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Flexrisk - Flexible tools for assessment of nuclear risk in Europe

Project Leader
Seibert Petra, Project Leader
Neue Energien 2020
Type of Research
Basic Research
Project partners
Austrian Institute for Applied Ecology, Seidengasse 13, A-1070 Wien, Austria.
Contact person: Antonia Wenisch;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner

Further information:

Kromp Wolfgang, Project Staff
Kromp-Kolb Helga, Project Staff
Gufler Klaus, Project Staff
Sholly Steven, Project Staff (bis 31.10.2017)
Arnold Delia, Project Staff (bis 30.06.2014)
Arnold Nikolaus, Project Staff
BOKU Research Units
Institute of Meteorology and Climatology
Institute of Safety and Risk Sciences
Funded by
Klima- und Energiefonds, Leopold-Ungar-Platz 2 / Stiege 1 / 4.OG / Top 142, 1190 Wien, Austria
FLEXRISK studies the geographical distribution of the risk due to severe
accidents in nuclear facilities, especially nuclear power plants in Europe.
Starting with source terms and accident frequencies, the large-scale
dispersion of radionuclides in the atmosphere is simulated for about 1000
meteorological situations. Together with the subsequent calculation of
resulting radiation doses the consequences of severe accidents can be
estimated. Maps and diagrams will indicate, e.g., where in Europe the risk
to be affected by a severe accident is especially high, or which
contribution is incurred by the NPPs of a specific country. Through this
visualisation of the risks of the nuclear option and the comparison of
risks due to NPPs corresponding to construction type or location, support
for Austrian decision makers and better information for the interested
public can be provided.
climatology; meteorology; power economics; dosimetry; computer-aided simulation; risk analysis; environmental protection;

Seibert, P., Arnold, D., Arnold, N., Gufler, K., Kromp-Kolb, H., Mraz, G. (2016): Eine Untersuchung des nuklearen Risikos in Europa infolge schwerer Unfälle in Kernkraftwerken.

In: Wolfgang Liebert, Christian Gepp, David Reinberger, Nukleare Katastrophen und ihre Folgen. 30 Jahre nach Tschernbyl, 5 Jahre nach Fukushima, 275-289; Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag , Berlin; ISBN 9783-8305-3642-0

Seibert, Petra; Arnold, Delia; Arnold, Nikolaus ; Gufler, Klaus; Kromp-Kolb, Helga; Mraz, Gabriele; Sholly, Steven; Wenisch, Antonia (2013): Flexrisk - Flexible tools for assessment of nuclear risk in Europe. Final Report. PRELIMINARY VERSION MAY 2013, v2 (July 2015).

BOKU-Met Report 23 FullText

Petra Seibert, Delia Arnold, Gabriele Mraz, Nikolaus Arnold, Klaus Gufler, Helga Kromp-Kolb, Wolfgang Kromp, Philipp Sutter, Antonia Wenisch (2012): Severe accidents of nuclear power plants in Europe: possible consequences and mapping of risk.
[4th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC 2012, Davos, Switzerland, 26.08.2012 - 30.08.2012]

In: Marc Stal, Manuela Stiffler, Walter Ammann , IDRC Davos 2012 International Disaster and Risk Conference, Extended Abstracts , Global Risk Forum GRF Davos, Switzerland

D. Arnold, K. Gufler, W. Kromp, H. Kromp-Kolb, G. Mraz, P. Seibert, S. Sholly , P. Sutter and A. Wenisch (2012): flexRISK - Flexible Tools for Assessment of Nuclear Risk in Europe .

In: Steyn, Douw G., Trini Castelli, Silvia (Eds.), Air Pollution Modeling and its Application XXI, p. 737-740; Springer, Dordrecht; ISBN 978-94-007-1358-1

Arnold, Dèlia; Seibert, Petra; Kromp-Kolb, Helga; Gufler, Klaus; Arnold, Nikolaus; Kromp, Wolfgang; Wenisch,Antonia; Mraz, Gabriele; Sutter, Philipp (2011): flexRISK: Lagrangian particle dispersion modelling for the assessment of nuclear risks in Europe .
[AGU Chapman Conference on Advances in Lagrangian Modeling of the Atmosphere 2011, Grindelwald, Switzerland, 09.10.2011 - 14.10.2011]

In: C. Lin, D. Brunner, C. Gerbig (Eds.), Presentations and Posters - AGU Chapman Conference on Advances in Lagrangian Modeling of the Atmosphere,*/113644

P. Seibert, D. Arnold, H. Kromp-Kolb, K. Gufler, N. Arnold, S. Sholly, W. Kromp, A. Wenisch, G. Mraz, A. Wallner, P. Sutter (2010): Flexible Tools for Assessment of Nuclear Risk in Europe – Report 2010.

Vienna Scientific Cluster Annual Reports FullText


Petra SEIBERT, Delia ARNOLD, Nikolaus ARNOLD, Klaus GUFLER, Radek HOFMAN, Helga KROMP-KOLB, Gabriele MRAZ, Anne PHILIPP, Steven Sholly (2015): Climatological Assessment of Nuclear Accident Risks and Hazards in Europe.

1st International Conference on Nuclear Risk, 16-17 April 201, Wien

D. Arnold, K. Gufler, W. Kromp, H. Kromp-Kolb, G. Mraz, P. Seibert, S. Sholly, N. Arnold, P. Sutter, A. Wenisch (2012): flexRISK – flexible tools for assessment of nuclear risk in Europe. [Poster]

Vienna Scientific Cluster User Workshop, 2012, Neusiedl am See

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