Response to Nuclear Emergencies Affecting Food and Agriculture

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Project Type

Coordinated Research Project

Project Code

D15015

CRP

1992

Approved Date

04/07/2013

Status

3 - Active - Ongoing

Start Date

13/09/2013

Expected End Date

31/03/2019

Completed Date

17/07/2019

Participating Countries

Belgium
China
France
India
Japan
Morocco
Russian Federation
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Ukraine

Description

This CRP aims to assist Member States to develop and assess systems of innovative data collection, database management and geo-visualization platforms that can be used during both emergency responses as well as for routine monitoring of nuclear and radiological incidents that could affect food and agriculture. Data will be managed in real-time and up-to-date information on the spatial and temporal distributions of radionuclides in the landscape for decision-makers and end-users.

Objectives

The CRP aims to develop and assess systems of innovative data collection, management and geo-visualization platforms that can be used in both routine monitoring and also for emergency response to nuclear and radiological incidents that could affect food and agriculture. Through this CRP networks of institutions and governments involved in nuclear emergency response in food and agriculture will be strengthened. The CRP will also assist in compiling Standard Operating Protocols (SOPs) for actions required in case of a nuclear emergency affecting food and agriculture, as well as sampling analytical SOPs for activity measurements. Further geographical data layers will be compiled for selected case studies.

Specific objectives

To determine how online geo-visualization tools can influence emergency response strategies, approaches to learning from nuclear accidents, and end-users ability to generate future short-term and long-term scenarios about the impact of nuclear accidents on food and agriculture

To ensure that systems use common or standardized protocols that can be shared across different software platforms

To identify sampling and analytical strategies in nuclear emergencies affecting food and agriculture

To produce decision support tools that will help rapid analysis of the situation in radionuclide contamination in food stuffs

To produce low-cost computer-based platforms that are robust and can be used both routinely to monitor every-day sampling as well as in nuclear emergency situations

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