Intarese

INTARESE was a five-year Integrated Project, funded under the 6th Framework Programme of the European Union which started in November 2005. The project brought together a team of internationally renowned scientists in the areas of epidemiology, environmental science and biosciences to collaborate on developing and applying new, integrated approaches to the assessment of environmental health risks and consequences, in support of European policy on environmental health. The INTARESE approach was based on the principle that environmental health issues are not stand-alone issues but the result of interdependent decisions and events and can affect human health in many different interacting ways.

INTARESE achieved its objectives and developed the concept and methodology of integrated environmental health impact assessment, produced an extensive series of case studies and combined these findings in an on-line Integrated Environmental Health Impact Assessment System (IEHIAS) which provides guidance on integrated assessment, gives access to key data sources, models and methodologies, a large number of worked examples, and gateways to open platforms. A series of Technical Briefs was published to provide more specific information on the different aspects and approaches taken as well as the achievements of the project.

The full INTARESE website is no longer maintained and the Publishable Executive Summary provides a more extensive overview of the projects aims, goals and outcomes.

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