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Radioecology's coming of age on the spot
2011-08-11 - Radioecology

[ Opening lecture by the IUR President at ICRER 2011, Hamilton, Ontario, 29 June 2011 ]
Click here to read the opening lecture "Radioecology's coming of age on the spot". Read more >>

Non-lethal methods in Radioecology: new IUR Task Group launched
2011-08-10 - Active Task Groups

[ Chair: Mike Wood; Co-chair: Carmel Mothersill ]
An IUR Task Group is being established to facilitate the development and adoption of non-lethal methods in radioecology.  Chaired by Dr Mike Wood (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK), the specific focus of the Task Group is the development of international cooperation in the area of non-lethal methods for measuring contaminant burdens in wildlife. To achieve this, we need a… Read more >>

Yoichiro OMOMO wins the IUR V.I. Vernadsky Award
2011-06-29 - I.U.R.

[ Award granted on 20 June 2011, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada ]
Dr Yoichiro OMOMO has been granted the 3d IUR V.I. Vernadsky Award on 20 June 2011 on the occasion of the opening of the International Conference on Radioecology and Environmental  Radioactivity in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.   He is now an executive advisor of the Institute for Environmental Sciences (IES) which was founded in 1990 in Rokkosho-mura, Japan, where large… Read more >>

Job position for an expert in Biosphere Modelling and Radiological Impact Studies
2011-06-10 - Research

[ SCK-CEN (Mol, Belgium) Environment, Health and Safety Institute ]
SCK-CEN is looking for an expert in Biosphere Modelling and Radiological Impact Studies to help with the performance of radiological impact studies and the development of biosphere model (radiological impact model), primarily in connection with the disposal of radioactive waste. A four years position as temporary scientific collaborator (m/f). Job description and details for… Read more >>

XXXIII General Assembly of IUR
2011-05-25 - I.U.R.

[ Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, 20 June 2011 ]
The XXXIIIth General Assembly of IUR will be held on the occasion of the ICRER 2011 International Conference on Radioecology and Environmental Radioactivity in a hot context whilst Japanese radioecologists are facing the radiological consequences of the Fukushima accident on both, the population and the environment. The General Assembly will take place at the conference premises, in… Read more >>

Session on environment radiation at next SETAC annual meeting
2011-05-13 - Radioactivity

[ 14-17 November 2011, Boston, USA ]
SETAC (Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry), HPS (Health Physics Society) and IUR (International Union of Radioecology) are organizing a session on environmental radiation at the next SETAC annual meeting in Boston, 14-17 Nov 2011 (http://boston.setac.org/). If you are interested in submitting a presentation abstract, please inform as soon as possible:… Read more >>

Environmental radiation from nuclear accidents challenges the Radioecology community
2011-05-03 - Radioecology

[ Selected opinions and views from expert radioecologists ]
The current events in Japan are challenging radioecology as well as nuclear safety. An important issue worth considering is to assess what is the level of achievement of the scientific knowledge reached with regard to understanding the environmental impact of radiation accidentally released over the territories and the sea. As a prerequisite to the management of risk,… Read more >>

Anselmo Paschoa Obituary
2011-03-28 - I.U.R.

[ Anselmo Paschoa (Brazil) deceased on 24 March 2011 ]
Last Thursday, 24th March, during a meeting at the Brazilian Physics Society, when the Brazilian nuclear program and the actual organization of the Brazilian nuclear sector was under discussion, Anselmo Paschoa, fell. Urgent relief, CPR, resuscitation apparently effective, repeated arrhythmias, but does not seem to have recovered consciousness until his death less than two days later,… Read more >>

Last call: new Board election
2011-03-28 - I.U.R.

[ Deadline for submiting candidacies: 30 March 2011 ]
The current IUR Board of Council is now reaching its term. As per the current constitution, it will remain in force until a new Board is elected. In consequence, the Secretariat is now engaging the procedure necessary to organise the election round.   The first step of this procedure is to identify the candidates willing to hold one or the other position within the Board of… Read more >>

International Union of Radioecology expresses its support to Japanese radioecologists
2011-03-18 - I.U.R.

[ Cataclysm in Japan and nuclear consequences ]
  The scientific community of radioecologists, spread in 56 countries around the world, is highly concerned since a few days about its Japanese members, who are experiencing a tragedy born from the uncontrollable forces of nature which are now provoking accidental loads of the environment with artificial radioactivity leading to fears of threatening the population health.  … Read more >>

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