«Dynamic reindeer» - that’s the relatively meaningless title of a CERAD project focussing on these fantastically adaptive animals. However, the title points to the aim of the project: To develop a modelling tool that simulates the highly “dynamic” and variable levels of radioactive caesium in reindeer during the year.
This spring we commemorate the 6th anniversary of the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan. CERAD researchers has been actively engaged in the research in the area since the time of accident, sharing their knowledge with Japanese colleagues.
Nature is complex, full of relationships and interactions, that all intertwine in one way or another. Therefore, we must focus our scientific approach to encompassing this complexity when studying effects of radiation (or other pollutants) on the environment.
CERAD is a partner in the COMET project, which aims to enhance and maintain European capacity and skills in radioecology. In 2016 we co-organized a field course in Chernobyl, where participants were able to get hands-on experience in development of sampling strategies and application of different techniques for measurement and analysis.
Orrefjell is an area in Salangen (Norway) with high natural level of uranium. CERAD is partner in a research project called Case Orrefjell, funded by FRAM center. This project will evaluate possible adverse effects related to living in an area with enhanced levels of Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM).