European Platform on preparedness for nuclear and radiological emergency response and recovery

The mission of the NERIS Platform is to establish a forum for dialogue and methodological development between all European organisations and associations taking part in decision making of protective actions in nuclear and radiological emergencies and recovery in Europe.

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PREPARE (WP7) Training Course - 16-19 September 2014, Gomel (Belarus Republic)

house-RIRThe Training Course on “Late Phase Nuclear Accident Preparedness and Management” is organised by the Nuclear Protection Evaluation Center (CEPN - France) and the Institute of Radiology (RIR - Belarus), in the framework of the EC FP7 “PREPARE” Project in cooperation with the European platform NERIS on emergency and post-accident preparedness and response.

The course will take place from September 16-19, 2014 at the Institute of Radiology (RIR) in Gomel, Belarus.

The main objective of the course for late phase nuclear accident prepardness and management is to provide principles and practical guidance for the key players involved in the preparedness for rehabilitation of living conditions in contaminated areas in the aftermath of a nuclear/radiological accident.

The course offers a comprehensive overview of the various dimensions and challenges of the long-term rehabilitation process after a nuclear event, and also provides practical elements for the implementation of late phase countermeasures for dealing with rural and urban contaminated environment. A particular attention is given to “stakeholder engagement” approaches to initiate preparedness processes on one hand and to favour the implication of the inhabitants in their own protection as well as in decision making process related to the redeployment of social and economic activities in the affected areas in case of an accident on the other hand

The course is based on international recommendations and on the material produced and developed in several European and international projects: ETHOS, SAGE, FARMING, CORE, EURANOS and NERIS. It is made of lectures, practical working sessions and discussions. It also relies on the practical experience of Belarussian organisations in the management of the Chernobyl consequences as well as on the first lessons from the management of the consequences of the Fukushima accident.

Download the First Announcement including the Program

There is no registration fee, however, participants are expected to cover their own travel and subsistence costs (including meals and hotel room).

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Read more: PREPARE (WP7) Training Course - 16-19 September 2014, Gomel (Belarus Republic)

NERIS-TP dissemination Workshop - 22-24 January 2014, Oslo (Norway)

320px-Akershus festningThe Euratom NERIS-TP research project on “Preparedness for Nuclear and Radiological Emergency Response and Recovery” starded in February 2011. The objectives of the project were firstly to solve urgent research needs such as the implementation of the new ICRP recommendations in the simulation models, the coupling of decision support systems such as ARGOS and RODOS to early notification systems and to carry out research activities to improve emergency management on the local and the national level, and secondly to support the operation of the NERIS Platform in order to make it sustainable in the long term.

The NERIS-TP dissemination workshop has allowed to present the results of the NERIS-TP project and to bring together best practice, knowledge and technology to enhance the preparedness for Europe’s response to any radiation emergency and recovery situation.

Please see hereinafter the program of the meeting and the presentations

22 January 2014: Stakeholder engagement in Europe and Japan

  1. Presentation by michel hugon (ec project officer)
  2. Local-national cooperation in emergency preparedness – Astrid Liland, NRPA
  3. Description and evaluation of national-local processes – Gilles Heriard-Dubreuil, MUTADIS
  4. The Spanish experience with local-national fora – 4. Eduardo Gallego, UPM, 4B. Rafael Vidal Ibars, Mayor of Asco
  5. The French experience with local-national fora – 5. Stéphane Baudé, MUTADIS, 5B.Yves Lheureux, ANCCLI
  6. The Norwegian experience with local-national fora – 6. Inger Margrethe Eikelmann, NRPA, 6B. Ole Lorang Bøklepp, Fredrikstad municipality
  7. The Slovak experience with local-national fora – 7. Tatiana Duranova, VUJE, 7B. Eduard Metke, Slovak Nuclear Regulatory Authority, A, 7C. Igor Gogora, Municipality Kalna nad Hronom, GMF member
  8. The Belarus experience with post-accident management and stakeholder involvement – 8. Viktor Averin, RIR, 8B. Anna Bobrinyova, Bragin executive committee, 8C. Zhanna Chubsa, Bragin district eco-club “Into the Future with Hope”
  9. Japanese experience in stakeholder involvement:
  10. NERIS Working Group on processes and tools for community level – Deborah Oughton, NMBU
  11. The value of exchange visits – Tatiana Duranova, VUJE
  12. Transversal analysis of national-local processes – Stéphane Baudé, MUTADIS
  13. Discussion sessions in smaller groups on the experience gained and the views on the way forward – Introduction by Gilles Heriard-Dubreuil, MUTADIS

