Using modern database concepts to facilitate exchange of information on major accidents in the European Union
Council Directive 82/501/EEC (Seveso I) requires the member states to notify all major accidents involving dangerous substances to the Commission's Major Accident Reporting System (MARS). Recently, a new Directive has been proposed (Seveso II), including precise definitions of a major accident and of data confidentiality. In this new environment, the software structure of MARS had to be completely changed and consists now of a distributed MS-Windows data logging system, supported by a centralised UNIX data management system. The detailed functioning of the new MARS is described, in particular its modified data input and output, checks of information consistency and completeness, and possibilities of complex data queries (pattern analysis).
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: ESREL 97, Lisbon (PT), June 19-20, 1997
Availability: Available from (1) as paper EN 40377 ORA
Record Number: 199711079 / Last updated on: 1997-09-16
Original language: en
Available languages: en