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Work package 2

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Month 1

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Network optimisation and planning tool

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Provision of direct and practical guidance for the monitoring community and/or decision makers by

A Development of optimal monitoring strategies for long-range and regional (country-specific) situations using fixed and mobile measuring devices

B Development of a JAVA-based planning tool

Description of work (numbers after participants denote person months)

For all country-specific situations experiments with simulated data (twin experiments) are performed. Input to both the geo-statistical analysis and the data assimilation analysis are the simulated data sets of WP1

A  Development of optimal monitoring strategies for regional situations

  • Prepare data from WP1 (Threat Analysis) from event/scenario calculations for input into the optimisation software (HMGU 0.5, UOM 3, Risoe 0.8)
  • Integrate information from end users on the availability and intended use of fixed and mobile measuring devices into the optimisation strategies (HMGU 1.5, UOM 1, SCK•CEN 1, NRPA 2)
  • With input from the end users (i.e. the results of the elicitation workshop) translate the success criteria for optimal networks into cost functions for country-specific situations (HMGU 1, UOM 1, SCK•CEN 1, NRPA 2)
  • Minimise appropriate cost functions for specific countries with optimisation algorithms to identify optimal network layouts including the application of mobile devices (UOM 1.5, HMGU 3, FZK 1, SCK•CEN 1)
  • Drawing on the expertise of the INTAMAP project, identify and adapt fast and reliable geo-statistical interpolation algorithms (kriging, inverse distance weighting) for the mapping of the surface contamination (UOM 2, HMGU 2)
  • For selected deposition patterns (dry, wet, mixed) and network densities create maps of surface contamination using geo-statistical interpolation (UOM 1.5, HMGU 2, FZK 1)
  • Apply the DA methodologies to improve contamination maps by model results using appropriate DA tools (HMGU 2)
  • Demonstrate the added value of data assimilation in terms of accuracy, earlier availability a/o consistency checking (HMGU 1)
  • Perform optimisation calculations on the lifting of countermeasures (one country only) (SCK•CEN 1)
  • Perform optimisation calculations for the non-accidental release scenario based on measured GDR and meteorological data (SCK•CEN 1.6)

B  Development of a JAVA-based planning tool

·         Set up a data base with results from the optimisation calculations as input for the planning tool (FZK 0.5)

·         Develop the software for the planning tool in JAVA (FZK 6.5)

·         Write user guide for the planning tool (FZK 0.5)


D2.1 Prototypes of cost functions derived from the stakeholder workshop at month 4

D2.2 Optimisation and DA software tools adapted to work with user-defined cost functions and the scenario data of WP1 at month 6

D2.3 Formatted input data sets from the event/scenario calculations ready for use in the scenario        calculations (revised version of WP1 D1.9) at month 13

D2.4 Data base containing the result data for all considered situations from the optimisation calculations     at month 21

D2.5 Report on the results of the optimisation calculations based on geo-statistical interpolation at month          27

D2.6 Report on the results of the data assimilation calculations at month 27

D2.7 Report on monitoring strategies for lifting of countermeasures at month 27

D2.8 JAVA-based planning tool at month 29

D2.9 User guide for the planning tool at month 29