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.
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.
The nineth NERIS General Assembly will be held on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 from 13.30 to 17.00 at the occasion of the NERIS Workshop 2018 in Dublin (Ireland) The meeting will be held at the Dublin Castle.
During this Assembly, we will review the on-going activities of the NERIS Platform and we will discuss its perspectives, notably with international organisations and experts.
The overall goal of a SRA is to provide basis for priorities regarding future research & development needs. It is an instrument for creating synergies, co-operation and coordination internally between the NERIS participants and externally with activities taking place within the European Joint Programming for Radiation Protection Research and within other international forums.
The new version of the NERIS SRA has been elaborated during these last 18 months by the NERIS R&D Committee and the NERIS Management Board. Also, consultations with the NERIS Stakeholders have been made during the last NERIS Workshop in Lisbon notably.