CONFIDENCE - COping with uNcertainties For Improved modelling and DEcision making in Nuclear emergenCiEs

CONFIDENCE - COping with uNcertainties For Improved modelling and DEcision making in Nuclear emergenCiEs

Nuclear power plant

The H2020 CONFIDENCE Project aims to close existing gaps in several areas of emergency management and long-term rehabilitation

prosjekt

About/Aims
Background

In emergency management and long-term rehabilitation uncertainty information on the current situation, or its predicted evolution, is an intrinsic problem of decision making. To protect the population, conservative assumptions are often taken which may result in more overall harm than good due to secondary causalities as observed following the Chernobyl and Fukushima accidents. Therefore, the reduction of uncertainty where practicable, and approaches to deal with uncertainty information, is crucial to improve decision making for the protection of the affected population and to minimise disruption of normal living conditions.

Objectives

CONFIDENCE aims to improve decision making for the protection of the population affected by nuclear emergencies and to minimise disruption of normal living conditions. This will be achieved through the reduction of uncertainties, where practicable, and the development of approaches to deal with uncertainty information.

It will use a multidisciplinary approach dealing with all aspects regarding the radiological situation following an accidental release, from the prognosis of dispersion and its spatial-temporal evolution, to the offsite consequences, and the decision making to select, implement and evaluate remediation strategies, including the viewpoints of stakeholders.