In-situ metrology for decommissioning nuclear facilities

Project: EU project

Project Details


Protecting society from the hazards of legacy nuclear sites.    
In near future, one of the most significant environmental challenges facing EU member states is how to ensure the safe disposal of radioactive waste from decommissioning nuclear sites. 
Project provides validated methods for measuring radioactivity on site, for segregating and checking wastes and for monitoring the condition of wastes.                    
VTT MIKES develops a fully portable automatized laser spectrometer for on-line on-site monitoring of gaseous radiocarbon CO2 and CH4 emissions.                
Call 2016: Metrology for Environment
This project has received funding from the EMPIR programme co-financed by the Participating States and from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.
AcronymMetroDECOM II
Effective start/end date1/09/1728/02/21

Collaborative partners

  • National Physical Laboratory (NPL) (lead)
  • BA66 National metrology institute VTT MIKES
  • Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives (CEA) (Project partner)
  • Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (CIEMAT) (Project partner)
  • Czech Metrology Institute (CMI) (Project partner)
  • National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA) (Project partner)
  • Laboratoire National de Métrologie et d’Essais (LNE) (Project partner)
  • German National Metrology Institute (PTB) (Project partner)
  • National Agency for Radioactive Waste Management (ANDRA) (Project partner)
  • Électricité de France S.A. (EDF) (Project partner)
  • Lablogic Systems Ltd (Project partner)
  • MAGICS Instruments (Project partner)
  • National Nuclear Laboratory (Project partner)
  • NUVIA a.s. (Project partner)
  • Tampere University of Technology (TUT) (Project partner)


  • EURAMET e.V.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


  • decommissioning nuclear sites
  • laser spectrometer