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.
Modelling and measurement training course, 23 April – 3 May 2019, Roskilde Denmark
The training course on “Assessment of long-term radiological risks from environmental releases: modelling and measurements”,23 April – 3 May 2019, Roskilde, Denmark is organised by the Center for Nuclear Technologies at the Technical University 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 understanding 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 and PREPARE, including unique experience from extensive practical investigations in contaminated areas and laboratory assessments. It comprises a hands-on introduction 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:
Assessment of long-term radiological risks from releases to the environment
Theoretical principles of dosimetry
Implications of different contamination scenario types
Migration of radioactive contaminants in different types of environment
Modelling internal dose and specific factors influencing ingestion dose
Modelling external dose in contaminated inhabited areas
Decision support systems for accident management
Important concepts in sampling and gamma spectrometry
Radiochemical analysis for radionuclides that are difficult to measure
Rapid radiochemistry techniques for multiple samples
Registration: Deadline on 15th of January 2019. Limited to 12 participants
The targeted audience is PhD students and young scientists / advisors. The course will give students 2.5 ECTS points.
There is no registration fee. Participants are expected to cover their own travel and subsistence costs (e.g., meals, hotel, visa if needed)
Please donwload the first announcement of the training course with this link.
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!