The initiative brought together 15 partners, including universities, industry and research institutes, from 6 EU Member States plus Norway. Together they developed a procedure, called the ERICA Integrated Approach, which allows users to carry out a detailed assessment of the potential impacts of radiation on the environment in a given situation. The accompanying ERICA Tool guides users through the process, helping them to perform the assessment, evaluate the results and take decisions.
By using a tiered approach, the methodology can be used both in everyday situations by inexperienced users, as well as in complex situations requiring expert judgement.
Studies have shown the ERICA Integrated Approach to be effective in the field, and it is already used in risk assessments worldwide.READ MORE