Publication Type: Journal Article
Source: Information & Security: An International Journal, Volume 28, Issue 1, Number 6, p.79-86 (2012)
Keywords: Environmental safety
, monitoring network
, monitoring station
, pollution detection.
, probability of emission detection
, risk management
, unified information system
The paper examines the issue of establishing a monitoring network for regions with highly developed industrial infrastructure. The goal is to create a unified information and analytical system that would provide for efficient environmental risk management. These results are part of a multi-year research project pursuing the ultimate goal of enhanced ecological safety in industrialised regions. We build on studies initiated by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research which, however, requires a large number of monitoring stations to measure the flows of pollutants with fine-scale spatial variability. In our approach we emphasise the power of the probabilistic approach to defining the location of monitoring stations and consequent efficient risk management.