About this project
The nuclear power plant accident at Fukushima Daiichi clearly confirmed the need for exchanging radiological information in real-time at an international level, even for remote accidents. During a radiological emergency with transboundary implications in Europe, the European Commission will issue recommendations to EU Member States based on data from national early warning networks. This could affect millions of people and may have severe economic and sociological consequences. Therefore, metrologically sound monitoring data of ambient dose rate and airborne radionuclide activity concentrations, co-ordinated with data from international radiological networks, are a prerequisite for adequate environmental radiation monitoring in Europe.