The two major outputs of this FP6 EURATOM funded project were the ERICA Integrated Approach and the ERICA Tool. The Integrated Approach seeks to combine exposure/dose/effect assessment with risk characterisation and managerial considerations. The use of the Integrated Approach is facilitated by the ERICA Tool, which is a software programme that guides the user through the various steps, keeps records and communicates with a number of purpose-built databases.
A new version of the ERICA Tool has been released in June 2011 on a new dedicated website www.erica-tool.com
Please go to http://www.erica-tool.com/erica/download/ to the download area to download the new version.
Important: Any previous version need to be uninstalled before installing the ERICA Assessment Tool June 2011 - the new setup program will NOT remove your database.
Please look at the release notes for full details of the update. These notes are included in the ERICA Tool 'Help' menu. Modifications of particular note are:
- Compatibility with Windows 7;
- New functionality in Tiers 2 and 3 to allow the user to set rules for which media activity concentrations are used to derive values for media for which measurement data are not available.
The ERICA Tool team are now working on the next version of the tool, which will include revised wildlife concentration factors and associated updated EMCL values (following EMRAS II programme developments). News on the availabiity of this new version will be posted on this website in the future.
The dedicated website is in a preliminary state – we have a number of ideas on how to develop it – but your suggestions would also be welcome.