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Data assimilation for off-site nuclear emergency management

Objective

The proposed work attempts to introduce a practical improvement in the real time on-line decision support system (RODOS) by developing and integrating a data assimilation capability for off-site nuclear emergency management. This project covers three areas of interest for data assimilation : in the early phase, deposition and food chain and in the hydrological model chain. It is expected that the outcome of this R&D work will result in a clear improvement on the assessment of the radiological impact of an accidental release of radioactivity in both terrestrial and aquatic environments. It is expected that the use of a common data assimilation approach, the Kalman filter, will result in a coherent and harmonised methodology that will increase the acceptability of the RODOS system by European Emergency Response Centres and this will facilitate its implementation throughout Europe.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

BELGIAN NUCLEAR RESEARCH CENTRE
Address
200,Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
Belgium

Participants (8)

DHI - INSTITUTE OF WATER & ENVIRONMENT
Denmark
Address
Agern Allee
2970 Hoersholm
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM KARLSRUHE GMBH - TECHNIK UND UMWELT
Germany
Address

76021 Karlsruhe
GSF-RESEARCH CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENT AND HEALTH
Germany
Address
Ingolstaedter Landstrasse 1
85764 Oberschleissheim
INSTITUTE OF MATHEMATICAL MACHINE AND SYSTEM PROBLEMS - NATI
Ukraine
Address
42,Prospect Glushkova 42
252207 Kiev
LEOPOLD-FRANZENS-UNIVERSITAET INNSBRUCK
Austria
Address
25,Technikerstrasse 25
6020 Innsbruck
RISOE NATIONAL LABORATORY
Denmark
Address
399,Frederiksborgvej 399
4000 Roskilde
SCIENTIFIC PRODUCTION ASSOCIATION TYPHOON
Russia
Address
82,Lenin Street 82
249038 Obninsk
University of Warwick
United Kingdom
Address
Gibbet Hill Road Warwick Science Park
CV4 7AL Coventry