders in the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) Region.

Acronym: ACP Observatory

One of the main output of the CGMS system are the Meteorological Interpolated data. In compliance with the Commission policy these data are available to the scientific community.

Acronym: AGRI4CAST Meteo
Collaborating DGs: AGRI

Welcome to the Mars Crop Yield Forecasting System (MCYFS) wiki. Here you will find documentation, articles, events and general information about the MCYFS. There is no restriction on reading any of the content, but for editing you need to log in.

Collaborating DGs: AGRI

The MARS web viewer offers wide variety of information about the current agricultural season in Europe and other important agricultural areas in the world. To get access you have to register.

Acronym: AGRI4CAST Viewer
Collaborating DGs: AGRI

This ImageServer of Agri4Cast is the online portal for satellite remote sensing of vegetation state parameters.

Acronym: Agri4Cast IS
Collaborating DGs: ENV, AGRI

AirMonTech is an EU FP7 project that compiles information to harmonise current air pollution monitoring techniques and to advise on future monitoring technologies and strategy. It collects existing information on current and future air quality (AQ) monitors.

Acronym: AirMonTech

AnisView is an educational software to visualize the Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Function (BRDF) using one of the two radiative transfer models RPV and MRPV.  AnisView has the following features: Graphic display modes: Geometry: an interactive mode to visualize the user-driven illumina

Acronym: AnisView

The a4a method facilitates the estimation of the current fish stocks and the prediction of their future status under alternative scenarios.

Acronym: Assessment for All
Collaborating DGs: MARE

The Atmosphere, Biosphere, Climate - Integrated Station (ABC-IS), provides datasets.

Acronym: ABC-IS

AnchovyID aims at providing molecular tools in support of traceability and anchovy product authentication. Traceability and product authentication in the fishing industry sector play an increasingly important role.

Acronym: AnchovyID
External Partners: French Research Institute for the Exploitation of the Sea IFREMER Nantes, Fance

To simulate impacts of climate change to agriculture and to evaluate adaptation strategies, the JRC uses its Bio-physical Model Applications Framework (BioMA).

Acronym: AGRI4CAST BioMA
Collaborating DGs: AGRI

The Blue Hub is the JRC in-house platform to perform research in the fields of maritime surveillance and Maritime Situational Awareness (MSA).

Acronym: Blue Hub

The JRC's Catchment Characterisation and Modelling (CCM) activity provides a database of river networks.

Acronym: CCM
In order to develop and assess computational and in vitro methods for predictive toxicology, there is a need to identify chemicals for which property data are available.

Acronym: CheLIST

The EDEXIM database is a continuosly updated database to support the implementation of Regulation 689/2008 and the Rotterdam Convention within the EU.

Acronym: EDEXIM

This webpage provides information about the climate change impacts on hydrological resources and cycles; floods, droughts, water resources.

Acronym: FLOODS-Climate Change

The CoCal toolboxes are standardised databases with information about the composition of cocoa butters, cocoa butter equivalents and more than 4000 mixtures thereof (CoCal 1), while CoCal 2 has a information about the composition of a wide range of milk fat samples and more than 900 mixtures with

Acronym: CoCal

The Community Image Data (CID) Portal provides access to satellite remote sensing data.

Acronym: CID
External Partners: Member States Administrations EU, Research and Development Institutions EU

90% of the world's cargo is transported in maritime containers, but only 2% is physically inspected by customs authorities, opening the possibility for illicit activities.

Acronym: ConTraffic
Collaborating DGs: OLAF

The Critical Infrastructure Warning Information Network (CIWIN), an initiative of the Commission's Drectorate General for Home Affairs, is a pillar of the European Programme for Critical Infrastructure Protection that seeks to reduce the vulnerabilities of critical infrastructure in the EU.

Acronym: CIWIN
Collaborating DGs: HOME

The Current Situation map viewer of the European Forest Fire Information System displays up to date information on the current fire situation in Europe

Acronym: EFFIS

This Danish (Q)SAR database is a repository of estimates from over 70 (Q)SAR models for 166,072 chemicals. The (Q)SAR models encompass endpoints for physicochemical properties, fate, eco-toxicity, absorption, metabolism and toxicity.


