We are proud to announce that a research group with all the major players within nuclear sciences in Norway, with a part of CERAD and NMBU included, has been awarded a center funded by the Research Council of Norway: the Norwegian Nuclear Research Center, NNRC.
CERAD scientists have been able to generate the first synchrotron-based X-ray map of the whole body of a nematode in pristine conditions, at such a high resolution that contaminants could be detected at the individual cell level.
Together with our colleagues in UK and Ukraine, we have published a letter in Nature asking for support in rebuilding scientific collaborations, labs, and infrastructures in Chornobyl after the russian invasion
Protection of humans and non-human organisms from the contaminants is based on risk assessments. Do you want to learn how it is done? In June 2022, CERAD is co-organizing a course on assessment of risk to humans and environment at NMBU, Ås.
6th International Conference on Environmental Radioactivity, ENVIRA 2021: Fukushima Accident - 10 years of Environmental Investigations, and New Challenges in Environmental Radioactivity Studies will take place on-line, from December 6th to 10th, 2021.
CERAD offers intensive courses in Radioecology (5 ECTS) and Experimental Radioecology (10 ECTS). The courses will run in parallel over 2,5 weeks from January 12th to January 28th, 2022 at NMBU (Campus Aas), 30 min by train south of Oslo. Please note that for non-NMBU students there is a deadline to apply to become guest student:October 1st 2021.
Our PhD student Elisabeth Rødland has developed a new method for the quantification of tire and polymer-modified bitumen particles in environmental samples by pyrolysis gas chromatography mass spectroscopy
On the Occasion of its 40th Anniversary, the Institute for Nuclear Waste Disposal (INE) at KIT announces the International Scientific Workshop on "Processes Influencing Radionuclide Transport and Retention - Investigations Across Scales" (TransRet2020) on 12th & 13th October 2021 in Karlsruhe, Germany
Three trial lectures will be held 11th and 13th of August for the position of associate professor/professor in radioecology/environmental radioactivity. The lectures will be held via Zoom, are open to everyone and will be given in English.
CERAD researchers have participated in a recent report by the UN, which concluded that “no adverse health effects” were detected in the population following the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant 10 years ago.
In collaboration with Norwegian Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (DSA), CERAD CoE organised a virtual Nordic workshop “Risk and Safety Assessments Supporting Regulatory Supervision of Decommissioning and Waste Management for Nuclear Research and Radiation Facilities” on 9-11th of February 2021
We have a vacant 3-year PhD position within hydrogeochemistry linked to nuclear decommission and hazardous waste disposal. Focus is put on processes, interactions and modelling of metals and radionuclides including colloids.
We invite applications for a full-time, permanent position as Associate Professor/Professor in Radioecology with special responsibility for teaching and research in the areas of radioecology, radiochemistry and radioecotoxicology
Simon has recently started his PhD and is based at the Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA), one of the partner institutes making up CERAD. His study is about the chemical inhibition of chitin synthesis.
CERAD director Deborah Oughton took part in writing the policy brief that addresses which of the recommendations that were developed for improving health and well-being of populations affected by nuclear accidents can be directly implemented or adapted to the current COVID-19 crisis
“The knighthood is a major recognition of Salbu’s fantastic effort in the service of science over several decades. Salbu’s research has been decisive in shaping better risk assessments tied to radioactive radiation and environmental toxins,” says NMBU Rector Sjur Baardsen.
CERAD's collaborator Dr Tom Hinton published a paper on the use of Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) methods to distinguish plutonium from the Fukushima-accident and the Nagasaki-detonation in soils and biota.
The IAEA will soon launch their Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship Programme that will provide opportunities to highly motivated and talented female students by providing scholarships and internship opportunities
Authorities are considering easing restrictions on the areas most severely affected by the Chernobyl accident. It may provide great financial opportunities for those who still live there, but residents are not sure if it is a good idea.
Protection of humans and non-human organisms from the contaminants is based on risk assessments. Do you want to learn how it is done? In June 2020, CERAD will co-organize a course on assessment of risk to humans and environment at NMBU, Ås.
NMBU at CERAD is a partner in a new EU project on radon and natural radioactive materials. The project will support good management and handling of these materials, and help to educate new researchers in radiological protection.
