RATE - Radioactivity And The Environment

RATE - Radioactivity and The Environment. The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), the Environment Agency (EA) and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) have commissioned an £8 m, five-year research programme – Radioactivity And The Environment (RATE).
Environmental Radioactivity Network 

Environmental Radioactivity Network  (Env-Rad-Net) is an STFC-funded global challenge network aimed at engaging the UK’s environmental radiochemistry research community to develop the use of STFC central facilities.

Geological Repository network

Geological Repository Network (GeoRepNet) is a network funded by the STFC Futures Programme to investigate the major scientific and technical challenges in the establishment and monitoring of geological repositories.

COGER - Co-ordinating group of Environmental Radioactivity

COGER - Co-ordinating group of Environmental Radioactivity. COGER is a voluntary association of people engaged in scientific research in the field of environmental radioactivity. COGER is a not for profit association whose primary function is to promote and advance, and to disseminate to the public advantage information on and knowledge of the scientific research in the field of environmental radioactivity.

COMET - COordination and iMplementation of a pan European InstrumenT for Radioecology

COMET - COordination and iMplementation of a pan European InstrumenT for Radioecology. The COMET project is funded by the EU as part of the 7th Framework programme until 2017; It has, at the time of the COMET launch, 13 consortium  partners from 11 countries. COMET will develop strong mechanisms for knowledge exchange and dissemination to enhance and maintain European capacity, competence and skills in radioecology.

Radioecology Exchange

Radioecology Exchange - Protecting humans and the environment from Radiation.Radioecology is the study of the behaviour and effects of radioactive elements in the environment and measures the exposure of humans and other organisms to radiation. It has 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 - STAR, COMET and the European Radioecology Alliance hope to stop this decline and maintain and develop skills. 

ERICA Assessment Tool

ERICA - Assessment Tool . This tool is a software system has a structure based upon the tiered ERICA Integrated Approach to assessing the radiological risk to terrestrial, freshwater and marine biota. 

Wildlife Transfer database

Wildlife transfer database extracted and summarised the data from the wildlife transfer database and the results have been used in the preparation of the final reports for the IAEA handbook on radionuclide transfer parameters for generic wildlife groups and also for the ICRP Reference Animals and Plants. Both of these reports are now going through the publication process. Below we provide a link to two excel files which contain the extracted data for (i) wildlife category as used by IAEA EMRAS WG5 and (ii) ICRP RAP

MODARIA - Modelling and Data for Radiological Impact Assessments

MODARIA - Modelling and Data for Radiological Impact Assessment The general aim of the MODARIA Programme is to improve capabilities in the field of environmental radiation dose assessment by means of acquisition of improved data for model testing, model testing and comparison, reaching consensus on modelling philosophies, approaches and parameter values, development of improved methods and exchange of information. 

Radiological protection of the environment - sharing knowledge

Radiological protection of the environment - sharing knowledge. The wiki sites includes information on international and national activities on radiation protection of the environment. Also containing information on all the outputs of the EURATOM projects with have developed the tools and concepts for application in the field of radiation protection of the environment: PROTECT, ERICA, FASSET and EPIC. The pages contain links to radiological environmental assessment tools (software and spreadsheet models) which are freely available to any user.