DART (Decision Analysis by Ranking Techniques) is a powerful and user-friendly software tool designed for the ranking of chemicals according to their environmental and toxicological concern based on the most recent ranking theories.

Acronym: DART

The European Drought Observatory (EDO) website provides free access to tools and datasets.

Acronym: EDO - Data and Tools
External Partners: Geological and Mines Research Office, Ebro River Basin Authority, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Geographic Institute of Spain, Spanish Observatory for Sustainability, University of Ljubljana, University of Zaragoza

This tool allows exploring scientific fishery data and economic indicators on the aquaculture fish processing and fishing sectors.

Acronym: Data Dissemination
Collaborating DGs: MARE

ECVAM DataBase service on Alternative Methods to animal testing

Acronym: DB-ALM

To ensure the implementation of the Kyoto Protocol of the United Nations Framework Convention of Climate Change, the JRC checks and reviews the EU member states submissions and contribution to the European Union Greenhouse Gas Inventory report.

Acronym: AFOLU

The purpose of the GMOINFO system is to publish information regarding notifications submitted from the applicants to the Member States Competent Authorities about deliberate field trials and placing on the market for cultivation, food, feed and processing, of genetically modified organisms, as defined in Directive 2001/18/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 March 2001.

Acronym: GMOINFO
Collaborating DGs: SANCO

DataM is a tool for collecting and managing the most relevant datasets available worldwide on Agriculture, Trade and related Models.

Acronym: DATA-M
Collaborating DGs: Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development
External Partners: Prognoz

A large number of datasets is presently available to the Scientific Community for atmospheric model validation. These data have been made accessible through web sites by the research groups that collected them or, in many cases, can be obtained upon direct request to these groups.

Acronym: Atmospheric Modelling

The digital map archive is a collection of interactive on-line maps that can be easily retrieved through a dedicated web platform.

Acronym: DMA
Collaborating DGs: ECHO

DOPA is a biodiversity information system that functions as a tool for assessing, monitoring and forecasting biodiversity status and trends.

Acronym: DOPA
Collaborating DGs: DG DEVCO, DG ENV
External Partners: GBIF, Bird Life International, UNEP, WCMC, RSPB, IUCN

The JRC manages the Laboratory for Interoperability Certification, which is responsible for carrying out thorough test procedures on the digital tachograph and for issuing one of the three certifications needed for it to enter the market.

Acronym: Digital Tachograph
Collaborating DGs: MOVE
External Partners: UNECE (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe)

The ECCAIRS web portal provides a web based environment with which professionals in the aviation safety domain can share information and tools.

Acronym: ECCAIRS portal
Collaborating DGs: MOVE
External Partners: European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), International Civil Aviation Authorities, Member State Civil Aviation Authorities, Member State Safety Investigation Authorities

The European Coordination Centre for Accident and Incident Reporting Systems (ECCAIRS) provides the European Central Repository for accident and incident reports in aviation.

Collaborating DGs: MOVE
External Partners: European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), International Civil Aviation Authorities, Member State Civil Aviation Authorities, Member State Safety Investigation Authorities

To analyse climate change impacts on protected areas, the JRC has developed a web-based tool for assessing potential environmental changes resulting from anthropogenic activities.

Acronym: eHabitat

The EMCIP web portal provides a web based environment with which professionals in the maritime safety domain can share information and tools.

Acronym: EMCIP portal
Collaborating DGs: MOVE
External Partners: European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA), Member State Maritime Authorities, Member State Accident Investigation Bodies

The European Marine Casualty Information Platform (EMCIP) provides the means to store data and information related to marine casualties involving all types of ships and occupational accidents.

Acronym: EMCIP
Collaborating DGs: MOVE
External Partners: European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA), Member State Maritime Authorities, Member State Accident Investigation Bodies

With the rising cost of fuel, energy efficiency in fisheries has become a key issue for the sector's profitability, and the European Commission pledged to facilitate the exchange of good ideas and best practice.

