The CERAD CoE was established in 2013 to perform fundamental long term research to improve the ability to accurately assess the radiological risks from environmental radioactivity combined with other stressors. By focusing on key factors contributing to the uncertainties, CERAD represents a state-of-the-art research foundation for the advancement of tools and methods needed for better management of those risks. The scope includes man-made and naturally occurring radionuclides that were released in the past, those presently released as well as those that potentially can be released in the future from the nuclear fuel cycle and non-nuclear industries. Using an ecosystem based scientific approach, CERAD focuses on different source term and release scenarios, transfer of radionuclides in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, biological responses in organisms exposed to radiation combined with other stressors such as metals and UV radiation under varying temperature/climate conditions, to assess overall environmental impact and risks. The assessments will include possible impact not only on man and non-human organisms, but also economic and societal consequences. The assessments can also be utilized to prioritize our focus on nuclear sources in proportion to the radiological threats that they pose. The strategic research agenda covers a broad scientific field, and the program is based on the interdisciplinary effort from scientists representing 5 Norwegian organisations (NMBU, NRPA, MET, NIPH, NIVA) and a network of international specialists.
CERAD 1st Annual Report is published
Published 21. October 2015 - 14:43 - Updated 21. October 2015 - 14:59