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.
Use of uncertain information by decision makers at the various levels within the decision making process and its communication.
Guides and recommendations for the decision making in the post release and transition phase taking into account uncertain information will be presented and tested. Attendees will debate how to interpret, use and communicate uncertainties within the decision making process. The course and practical sessions/workshops will also consider the: establishment and optimisation of remediation strategies; benefits of stakeholder involvement; inclusion of human behaviour, cultural differences and stakeholder preferences as a part of the tools to aid decision making. Training the trainers and facilitators of national, regional and local workshops based on learning from doing and own engagement and experience during the training course is one of the goals of the training.
While there is no registration fee, training course participation is limited to a maximum of 24 participants and pre-registration is required by filling the online pre-registration form.
Priority will be given to participants from E.U. countries working in the domain of nuclear or radiological emergency and recovery management.
Pre-registration deadline: September 30, 2018
Second announcement/Programme: October 31, 2018
Registration: January 31, 2019
Training course: May 13-16, 2019
Please donwload the first announcement of the training course with this link.
The 15th issue of the NERIS Newsletter is now available. This edition provides some feedbacks from recent events as the ALLIANCE-NERIS Workshop, the 4th NERIS Worskshop as well as information on European projects.
The CONFIDENCE Project, funded under the H2020 CONCERT project, is performing research focused on uncertainties in the area of emergency management and long-term rehabilitation. It concentrates on the early and transition phases of an emergency, but considers also longer-term decisions made during these phases. The project brings together expertise from four European Radiation Protection Research Platforms (NERIS, MELODI, ALLIANCE and EURADOS) and also from Social Sciences and Humanities.
Actors in emergency and recovery preparedness and management from all levels and sectors are encouraged to participate in this the CONFIDENCE Dissemination to be held in Bratislava from 2 to 5 December 2019.
The main objectives will be:
To disseminate the knowledge acquired and to demonstrate the capability of the developed models, methods, approaches, guides, recommendations and tools.
To collect feedback from end users on our outputs and remaining research requirements or improvements in models/guides etc. as a feedback to the Platforms to further develop their Strategic Research Agendas.
Information on the agenda, registration and accommodation will be shared in the coming months.
The 5th NERIS Workshop will be hosted by DTU – Nutech, Center for Nuclear Technologies, in Roskilde (Denmark) from 3rd to 5th April 2019. 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 topic of the workshop will be communicated in the coming months.
On 25-27 April 2018 in Dublin, the NERIS Platform organised its 4th Workshop in cooperation with the Irish Environmental Protection Agency. The Workshop gathered 130 participants and 40 papers dedicated to the issue of "Adapting nuclear and radiological emergency preparedness, response and recovery to a changing world":
Citizen science and monitoring by the public;
Coping with uncertainty in impact assessment & decision making;
Calibration of new monitoring options (mobile monitoring);
Inverse modelling & data assimilation;
Data reproductibility and model validation;
Novel approaches to communication & stakeholder engagement;
Operational challenges for emergency response and recovery.
In addition, a Round Table on the CONCERT Joint Roadmap and the links with the NERIS research activities was organized at the end of the workshop.
The European Radiation Protection Research Platforms MELODI, EURADOS, NERIS, ALLIANCE and EURAMED have jointly planned an open information and networking day related to the EURATOM Call NFRP-2018-8 last February 20th, 2018, in Munich.
As a result of this meeting, you can download here the different gap analyses of the European Platforms as well as the joint research topics that have been identified.
Please note that the upcoming NERIS Workshop (25-27 April 2018 in Dublin) will be the occasion to continue the discussions, as the last session of the workshop will be dedicated to the CONCERT Joint Roadmap and all the European Platforms have been invited to contribute to this session. So do not wait to sign up to the 4th NERIS Workshop!