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Radiological Protection of the Environment Training Courses 

The overall objectives of each course are to ensure participants:

(info) are conversant with assessment objectives;
(info) have a basic understanding of radionuclide transfer, dosimetry and radiation effects;
(info) know how to use available tools;
(info) can interpret the results;
(info) understand the implications of how the tools are used.

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titleERICA Tool

The ERICA Assessment Tool is available from: www.

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However, the actual content may differ as the course develops.

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erica-tool.com  
Download the latest version: http://www.erica-tool.com/erica/download/
Detailed information about recent updates can be found here


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We can organise courses tailored to your needs - if you require more information please contact Cath Barnett


Dates

Venue

Course details

Places available

27th-28th April 2010

CEH Lancaster, UK

See here for: presentational materials, practical exercises and
feedback from participants

Oct 2020 &
Nov 2020 (South Pacific) 
on-line 

Radiological Protection of the Environment

 If you would like to be added to to the mailing list or receive more information contact Cath Barnett

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22-24 July
2019

CEH Lancaster

Radiological Protection of the Environment

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16-18 July 2019Magnox, UK

This specially designed course attended by ~20 participants was an adaptation of those we have run in the UK with bespoke practical exercises.

If you would like a course tailored to your needs please contact Cath Barnett

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24th-26th November 2010
3-5 July 2018CEH Lancaster
, UK

Course timetable (posted: 05/10/2010)
Course notes will be available 12th November 2010
Travel details
Accomodation

Course full

2011

To be confirmed

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Yes

2012

To be confirmed

Radiological Protection of the Environment

For further details see the following link

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15th- 17th March 2017

CEH Lancaster

Radiological Protection of the Environment

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(info) Useful reading

D-ERICA: An integrated approach to the assessment and management of environmental risks from ionising radiation. Description of purpose, methodology and application. Full text
ERICA Tool help Full text
PROTECT executive summary Full text
ICRP (International Commission on Radiological Protection). 2008. Environmental Protection: the concept and use of Reference Animals and Plants. ICRP Publication 108. Annals of the ICRP, 38, 4-6, 242pp.

Copplestone, D., Wood, M. D., Bielby, S., Jones. S.R., Vives, J., Beresford, N.A. 2003. Habitat regulations for Stage 3 assessments: radioactive substances authorisations. R&D Technical Report P3-101/SP1a. Environment Agency, Bristol.

USDoE (United States Department of Energy). 2002. A graded approach for evaluating radiation doses to aquatic and terrestrial biota. Voluntary consensus technical standard. DOE-STD-1153-2002. USDoE, Washington, D.C.

Ulanovsky A., Pröhl, G. 2006. A practical method for assessment of dose conversion coefficients for aquatic biota. Radiat. Environ. Biophys., 45, 203-214.

Howard, B.J., Beresford, N.A., Andersson, P., Brown, J.E., Copplestone, D., Beaugelin-Seiller, K., Garnier-Laplace, J., Howe, P., Oughton, D., Whitehouse, P. In Press. Protection of the environment from ionising radiation in a regulatory context - an overview of the PROTECT coordinated action. J. Radiological Prot.
Contact Brenda Howard for a copy if required.

Copplestone, D., Bielby, S., Jones, S.R., Patton, D., Daniel, P., Gize, I. 2001. Impact assessment of ionising radiation on wildlife. R&D publication 128. Environment Agency, Bristol.

Further suggested reading:

Beresford, N.A., Barnett, C.L., Howard, B.J., Scott, W.A., Brown, J.E., Copplestone D. 2008. Derivation of transfer parameters for use within the ERICA Tool and the default concentration ratios for terrestrial biota. J. Environ. Radioact., 99, 1393-1407.
Contact Nick Beresford for a copy if required.

Hosseini, A., Thørring H., Brown J.E., Saxén R., Ilus, E. 2008. Transfer of radionuclides in aquatic ecosystems- Default concentration ratios for aquatic biota in the Erica Tool. J. Environ. Radioact., 99, 1408-1429.

