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The European Commission's accident database MARS is complemented by SPIRS, a distributed database system which was set up in order to provide access to risk related information from major hazardous industrial establishments in Europe.

By using SPIRS, which is based on the requirements of EU Directive 96/82/EC ("Seveso II"), it is possible to analyse and make available information about the geographical component of risk associated with industrial plants in Europe. This is done by providing a map of all major hazardous industrial establishments in Europe together with information on their basic risk related characteristics. SPIRS is designed to support the Competent Authorities in their risk management related decision-making processes.

Similar to MARS, the SPIRS tool consists of one central database, located at the MAHB, and local databases for the Competent Authorities of the Member States.

Additional information

Authors: KIRCHSTEIGER C, JRC-Institute for Systems, Informatics and Safety, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 19767 EN (2001). Euro: Free of charge
Availability: Available from Documentation Service JRC Ispra (IT) FAX:+39-0332-785818
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