EUNADICS-AV plans tracer experiment in 2018 at the border of Germany and Austria

by EUNADICS-AV consortium, 31 January 2018

The verification and validation of the EUNADICS-AV forecast system will be conducted for a case of an accidental or intentional release of a harmful chemical or radioactive compound by a tracer experiment.

An artificial tracer will be released at a selected site in Europe to simulate a nuclear or chemical/biological accident and incident. The tracer will be sampled by two aircraft during two flights, first time several hours, second time one day after the tracer release, to validate the dispersion forecast and the definition of the restricted areas. The dispersion of the tracer will be simulated with the EUNADICS-AV forecast tools and restricted areas at the ground and in the air space will be defined for the hours/days after the release.