The EMETNET project is building a network of experts to support the EU-level response to environmental emergencies. The purpose of the network is to carry out a rapid assessment of risks to public health and the environment of natural and man-made disasters in order to support DG ECHO's Emergency Response Coordination Centre. The network will also be available to provide back-office support to environmental experts deployed to the emergency under the Union Civil Protection Mechanism. In addition, the network is involved in developing and testing the network response mechanism and the associated procedures, guidance and tools. Once sufficiently established and exercised, the network will function in ‘pilot mode’ during the remainder of the project to provide risk assessment support should a ‘live’ event take place.
If you would like to join the network, please could you send a message to: EMETNET@RIVM.nl