Welcome to the Radioecology Exchange
The Radioecology Exchange is your gateway to accessing the outputs of the STrategy for Allied Radioecology (STAR) network of excellence (NoE) and other on-line radiation protection and radioecological resources.
RADIOECOLOGY - Advancing the Science of Protecting Humans and the Environment from Radiation
Decision makers and the public need accessible, understandable information about the many different issues concerning radioactivity in the environment. Scientists need to provide independent guidance based upon well founded research.
Radioecology is the study of the behavior and effects of radioactive elements in the environment and measures the exposure of humans and other organisms to radiation.
Radioecology became a strong discipline in Europe in response to the Chernobyl accident. But now, as experts retire, expertise is being lost and radioecology is becoming fragmented across Europe.
The STAR Network of Excellence, funded under the European Commission EURATOM programme, aims to stop this decline.
STAR will INFLUENCE the course of radioecology by:
STAR will OFFSET the decline of radioecology by:
STAR will PROMOTE INTEGRATION by:
NETWORKING AND PROMOTING
The STAR project has seven interlinked workpackages. A vital role of STAR is to develop a transition plan towards sustainability and long term funding for radioecological research, infrastructure and training and education.
STAR Project Coordinator: Dr. Tom Hinton French Institute of Radiation Protection & Nuclear Safety
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Measuring respiration in microcosms [Acknowledge: Clare Bradshaw, Stockholm University]; Moss sampling (fontinalis antipyretica) [Acknowledge:STUK-Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority, Regional laboratory in Northern Finland]; Teaching in the lab [Acknowledge: Clare Bradshaw, Stockholm University]; Demonstrating the ERICA Tool [Acknowledge: Tom Hinton (IRSN)].
ANNOUNCEMENT OF A COMPETITIVE CALL FOR ADDITIONAL PROJECT PARTNERS
CALL CLOSED 19 December 2013
The following project currently active in the Seventh Framework programme of the European Atomic Energy Community for research, technological development and demonstration activities contributing to the creation of the European research area and to innovation (2007-2011) requires the participation of new project partners to carry out certain tasks within the project. Please note that the Seventh Framework Programme offers part-funding not full-funding of research activities.
Project grant agreement number: 268672
Project acronym: STAR
Project full name: Strategy for Allied Radioecology
Instrument type: Network of excellence
MARINE RADIOECOLOGY RESEARCH
Request: This call for research proposals is aimed at addressing current issues on any human or environmental aspect of marine radioecology following the 2011 Great East-Japan Earthquake and Tsunami.
The proposal must:
- show the importance and relevance of the proposed research to human or environmental aspects of marine radioecology following the 2011 Great East-Japan Earthquake and Tsunami.
- demonstrate your accessibility to any needed data held by other parties (e.g. a modeling proposal might need access to data collected by a Japanese governmental agency), or access to appropriate field sites pertinent to the proposal
- demonstrate a work-plan compatible with a funding period of approximately 15 months.
Expected duration of participation in project: From 1 May 2014 to 31 July 2015.
Total Commission funding available for the tasks: A European Commission contribution of 100 000 € is available for the call on a cost-shared basis. Please note that the maximum reimbursement rate for RTD activities is 75 % for secondary and higher education establishments and SME’s, and 50 % for all other organisations (see Euratom Work programme 2010, Annex 2).
The proposal can be submitted by an individual organisation or a small consortium consisting of a maximum of 3 partners.
Call identifier: STAR-2013
Language in which proposal should be submitted: English
Date and time of close of call: Wednesday, 18 December 2013; 17h00 Brussels time
Supporting documentation on STAR website:
Proposal template_30102013.doc (document removed 19/12/13 as call is now closed)
An invitation to contribute to a strategic agenda for radioecology (short communication)
Mail address for further information: firstname.lastname@example.org
What you will find on the pages of the Radioecology Exchange:
Training & Education - Consultations on education and training needs, training materials developed and information on courses.
Information Exchange - Data and publications from STAR consortium members. Links: to other publications (including EURATOM project outputs) and data archives; radioecological networks; international and national organisations and initiatives. Collations of information on current radioecological issues (e.g. the Fukushima accident).
Virtual Laboratory - Information will be available later this year on: methods, procedures used in radioecology. There will also be links to facts, figures, data and training materials useful in radioecology
Observatories - Information will be available soon related to our joint fieldwork sites
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