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|STAR - IAEA MODARIA programme 'Making data available'|
20-21 April 2015, IAEA, Vienna
Workshop report with hyper-linked presentations CLICK HEREFor details see agenda with abstracts & presentations CLICK HERE
|Kd Workshop - follow up|
Photo: Joan Albert Sanchez Cabeza, IAEA
15-17 April 2015, IAEA, Monaco
Co-operation between STAR and IAEA MODARIA WG4 has facilitated the enhancement and improvement of partition coefficient (Kd) values, which are relevant for both human and environmental assessments. MODARIA WG4 has brought together an international community which has provided substantial amounts of new data from various member states to revise the Kd datasets. The focus of MODARIA WG4 has currently been on soil and freshwater. The main objectives of the Kd activities are to: (i) Conduct a critical review of literature of soil and freshwater Kd values to describe Kd variability (ii) Develop a common data base structure that will can be used by modellers to estimate Kd values and variability in soil, fresh water, and marine systems (iii) To assess the use of analogues to estimate Kd values for which there is little information (iv) Develop/identified approaches to describe and reduce uncertainty of Kd values (v) Identify additional data needs. The meeting in Monaco enabled the STAR and MODARIA WG4 participants to benefit from the expertise of IAEA staff in developing and maintaining databases. We also discussed whether there was a need for revision of the current marine Kd values in TRS 422. Powerpoint presentations of the meeting will be uploaded onto the MODARIA WG4 website.
|STAR & COMET 'Effects uncertainties workshop'|
Photo: stevecadman on Flickr
10th - 12th December 2014, St. Catherine's college, Oxford
Workshop on Transgenerational and Epigenetic Mechanisms of Radiation Toxicity at Chronic Doses. This was a joint activity between STAR and COMET to bring together biological scientists studying transgenerational and epigenetics effects during chronic and long-term chemical and radiological exposures in the laboratory and field. Unfortunately, as a number of novel studies were presented (see agenda) the attendees have requested that their presentations are not made available here.
|STAR 'Wildlife dosimetry workshop'|
10th-12th June 2014, CIEMAT, Madrid
The workshop addressed a wide spectrum of questions related to the ionising radiation dose estimation in animals and plants, involving world leading experts in each of the subjects treated. There were 30 participants from 12 countries (Belgium, Canada, USA, Spain, France, Germany, Japan, Norway, Portugal, United Kingdom, Russia and Sweden).
See: Wildlife dosimetry workshop for more information.
|STAR & IAEA MODARIA 'Kd data'|
Photo: Bjørn Erik Pedersen - Own work, ©
20th- 22th May 2014, NRPA, Oslo
Joint activity between STAR and IAEA MODARIA programme.