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CONFIDENCE Training course 13-16 May 2019, Trnava, Slovak Republic - Pre-registration form

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.

Important dates:

  • 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.

For further information please contact the Coordinator (Tatiana Duranova This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or the NERIS Secretariat (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Modelling and measurement training course, 23 April – 3 May 2019, Roskilde Denmark

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)

Do not hesitate to contact Kasper G. Andersson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Per Roos (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) at DTU if you need further information.

Please donwload the first announcement of the training course with this link.

CONFIDENCE Dissemination workshop 2-5 December 2019, Bratislava, Slovak Republic - Save the date

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.

You can download the "save the date" here.

NERIS Newsletter 15th issue

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.

ALLIANCE-NERIS Workshop - 28-29 March in Munich

A common ALLIANCE-NERIS Workshop was held in Munich (BfS premises) the last 28th and 29th of March. Named 'Towards improving radiological assessments and management:  Big data sets, spatial distribution and source to sink modelling’, this common workshop considered a joint research priorities arising from the ALLIANCE and NERIS recent gaps analyses. And so, the objective was to establish a consensus on the questions still to be addressed and to recommend future research priorities. The specific objective of the workshop was to address the spatial redistribution of radionuclides, focusing on water- and solid-mediated fluxes of radionuclides from the source to the ocean. The workshop explored how to develop a holistic understanding of key processes to improve radiological impact assessment and management.  The workshop also addressed issues around using  large volumes of possibly heterogeneous data and combining model predictions with monitoring results in an optimized way.

The detailed programme of the workshop is available here.

The different powerpoint presentations can be downloaded archive here (18.01 MB) .

Note that a statement paper is currently on progress and aims to  play a role for inspiring responses to the EURATOM Call as it is described in the Work Programme 2018 - NFRP-8.

 

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