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INSPIRE and external radiation dose & radioactive fallout measurements

Hi all,

I'm involved with a project which includes publishing measurement results of external radiation dose rates (near real-time) and the nuclear fallout samples (weekly sampling) of Finland as INSPIRE datasets. We need to decide which INSPIRE thematic data models to use for publishing this data as an INSPIRE Download Service. 

As something related very much to the human health, both the radiation dose and the fallout measurements might naturally fall under the Human Health theme, but based in what I've learned by reading the HH Data Specification and the data model, this theme is mostly concerned with statistical data and thematic mapping, not so much with the continuous process of publishing the actual measurement data from an observation network.

So my current idea is to use the AC-MF theme data models for publishing the measurement values and the EF for publishing the information about the observation networks. In essence this means that we would be using the same data models already used for the meteorological and air quality observation data. Do you see this as a valid approach?

There seems to be few (if any) existing examples for publishing this kind of datasets within INSPIRE, even though I know that similar measurement networks exist in other EU member states. We would obviously like to harmonize with other data providers, so any examples of such projects would be more than welcome.

  • Alessandro SARRETTA

    By Alessandro SARRETTA

    Dear Ilkka,

    I've published your question also in the HH group and in the Marine and Atmosphere Cluster to possibly extend the discussion.

  • Keiran MILLARD

    By Keiran MILLARD

    As radiation is a physical or chemical property of the environment, it can be considered in either the OF or AF specification, depending on whether the radiation is in the water or atmosphere. 

  • Alessandro SARRETTA

    By Alessandro SARRETTA

    Dear Ilkka,

    your solution to use AC-MF (or OF in the the ocean domain) model for values and EF for networks seems the best one, given the information you provided.

    Could you please add more information on how (type of sensors and network) measurement are taken, to understand what part of EF model are you going to use?

    Regarding your sentence "I know that similar measurement networks exist in other EU member states", could you provide any more detail, so that I can try to contact them and understand whether they are interested in approaching INSPIRE?

    And as a follow up of this discussion, do you have any (even partial) result, like EF or AC-MF xml (or even better active and running service :-)) that can be shared? I think examples are one of the most needed outputs... :-)

    Thanks

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