Science for disaster risk reduction: JRC thematic report

ISBN/ISSN: 9789279273148
Number of pages: 40 p.

The purpose of this report is to provide a comprehensive overview of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) activities in relation to disaster risk reduction and response. The report showcases the tools and methodologies developed by the JRC to help in all phases of disaster management, from preparedness and risk management to recovery and reconstruction, through to information management, mapping, forecasting and early warning.

The JRC’s advanced forecasting and early warning systems range from tools for flood warnings and instruments for the monitoring of forest fires, to equipment for the automatic launch of international alerts in the event of major disasters which require humanitarian assistance. The thematic report is organised in four chapters: prevention and preparedness; monitoring and forecasting disasters and disasters alerts; responding to disasters, and innovation in disaster risk reduction and response.