RIVM – Laboratory for Ecological Risk Assessment

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AACIMP 2009 Summer School lecture by Willie Peijnenburg. "Environmental Chemoinfornatics" course.

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RIVM – Laboratory for Ecological Risk Assessment

  1. 1. F T ra n sf o F T ra n sf o PD rm PD rm Y Y Y Y er er ABB ABB y y bu bu 2.0 2.0 to to re re he he k k lic lic C C w om w om w w w. w. A B B Y Y.c A B B Y Y.c Willie Peijnenburg RIVM – Laboratory for Ecological Risk Assessment Summer School “Towards new ideas” – Kiev: 11 August 2009
  2. 2. F T ra n sf o F T ra n sf o PD rm PD rm Y Y Y Y er er ABB ABB y y bu bu 2.0 2.0 to to re re he he k k lic lic C C w om w om w w w. w. A B B Y Y.c A B B Y Y.c RIVM: a centre of expertise serving the public Public health, nutrition, environment and safety
  3. 3. F T ra n sf o F T ra n sf o PD rm PD rm Y Y Y Y er er ABB ABB y y bu bu 2.0 2.0 to to re re he he Core facts k k lic lic C C w om w om w w w. w. A B B Y Y.c A B B Y Y.c • Established in 1909 • Employs 1500 men and women • Has a budget of € 180 million • Consists of 30 labs/centres, 4 divisions • Carries out independent research (laid down in the RIVM Act) • Boasts 300 projects annually
  4. 4. F T ra n sf o F T ra n sf o PD rm PD rm Y Y Y Y er er ABB ABB y y bu bu 2.0 2.0 to to re re he he k k lic lic C C w om w om w w w. w. A B B Y Y.c A B B Y Y.c
  5. 5. F T ra n sf o F T ra n sf o PD rm PD rm Y Y Y Y er er ABB ABB y y bu bu 2.0 2.0 to to re re he he RIVM’s position k k lic lic C C w om w om w w w. w. A B B Y Y.c A B B Y Y.c • RIVM is an agency of the Dutch government (Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports -VWS) • RIVM works mainly for VWS, VROM (environment) and LNV (nature conservation, food & consumer safety) Has a responsibility in policy- Conducts independent research and making implements initiatives
  6. 6. F T ra n sf o F T ra n sf o PD rm PD rm Y Y Y Y er er ABB ABB y y bu bu 2.0 2.0 to to re re he he Public authorities responsible for public k k lic lic C C w om w om w w w. w. A B B Y Y.c A B B Y Y.c health
  7. 7. F T ra n sf o F T ra n sf o PD rm PD rm Y Y Y Y er er ABB ABB y y bu bu 2.0 2.0 to to re re he he Public authorities responsible for protection k k lic lic C C w om w om w w w. w. A B B Y Y.c A B B Y Y.c and improvement of the environment
  8. 8. F T ra n sf o F T ra n sf o PD rm PD rm Y Y Y Y er er ABB ABB y y bu bu 2.0 2.0 to to re re he he RIVM’s core tasks k k lic lic C C w om w om w w w. w. A B B Y Y.c A B B Y Y.c Public Health Nutrition Environment Safety
  9. 9. F T ra n sf o F T ra n sf o PD rm PD rm Y Y Y Y er er ABB ABB y y bu bu 2.0 2.0 to to re re he he RIVM’s added value k k lic lic C C w om w om w w w. w. A B B Y Y.c A B B Y Y.c • Offers scientifically sound and independent advice • Offers continuous monitoring and rapid detection of threats • Offers integrated risk assessment • Plays a role internationally through scientific fora and networks
  10. 10. F T ra n sf o F T ra n sf o PD rm PD rm Y Y Y Y er er ABB ABB y y bu bu 2.0 2.0 to to re re he he Risks to public health and the environment k k lic lic C C w om w om w w w. w. A B B Y Y.c A B B Y Y.c Independent advice following a disaster
  11. 11. F T ra n sf o F T ra n sf o PD rm PD rm Y Y Y Y er er ABB ABB y y bu bu 2.0 2.0 to to re re he he Environmental threats k k lic lic C C w om w om w w w. w. A B B Y Y.c A B B Y Y.c Risk assessment following an incident
  12. 12. F T ra n sf o F T ra n sf o PD rm PD rm Y Y Y Y er er ABB ABB y y bu bu 2.0 2.0 to to re re he he All environmental risks k k lic lic C C w om w om w w w. w. A B B Y Y.c A B B Y Y.c

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