A 3-year PhD position is available at the Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management (MINA) and CERAD Centre for Environmental Radioactivity. The project will build on previous work from MINA, documenting arthropod communities at Chernobyl.
Professor Donald A. Brown received 2019 UNESCO Avicenna Award for Ethics in Science for his lifelong commitment to ethics of climate change science, policy and communication. Our research director Deborah Oughton was on the jury
Frøydis Meen Wærsted has successfully defended her PhD thesis "Mobility of naturally occurring radionuclides and stable elements in alum shale: A case study of Gran, Highway 4, Norway" September 28th 2019
The Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management (MINA) has a vacant 2- year research scientist position within hydrogeochemistry linked to nuclear decommissioning and waste disposal, with possibility of extension. Focus is put on processes, interactions and modelling. The position is financed by CERAD.
CERAD offers intensive courses in Radioecology (5 ECTS) and Experimental Radioecology (10 ECTS). The courses will run in parallel over 2,5 weeks from January 11th to January 27th, 2023 at NMBU (Campus Aas), 30 min by train south of Oslo. Please note that for non-NMBU students there is a deadline to apply to become guest student:October 1st 2022.
Researchers from CERAD and NMBU went on a research cruise in July 2019 and uncovered a leak of radioactive material from the sunken submarine "Komsomolets", which is at the bottom of the Norwegian Sea. TV2 has made a documentary about the cruise, which will be available at TV2 Sumo
The Section of Environmental Chemistry/CERAD Centre of Excellence, Faculty of Environmental Sciences (MINA) at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) has a vacant 3-year PhD position within radioecology/environmental radioactivity
Researcher Hans-Christian Teien and PhD student Shane Sheibener took part in a research cruise to document leakage from the wreck of the sunken submarine "Komsomolets". Radioactive caesium has been detected, but there is no danger to humans or the environment.
Researchers from CERAD and NMBU are going on a research cruise. The goal is to find out if there is radioactive leakage from the sunken submarine "Komsomolets", which is at the bottom of the Norwegian Sea.
More than 40 participants from four countries participated in a seminar on Environmental Radioactivity for PhD, Postdoc and MSc students that CERAD co-organized with the National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine in Kyiv (Ukraine) on June 4th – 6th.
CERAD is co-organizing a seminar on Environmental Radioactivity for PhD, Postdoc and MSc students in Kyiv (Ukraine) in 2019 (June 4th – 6th). Travel and accomodation support for PhD and MSc students is available. Apply before April 28th!
A vacant one-year position as a researcher with possibility of extension for up to three years is available at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH). The bioinformatics position is closely linked to CERAD. You will be employed by NIPH and the workplace will be at the Department of Molecular Biology, NIPH. Apply before February 3rd, 2019.
CERAD Research Director Deborah Oughton attended her first meeting as the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters’ representative to the All European Academies (ALLEA) Permanent Working Group on Science and Ethics.
CERAD offers intensive courses in Radioecology (5 ECTS) and Experimental Radioecology (10 ECTS). The courses will run in parallel over 2,5 weeks from January 9th to January 25th, 2019 at NMBU (Campus Aas), 30 min by train south of Oslo.
The Section of Environmental Chemistry/CERAD Centre of Excellence, Faculty of Environmental Sciences (MINA) at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) has a vacant 3-year PhD position within radioecology/environmental radioactivity.
Selma Hurem was representing CERAD on 6th International Conference on Radiation and Applications in various fields of research, which was held on 18-22nd of June 2018 in Ohrid (Metropol Lake Resort), FYROM Macedonia
The article "Current radiological situation in areas of Ukraine contaminated by the Chernobyl accident: Part 1. Human dietary exposure to Caesium-137 and possible mitigation measures" has recently been published by our colleagues from Ukrainian Institute of Agricultural Radiology.
The European Radioecology ALLIANCE organised the Workshop “Epigenetic factors and long-term effects of ionising radiation on organisms”, that took place at IRSN, Paris, France, from the 4th to 6th of April 2018.
An international field course "Experimental Radioecology and Radiobiology" will be organised in Ukraine on June 1st-15th 2018. The course offers a unique opportunity to work in Chernobyl exclusion zone and is organized in cooperation between Centre for Environmental Radioactivity, Norwegian University of Life Sciences and National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine.
