In case of a nuclear accident in Europe, the Real-time On-line Decision Support
system for off-site emergency management in Europe (RODOS) provides consistent
and comprehensive information on the present and future radiological situation,
the extent and the benefits and drawbacks of emergency actions and
countermeasures, and methodological support for taking decisions on emergency
response strategies. Main users of the system are those responsible at local,
regional, national and supra-national levels for off-site emergency management.
The application of the system for training and exercises was a further
important consideration in its development.
The RODOS system is designed for enabling a seamless transition between
To that purpose, models and data bases can be customised to different site and
plant characteristics and to the geographical, climatic and environmental
variations in Europe. Its operational application requires on-line
coupling to radiological and meteorological real-time measurements and
meteorological forecasts from national weather services.
- local/regional/national/European scales
- early and later phases of an accident
- all types of emergency actions and countermeasures
The current RODOS version PV6.0 has been and will be installed for operational
use in a number of emergency centres of European states, partially supported
by the European Commission’s ECHO, TACIS
and PHARE Programmes (RODOS installations). On behalf of the
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology,
Institute for Nuclear and Energy Technologies (IKET),
is responsible for the dissemination of RODOS in Europe.
The RODOS system is the result of a close collaboration between almost 40
institutes from about 20 countries within the European Union, Eastern Europe
and the former Soviet Union. The RODOS project was funded by
the German Ministry of Environment, the European Commission and the
participating institutes. The R&D work continues under the 6th Framework
Programme of the European Commission.
A more detailed description of the RODOS project and the current RODOS version 6.0 is given in
the RODOS Brochure. The RODOS Flyer gives
a short overview.