NEA Mandates and Structures


Expert Group on the Use of Real-time Platforms (EGRT)

Chair(s): Secretary:  Edward LAZO
(edward.lazo@oecd-nea.org)
Member(s):All NEA member countries
Full participant(s): European Commission
Under the NEA Statute
Observer(s)(International Organisation): International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
By agreement
Date of creation:29 March 2019
End of mandate:29 March 2021

Mandate (Document reference):

Mandate (Document extract):

Extract of document NEA/CRPPH/INEX(2018)1/PROV​

Mandate:

The Working Party on Nuclear Emergency Matters (WPNEM) has established the Expert Group on the use of Real-Time Platforms to facilitate cross-border and regional information exchange and coordination of countermeasures (EGRT) for member countries to collaboratively address improving cross-border co-ordination through the sharing of experience in the use of real-time information platforms in nuclear emergency management.

This Expert Group supports the mandate of the Committee for Radiological Protection and Public Health, which states, “the Committee shall … promote international collaboration on specific radiological protection and radiation-related public health topics of interest to the NEA member countries in the framework of the NEA Strategic Plan” [NEA/NE(2017)13]. The EGRT also support the WPNEM mission “to improve nuclear emergency management systems within NEA member countries, and to share its knowledge and experience widely” and, in particular, “to identify and investigate as appropriate further advancements in all aspects of emergency preparedness and response for nuclear/radiological emergencies (including accidents and consequence management of malicious acts)” [NEA/CRPPH/INEX(2016)4/REV1].

Objectives

The main objective of the EGRT is to review existing real-time platforms used in Emergency Preparedness and Response (EPR) in NEA member countries, with a view to facilitate cross-border and regional information exchange and co-ordination of countermeasures.

Methods of Working

Interactions

The EGRT will interact as appropriate with other NEA standing technical committees and international organisations, such as the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the European Commission (EC) in order to apply the right expertise to the right issues and avoid duplicating efforts.

Deliverables

Report on the use of existing real-time platforms in NEA member countries, to facilitate cross-border and regional information exchange and coordination of countermeasures.