WP1: Monitoring objectives and strategies


  • Establish a knowledge base of the variety of monitoring contexts (physical and societal boundary conditions) to be considered.
  • Ensure that technical and social science contributions to the project are integrated.
  • Establish a notion of lay people‚Äôs expectations towards monitoring.
  • Provide guidance to bring the principle discussions focused on main objectives of monitoring of the previous initiatives as the TN monitoring report [EUR 21025 EN], to a level commensurate with practical implementation in the different national programmes across all phases of the repository development.
  • Discuss commonalities and differences of potential monitoring approaches and strategies for the various phases of a geological repository in represented national contexts.
  • Conduct an experiment engaging lay stakeholders, such as local citizen groups in developing monitoring objectives and strategies in at least two of the participating countries. This small scale experiment aims at investigating the feasibility and potential benefits and challenges of such an involvement process.
  • Discuss the potential of monitoring (i) to contribute to the decision-making procedure in phased disposal processes, (ii) to further demonstrate the safety of a repository and (ii) to enhance stakeholders confidence in safety and in soundness of overall waste management approach.