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Experience gained after the Chernobyl accident clearly demonstrated the importance of improving administrative, organisational and technical emergency management in most of the east and west European countries. The primary objectives of the RODOS project (Real time On-line DecisiOn Support) have been:

-To develop a comprehensive and integrated decision support system applicable across Europe.

-To provide a common platform or framework for incorporating the best features of existing decision support systems and future developments.

-To provide greater transparency in the decision process as one input to improving public understanding and acceptance of off-site emergency measures.

-To facilitate communication of monitoring. Data, predictions of consequences, etc., in the event of any future accident.

-To promote a more coherent, consistent and harmonised response to any future accident that may affect Europe.

The RODOS project has involved about 40 institutes from about 20 countries in eastern and western Europe R&D work performed within the first phase of the RODOS project, came to an end in the autumn of 1995 with the issue of a first pilot version of RODOS (PV2.1 ) for test-operational use in emergency centres. This report presents the status of the RODOS project with emphasis on the results of the second phase, which started with the fourth framework programme at the beginning of 1996 and was completed by mid-1999. Its main objective has been the development of a quality assured, fully operational, customised and comprehensive version of the RODOS system that is generally applicable throughout Europe with appropriate interfaces to plant safety, radiological and meteorological networks, and associated evaluation, validation and training packages.

Additional information

Authors: EHRHARDT J, Forschungszentrum Karsruhe GmbH (DE);WEIS A, Forschungszentrum Karsruhe GmbH (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 19144 EN (2000), 259pp, Euro: 40.00
Availability: Available from the European Commission, DG XII Communication Unit, rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 200, B-1049 Bruxelles (BE) Tel: +32-2-2950001 Fax:+32-2-2958220
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-97737
Record Number: 200012957 / Last updated on: 2000-12-18
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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