The PREPARE project (2013-2016) aimed to close gaps that had been identified in nuclear and radiological preparedness following the first evaluation of the Fukushima disaster. Among others, the project addressed the review of existing operational procedures for dealing with long lasting releases, cross border problems in monitoring and food safety and further developed missing functionalities in decision support systems ranging from improved source term estimation and dispersion modelling to the inclusion of hydrological pathways for European water bodies. In addition, as the management of the Fukushima event in Europe was far from optimal, a so called Analytical Platform have been developed exploring the scientific and operational means to improve information collection, information exchange and the evaluation of such types of disasters. This was achieved through a collaboration of industry, research and governmental organisations in Europe taking into account the networking activities carried out under the NERIS-TP project.
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Proceedings related to PREPARE Workshop held in Oslo in January 2014 are published in a special issue of the journal Radioprotection (Vol. 51 - HS n°2 -2016).
The programme of the final dissemination PREPARE Workshop, held in Bratislava in January 2016 can be downloaded here.