Volume 54, Number 4, October-December 2019
|Page(s)||241 - 246|
|Published online||23 December 2019|
The OpenRadiation project: monitoring radioactivity in the environment by and for the citizens
IRSN, Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire,
2 IFFoRME, Institut Français des Formateurs Risques Majeurs et protection de l’Environnement, 75010 Paris, France
3 Planète Sciences, 91130 Ris-Orangis, France
4 Fablab de Sorbonne Université, 75005 Paris, France
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 30 October 2019
After the Fukushima accident, initiatives emerged offering the public the possibility to realise measurements of the radioactivity in the environment with various devices and to share data and experiences through collaborative tools. The objective of the OpenRadiation project is to offer the public the opportunity to perform measurements of the radioactivity using connected dosimeters on smartphones. The challenge is to operate such a system on a sustainable basis in normal situations and in order to be useful in an emergency situation. In normal situations, this project is based on a collaborative approach including pedagogical activities. In case of emergency situation, data from the field will be available in “real time” providing an opportunity for the emergency management and the communication with the public. The practical objectives are to develop i) a website centralising measurements using various dosimeters, providing dose rate maps with raw and filtered data and offering dedicated areas for specific projects and exchanges about data and ii) a dosimetric app using a connected dosimeter. This project is conducted within a partnership between organisms’ representative of the scientific community and associations to create links with the public.
Key words: OpenRadiation / citizen science / radioactivity measurement / environment
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