Acronym: Energy efficiency in fisheries
Collaborating DGs: MARE

The European Alien Species Information Network (EASIN) aims to increase the access to data and information on alien species in Europe.

Acronym: EASIN
External Partners: Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF), Global Invasive Species Information Network (GISIN), Regional Euro-Asian Biologocial Invasions Centre (REABIC)

ESIS is a heterogeneous information system which provides information on chemicals.

Acronym: ESIS

The overall objectives of the European Network on Operational Experience Feedback for Nuclear Power Plants are to facilitate efficient sharing and implementation of operational experience feedback to improve the safety of Nuclear Power Plants

Acronym: NPP clearinghouse

The European Database of Vulnerabilities to Natural Hazards (EVDAB) focuses on 305 urban areas across the continent and provides innovative spatial indicators in support of the European policies related to climate change, civil protection and risk management.

Acronym: EVDAB

The European Exposure Factors (ExpoFacts) Sourcebook is a collection of statistics and references covering a range of fields such as data on housing, diet and population.

Acronym: ExpoFacts

On this website there are numerous Briefs regarding the foresight and orecasting of different sectors.

Acronym: EFP

The European forest inventory database includes regional data of several European countries. Data are normally provided for the regions and are classified by: forest area type, cultural system and forest type.

Acronym: Forest Inventory

The EIPE (European ICT Poles of Excellence) Composite Indicator brings together 42 indicators to evaluate in all EU regions (1303 

Acronym: EIPE
Collaborating DGs: DG CONNECT

Database of tests performed at the European Laboratory for Structural Assessment (ELSA). Results of test campaigns are available for authorised users to download.

Acronym: ELSA Database

The EURDEP (EUropean Radiological Data Exchange Platform) Public Map displays the radiological monitoring data from most European countries in nearly real-time. EURDEP is both a standard data-format for radiological data and a network for the exchange of automatic monitoring data.

Acronym: EURDEP
Collaborating DGs: ENER
External Partners: BfS/IAR

The European reference Life Cycle Database (ECLD) comprises Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) data from front-running EU-level business associations and other sources for key materials, energy carriers, transport, and waste management.

Acronym: ELCD

Three major European reference materials producers have combined forces to produce a brand new standard in reference materials to ensure reliability and comparability of the results of chemical analysis.

Acronym: ERM

ERNCIP's mission is to foster the emergence of innovative, qualified, efficient and competitive security solutions, through networking of European experimental capabilities.

Acronym: ERNCIP

The European Soil Data Centre (ESDAC) is the thematic centre for soil related data in Europe. The maps resource presents a library of scanned maps and a collection of prepared maps derived from existing soil databases at the JRC.

Acronym: European Soil Data Centre - Maps
Collaborating DGs: ENV, ESTAT
External Partners: European Environment Agency

EUROPLEXUS is a computer code for the simulation of fast transient fluid-structure interaction problems. It is co-owned by JRC and CEA and is developed jointly by the co-owners plus the members of a Consortium (currently including EDF and ONERA), and a number of Universities.

External Partners: CEA, EDF, ONERA, Universities

EXITO, the exercise event Injection toolkit, was developed by the JRC in order to help the moderators of large scale, multi-party exercises. It has been designed as a communication and coordination tool to keep track of the execution of complex exercises with large number of injects and players.

Acronym: EXITO
Collaborating DGs: HOME
External Partners: ENISA

Information on Farm Advisory Systems set up by Member States

Acronym: FAS

The FATE data portal displays the geographic layers offered by the Rural, Water and Ecosystem Resources Unit. In addition, it features a simple data query interface for finding requested data and layers.

Acronym: FATE Maps

The JRC collects and maintains fisheries and aquaculture data transmitted by EU Member States under the remit of the Data Collection Framework (DCF) regulation.

Collaborating DGs: MARE

The JRC's FACET tool (Flavourings, Additives, and food Contact materials Exposure Tool) consists of a downloadable programme to estimate the EU consumers' exposure to these substances.

