The present book is the final milestone in the radioecology programme, RAD, carried out from
1990 to 1993 under the Nordic Committee for Nuclear Safety Research, NKS. This work was done
in parallel to three other NKS programmes: Reactor safety (SIK), Waste and decommissioning
(KAN), and Emergency preparedness (BER). The NKS was established in 1966 and was financed
by the Nordic Council of Ministers from 1977 to 1989.
It is a general belief that the fruits and vegetables that our parents ate when they were
growing up were more nutritious and enriched with essential mineral nutrients and
were less contaminated with toxic trace elements than the ones that are being consumed
by us currently. A study of the mineral content of fruits and vegetables
grown in Great Britain between 1930 and 1980 has added weight to that belief
with findings of such decreases in nutrient density.
The chapters in this volume are the invited papers presented at the fifth S´eminaire
Europ´een de Statistique (SemStat) on extreme value theory and applications, held under
the auspices of Chalmers and Gothenburg University at the Nordic Folk Academy
in Gothenburg, 10–16 December, 2001.
The volume is thus the most recent in a sequence of conference volumes that have
appeared as a result of each S´eminaire Europ´een de Statistique. The first of these
workshops took place in 1992 at Sandbjerg Manor in the southern part of Denmark....
The expert interviews served as a complement to the information from the literature review and the
questionnaire, about the overview and application of financing mechanisms. In general, the
interviews focused on identifying types and examples of innovative financing mechanisms.