The topic of this year's conference was “Reducing overall uncertainties in environmental impact and risk assessments – Future research priorities”. The participants presented research highlights of the past year and discussed challenges and new promising research areas.
The programme of the conference can be found here.
CERAD Annual Conference 2019 was opened by Ole Harbitz, Director General of the Norwegian Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (DSA). NMBU's vice-rector and chair of CERAD Board Øystein Johnsen and Dean of the Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management (MINA) chaired the sessions.
CERAD’s annual conference gathers researchers from all partner institutions, members of scientific advisory committee, members of the board and invited guests. Researchers from 14 countries participated this year and gave their feedback on the centre's research priorities. In addition, four leading international experts were invited to give presentations about lessons that should be learned from the past nuclear events.
Second day of the conference was dedicated to the Young Scientist Session - nine PhD students, postdocs and researchers presented highlights of their work.
CERAD's annual conferences have several good traditions - the winner of the prize for the best photo of the past year is announced during the conference and the concert by HYBRIS - the CERAD's house band is always a highlight of the evening!
Several workshops were organised before and after the conference, they focused on issues like multiple stressors, particle research and health effects.