Articles | Volume 11, issue 2
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 11, 589–601, 2019
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 11, 589–601, 2019

Review article 02 May 2019

Review article | 02 May 2019

30 years of European Commission Radioactivity Environmental Monitoring data bank (REMdb) – an open door to boost environmental radioactivity research

Marco Sangiorgi et al.


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ED: Publish as is (15 Apr 2019) by Giulio G.R. Iovine
Short summary
REMdb was created in the aftermath of the Chernobyl accident (1986) by the European Commission. Since then it has been maintained with the aim to keep a historical record of the Chernobyl accident and to store the radioactivity monitoring data gathered through the national environmental monitoring programs of the European Union member states. To date, the total number of data records stored in REMdb exceeds 5 million, in this way providing a valuable archive for everyone.