Partner 12: National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine (NUBiP), Ukraine
National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine (NUBiP of Ukraine,http://nubip.edu.ua/en) is one of the leading educational, scientific and cultural establishments of Ukraine. Over 37000 students and more than 600 PhD, Doctoral students and Students-seekers are studying at 21 faculties of Kyiv Territorial Center, at Southern Affiliate "Crimean Agro-Technological University" and at 12 regional high education institutions.
The COMET tasks will be performed by Ukrainian Institute of Agricultural Radiology, UIAR NUBiP, of Ukraine (http://uiar.org.ua), which has been a structural part of NUBiP since 2005. UIAR was established in June 1986 for the evaluation of the radiation situation and solving the problems in agriculture at the radioactive contaminated territories. Since then, UIAR has significantly broadened the area of its competence to cover now a wide spectrum of the radioecological issues. At the various phases of the Chernobyl accident UIAR carried out the studies of the physicalchemical forms of the radioactive fallout, dynamics of transformation of the fuel particles in the natural conditions, regularities of the radionuclides soil-to-plant and foliar transfer, radionuclides migration in the environment, including their transportation during fires, radionuclides transfer into animals and fish, efficiency of various countermeasures and many others.
UIAR took part in the numerous international projects including the early ECP projects, IAEA, NATO, STCU projects, and bilateral projects with the European and Japan institutes. Within the IRSN-UIAR projects two experimental sites were created and equipped in the Chernobyl zone, which can be used for the research planned in COMET. UIAR NUBiP of Ukraine will contribute to all COMET workpackages and will co-lead two tasks within the project: Task 2.3. Infrastructure – evolving from to the ALLIANCE (together with CIEMAT and CEH); and Task 3.1. Initial Research Activity (together with NMBU). Staff members contributing to COMET
Dr. Valery Kashparov is a highly experienced radioecologist and the director of UIAR NUBiP of Ukraine. He is a member of: the National Commission for the Radiation Protection of Ukraine, IUR, the Scientific Committees of the State Inspection on the Nuclear Regulation of Ukraine and the State Agency of Ukraine on Exclusion Zone Management, the Ukraine-Japan inter-governmental group, and the IAEA expert. He has published > 80 refereed papers. He will contribute to all WPs taking a leading role in Task 2.3.
Dr. Vasyl Yoschenko is a radioecologist of 23 years experience with approx. 100 published papers including approx. 30 in refereed international journals. He is a head of lab at UIAR NUBiP of Ukraine. His primary areas of research are the radionuclides biogenic migration, development of approaches to assess the exposure of wildlife, and effects of radiation to non-human biota. He has the experience of participation and management of the international projects. He will contribute to all WPs and coordinate the UIAR works in COMET.
Dr. Yuri Ivanov is a highly experienced (40 years) radioecologist with approx. 300 published papers including approx. 30 in refereed international journals. He is a member of IUR, of the Nuclear Society of Ukraine and of the 2 editorial boards in Ukraine. His primary areas of research are the radionuclides geochemical migration, behaviour of transuranium elements in the environment, long-term dynamics of the radionuclide transfers in the ecosystems, autorehabilitation processes. He will contribute to WPs 2, 3 and 5.
Dr. Svjatoslav Levchuk is a radioecologist of 23 years experience with approx. 100 published papers including approx. 30 in the refereed international journals. He is the IAEA technical expert and a head of lab at UIAR NUBiP of Ukraine. His primary areas of research are the radionuclides geochemical migration, soil-to-plant and foliar transfer of radionuclides, and radioecological monitoring. He has the experience of participation and management of the international projects. He will contribute to WPs 2, 3 and 5.
Anna Rusavs’ka, MSc in radioecology and radiobiology, a new post-graduate student at UIAR NUBiP of Ukraine (since October 2012). She will contribute to the cyto/genotoxicity studies performed within WP4.