Radioecology is a highly multidisciplinary scientific discipline situated at the crossroads between environmental radioactivity, whether natural or man-made, and its consequences on both, man and the environment. It deals with radioactivity as a stressor requiring risk assessment, but also as a tracer of biogeochemical and ecological processes.
With nearly 1000 registered members from 58 countries currently, IUR represents an authoritative source of information on all aspects of radioecology.
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[ Major progresses and achievements after the 3d ICRER Conference in Barcelona, Spain, Sept. 2014 ]
The 3rd International Conference on Radioecology and Environmental Radioactivity has been quite successfully held in Barcelona, Spain, from 7 to 12 September 2014, with 430 participants from 46 countries. A list of the Conference major achievements (still to be completed) is provided below. From left to right: François Bréchignac, President of IUR, Dep. Scientific… Read more >>
[ IUR V.I. Vernadsky award granted at ICRER 2014, Barcelona, Spain ]
Professor Brit Salbu, from the Norwegian University of Life sciences, received the 4th IUR V.I. Vernadsky award in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the development and dissemination of Radioecology. She is currently head of the Isotope Laboratory and Director of the Center of excellence for Environmental Radioactivity (CERAD). The IUR V.I. Vernadsky award was first… Read more >>
[ ERICA Tool is a user friendly software programme to estimate risks from radiation exposure to selected biota ]
The ERICA Tool is a software system that has a structure based upon the tiered ERICA Integrated Approach to assessing the radiological risk to terrestrial, freshwater and marine biota. The Tool guides the user through the assessment process, recording information and decisions and allowing the necessary calculations to be performed to estimate risks to selected animals and plants.… Read more >>
[ IUR "FORUM" decisions with respect to worldwide harmonization of radioecology networks ]
The “FORUM”, a collective initiative prompted by IUR to promote worldwide harmonization of Radioecology networks, was launched on September 10th, 2014, on the occasion of the 3d ICRER conference held in Barcelona (Spain). The fifteen initial founding networks members of the FORUM produced a synthetic overview on the discussions held and the decisions made. … Read more >>
[ 10 September 2014 - 18:00 - Barcelona ]
Meeting of the Coordination Group on Radiation Protection of the Environment (IAEA, UNSCEAR, ICRP, IUR, EC, OECD/NEA, IAEA Member States) Wednesday 10 September 2014, 18:00 Room H3, Palau de Congressos de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain The meeting is open to participants to ICRER 2014 All interested persons are very welcome to attend this meeting which is open to stakeholders and… Read more >>