- What are electromagnetic fields?
- Static and low-frequency fields
- What are static and low-frequency electric and magnetic fields?
- Direct and alternating voltage
- Effects of static and low-frequency fields
- Reports & Evaluations
- Radiation protection relating to the expansion of the national grid
- Basics transfer of electrical power
- High-frequency fields
- What are high-frequency fields?
- Applications high-frequency fields
- Radiation protection in mobile communication
- What is mobile communication?
- Reports and evaluations
- What is optical radiation?
- UV radiation
- What is UV radiation?
- Sun but safe!
- Effects of UV radiation
- Protection against UV radiation
- UV index
- Infrared radiation
- What is ionising radiation?
- Radioactivity in the environment
- Where does radioactivity occur in the environment?
- What is the level of natural radiation exposure in Germany?
- Air, soil and water
- Building materials
- Industrial residues (NORM)
- BfS laboratories
- Applications in medicine
- Radiation protection in medicine: international activities
- Applications in daily life and in technology
- Radioactive radiation sources in Germany
- Register high-level radioactive radiation sources
- Type approval procedure
- Cabin luggage security checks
- Radioactive materials in watches
- Ionisation smoke detectors (ISM)
- What are the effects of radiation?
- Effects of selected radioactive materials
- Consequences of a radiation accident
- Cancer and leukaemia
- Genetic radiation effects
- Individual radiosensitivity
- Epidemiology of radiation-induced diseases
- Ionising radiation: positive effects?
- Risk estimation and assessment
- Radiation protection
- Basic information
- Occupational radiation protection
- Nuclear accident management
- What is an emergency?
- What happens in an emergency?
- Federal and state tasks
- In the event of an emergency
- Measuring networks
- Exercises for emergency situations
- Defence against nuclear hazards
- Service offers
- Radon measurements
- Incorporation monitoring
- Biological dosimetry
- Online library
- About us
- Science and research
- Research concept
- Scientific collaborations
- EU research framework programme
- BfS research programme
- Third-party funded research
- Departmental research
- Selected research projects
- Selected research results
- Professional opinions
- Science Council
- Laws and regulations
- BfS Topics in the Bundestag
Documentation and Information
All measuring and prognosis results are collected in the Central Federal Agency for the Surveillance of radioactivity in Neuherberg. There, the results are evaluated with the help of the co-ordinating offices, presented and commented in graphics and tables. IMIS connects approximately 70 institutions (Laender ministries and authorities, measuring institutions et cetera), respectively about 200 clients, with each other. In order to be able to act in a fast and appropriate manner, it is necessary to present the data instantly and to all participants at the same time. For this purpose, the "Electronic Situation Display for Emergency Preparedness" (ELAN) was developed.
Electronic Situation Display for Emergency Preparedness (ELAN)
All the information and results that are necessary for evaluating a situation are uploaded to this system; therefore, all IMIS users can access this information at the same time. This assures that all parties involved with the management of an emergency situation have access to the same information very instantly and are thus capable of acting.
International Exchange of Information
On the international level, there is a constant bilateral exchange of information and data between Germany and Switzerland, France or the Netherlands, via IMIS.
In co-ordination with the European Union (EU), one of four data centres for the collection of European environmental measuring data, is integrated into IMIS. Already a central server was established that collects the environmental measuring data for the Baltic region states. IMIS thus evolves more and more into a European data hub.
Environmental Radioactivity and Radiation Exposure Reports
Annually, the Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS) collects the data on environmental radioactivity measured in Germany and presents them in reports that focus on several key aspects.
State of 2016.11.03