Acronym: FACET

The JRC’s research on floods focuses on improving preparedness and support during a flood crisis. The European Flood Awareness System (EFAS) forecasts the potential for floods in Europe up to ten days in advance and communicates this information to EU member states.

Acronym: EFAS

Download meteo data derived from global atmospherical models.


The database of forest cover maps provides the user with a high level of spatial detail as well as geometric and thematic accuracy on the spatial distribution of European forests.

Acronym: Forest Cover Maps

The forest pattern viewer, another service provided by EFDAC, displays the level and type of forest presence within Europe. The interactive tool allows the user to navigate through different themes and indicators.

Acronym: EFDAC Map Viewer

The Fraction of Absorbed Photosynthetically Active Radiation (FAPAR) is an indicator of the state and productivity of vegetation and has been recognized as a fundamental surface parameter for environmental studies by international organizations, like the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS).

Acronym: FAPAR

The forward search data analysis approach MATLAB (FSDA) Toolbox extends MATLAB and statistics toolbox to support a robust and efficient analysis of complex data sets

Acronym: FSDA
External Partners: University of Parma (IT)

An inventory of burned areas at monthly time periods for the year 2000 at a resolution of 1 km2 has been produced using SPOT-VGT satellite data.

Acronym: GBA2000

A new, global, burnt area product has been developed, from time series of SPOT-VGT data, and validated. Burnt areas are reported at a resolution of 1 km for seven fire years (2000 to 2007). A modified version of a Global Burnt Area (GBA) 2000 algorithm is used to compute global burnt area.

Acronym: L3JRC

The Global Crisis Atlas is a service of the Commission that provides a catalogue of digital maps produced by its in-house science service, the Joint Research Centre, to meet the needs of the European External Action service (EEAS) and the Service for Foreign Policy Instruments (FPI).

Acronym: Global Crisis Atlas
Collaborating DGs: Service for Foreign Policy Instruments
External Partners: EEAS

The Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System (GDACS) is a web-based platform that in case of natural disasters, such as earthquakes, tsunamis, floods and cyclones, sends automatic alerts via e-mail, fax or SMS to the international first responders community.

Acronym: GDACS
Collaborating DGs: ECHO
External Partners: UNOCHA, Institute for Meteorological Research Iceland and SARWeather, Dartmouth Flood Observatory, UNITAR-UNOSAT

This webpage provides the data sources that were used to create the GEM Travel Time to Major Cities map.

Acronym: GEM-data sources

A new map of Travel Time to Major Cities - developed by the European Commission and the World Bank - captures the connectivity and the concentration of economic activity. The map shows how accessible some parts of the world have become whilst other regions have remained isolated.

Acronym: GEM-Travel time to major cities

The Global Flood Detection System web application publishes the results of a new processing technique for remote sensing data that allows near real-time detection of flooded areas worldwide.

Acronym: GFDS
Collaborating DGs: ECHO
External Partners: Dartmouth Flood Observatory, NASA

The main objectives of the Global Human Settlement Layer (GHSL) are: 1) To build a globally-consistent, multi-scale and detailed representation of built-up areas with free public access through standard protocols – nominal target information production scales are 1:10K and 1:50K.

Acronym: GHSL
Collaborating DGs: DG REGIO

The GEM Unit is coordinated and implemented the Global Land Cover 2000 Project (GLC 2000) in collaboration with a network of partners around the world. The general objective is to provide for the year 2000 a harmonized land cover database over the whole globe.

Acronym: GLC2000

The Global Marine Information System (GMIS) facilitate access to analysis of satellite remote sensing data.

Acronym: GMIS

This web application provides access, in an interactive way, to the composite indicators, as well as their source data, that are used in DG ECHO's humanitarian needs strategy.

Acronym: GVCA/FCA web application
Collaborating DGs: DG ECHO

Collection of Good Agriculture and Environmental Conditions defined by Member States since 2007

Acronym: GAEC

The GUIDOS software - Graphical User Interface for the Description of image Objects and their Shapes - can be used to perform Morphological Spatial Pattern Analysis (MSPA) on raster image data. MSPA conducts a segmentation of the image foreground data into mutual exclusive feature classes.

