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5th International Conference on Radioecology and Environmental Radioactivity


Welcom address by Jean-Christophe GARIEL, 

IRSN, Deputy Director General, Health and Environment and Per STRAND (DSA, Director General and President IUR)

Welcome to the 5th International Conference on Radioecology & Environmental Radioactivity, 4-9 September 2022, Oslo, Norway !​

Pending the possibility of organizing a face-to-face conference since 2020, an online event was organized in 2021. 2022 is the year of the "re-birth" of the face-to-face conference cycle.

The aim of ICRER-2022 is to review and discuss recent achievements in radioecology, environmental radioactivity and related disciplines, as well as to promote continued development in these subjects in order to improve the radiological protection of humans and the environment.

ICRER-2022 will cover the acquisition of basic scientific knowledge in research dedicated to human and biota exposure situations for a wide range of radioactive sources (anthropogenic and naturally occurring radionuclides), as well as identifying new societal needs along with technical requirements for regulators and industry.

The conference scope is large covering environmental monitoring and field work, radiation effects studies, advances in analytical methods/metrology as well as model development and validation. The latest updates on integrated and graded approaches for human and environmental radiological risk assessment will be of interest as will results from research programmes on the environmental consequences of the Fukushima Daiichi and Chernobyl accidents. Design of appropriate emergency preparedness routines will be another focus area, along with developments regarding laws and regulations that protect man and ecosystems from the effects of ionising radiation.

Organized by Norwegian Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (DSA), Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire (IRSN) and the International Union of Radioecology (IUR) in cooperation with IAEA, FAO, UNSCEAR, OECD/NEA, EC-JRC, ICRP, AMAP, CERAD CoE, Journal of Environmental Radioactivity and European Radioecology Alliance.​​​



IRSN program

  • Lundi 5 septembre ​ ​​​

09h30 Welcome address by Jean-Christophe GARIEL, Deputy Director General, Health and Environment​

​​​​An overview of some AMORAD project results: Improving models used to predict dispersion and to assess the impact of radionuclides on the environment (O. Radakovitch​)
​​​​​​​​​Fukushima : Prévoir la dispersion et l’impact des radionucléides. Le projet AMORAD livre ses conclusions

A comprehensive analysis of short to long-term dynamics of atmospheric radiocesium in forests contaminated by Fukushima and Chernobyl fallouts (M.A. Gonze)
​​​Partner article IRSN (Pour la science juin 2020)

  • ​​​​​Mar​​​di 6 septembre
​​​Bioavailable fraction of 137Cs in response to its input forms into Fukushima forest soils (F. Coppin)
AMORAD project

Can geochemical speciation models help to understand 137Cs phytoavailability in soils? (L. Février)
Modélisation dynamique de la mobilité du 137Cs dans le continuum sol-solution-plante. Evaluation de la réponse du modèle à des jeux de données expérimentaux contrastés​

Prediction of dissolved and particulate cesium-137 concentrations in the Rhône River using machine learning (H. Lepage)​
​​Observatoire des Sédiments du Rhône​​

Nuclear industry releases play a role in the riverine Carbon-14 cycle (N. Bodereau)​
​​Origine et spéciation du 14C dans les cours d'eau​

Modelling of radionuclides transfer along a river-sea continuum (A. Delaval)​
Modelling of radionuclides transfer along a river-sea continuum​​​​

Tritiated thymidine internalization in zebrafish embryo and larvae: how do microdosimetry and experimental processes complete each other? (M. Schiano di Lombo)​
​​Comparaison d’effets physiologiques radio-induits par les rayonnements beta reçus à l’ADN et à l’organisme entier chez le poisson zèbre, Danio rerio​

Airborne radioiodine speciation: A study in temporal variation and influencing environmental parameters (O. Masson)​

Determination of the scavenging coefficients of gaseous and particulate chlorine-36 by rain (D. Sourabie​)​
Modélisation opérationnelle des dépôts secs et humides de chlore 36 sur une prairie​​​​​​​

  • ​Mercredi 7 septembre​​​

Long-term biogeochemical cycling of radiocesium in French forests: field monitoring and modelling (D. OKHRIMCHUK)
Etude du comportement à long terme des retombées atmosphériques de Cs-137 dans les forêts françaises

  • ​Vendredi 9 septembre​​​

12h40 Close of the conference by François BESNUS, ​Environment​ Director​​ of Environment
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