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Environmental Risk from Ionising Contaminants: Assessment and Management



The objective of ERICA is to provide an integrated approach to scientific, managerial and societal issues concerned with the environmental effects of contaminants emitting ionising radiation, with emphasis on biota and ecosystems. The final outcome of the project will be the ERICA integrated approach to assessment and management of environmental risks from ionising radiation, using practical tools. The project will partly build on the achievements of the FASSET project, which provided a basic framework for the assessment of environmental impact of radionuclides.

The objectives of the ERICA project will be fulfilled through development of a user-friendly assessment tool with risk characterisation methodologies coupled with communication strategies aimed at decision-making. This involves detailed consideration of gaps in scientific data, expansion of the current effects database, and experimental and theoretical consideration extrapolation issues, e.g. from effects on individuals to effects on populations.

Maturity: Initial Research
Region: EU
Type: International
Grant Value: £1,034,058.00
Start Date: 01/03/2004
End Date: 28/02/2007
Project Status: funded
Funding Agency: EU

Project Members
Project Contact
Mr Carl-Magnus Larsson

Collaborating Organisations
Agricultural University of Norway
√Člectricit√© de France
Environment Agency
Facilia AB
GSF - National Research Centre for Environment and Health
Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety, France
Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority Finland
Research Centre for Energy, Environment and Technology Spain
Statens Straalevern
Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Co.
University College Sweden
University of Liverpool
Westlakes Scientific Consulting Ltd

Component(s) Project Develops
Application Services
Problem Solving Environments

Application Area(s) associated with Project


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