End-users' expectations and experiences with the decision support system MOIRA-PLUS

E. Gallego, L. Monte, D. Hofman

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MOIRA-PLUS is a decision support system (DSS) designed to address the mid and long-term issues after nuclear accidents causing the contamination of freshwater bodies and catchments with radionuclides. It is designed to allow for a reliable assessment of the long-term evolution of the radiological situation and of possible alternative rehabilitation strategies, including an objective evaluation of their social, economic and ecological impacts in a rational and comprehensive manner. MOIRA also features a decision analysis methodology, making use of multi-attribute analysis, which can take into account the preferences and needs of different types of stakeholders. The main functions and elements of the MOIRA-PLUS DSS are described summarily, together with the conclusions from end-user's experiences with the system. MOIRA-PLUS has proven to be a mature system, user friendly and relatively easy to set up. It can help to reassure the public by enabling a realistic evaluation of the complete impacts of possible recovery strategies. However, the users also identified possibilities for further improvement of the DSS. © EDP Sciences, 2010.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)-
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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