If you are interested in attending a course please email Cath Barnett
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To ensure participants:
• are conversant with assessment objectives;
• have a basic understanding of radionuclide transfer, dosimetry and radiation effects;
• know how to use available tools;
• can interpret the results;
• understand the implications of how the tools are used.
By road: Leave the M6 at junction 33, take the A6 north towards Lancaster. Continue for 1.75 miles, turn right at the second set of traffic lights into the University (after Galgate village). At the roundabout take the last exit. CEH is located on Library Avenue (1st left), however, if you want to park on campus you will need to use the pay & display area on Farrer Avenue (2nd left). Campus map
By rail: Lancaster railway station is on the main West Coast London- Scotland route, about three-and-a-half hours from London (see timetable). Take a taxi to the University from the station.
Link to Multimap
By air: There is a direct rail link from the Manchester International Airport (Terminal 2) to Lancaster Station (see timetable). Journey time is between one and a half and two hours. Alternatively if required we can arrange an airport taxi for you (email Aimee Walmsley).
A number of the cheaper airlines operate from Liverpool John Lennon Airport. However, there is no direct rail link to Lancaster.
If you have requested accommodation this will be reserved for you in the Lancaster House Hotel. Visitors to CEH are given a special rate of £80 per night (bed & breakfast). The Lancaster House Hotel is within 10 minutes walking distance of CEH.
If you are reserving your own accommodation and need assistance identifying to stay somewhere contact Aimee Walmsley
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology,
Lancaster Environmnent Centre,
Tel: +44 (0)1524 595800
Fax: +44 (0)1524 61536
We suggest that course participants become familiar with the following documents prior to the course:
D-ERICA: An INTEGRATED APPROACH to the assessment and management of environmental risks from ionising radiation. Description of purpose, methodology and application. Full text
The ERICA Tool help file Full text
PROTECT executive summary
ICRP RAP report
US DoE (2002)
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.doi:10.1016/j.jenvrad.2008.01.020. Contact Nick Beresford for a copy if required.
Hosseini, A., Thørring H., Brown J.E., Saxen R., Ilus, E. 2008. Transfer of radionuclides in aquatic ecosystems e Default concentration ratios for aquatic biota in the Erica Tool. J. Environ. Radioact., 99, 1408-1429. doi:10.1016/j.jenvrad.2008.01.020.
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. doi:10.1007/s00411-008-0186-8. 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.
Journal of Radiological Protection, 24, A89-A103. Contact Nick Beresford for a copy if required.