1.Meetings on 8th and 9th of March 2012

Work packages

WP1: Dose rate monitoring networks

(PTB, CIEMAT, CMI, ENEA, JRC, SCK•CEN, BfS, IRSN, REG(AUTH), REG(UPC))

Start month: June 2014, end month: March 2017

The aim of this work package is to improve the harmonisation of the measured dose rate data from monitoring systems installed in European early warning network stations. Currently dose rate data from different European countries are not easily comparable due to the diversity of dose rate monitoring systems resulting from different national policies and choices of technology. European countries report area dose rate data to a central data base operated by the European Commission. Hence, comparability of the data is crucial for a meaningful interpretation of the data, not only in the event of a nuclear accident with trans‑boundary implications, but also for the correct interpretation of the data measured under conditions which prevail in the natural environment.

Task 1.1: Review of dose rate monitoring instruments and methods.
Task 1.2: Development of novel and improved dose rate instrumentation for field-station use.
Task 1.3: Dose rate and contamination level calculation and validation of spectrometry data.
Task 1.4: Data analyses of spectrometry data.
Task 1.5: Background level estimation and correction methods.
Task 1.6: Influence of radon progeny concentrations on dose rate detectors.

 

WP2: Airborne radioactivity monitoring networks

(NPL, CIEMAT, CMI, ENEA, IJS, JRC, PTB, TAEK)

Start month: June 2014, end month: March 2017

The aim of this work package is to determine best practice for the calibration and operation of airborne radioactive contamination detection instrumentation used by nuclear facilities and incident first responders to detect airborne releases in the near field and for instrumentation used by national monitoring networks to detect remote radioactive releases using high volume air samplers. Research will also be performed to enable the optimisation of radiochemical methods for the determination of radioactivity deposited filters and its automation using the ARS IIe radiochemical separation system.

Task 2.1: Review of instruments and methods in use for airborne radioactivity monitoring.
Task 2.2: Development of novel and improved instrumentation for airborne radioactivity for field-station use.
Task 2.3: Evaluation of detector performance and development of instrumentation used for spectrographic analysis of airborne radioactivity.
Task 2.4: Background level estimation and correction methods for gamma-spectrometry.
Task 2.5: Determination of the airborne activity of alpha and beta emitting radionuclides by radiochemistry techniques.

 

WP3: Traceability and harmonisation for dose rate and airborne radioactivity monitoring

(CEA, CIEMAT, CMI, ENEA, IFIN-HH, IJS, JRC, NPL, PTB, BfS, IRSN)

Start month: June 2014, end month: March 2017

Task 3.1: Traceability management for dosimetry.
Task 3.2: Traceability management for airborne radioactivity.
Task 3.3: Installation and characterisation of a new underground low-dose rate calibration facility.
Task 3.4: Harmonisation of procedures for dose rate and activity concentration measurements in Europe.
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