ProjectsAquaculture and fisheries of Atlantic salmon and cod face considerable future challenges from factors including disease, climate change, and product quality. This proposal aims to create a foundation for sustainable production of these species through dissecting the genetic basis of observed phenotypic variation.The increasing use of nanomaterials in recent years has caused public concern for risks related to environmental spreading of nanoparticles (NPs). This project seeks to develop basic knowledge on the behaviour, fate and possible ecotoxicity of manufactured NPs in aquatic and terrestrial environments.This project is a submission to the DoReMi call for education and training courses. Assessing Risks to Man and Environment (KJM360) is a two week intensive course held at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences as part of the ongoing MSc in Radioecology and PhD Research School in Ecotoxicology.This project is part of an application to the DoReMi internal call to consortium partners for integrated activities. The project addresses the collaborative projects accross WPs and the access to infrastructure part of the call.Innovative integrated tools and platforms for radioecological emergency preparedness and post-accident response in EuropeThe Fukushima accident clearly demonstrated the importance of a source term estimation that is not only based on information from the plant operators. The PREPARE project will develop a scientific and operational basis to improve information collection, information exchange and the evaluation for such types of accidentsDespite the research initiatives taken during the past decade, there remains a considerable amount of uncertainty about the toxicity of nanoparticles (NPs) released into the environment. Our central hypothesis is that this lack of knowledge is undermining the robustness of ecotoxicological studies.This project is part of the FIGARO project submitted by three Norwegian partners (University of Biosciences UMB, Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority NRPA, and Norwegian Institute of Public Health NIPH), to DoReMi, with the intention of providing access to the UMB irradiation facility.Mining sites and territories contaminated with uranium-radium production wastes tend to have high activity concentrations of both naturally occurring radionuclides, heavy metals and rare-earth elements. This project will assess the ecosystem impacts of chronic exposure of plants and soil invertebrates to enhanced radioactivity and chemical pollutants.Towards a self sustaining European Technology Platform on Preparedness for Nuclear and Radiological Emergency Response and RecoverThe project aims to keep the momentum gained through the European Project EURANOS in establishing a platform where the operational and research community can meet and discuss with all the relevant stakeholders the topics related to emergency response and recovery preparedness.Developement and application of accelerator mass spectrometry for the environmental study of low level, long-lived radionuclidesThe project will investigate potential applications of Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) to their analysis in contaminated areas, focusing on improvement of Environmental Impact Assessment and Ecological Risk Assessment.