Beresford, N.A., Barnett, C.L., Brown, J., Cheng, J-J. Copplestone, D., Filistovic, V., Hosseini, A., Howard, B.J., Jones, S.R., Kamboj, S., Kryshev, A., Nedveckaite, T., Olyslaegers, G., Saxén, R., Sazykina, T., Vives i Batlle, J., Vives-Lynch, S., Yankovich, T. and Yu, C. 2008. Inter-comparison of models to estimate radionuclide activity concentrations in non-human biota. Radiat. Environ. Biophys., 47, 491-514.
Contact Nick Beresford for a copy if required.

Beresford, N.A., Broadley, M.R., Howard, B.J., Barnett C.L. &. White P.J. 2004. Estimating radionuclide transfer to wild species - data requirements and availability for terrestrial ecosystems. J. Rad. Prot., 24, A89-A103.
Contact Nick Beresford for a copy if required.

Garnier-Laplace, J., Della-Vedova, C., Andersson, P., Copplestone, D., Cailes, C., Beresford, N.A., Howard, B. J., Howe, P., Whitehouse, P. In press. A multi-criteria weight of evidence approach to derive ecological benchmarks for radioactive substances. J. Rad. Prot.

Garnier-Laplace J., Della-Vedova, C., Gilbin, R., Copplestone, D., Hingston, J., Ciffroy, P. 2006. First derivation of predicted-no-effect values for freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems exposed to radioactive substances. Environ. Sci. Technol., 40, 6498-6505.

Garnier-Laplace J., Copplestone, D., Gilbin, R., Alonzo, F., Ciffroy, P., Gilek, M., Agüero, A., Björk, M., Oughton, D.H., Jaworska, A., Larsson, C-M., Hingston, J.L. 2008. Issues and practices in the use of effects data from FREDERICA in the ERICA Integrated Approach. J. Environ. Radioact., 99, 1474-1483.

ICRP (International Commission on Radiation Protection). 2007. Recommendations of the International Commission on Radiological Protection. Publication 103. Annals of the ICRP, 37, 2-3, 332pp.

RESRAD-BIOTA Help Full text

Beresford, N.A., Hosseini, A., Brown, J.E.,Cailes, C., Copplestone, D., Barnett, C.L., Beaugelin-Seiller, K. 2008. PROTECT Deliverable 4. Evaluation of approaches for protecting the environment from ionising radiation in a regulatory context. Comments received on Deliverable 4.

Beresford, N.A., Hosseini, A., Brown, J.E., Cailes, C., Beaugelin-Seiller, K., Barnett, C.L.,Copplestone. D. In Press. Assessment of risk to wildlife from ionising radiation: can screening tiers be used with a high level of confidence? J. Radiological Prot.
Contact Nick Beresford for a copy if required.

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October 2016

Pretoria, South Africa

This five day course was attended by ~40 representatives from organisations such as national regulators, the uranium mining industry and consultants. The course was an adaptation of those we have run in the UK with the practical exercises especially being focused to more local interests.

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July 2015

CEH Lancaster

Radiological Protection of the Environment: UK Environment Agency Course 

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September 2014ICRER 2014, Barcelona

STAR in partnership with COMET and the ALLIANCE ran two short sessions at the International Conference on Radioecology and Environmental Radioactivity in Barcelona. These were attended by 30-50 scientists. Presentations can be accessed below.

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1-3rd April 2014CEH Lancaster, UKn/a
27th-29th June 2012CEH Lancaster, UK

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21st-28th March 2012Melbourne & Perth, AustraliaThese two, 2.5 day courses were attended by 17/18 representatives from organisations such as national and state regulators, the uranium mining industry and consultants. The course were an adaptation of those we have run in the UK, with especially the practical exercises, being focused to more local interestsn/a
12th-14th October 2011CEH Lancaster, UKHere are the introductory notes to topics covered during course, and also available here is the feedback from participants and course presentationsn/a
24th-26th November 2010CEH Lancaster, UKSee here for presentations, practical exercises and feedback from participantsn/a

27th-28th April 2010

CEH Lancaster, UK

See here for: presentations, practical exercises and feedback from participants

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Please note accommodation is not provided on any courses but here are some links to suggested accommodation in Lancaster area together with Travel information on how to get to CEH