Task F- Objectives, partnership and expected deliverables

 Task F- Objectives, partnership and expected deliverables

 

Different countries have different ways of coping with disasters and catastrophes. Dealing with a severe catastrophe may need co-operation between countries and possibly also use of shared resources.

When faced with an emergency situation affecting several countries, it might not be easy to to cope with such situation separately with national means. There might be obstacles or gaps – as they are called in this study –preventing the most efficient performance of different countries involved.

The main objective of the Flagship Project 14.3 project was to map those hazards/threat scenarios which either have macro-regional and/or cross-border dimensions.

The project was divided into four sub-projects with specific aims: macro-regional risk, floods, forest fires and nuclear and radiation safety.

The last one of these – nuclear and radiation safety is covered in the work of Task F: Nuclear safety risk scenarios and gaps in a macro regional context.

The objectives of the Task F were:

  • to prepare a general macro-regional risk assessment focusing on nuclear and radiation safety, including identification of major gaps in current disaster prevention and coping strategies.
  • to prepare a set of scenarios to test the prevention status, cascading effects and to identify obvious gaps.
  • to develop methodological tools to deal with the scenarios.
  • to prepare a macro regional strategy (recommendations) for enhancing prevention methodologies and filling in the gaps (such as resources, education, interoperability etc.).

The leader of the Task F was:

  • Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK), Finland.

In the initial plan the  work was assisted with:

  •  a sub-contracted group of Finnish experts representing the prime minister’s office and the competent civil protection authority;
  • a sub-contracted group of four experts from Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Poland representing not necessarily their regulatory nuclear safety bodies but rather more general civil protection institutions; and
  • the CBSS Expert Group on Nuclear and Radiation Safety (EGNRS), representing the competent nuclear safety authorities.

The deliverables of the project were:

  • a general macro-regional risk assessment focusing on nuclear and radiation safety
  • a set of scenarios to test the prevention status, cascading effects and to identify obvious gaps
  • methodological tools to deal with the scenarios and
  • a macro regional strategy (recommendations) for enhancing prevention methodologies and filling in the gaps.