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Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH – Institut für Kern- und Energietechnik

Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH (FZK) is an independent science and research institution in Germany with a staff of about 3500 employees. In the area of technology and the environment, the Centre devotes its attention to research and development work in the interest of the public. It is owned by the Federal Republic of Germany and the Land Baden-Wuerttemberg and a member of the Helmholtz Association of National Research Centres.

The Accident Consequence Group (RODOS Team) at the Institute of Nuclear and Energy Technology (IKET) of the Research Centre Karlsruhe (FZK) consists at present of 11 staff members with meteorologists, physicists, mathematicians, engineers, informaticians and programmers having qualified education and many years of professional experience in the development and application of computer systems in the area of off-site consequence modelling and assessments (http://www.iket.fzk.de/).

Within the EC’s 4th Framework Programme, FZK co-ordinated the EC contracts FI4P-CT95-0007, FI5P-CT96-0006 and IC15-CT96-0318 with some 20 institutes in the EU and about the same number of institutes in the CIS and Central and Eastern European countries involved. The overall objective of these R&D projects was the completion, enhancement, customisation and dissemination of the RODOS system for use in Europe. Under the current 5th Framework Programme, the IKET RODOS Team co-ordinates the RTD projects “RODOS MIGRATION” (FIKR-CT-2000-00077) and the DSSNET network on decision support systems of 37 RTD institutes and emergency management centres (FIR1-CT-2000-40076). The IKET RODOS Team is contractor of the projects MODEM (FIKR-CT-2001-00144), EVATECH (FIKR-CT-2001-00193) and DAONEM (FIKR-CT-2000-00025), and member of the SAMEN cluster (FIKR-CT-2000-20013). Under the 6th Framework, it coordinates the Integrated Project EURANOS (FI6R-CT-2004-508843) aiming to improve emergency management in Europe.

Wolfgang Raskob, meteorologist, Head of the Accident Consequence Assessment Group; member of the Subcommittee on Emergency Management of the German Radiation Protection Commission since 2005.
Since 1992 involvement in the RODOS project as member of the hydrological working group and since 1996 as leader of the working group on countermeasures and consequences. Since 2005, coordinator of the EUROPEAN Integrated Project EURANOS (European approach to nuclear and radiological emergency management and rehabilitation strategies).

Tim O. Mueller, PhD in the field of computer sciences. Graduated in 1996 at the Technical University of Karlsruhe and since then scientific staff member of the Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe. Wide spread experience in software design, especially in developing man-machine-dialogue, image processing and grid computing. Particular interests cover the topics of computer assisted diagnosis and decision support systems with the PhD in these fields.

Claudia Landman, PhD in the field of experimental high energy physics. Since 1983 scientific staff member of Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe. From the beginning involved in the development of the program package COSYMA as part of the of the European Commission’s MARIA project. Experience in radio-ecological modelling, radiation protection and software development. Since 1994 involved in the RODOS project and since 1996 leader of the working group “Training and exercises“. Contributor to the preparation of training courses, manuals and documentation related to the RODOS system.