Acronym: GUIDOS

Image2000 products are intended to be the main source of data for updating the European Land Cover database (CORINE Land Cover), but are also reference data in themselves.

Acronym: Image 2000
External Partners: participating countries
iMAP is a policy support-oriented platform that disposes of a number of partial equilibrium (AGLINK-COSIMO, CAPRI, AGMEMOD) and computable general equilibrium (MAGNET, GLOBE, RegEU27) models.

Acronym: iMAP
Collaborating DGs: Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development
InfoRM is a way to measure the risk of humanitarian crises and help better prevent, mitigate and prepare for them. It is a risk index that identifies where crises requiring international assistance may occur and analyses that risk so it can be better managed by everyone.

Acronym: InforRM
Collaborating DGs: DG ECHO
External Partners: UN OCHA, UNICEF, UNSDR, UNEP, UNHCR, WFP, FAO, WHO, IOM-OIM, World Bank, UK aid

The Innovation Union Information and Intelligence system (I3S) is a web-based platform for all Innovation Union stakeholders. Its principal aim is to ensure that all stakeholders are well informed on the implementation of the Innovation Union.

Acronym: I3S

The INSPIRE geoportal tool provides the means to search for spatial data sets and spatial data services from the EU Member States within the framework of the INSPIRE Directive. The directives aim was to create an infrastructure for EU spatial data.

Acronym: INSPIRE
Collaborating DGs: ENV, EUROSTAT

The interactive map of smart grids projects provides an overview of the development of smart grids in Europe. It contains the most up-to-date information regarding smart grids projects in individual EU member states and at European level.

Acronym: Smart grid projects
External Partners: eurelectric

The meteorological station provides real-time data measured at the JRC Ispra site in Northern Italy. Among other data, it provides information about present temperature, pressure, humidity, rain fall, wind speed and solar irradiation.

Acronym: Meteorological data

The JRC GMO-Matrix is a decision support tool to optimise the detection of GMOs via computer simulation which makes the analysis of GMOs in the food chain more efficient and cost-effective.

The JRC water portal serves as the gateway to JRC’s information systems on freshwater and marine water resources.

Collaborating DGs: DG MARE, DG ECHO, DG ENV
External Partners: EEA
This first version of the JRC web platform on nanomaterials is mainly based on links to information already available on-line. Knowledge on nanomaterials is scattered on the internet across very different sources and located at several levels. The JRC offers a structured access to it.

The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) aims to support farmers’ incomes and at the same time encourages them to produce high quality products and to adapt to more sustainable practices.

Acronym: MARS WiKiCap

The European Life Cycle thinking Database consists of life cycle emission and resource consumption data from front-running EU-level business associations and other sources for key materials, energy carriers, transport, and waste management (Life Cycle Inventory).

Acronym: LCA

The LIODOTNET ‘Live Image Ordering system is a web application developed by the JRC that serves as the main communication tool for the Control with Remote Sensing (CwRS) campaigns. Automatic email exchange synchronizes actions between the different actors with restraint access.

Acronym: LioDotNet

Land Parcel Information Systems Quality Assessment Portal

Acronym: LPIS QA

eMARS is the official reporting repository for submitting accident reports to the European Commission according to the criteria established in the Seveso II Directive. The current MARS database contains over 700 accidents and near misses collected since 1982 from the Member States.

Acronym: eMARS
Collaborating DGs: ENV

The European Drought Observatory (EDO) map viewer allows a user to apply different layers of data related to droughts onto the map of Europe. In addition, the maps are archived, so data is available since 2003.

Acronym: EDO
External Partners: Geological and Mines Research Office, Ebro River Basin Authority, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Geographic Institute of Spain, Spanish Observatory for Sustainability, University of Ljubljana, University of Zaragoza

The European Soil Data Centre (ESDAC) map viewer allows users to navigate selected datasets such as water management system, altitude and chemical properties. It features the European Soil Database which is the main product offered on ESDAC.

