Biota modelling group
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the work is to improve Member States' capabilities for protection of the environment by comparing and validating models being used, or developed, for biota dose assessment (that may be used) as part of regulatory process of licensing and compliance monitoring of authorised releases of radionuclides.
Your views required by IAEA EMRAS II Biota Modelling Group
The Biota Modelling Group is reviewing the requirements for dynamic modelling within environmental (i.e. wildlife) radiological assessments, together with an overview of available models.
To help achieve this we are consulting with colleagues using a questionnaire. If you would like to participate in the review please send your completed questionnaire to jvibatll@SCKCEN.BE by 28th February 2011.
We recognise that you may not be able to complete all components of the questionnaire (e.g. if you do not have your own model to document). However, Section D asks for your opinion on the needs for dynamic models, how fit for purpose any existing models are and what is required for (or hinders) further development and we welcome views from everybody here.
To date (January 2011) we have had 13 responses from regulators, industry and model users/developers in Europe and North America. A summary of the initial responses will be available by the end of January 2011.