EUropean Radiological Data Exchange Platform (EURDEP)


   EURDEP (EUropean Radiological Data Exchange Platform) is both a standard format for radiological data and a network for the exchange of automatic monitoring data. The latest release of the format is version 2.0, which is in use since the beginning of 2002. The data-format is applied for participation to the EURDEP network, but also for other national and international systems such as CBSS, MODEM, ARGOS, RODOS etc.
   The EURDEP network is currently used by 31 European countries for the continuous exchange of data from their national radiological monitoring networks in almost real-time. During routine the monitoring data is made available by the participating organizations at least once a day. During an emergency each Organization makes data available at least once each two hours. In practice more and more Organizations make their national data available on an hourly basis both during routine and during emergency conditions.
   There are two mirror-nodes that collect all national EURDEP data and make it available on their ftp-server: the DG-JRC in Ispra, Italy and the BfS/IAR in Freiburg, Germany. The JRC also runs Email queues for automatic transmission of new data and publishes the data on both a public and a private EURDEP web-site.


   The participation of the EU member states is regulated by the Council Decision 87/600 and the Recommendation 2000/473/ Euratom. The participation of non-EU countries is on a voluntary basis. There is however a gentlemen’s agreement that participating to EURDEP automatically means that data delivery will be switched to an hourly or two-hourly data-transmission during an emergency.


Austria (BMLFUW); Belgium (FANC); Bulgaria (EEA); Croatia (Ministry of Economy, Labor and Entrepreneurship); Czech (SURO); Denmark (beredskabsstyrelsen DEMA); Estonia (Radiation Protection Centre); Finland (STUK); France (IRSN); Germany (BfS / FORP); Greece (EEAE); Hungary (NDGDM); Iceland (Icelandic Radiation Protection Institute); Ireland (RPII); Italy (APAT); Latvia (RDC Radiation Safety Centre); Lithuania (EPA, Min. of the Environment); Luxembourg (Min. Santé); The Netherlands (RIVM); Norway (NILU); Poland (NAEA); Portugal (IA); Romania (ERL, National Reference Laboratory for Environmental Radiation); Russia (Scientific Production Association "Typhoon" rodos); Slovakia (SHMU); Slovenia (SNSA); Spain (CSN); Sweden (SSI); Switzerland (NAZ); Turkey (TAEK); United Kingdom (RIMNET/DEFRA).

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