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René KIRCHMANN
2010-11-15 - I.U.R.

Posted by lydie - Mon 11/15/10

[ in memoriam ]
It is with much sadness that the Union learns that René Kirchmann, Honorary General secretary of IUR, died on November 10, aged 83. Many IUR members worldwide have shown their great consideration to an inspiring colleague, and they are expressing their deep sorrow after the death of a man who was well known as an optimistic, lively and very dear friend. Everyone also remembers… Read more >>

International Symposium on Isotopes in Hydrology, Marine Ecosystems and Climate Change Studies
2010-10-14 - Conferences

[ Organized by the IAEA Marine Environment Laboratories, 27 March - 1 April 2011, Monaco ]
The symposium is organized on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the IAEA Marine Environment Laboratories established in the Principality of Monaco on 10 March 1961. The principal objective of the symposium will be to exchange recent research achievements in the use of isotopic techniques in hydrology, climate change studies, marine and terrestrial ecosystems. Deadline for… Read more >>

UNSCEAR Volume 2 - 2008 Report on effects of radiation to non-human biota now in the pipe
2010-09-06 - Publications

The volume II of UNSCEAR Report 2008 with "non-human biota effects" is expected to be published in the second half of 2010. As compared to Volume I, Volume II comprises the remaining 3 scientific annexes : • Annex C - Radiation exposures in accidents; • Annex D - Health effects due to radiation from the Chernobyl accident; and • Annex E - Effects of ionizing radiation… Read more >>

Online access to the electronic version of the Journal of Environmental Radioactivity at preferential rate: Now available to IUR members
2010-09-03 - Radioecology

When clearing the IUR Annual Membership Fee, IUR members are now entitled to subscribe also, at the same time and at a preferential rate, to the electronic version of Journal of Environmental Radioactivity (affiliated to IUR).   Any IUR member willing to register can do so from the home page of the web site, or by clicking on the following… Read more >>

Environmental Radioactivity 2010 -­ New Frontiers and Developments
2010-04-29 - Conferences

[ Rome, Italy, from 25 to 27 October 2010 ]
The Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare is going to organize an International Conference on Environmental Radioactivity - New Frontiers and Developments.   The Conference will take place in Rome, Italy, from 25 to 27 October 2010. click here to display the summary Page Read more >>

Formalised relationship established between IAEA and IUR
2010-04-14 - I.U.R.

[ Arrangement signed in February 2010 ]
Following the previous and successful collaboration agreement between IAEA and IUR on updrading the data base of radioecological transfer factors (Update of TRS 364), a new "Practical  Arrangement" has been recently signed to join efforts on 2 scientific issues, which then take the form of joint IAEA/IUR Task groups contributing to EMRAS II Working Groups 5 and 6:  -… Read more >>

Towards a Federation of Environmental Radioactivity International Associations
2009-10-02 - Environment

[ Collaboration between NREA, SPERA and IUR ]
IUR conducts negociations with the Natural Radiation Environment Association (NREA) and the South Pacific Environmental Radioactivity Association (SPERA) to establish a stronger linkage of communication and support - as said Rick Tincker from SPERA - and to allow  the formation of a Federation of international associations dealing with areas related to Radioactivity and Environment.… Read more >>

Growing IUR international visibility
2009-09-29 - I.U.R.

The Secretariat is pleased to announce that the Union's website is now regularly visited by up to 12,000 visitors each month, demonstrating a growing general interest for Radioecology issues and the usefulness of our website for those who seek related information. It is also worth mentioning that during the last six months 16 new members, especially young scientists, joined the Union. It… Read more >>

IUR support to Canadian student training at Chernobyl : First output
2009-09-29 - Training courses

11 new members from Canada have recently been appointed and joined the Union. Among them, we are pleased to welcome 9 young radioecologists currently studying at the McMaster University of Toronto, Canada.  Some of these students took part in the Chernoby777 course, from 18 to 29 May 2009, which included a visiting trip on site to meet with local scientisits and to develop several… Read more >>

Journal of Environmental Radioactivity affiliated to IUR
2009-09-13 - I.U.R.

[ Memorandum of Understanding ]
Memorandum of Understanding signed on 11-28 April 2008   Considering that there is a mutual interest in promoting closer cooperation between IUR and the international scientific "Journal of Environmental Radioactivity" (JENR, Elsevier), Nicolette van Dijk, in quality of Publisher of JENR, and François Bréchignac, in quality of President of IUR, recently negotiated with… Read more >>

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