Title: Information Sharing in a Nuclear Security Event - Consultation of Member States on the Report “Remote Expert Support of Field Teams; Reachback Services For Nuclear Security” ERNCIP Thematic Group Radiological and Nuclear Threats to Critical Infrastructure - Task 3B Deliverable 2
Authors: TOIVONEN H.REPPENHAGEN GRIM P.SCHOECH HubertKEIGHTLEY JohnTENGBLAD OlofSCHNEIDER FrankFORSBERG HANS CARL-JOHANPERÄJÄRVI K.
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2015
JRC N°: JRC98706
ISBN: 978-92-79-54078-3
ISSN: 1831-9424
Other Identifiers: EUR 27630
OP LB-NA-27630-EN-N
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC98706
DOI: 10.2788/763983
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: The ERNCIP thematic group for Radiological and Nuclear Threats to Critical Infrastructure (RN thematic group) produced in its working programme 2014 a report on radiological and nuclear information sharing between the EU Member States in case of a nuclear security event. As part of its working programme in 2015 the group collected views from the EU Member States regarding this report as a key step in the work towards future European format and protocol standardisation to be implemented for the technical reachback and other analysis purposes. The RN thematic group designed a simple questionnaire, which was sent to the relevant authorities in the Member States. The answers (10 out of 28) came from very different organizations working on domains of security, safety or military. The different background of the responding organizations shows that the responsibility on nuclear and radiological matters, including information sharing in a nuclear security event, varies strongly among different Member States. This knowledge alone is an important outcome of the questionnaire. Some replies showed that much work needs to be done for raising European awareness regarding prevention of, detection of and response to nuclear security events, including information sharing nationally and internationally. Some Member States have not yet identified the need of cooperation in sharing nuclear spectrometric data and analysis results. One of the basic requirements of the proposed new information-sharing system for nuclear security is that advanced national analysis resources can be provided for Member States that do not have such capabilities. Even though the future arrangements for information sharing would be based on a standard technological structure, all data exchange is voluntary and bilateral between the Member States.
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