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Course objectives

The overall objectives of each course are 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.

However the actual content may differ as the course develops.

(info) If you are interested in attending a course please email 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

n/a

24th-26th November 2010

CEH Lancaster, UK

Timetable (05/10/2010)
Travel details
Accomodation

Course full

2011

To be confirmed

n/a

Yes

2012

To be confirmed

n/a

Yes


(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.

IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency). 2001. Generic models for use in assessing the impact of discharges of radioactive substances to the environment. Safety Report Series No.19. Full text

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