Research director Deborah Oughton participated in a seminar “Ethics, risk communication and practical radiological culture in post nuclear accident situations: the role of experts in empowering affected people” at Nagasaki University.
CERAD arranged two workshops within the EC TERRITORIES project, Work Package 4 (Strategic and integrated communication, education and training), in Oslo, Norway, 14th – 16th November 2017. Oslo welcomed international guest with cold and snow, but that did not stop anyone from participating.
The Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management (MINA) and CERAD Center of excellence for Environmental Radioactivity has a vacant 3 year PhD-position within environmental chemistry in collaboration with Norwegian Institute of Water Research (NIVA).
What is a better way for learning about effects of radioactivity than doing it in hands-on in the field? CERAD and NMBU have a joint project with the institutions in Ukraine. Therefore, can we now organize an experimental course in Chernobyl!
Biomarkers can be used to indicate an exposure to or effect of a contaminant on an organism and are widely used in (eco)toxicology. This year, CERAD is introducing a new course “Effect and biomarker methods in (eco)toxicology”. Registration deadline is August 16th!
A 3 year PhD–position within environmental radioactivity/radioecology is available at the Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management (MINA) and CERAD Center of Excellence for Environmental Radioactivity. The research will focus on developing and testing models used for radiological risk assessment.
SHAMISEN project aims to learn from past nuclear emergencies and develop recommendations for health surveillance of affected people in the aftermath of an accident. On March 23-24th, the project held its final workshop at OECD conference center in Paris.
How does one effectively involve stakeholders? How does one build and assess public confidence? How can broader stakeholder involvement help decision makers to make well-informed decisions that effectively address stakeholder views? These and other questions were discussed in Paris on 17-19th January.
AERC (Association of Ecosystem Research Centers) and IUR (International Union of Radioecology) hold a joint Workshop, hosted by Savannah River Ecology Laboratory (SREL) at Aiken (South Carolina, USA), 2-5 October 2016
A joint focused meeting and workshop on Environmental and (eco)toxicological Omics and Epigenetics: Science, Technology and Regulatory Applications, were organized in Gent, Belgium, from 12th to 15th September 2016.
A 3-year PhD–position within environmental radioactivity/radioecology is available at the Department of Environmental Sciences (IMV) and CERAD Center of Excellence for Environmental Radioactivity. The research will focus on the food chain transfer of radionuclides/trace elements to fish and associated effects i.e., toxicokinetics and toxicodynamics.
A 3 year PhD–position within environmental radioactivity/radioecology is available at the Department of Environmental Sciences (IMV) and CERAD Center of Excellence for Environmental Radioactivity. The research will focus on the environmental behavior of radionuclides, which are present as nano- to millimeter-sized particles.
CERAD scientists recently published an article in Nature Scientific Reports. This publication by Graupner et al demonstrates genotoxicity of low dose rate gamma radiation in mice at exposure levels that humans can receive in emergency situations.
CERAD PhD student Selma Hurem won an award for best oral presentation on the 30th Congress of the New European Society for Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry, which was held in Barcelona 4-7th September 2016.
Professor of Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Director of the Centre for Environmental Radioactivity, Academician of Norwegian Academy of Sciences Brit Salbu was awarded with the title of the Honorary Professor of National University of Life and Environmental Sciences, Ukraine.
In November 2015, the International Union of Radioecology organized a consensus symposium. This symposium gathered 30 scientists with diverse background to discuss the ecological impact of radiation on populations and ecosystems. Several CERAD representatives participated in the symposium.
The final Workshop of work package 3 of the European research project PREPARE “Management of Contaminated Goods after a nuclear accident” was held on 12 & 13 November 2015 at OECD – Château de la Muette, Paris, France.
On October 20-21st, CERAD representatives attended SFF Forum – a Forum that was established as an arena for communication, for exchange of experiences and for initiating collaboration on various perspectives related to the operation of the Centres of Excellence (SFF). The meeting was hosted by the Research Council of Norway.
A Nordic nuclear safety research (NKS) funded seminar entitled “NKS seminar on nuclear forensics in Nordic countries” was organized in Oslo 5-6 October 2015 by CERAD CoE in cooperation with Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority (NRPA), Icelandic Radiation Safety Authority (Geislavarnir Rikisins), Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI), Sweden and Danish Technological University (DTU).