CARACAS Concerted Action on Risk Assessment for Contaminated Sites in the European Union

Country: EU Projects
Start Date:   1/4/1996         Duration: 33 months         Project Type: Concerted Action
Contract Number: ENV4950095
Organisation Type:  EC Project
Contaminated land-->policy and regulatory
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Exposure pathways
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Models
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Receptor: Buildings
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Receptor: Ecological
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Receptor: Human health
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Receptor: Water
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Risk assessment overview
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Risk benefit analysis
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Sources
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Tools and procedures
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Toxicological information
Project objectives:
The primary objectives of CARACAS were:   
evaluation of the practical State-of-the-Art of contaminated land risk assessment    
summary of current risk assessment approaches in European countries    
recommendations on scientific priorities for future R&D programmes    
identification and compilation of ongoing R&D projects in Europe    
establishment of an information network on risk assessment issues    
stimulation of multinational co-operation on scientific aspects    
co-operation with major international initiatives on contaminated land 
Project Summary:
CARACAS was a Concerted Action initiative within the Environment and Climate Programme of the European Commission DG XII. 16 European Countries are participating 
in the CARACAS project with scientists from national environmental authorities and research organisations. CARACAS co-ordinated current research initiatives on contaminated land risk assessment in Europe and identifies priority research tasks for future R&D
Achieved Objectives:
As above 
Product Descriptions:
A wide range of outputs are downloadable from   
•	'Risk Assessment of Contaminated Sites in Europe', Final Publication, Vol. 1-Scientific Basis. (pdf-Format 525KB)    
•	'Risk Assessment of Contaminated Sites in Europe', Final Publication, Vol. 2-Policy Frameworks see CLARINET    
•	'R&D Needs for Improvement of Contaminated Land Risk Assessment', CARACAS Report, January 98    
•	CARACAS/NICOLE Joint Statement, Oct. 97    
•	CARACAS Newsletters    
•	International Workshop on 'General Approach on Risk Assessment Models and Risk Assessment for Contaminated Sites', Berlin, 23./24.4.98     
•	10 CARACAS workshop meetings (Topic Groups)    
•	R&D Proposals RICOCOS and ERACS 
Additional Information:

Project Resources:

Risk Assessment for Contaminated Sites in Europe. Volume 1. Scientific Basis, Report of CARACAS Project

CARACAS web site (Concerted Action on Risk Assessment)

CARACAS / NICOLE Joint Statement: Towards a Better Future: Establishing Fitness for Use and Sustainable

Risk Assessment for Contaminated Sites in Europe. Volume 2. Policy Frameworks
Funding Programme(s): 
EC Framework 4 Funding Programme FP4 of European Community activities in the field of research and technological development and demonstration
Link to Organisations:

Umweltbundesamt (Environmental Protection Agency)
Umweltbundesamt (UBA)
Submitted by: EUGRIS Team Professor Paul Bardos  Who does what?  10/10/2006 13:01:00
Updated by: EUGRIS Team Professor Paul Bardos  Who does what?  25/04/2008 17:32:00