As the need for environmental assessment increases there is a requirement to ensure that regulators, industry and their representatives are: conversant with assessment objectives; know how to use available tools; can interpret the results; understand the implications of how the tools are used. Under funding from the Natural Environment Research Council, STAR partners NERC-CEH, IRSN and SCK•CEN together with the University of Stirling, developed and ran a number of training course on radiological environmental assessment focussing on the ERICA Tool (course materials and feedback can be found here). These training courses will be further developed and run as part of the STAR project. The courses are primarily aimed at regulators and industry, and those who may conduct assessments on their behalf.However, the course is also open to PhD. students.
The Radiological Protection of the Environment training courses to be run by STAR will be held on:
1st Apr - 4th Apr 2014 at CEH Lancaster in the UK
Course structure & objectives
The course is structured such that Day 1 will provide a basic grounding and Days 2 & 3 will go into more detail. The objectives are to ensure participants are:
- conversant with assessment objectives
- have a basic understanding of radionuclide transfer, dosimetry and radiation effects
- know how to use the available tools & can interpret the results
- understand the implications of how the tools are used
Additionally on the 4th April a ½ day refresher to cover updates to the ERICA Tool that are due to be released later this year will be held. This additional session is aimed at previous course attendees and current experienced users.
- Background reading material you may wish to consult before the course will placed on this site in March 2014 (registered attendees wil be notified)
- Further information on the ERICA Tool can be found here: https://wiki.ceh.ac.uk/x/5gHbBg
Course lecturers (TBC)
- Dr. Brenda Howard (CEH Lancaster)
- Dr. Nick Beresford (CEH Lancaster)
- Dr. David Copplestone (Stirling University)
- Dr. Tom Hinton (IRSN Cadarache, France)
- Prof. Jordi Vives i Batlle (SCK-CEN, Belgium)
The course will be run at CEH Lancaster - Travel details are here: http://www.ceh.ac.uk/sites/lancaster.html
Please note that accommodation is NOT provided. However, we will PROVISIONALLY reserve some rooms in 2014 at the Penny Street Bridge Hotel in Lancaster city centre. If you wish to make a reservation there please contact the hotel directly stating that you are attending the ‘CEH Radiological Protection training course’. If you require assistance with alternative accommodation then please contact email@example.com
There is no charge for these courses - they are funded under the STAR project.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register. When registering please answer the following questions so we can try to accommodate your needs.
- Do you want to attend the 1/2 day session only? (if so, ignore questions below)
- What are your expectations of the course?
- Have you used any radiological environmental protection tools? If yes which?
- Does your job currently involve conducting/interpreting radiological environmental assessment? If yes provide brief details.
- Do you have any dietary requirements?
- Do you want to attend course dinner?
- Do you want to attend the optional RESRAD-Biota session?
Please note you will need to provide a scan/photocopy of your passport on arrival for security purposes.