Overview of multi-attribute analysis methodologies applied to the evaluation of the effectiveness of remedial measures in the MOIRA system

Ríos Insua, Sixto and Mateos Caballero, Alfonso and Jiménez Martín, Antonio and Gallego Díaz, Eduardo Florentino (2000). Overview of multi-attribute analysis methodologies applied to the evaluation of the effectiveness of remedial measures in the MOIRA system. Monografía (Technical Report). Facultad de Informática (UPM), Roma, Italia.

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Title: Overview of multi-attribute analysis methodologies applied to the evaluation of the effectiveness of remedial measures in the MOIRA system
Author/s:
  • Ríos Insua, Sixto
  • Mateos Caballero, Alfonso
  • Jiménez Martín, Antonio
  • Gallego Díaz, Eduardo Florentino
Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Título de Revista/Publicación: The Project Moira: A Model-based Computerised System for Management Support to Identify Optimal Remedial Strategies for Restoring Radionuclide Contaminated Aquatic Ecosystems and Drainage Areas, ENEA
Date: January 2000
ISSN: 1120-5555
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Radioecology; Countermeasures; Decision systems; Environmental modelling; Multi-attribute analysis
Faculty: Facultad de Informática (UPM)
Department: Inteligencia Artificial
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The contamination of aquatic ecosystems due to the release of radioactive substance into the environment necessitates applying suitable countermeasures for the restoration of the polluted ecosystems. However, despite their obvious benefits, countermeasures may also result in detrimental effects of economic, ecological and social nature. These must be carefully evaluated. Thus, it is of paramount importance to assess, by objective criteria, the global cost-benefit balance of different countermeasures to support environmental management decisions. To develop methodologies for such a global assessment is a great scientific challenge. Firstly, quantitative, validated models are essential to predict the behaviour of contaminants in aquatic ecosystems as well as the effects of the countermeasures. Secondly, it is necessary to develop suitable methodologies for assessing the global effectiveness of a countermeasure when the economic, social and environmental impacts are accounted for. Thirdly, the complex set of techniques and methodologies for a scientifically based assessment of the countermeasure effectiveness must be turned into a user-friendly software tool for supporting decision makers in selecting remedial actions to mitigate the effects of radionuclide contamination of the environment. The MOIRA project has been designed to meet the above needs.

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Item ID: 53454
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/53454/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:53454
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 25 Jun 2019 10:13
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2019 10:13
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