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"More Science, Solid Data and Linking Science & Policy"

Carnegie Meeting Conclusions, 2012

"What you can’t measure, you can’t manage"

Margareta Wahlström, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, at the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

Disaster Risk Reduction Portal

Welcome to the JRC Disaster Risk Reduction Portal. The purpose of the portal is to provide a collaborative working space for JRC and its partners in the field of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). 

In 2016, this portal will be integrated in the Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre.

The JRC is developing science to contribute to a variety of policies in the field of Disaster Risk Reduction, both at European and international level. The JRC is strongly committed to use science for evidence-based policy making by providing stronger databases, better methodologies and bridging the gap between science and policy making.

The DRR Portal is linked to the Global Security and Crisis Management Unit (JRC.G.2) of the Institute for the Protection and the Security of the Citizen.

The key focus areas currently are:


 Metrics for risk management

Loss Data Standards

Better Loss and Damage Data in the EU and globally: towards an EU approach for recording loss data

Exposure Data

Exposure: satellite-derived built-up

 Risk assessment methodologies


INFORM (Index for Risk Management): a common, global and open humanitarian risk index

Partnerships between Science & Policy and Science & Society

Natural Hazard Partnership

Improving Science based advice for Risk Reduction and Emergency Response in the Commission and Member States

Global Flood Partnership

Global Flood Partnership: linking science, hydromet services, disaster response agencies, development organisations and flood prone governments