23 January 2014: Improved Tools, Demonstration exercise

  1. Functions of decision support systems (JRodos as an example): Overview and new features and products –Wolfgang Raskob, KIT
  2. System demonstration and simulation capabilities: series of demonstrations and presentations:
  3. System demonstration and simulation capabilities: series of demonstrations and presentations:
  4. Use of simulation capabilities of the ERMIN by Japanese after Fukushima – Yoshiaki Totoki, IGES and Prof. Murayama, Tokyo Institute of Technology
  5. Stakeholders engagement and involvement in nuclear emergency preparedness:
  6. Use of JRODOS as scenario preparation tool for exercises - guided JRODOS user training – Claudia Landman, Dmytro Trybushnyi, KIT
  7. Round table and discussion on use of JRodos in the process of national-local preparedness

24 January: Way forward for building national resilience

  1. Feedback from discussion groups on January 22
  2. Feedback from discussions on January 23
  3. Panel discussion with international organisations
  4. Public uptake of Science - Frank Kitching, International Safety research
  5. Organization and activities of the NERIS platform – Its perspectives – Thierry Schneider, CEPN
  6. NERIS Strategic Research Agenda – Johan Camps, SCK.CEN
  7. PREPARE Project – Wolfgang Raskob, KIT
  8. Plenary discussion session on way forward
  9. Concluding remarks – Astrid Liland, NRPA and Wolfgang Raskob, KIT

 

MELODI, European Radioecology Alliance, NERIS and EURADOS sign a Memorandum of Understanding

On 5 December 2013 MELODI, the European Radioecology Alliance (ALLIANCE), NERIS and EURADOS have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to confirm their joint commitment towards the consolidation and implementation of a strategic vision of radiation protection research in Europe. This ceremony took place at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, in presence of Bruno Schmitz, Head of Unit K4 “Fission” at the Directorate General for Research and Innovation.

Download the Memorandum of Understanding

Read more: MELODI, European Radioecology Alliance, NERIS and EURADOS sign a Memorandum of Understanding

NERIS Newsletter 6th issue

NERIS-Newsletter-6-2013-10-miniThe 6th issue of the NERIS Newsletter is now available. This edition is dedicated to the recent NERIS activities, the election of the new Management Board and the Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) of the NERIS Platform.

The Newsletter includes :

  • Editorial
  • NERIS Topical Workshop on Contaminated Goods
  • The technical visit of Slovak stakeholders in Belarus
  • Recent preparedness exercises in Spain
  • NERIS Fourth General Assembly
  • R&D Committee meeting
  • Announcements

NERIS-TP dissemination Workshop - 22-24 January 2014, Oslo (Norway)

22th-24th January 2014

Akershus Castle (Wikipedia, by: Pudelek (Marcin Szala), licence: Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0) The Euratom NERIS-TP research project on “Preparedness for Nuclear and Radiological Emergency Response and Recovery” starded in February 2011. The objectives of the project were firstly to solve urgent research needs such as the implementation of the new ICRP recommendations in the simulation models, the coupling of decision support systems such as ARGOS and RODOS to early notification systems and to carry out research activities to improve emergency management on the local and the national level, and secondly to support the operation of the NERIS Platform in order to make it sustainable in the long term.

The NERIS-TP dissemination workshop will allow to present the results of the NERIS-TP project and to bring together best practice, knowledge and technology to enhance the preparedness for Europe’s response to any radiation emergency and recovery situation.

Actors in emergency and recovery preparedness and management from all levels and sectors are encouraged to participate in this workshop.

Download the Program of the Workshop (PDF)

Read more: NERIS-TP dissemination Workshop - 22-24 January 2014, Oslo (Norway)

CLIN du Blayais and NERIS-TP post-accident Workshop - 12-13 September 2013, Bordeaux (France)

12-13 September 2013

Bordeaux Le pont de Pierre sur la Garonne (by Maarten Sepp)A French workshop has been organised in Bordeaux on 12-13 September at the initiative of the ANCCLI (the French Federation of Local Commissions of Information), the CLIN (Local Commission of Information) of Blayais and the NERIS-TP.

The local-national workshop on review of post-accident preparedness processes at the territory level aimed to make an inventory and to try to assess initiatives for post-accident preparedness in the European context at the local, regional and national levels, in France and other European countries. Elements of experience feedback from the post-Fukushima situation in Japan have been also presented; notably how different stakeholders are involved in some initiatives. The workshop provided an update on European approaches to research and experimentation on preparedness for post-nuclear accident situations at the European level.

The program and the presentations are available on the ANCCLI website.

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