Acronym: ESDAC Map viewer
Collaborating DGs: ENV, ESTAT
External Partners: European Environment Agency

This FishPopTrace Geo-Visualisation tool allows all interested parties to observe results and outcomes of the FP7 project FishPopTrace, put in a geographical context. Features include the FishPopTrace sampling effort.

Acronym: Fishpoptrace
External Partners: Bangor University, Danish Institute for Fisheries Research, Technical University of Denmark (DIFRES.DTU), University of Padova (UNIPD), Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (K.U.Leuven), Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna (UNIBO), University of Bergen (UiB), University of Bremen (UNI.HB), TRACE Wildlife Forensics Network, Département Sciences & Techniques Alimentaires Marines (IFREMER), National Agricultural Research Foundation (NAGREF), Spanish National Fundation of Fish and Seafood Processors (ANFACO - CECOPESCA), University of Aarhus (AU), The Centre of Molecular Genetic Identification (VNIRO), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Throughout the crop season, the JRC provides near-real-time Early Warning bulletins (national/ regional Bulletins), with a specific focus on the Sub-Saharan Africa, to highlight the development of potentially critical situations and forecast quantitative production one month prior to harvest.

Acronym: FOODSEC

The MARS bulletins offer in a near real time and in an operational context analyses and information on crop growth conditions and yield forecast at EU27 level and neighbouring countries like Ukraine, Black Sea area and Maghreb. The Bulletin archive gathers all Bulletins published since 1997.

Acronym: Agri4Cas Bulletingst

MedISys is an internet monitoring and analysis system providing event based surveillance to rapidly identify potential threats to the public health using information from the internet. It displays only those articles with interest to Public Health, grouped by disease or disease type.

Acronym: MedISys
Collaborating DGs: DG SANCO, HOME
External Partners: ECDC, EFSA, WHO, GHSAG

The METIS (Metabolic Information Input System) Editor is a user-friendly open-source application designed for the storage and input of information on metabolism and degradation reactions in the database employed by the Chemical Reactivity and Fate Tool (CRAFT) software.

Acronym: METIS

The JRC has developed a new habitat model allowing the potential presence of top predators to be tracked through daily updated maps.

Acronym: Fish Habitat
Collaborating DGs: MARE, ENV

Morphological Spatial Pattern (MSPA) maps based on the Forest Cover maps.

Acronym: MSPA

NANOhub is a database and information platform developed to address and host nano-specific information and methodology. It is based on IUCLID, which provides a common accepted basis for regulatory use of data, such as in the OECD context.

Acronym: NANOhub

NoMiracle, an integrated European research project, will help increase knowledge on the transfer of pollutants between different environmental compartments, and on the impact of cumulative stressors, including chemical mixtures.

Acronym: NoMiracle

The Ocean colour satellite remote sensing tool allows the study of the optical properties of the oceans and the biology of the marine ecosystems.

Acronym: Ocean Colour

The ongoing floods map viewer, part of the JRC’s floods portal, highlights the locations where river levels exceed critical thresholds. It is based on near real-time river measurements, automatically transferred by the national hydrological centres to the JRC.

Acronym: Ongoing floods

Odin is the Online Data & Information Network of the Institute for Energy and Transport provided by the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC) to the European research community.

Acronym: ODIN-Documents databases

ODIN - Engineering databases. Including the materials database (MatDB), Hiad database (Hiad-DB), Nesshy database (Nesshy-DB), High Temperature Reactor-Fuel database (HTR-Fuel-DB), HTR-Graphite database (HTR-Graphite-DB).

Acronym: ODIN-Engineering databases

Also part of PVGIS, this webpage shows the JRC developed database and methodology for calculating daytime/daily ambient temperature for any time in a day and location over the European subcontinent.

Acronym: PVGIS

This interactive tool gives the user an insight into how smart grids work, with present and future scenarios.

The European Soil Data Centre (ESDAC) is the thematic centre for soil related data in Europe. Its objective is to host relevant soil data and information at the European level. It consists of two main elements: a catalogue of soil resources and a map viewer that displays soil data.?


