The training programme will be focussed
As this website (well it's a Wiki really) and training programme develop there will be interactive training materials available. All of the outputs from the EC EURATOM PROTECT project have been moved to this website as have those from the earlier EURATOM projects ERICA, FASSET and EPIC.
What's on the website
A few tips for using the wiki
News site no longer being updated
Please see www.radioecology-exchange.org for more up to date radioecology related news
Posted by: Cath Barnett 1/7/16
Radon Dose Calculator
A spreadsheet model to estimate radon dose rates for wildlife has been made available on this site.
Posted by: Nick Beresford/Jordi Vives i Batlle 5/7/2013
Comment on future revision of the ERICA Tool
The STAR consortium includes a number of the organisations who developed the ERICA Tool. It is intended that the ERICA Tool will form a component of the screening tier tool for conducting combined human and non-human assessments to be developed by STAR. Consequently, the STAR consortium will collaborate in the forthcoming update of the ERICA Tool anticipated to be released in autumn 2013. This update will take into account: lessons learnt during model inter-comparison exercises (e.g. the IAEA EMRAS programmes and the EURATOM PROTECT project), user feedback, and recent evaluations. See here for details and feedback form.
Posted by: Cath Barnett 9/1/2013
RESRAD training courses
Argonne National Laboratory will conduct a series of training courses on the use of RESRAD family of risk assessment codes from March 12-22, 2013. See http://web.ead.anl.gov/resrad/training/.
Posted by: Cath Barnett 19/12/2012
New TRS published
Guidelines for Remediation Strategies to Reduce the Radiological Consequences of Environmental Contamination. Technical Reports Series 475.
Posted by: Catherine Barnett 13/12/2012
STAR Strategic Research Agenda
STAR (see info below) invites comments on its Strategic Research Agenda which proposes 15 major research topics in radioecology with the goals of improving research efficiency and more rapidly advancing the science.
Updated by: Catherine Barnett 12/10/2012
The Radioecology Exchange
STAR is an EC EURATOM funded project with objectives to integrate radioecology programmes in key European organisations, develop joint training programmes, manage and disseminate knowledge and conduct a focused research programme. The projects first newsletter is now available
for more information.
Updated by: Catherine Barnett 1612/06/2011
Situation at Japanese Nuclear Reactors
We realise that some people may be finding this site whilst looking for information on radioactive releases from nuclear power plants in Japan following the earthquake and tsunami on 11 March 2011. The STAR Radioecology Exchange has a
CEH Information Gateway
The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) is the UK's Centre of Excellence for integrated research in terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems and their interaction with the atmosphere. The CEH Information Gateway is a new tool for finding, viewing and accessing CEH's data resources including radioecology datasets. To view available radioecological data type Radioecology into the Search box. More data will be added in the future - one of the intial datasets available is that for natural radionuclide concentrations in soil, sediment and water in England and Wales (see England & Wales EA for report Assessment of naturally occurring radionuclides in England and Wales describing these data).
Posted by: Catherine Barnett2012
Approaches to providing missing transfer parameter values in the ERICA Tool - How well do they work?
New paper available on-line evaluating the approaches used to provide missing values in the ERICA Tool.
Posted by: Catherine Barnett 12/06/12