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  • • the European Commission Joint Research Centre's KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM on Chemical Accident Prevention and Preparedness;
    • managed and maintained by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission;
    • is a multi-annual initiative within the Joint Research Centre (JRC) that aims to work in all the phases of the knowledge management cycle: knowledge gathering, knowledge organisation, knowledge analysis, knowledge production and knowledge visualisation.

MINERVA objectives:

  • To be the single entry point of MAHB's scientific and policy support activities and tools.
  • To support the European Union's policies related to Chemical Accident Prevention and Preparedness (CAPP).
  • To serve as an international scientific and technical reference point for different stakeholders on:
    • industrial accidents;
    • chemical accident prevention and preparedness;
    • emerging chemical accident risks
    • Lessons learned for preventing and preparing for chemical incidents of all causality including CBRN.
  • To contribute to cross-sectoral dialogue on technological risk, in particular, lessons learned from technological accidents, including related and interconnected cross-sectoral issues.
  • To promote dialogue on emerging policy needs for customer DGS relevant to chemical accident risk and chemical security.
  • To pro-actively offer products and service, such as lessons learned bulletins, reports, newsletters, and EMM rss feeds, from knowledge and experience gained in the industrial sector (particularly Seveso establishments) on topics associated with:
    • Risk assessment;
    • Consequence analysis and modeling;
    • Accident causal trends and lessons learned;
    • Performance indicators for chemical accident risk management;
    • Safety management systems;
    • Technical control measures (equipment and instrumentation);
    • Human and organizational behaviour;
    • Land use planning;
    • Emergency preparedness and planning;
    • Enforcement and monitoring;
    • Risk governance and capacity building.
  • To carry out knowledge mapping processes, integrating and supporting the chemical accident database, with respect to the needs of different types of users (Client DGs, Member States, Industry, Academia, etc.), and the public’s right to have access to environmental information under the Aarhus Convention.
  • To foster cross-sectoral (chemical, energy, transport, industrial, biological, natural, radiological, etc.) analysis of causes and lessons learned and promote cross-dialogue amongst interested communities.