RDEP in environmental surveillance
Part 3: Laos
In the last two newsletters, we introduced you to two of the ASEAN countries in which either completely new or significantly improved measuring networks have been installed to monitor environmental radiation as part of the project being funded by the European Union and implemented by Scienta Envinet. Moreover, our teaser presented the ASEAN RDEP platform, in which numerous other countries are involved. For example…
Here again, Laos is certainly not lacking in nature or culture, from the UNESCO World Heritage Centre of Luang Prabang to the Mekong River, the Nam Ha National Protected Area, the Bolaven Plateau and its exceptionally welcoming people who show in unique fashion how the traditions, customs and languages of a multitude of different ethnic groups can be mutually enriching, thereby creating a breathtaking environment. And naturally, that is the cue for our monitoring network.
Four MIRAs make up the first measuring network to monitor the country's environmental radiation. Four autonomous MIRAs that benefit from the RADMON service with integrated national roaming and thus reliably transmit data not just to the monitoring center at the Department of Science (DOS) but also to neighboring countries via the ASEAN RDEP.
This RDEP platform is very special: like the European EURDEP, all participants have access to a cross-border, standardized radiological situation report that covers the entire region: the NMC installations of the participating countries synchronize their data on a central NMC server for the whole region in near real time. In turn, participants can import other countries' data into their own database – with read-only access, however. Thus, every country maintains complete data autonomy yet has an overview of radiological incidents in the bordering countries, enabling them to respond to an emergency at the earliest opportunity.
As it is kept supplied with first-rate measurement data, the DOS can easily guarantee the safety of its citizens from radiation hazards, thereby doing its part in ensuring Laos' continued success story and meteoric rise. Congratulations on the new monitoring network!
If you are also interested in NMC's RDEP functionality, our Sales department will be happy to advise you, not just on the operational details but can also help you create data exchange platforms with neighboring countries – the whole setup can also be decentralized. Contact our team of specialists today at
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