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Information Requirements and Countermeasure Evaluation Techniques in Nuclear Emergency Management - EVATECH, Final Technical Report

Project ID: FIKR-CT-2001-00193
Funded under: FP5-EAECTP C


EVATECH, Information Requirements and Countermeasure Evaluation Techniques in Nuclear Emergency Management, was a research project aiming for the enhancement of the quality and coherence of the response to nuclear and radiological emergencies in Europe. The project was carried out within the key action "Nuclear Fission" in the fifth Euratom Framework Programme (FP5). The objective of EVATECH was to improve the decision support methods, models and processes in ways that take into account the expectations and needs of different stakeholders participating in decision making to protect members of the public and workers in a nuclear emergency situation. The project had ten partners from seven European countries.
The project was divided into four work packages dealing with; (1) development of evaluation tool(s) for the decision support systems (RODOS and ARGOS) that can be used to find the most practicable protective actions in a reliable and transparent way, (2) description of emergency management processes in a few European countries by a modern process modelling technique to clarify the decision making processes used and to explore the best practices, (3) development of methodologies to conduct scenario-focused decision making workshops with participation of relevant stakeholders, and (4) arranging of national decision making workshops in the seven participating countries to identify feasible countermeasures for clean-up of contaminated inhabited environments after a nuclear accident and the factors that drive the decisions made.
The project commenced on 1 December 2001 and the originally planned activities ended on 30 November 2004. In September 2004 the Project Consortium applied for an extension of five months to the project in order to disseminate the achievements to a wider audience responsible for nuclear emergency management in Europe. The Commission approved the extension and the project finished at the end of April 2005.

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