|COMET Workshop in Chernihiv, Ukraine|
Workshop: Thirty years after the Chernobyl accident what do we know about the effects of radiation on the environment?
Venue: Hotel UKRAINE, Chernihiv, Ukraine
The workshop will focus on what we have learnt from studies of the effects of radiation on the environment in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone (CEZ) and what questions still remain. It will include presentations giving an overview of results from those groups which have studied the environment with the CEZ and also those currently working there. An evaluation of studies conducted to date in Japan following the Fukushima accident will also be given. There will be a number of discussion sessions on topics such as:
Aims of the workshop: To recognise the implications of contrasting results from studies in the CEZ and to identify priority research needs and possibilities.
Presentations and abstracts are here
Workshop report Deliverable_56_COMET_workshop_4_final.pdf
|COMET Workhop on Radioecological Modelling|
|Workshop: “Models fit for purpose” |
June 15-17, 2016 in Seville, Spain
Venue: The workshop was hosted by the University of Seville, in the Spanish Accelerator Centre (CNA), Seville, Spain.
Objectives: The objective of the workshop was to discuss modelling as fit for purpose, by organizing a dialogue and obtaining feedback from modellers, experimentalists and stakeholders on this subject.
Questions addressed at the workshop were:
|COMET workshops in Japan (1) ICOBTE conference (2) Fukushima workshop|
The second COMET workshop comprised of three events in July 2015. These were (i) A special session at the 13th International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements (ICOBTE) held at the Fukuoka International Congress Centre on 12th – 16th July 2015. The Symposium was on “Understanding and mitigating the environmental behaviour of radiocaesium after the Fukushima accident”. There were 73 presentations, including 25 posters, from 9 countries. (ii) an associated excursion on 17th July 2015 to the region affected by the Fukushima accident, and (iii) the COMET Fukushima Workshop at Iizaka, Fukushima, on the 18th – 19th July 2015. The workshop, organised by the Institute for Environmental Radioactivity at Fukushima University, had 42 participants from 6 countries. The speakers covered a wide range of topics and summarised current key findings and issues.
This deliverable describes each of the three activities, summarises their content and considers the main messages for both Japan and the wider international community.
|STAR & COMET 'Effects uncertainties workshop'|
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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.