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.
Key challenges in the preparedness for emergency response and recovery of a nuclear or radiological event
The 5th NERIS Workshop was hosted by DTU – Nutech in Roskilde (Denmark) from 3rd to 5th April 2019, the 10th General Assembly took place on 3rd April morning (9:00-11:00). The Workshop gathered 85 participants and 58 papers, including 12 posters, dedicated to “Key challenges in the preparedness for emergency response and recovery of a nuclear or radiological event” and addressed the following challenges:
Radiological impact assessment during all phases of nuclear and radiological events
Countermeasures and countermeasure strategies in emergency & recovery, decision support & disaster informatics
Setting-up a trans-disciplinary and inclusive framework for preparedness for emergency response and recovery
A specific session was dedicated to "Challenges in estimating the source term and operational radiological picture (on-site versus off-site)".
The NERIS Platform delivered for the second time the ‘NERIS Young Scientist Award’ to promote 4 young scientis whose professional or scientific works have been noted for their quality and originality.
The 4th NERIS Workshop, organised in cooperation with the Irish Environmental Protection Agency, has covered topics on adapting nuclear and radiological emergency preparedness, response and recovery to a changing world.
The NERIS Workshop 2018 has provided an opportunity to discuss and exchange with NERIS Members, International organisations and European Research communities on priorities for the NERIS Platform.
The proceedings of this Workshop are now available and can be downloaded here.
Process-based models have existed for nearly two decades, but are still rarely used in emergency planning. This workshop will bring together modellers, scientists and importantly end-users to discuss advances in foodchain transfer with an emphasis on process-based soil-plant transfer models. One aim of the workshop will be to investigate the potential adoption of process-based models by end-users and also identify future research priorities for human foodchain modelling."
The workshop will start at lunchtime on the 9th and finish at 17:00 on the 10th September.
Please note participant numbers will be limited to 45
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.
Objectives of the workshop: • 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 outputs and remaining research requirements or improvements in models/guides etc. as a feedback to the Platforms to further develop their Strategic Research Agendas and Joint roadmap.
We are pleased to announce that the first announcement is now available for download : download the first announcement. You will find information on registration and accommodation.
The online pre-registration form is now available with the following link :
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. Pre-registerers are accepted for final registration. and registration is required by filling the online registration form.
Priority will be given to participants from E.U. countries working in the domain of nuclear or radiological emergency and recovery management.
Registration: January 31, 2019
Training course: May 13-15, 2019
Please download the second announcement of the training course with this link.