The JRC identifies EU coastal communities dependent on fisheries using spatial analysis and an economic geography approach.

Acronym: Fishing Communities
Collaborating DGs: MARE

The Safety Recommendations Information System (SRIS) provides the European central repository for safety recommendations in aviation.

Acronym: ECR-SRIS
Collaborating DGs: MOVE
External Partners: European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), International Civil Aviation Authorities, Member State Civil Aviation Authorities, Member State Safety Investigation Authorities

Stat4tox is a software tool that provides novel statistical analysis techniques for toxicological data, including dose-response data, via a user-friendly graphical user interface.

Acronym: Stat4tox

The Information System for the European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan) 

Acronym: SETIS

The JRC maintains the online Emission Database for Global Atmospheric Research (EDGAR) which was developed in collaboration with the Netherlands Environment Assessment Agency.

Acronym: EDGAR
External Partners: Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency

This portal disseminates cartographic information related to EU's coasts and seas both as maps and open data.

Acronym: The European Atlas of the Seas
Collaborating DGs: MARE, ESTAT, MOVE, REGIO
External Partners: EMODnet, European Maritime Safety Agency, European Environment Agency, Eurosion project, EuroGeographics, International Seabed Authority, International Hydrographic Organisation, International Council for the Exploration of the Sea, Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries, European Wind Energy Association, The European Fisheries Areas Network (FARNET), Community Fishing Fleet Register, European Market Observatory for fisheries and aquaculture, European Marine Energy Centre, Copernicus-EUHYDRO, UNESCO, Food and Agriculture Organization, World Database on Protected Areas, International Aquarium Forum, European Maritime Heritage, Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions, CoopP project,, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency - US, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - US, National Snow and Ice Data Center - US.

The EIPPC Bureau website provides all the Best Available Techniques (BAT) reference documents, the so-called BREFs, that have been adopted under both the IPPC Directive and the Industrial Emissions Directive.

Acronym: EIPPCB

The European Survey on Language Competences (ESLC) was carried out in 2012 to provide the Commission and the participant countries comparable data - across skills and languages – of foreign language competences of secondary school students.

Acronym: ESLC
Collaborating DGs: EAC

The European Union System for the Evaluation of Substances (EUSES) is a decision-support instrument which enables government authorities, research institutes and chemical companies to carry out rapid and efficient assessments of the general risks posed by chemical substances.

Acronym: EUSES

The restricted access web-based platform THESEUS is used by OLAF and its partners in the EU Member States to have access to alerts related to illicit, financial related, activities (e.g.

Acronym: THESEUS
Collaborating DGs: OLAF
External Partners: EU MSs

Toxmatch is a flexible and user-friendly open-source software application that encodes several chemical similarity indices to facilitate the grouping of chemicals into categories and read-across.

Acronym: Toxmatch

Toxtree is a flexible and user-friendly predictive toxicology open-source application. It places chemicals into categories and predicts various kinds of toxic effect by applying decision tree approaches.

Acronym: Toxtree

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

Collaborating DGs: ENER

Trants-tools is a European transport network model covering both passengers and freight, as well as intermodal transport. It combines advanced modelling techniques in transport generation and assignment, economic activity, trade, logistics, regional development and environmental impacts.

Acronym: Transtools
Collaborating DGs: TREN
External Partners: CTT - Centre for Traffic and Transport Research DTU - Technical University of Denmark, CAU - Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, ISIS - Istituto di Studi per l'Integrazione dei Sistemi, IWW - Institut für Wirtschaftspolitik und Wirtschaftsforschung - Universität Karslruhe, NEA Transport Research and Training, TNO - Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research Building and Construction Research, TRT - Trasporti e Territorio Srl

The tree species map displays the habitat suitability for a range of tree species within Europe, and then predicts the change in suitability brought on by climate change.

Acronym: EFDAC - Tree species habitat suitability

Climate change is expected to expand the world’s fragile drylands through an increased frequency, duration and severity of droughts. This may lead to an accelerated rate of desertification which, in turn, is likely to increase poverty.

Acronym: WAD