European Platform on preparedness for nuclear and radiological emergency response and recovery
The mission of the NERIS Platform is to establish a forum for dialogue and methodological development between all European organisations and associations taking part in decision making of protective actions in nuclear and radiological emergencies and recovery in Europe.
The NERIS Workshop 2020 will focus on “Operational and research achievements and needs to further strengthen preparedness in emergency management, recovery and response” as well as common topics with international organisations and Radiation Protection Platforms. This will be an opportunity to discuss and exchange views with NERIS Members, international organisations and European Research communities on research developments and priorities for the European NERIS Platform.
The Workshop will take place on 27-29th May 2020 at Palau Macaya (Barcelona, Spain) and the 11th General Assembly will take place on 27 May morning (9.30 to 12.00).
Plenary sessions will be organised on topics related to the following challenges:
Operational aspects: from theory to practice
Disaster management and resilience in communities
Preparedness for a sustainable recovery: including non radiological consequences and effects
Updating handbooks, guidelines and recommendations to support decision making
Future research needs
The workshop will aslo welcome speakers presenting other regular topics not mentionned above
Call for abstracts
The training course on “Assessment of long-term radiological risks from environmental releases: modelling and measure- ments”, 20 April—1 May 2020, Roskilde, Denmark is organised by the Center for Nuclear Technologies at the Technical Univer- sity of Denmark (DTU) in cooperation with PDC-ARGOS. The training course is co-funded by the European Joint Programme for the Integration of Radiation Protection Research CONCERT.
The course is aimed at providing the participants with an under- standing of how to assess by measurements and modelling the long-term radiological risks from releases to the environment of radionuclides. Nuclear power plant accidents will particularly be in focus, but RDD’s will be considered.
The course builds on decades of international research work, e.g., in European projects such as ECP-4, STRATEGY, EURANOS, NERIS TP, PREPARE and CONFIDENCE, including unique experi- ence from extensive practical investigations in contaminated areas and laboratory assessments. It comprises a hands-on in- troduction to laboratory measurement techniques including state-of-the-art radiochemistry methods for determination of radionuclides that can not easily be determined. It also includes a hands-on decision support modelling session using a state-of- the-art computerised decision support system for nuclear and radiological emergency management.
The course will provide insight into many topics detailed in the leaflet:
Innovations in instrumentation, computing and information technology have provided numerous tools for improving our day-to-day lives. In the same way, new and innovative approaches to radiation protection (RP) could also be developed, in particular in the ALARA process. However, as with most new technologies, issues and challenges need to be identified and tackled. The PODIUM Project and the European ALARA Network have come together to organize a joint workshop to present PODIUM results, innovative ALARA tools and discuss broadly their use in advancing RP and ALARA.
Programme and practical aspects
The 2nd announcement with the preliminary programme can be downloaded here.
The 6th NERIS Workshop will be organized with ISGlobal (Spain) in Barcelona at Palau Macaya, from 27th to 29th May 2020.
It will be the opportunity to discuss and exchange between NERIS members, international organisations and European Research communities on research developments and priorities for the European NERIS Platform.
The 11th General Assembly of the NERIS platform will take place at this occasion on Wednesday 27th May 2019.