The CERAD CoE, established in 2013, has initiated long term basic 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-theart research foundation for the advancement of tools and methods to better manage those risks. The scope includes man-made and naturally occurring radionuclides that were released in the past, those presently released, and those that potentially can be released in the future from the nuclear fuel cycle and from 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 strategic research agenda (SRA) developed in 2013-2014 covers a broad scientific field, while most emphasis will be put on eight key Umbrella areas contributing significantly to the overall uncertainties. The program is based on the interdisciplinary effort from scientists representing five Norwegian organisations (NMBU, NRPA, MET, NIPH, NIVA) and a network of international specialists.
CERAD 2nd Annual Report is published
Published 21. October 2015 - 15:01 - Updated 21. October 2015 - 15:12