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 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!
We are pleased to inform that the 3rd European Radiological Protection Research Week of the 5 European research platforms (ALLIANCE, EURADOS, EURAMED, MELODI and NERIS) will be held in Rovinj (Croatia) between 1-5 October 2018.
Online registration process is ready to use, so make sure to register by 31st May 2018 to benefit from the early bird rate.
For more and detailed information including visits and side events, please visit the official conference website: https://erpw2018.com
The first workshop of the Eurpean Project CONFIDENCE will be held in Dublin the 23rd and 24th April 2018, just before the 4th NERIS Workshop.
Please note that on 25th April (9:30-12:30), the two European projects CONFIDENCE and TERRITORIES will organise a joint meeting to deal with the longer term consequences of an emergency and so share the results of their ongoing research works.
For further information (registration, agenda, venue, etc.) please visit the CONFIDENCE Website.