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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.

TERRITORIES Workshop 19 -20 March 2019, Oxford, UK

Workshop on assessing risks from radioactive legacy sites and how to better present uncertain information.

The objective of the workshop is to discuss the risk assessment process as applied to radioactively contaminated legacy sites and how to better present the assessment findings and associated uncertainties to stakeholders. The workshop will show how the risk assessment process has been applied to a real site in the UK. The workshop discussions and presentations are intended to be of interest to students (final year, MSc, PhD) and those in early career stage in the field of radiological protection and nuclear sciences, particularly radioecology and environmental impact assessment, and therefore their participation is encouraged.

Please download the agenda here : https://territories.eu/assets/files/territories_workshop%202019_PROGRAMME_v1.pdf

If you need further information : https://territories.eu/workshops

CONFIDENCE - Training seminar - 16 April 2019, Milan (Italy)

Introduction on approaches to deal with uncertainty information within the decision-making process in nuclear emergency

In emergency management the uncertainty information on the current situation, or its predicted evolution, is an intrinsic problem for decision making. CONFIDENCE aims to improve decision making through the development of approaches to deal with uncertainty information, and to communicate them in such a way that decisions can be made in a more robust manner, reflecting the variability and complexity of the real situation and the decision makers’ preferences. Decision making principles are investigated, ranging from formal decision aiding techniques to simulation based approaches. The training seminar includes an introduction on the NERIS European Platform, on the CONFIDENCE Project and on the approaches based on multi-criteria decision analysis and on the agent based model.
Participants will be involved in the panel discussion on how to deal with uncertainties in decision making and on the benefits of stakeholders involvement in the use of uncertainty information.

You can download here:
• The final programme of the workshop
• The archive presentations made during the workshop (13.33 MB)

For more information please contact the Coordinator Marie Claire Cantone, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or the event Secretariat Salvatore Gallo, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.

CONFIDENCE Dissemination workshop 2-5 December 2019, Bratislava, Slovak Republic - Pre-registrations are open

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 :

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