Like the Gamma network, this network was created by ISPRA, the Institute for Environmental Protection and Research, following the lessons learnt by the Chernobyl disaster. The network is linked automatically to the control centre of Ispra emergency room, from which is possible to read data supplied by the stations, as well as file and evaluate them. In case of nuclear accident, the network confirms the information made available by international systems, mainly in relation to the possibility of a nuclear contamination of the Italian territory.
The Remrad network is composed by seven stations that are completely automatic and lie in Air Force areas They were selected according to their meteorological importance for controlling accesses to the Italian territory of radioactive contamination following an accident in a foreign nuclear plant. The system is able to analyze the atmosphere particulate. The first three stations were built with financial contribution of the Civil Protection Department.
Remrad network's seven stations are:
Tarvisio (UD); Bric della Croce (TO); Vimodrone (MI); Capo Caccia (SS); Monte Cimone (MO); Monte S. Angelo (FG); Cozzo Spadaio (SR).