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Thematic network for ultraviolet measurements

Objective



Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is highly energetic electromagnetic radiation in the wavelength region of 100-400 nm. Uv radiation changes properties of many materials and has therefore recently found several applications in e.g. medical,cosmetic, testing and manufacturing industry. On the other hand, UV radiation also affects organic tissues. Therefore, high UV levels from e.g. sun or welding equipment cause health risks. Concerns of the environmental and health effects of solar UV radiation penetrating into the biosphere through the depleted ozono layer have greatly emphasised the urge for accurate and reliable UV radiometry.
In recent years, radiometry at visible wavelengths has experienced significant progress. Improvement of primary and transfer standards has enabled morereliable measurements throughout the traceability chain. However, the progressof measurements at UV wavelengths has been slower. Part of the problems are associated with the standards since both sources and detectors tend to be unstable in the UV. Especially, there is lack of reliable easy-to-use calibration methods for needs of industry.
The thematic network for UV measurements is aimed to enhance exchange of results and ideas between the research laboratories and industry and also to obtain a better understanding of the problems associated with the calibration and testing work.
The network has participants from all branches of UV measurements. All majorEuropean national standards laboratories, equipment manufactures and end-users of equipment and services are involved. The thematic network organises four workshops devoted to outlining and seeking solutions to problems in UV measurements. Four working groups will be established to work on specific subjects that are found most essential. Training courses will be arranged covering subjects of high interest. The network will establish WWW-pages and a newsletter to improve the the exchange of information in the field.
The network helps to improve the competitive position of European industry by promoting better measurement and calibration procedures. The improved exchange of knowledge helps in targeting the research and development efforts into areaswith major problems and reduces the amount of overlapping research. In the long run this results in efficient use of research resources. Improvedmeasurement methods in e.g. medical UV applications, solar UV measurements and occupational measurements at work places will lead to improved safety.

Keywords: Ultraviolet, radiometry, metrology, standards, safety, environment.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts
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Coordinator

Helsinki University of Technology
Address
1,Otakaari
02150 Espoo
Finland

Participants (51)

AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY OF NORWAY
Norway
Address

1432 Aas
ALFRED WEGENER INSTITUTE FOR POLAR AND MARINE RESEARCH
Germany
Address
Columbusstrasse
27568 Bremerhaven
ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI
Greece
Address
Aristotle University Of Thessaloniki
54006 Thessalonki
Able Instrument and Controls Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
Cutbush Park
RG6 4UT Reading
BUNDESAMT FUER STRAHLENSCHUTZ
Germany
Address
Willy-brandt-strasse 5
10 01 49 Salzgitter
Bentham Instruments Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
2,Boulton Road 2
RG2 0NH Reading
Biosense - Laboratory for Biosensory Systems Gbr
Germany
Address
45,Moernerstrasse 45
53332 Bornheim
Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedezin
Germany
Address
1-25,Friedrich Henkel Weg 1-25
44149 Dortmund
Bundesrepublik Deutschland
Germany
Address
100,Bundesallee 100
38116 Braunschweig
CATHODEON LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Nuffield Road
CB4 1TW Cambridge
Centro de Ciencias e Tecnologias Opticas
Portugal
Address
687,Rua Do Capmo Alegre
4150 Porto
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientòficas
Spain
Address
144,Calle Serrano
28006 Madrid
DANISH INSTITUTE OF FUNDAMENTAL METROLOGY
Denmark
Address
1,Matematiktorvet 307
2800 Lyngby
DANISH METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE
Denmark
Address
100,Lyngbyvej 100
2100 Koepenhagen
DR. GROEBEL UV-ELEKTRONIK GMBH
Germany
Address
17,Goethestrasse 17
76275 Ettlingen
Delta Danish Electronics, Light & Acoustics
Denmark
Address
99,Bjortekaersvej
2800 Lungby
FINNISH INSTITUTE OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH
Finland
Address
1,Topeliuksenkatu 41B
00250 Helsinki
FINNISH METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE
Finland
Address
15,Vuorikatu 15-19
00101 Helsinki
FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
Address
Kreuzeckbahnstrasse 19
82467 Garmisch-partenkirchen
GSF-Forschungszentrum für Umwelt und Gesundheit GmbH
Germany
Address
1,Ingolstaedter Landstrasse 1
85764 Neuherberg
Gigahertz - Optik Vetriebsgesellschaft für Technische Optik mbh
Germany
Address
4,Fischerstrasse 4
82178 Puchheim
Hanovian Limited
United Kingdom
Address
145,Farnham Road 145
SL1 4XB Slough - Berkshire
ISTITUTO ELETTROTECNICO NAZIONALE GALILEO FERRARIS
Italy
Address
Strada Delle Cacce 91
10135 Torino (Turin)
Instrument Systems Gmbh
Germany
Address
83,Neumarkterstrasse 83
81673 M1/2nchen
LABORATOIRE NATIONAL D'ESSAIS
France
Address
Avenue Enrico Fermi 5
78187 St Quentin En Yvelines
LEOPOLD-FRANZENS-UNIVERSITAET INNSBRUCK
Austria
Address
44,Müllerstrasse 44
6020 Innsbruck
Levy Hill Laboratories Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
Fieldings Road
EN8 9TJ Cheshunt
Macam Photometrics Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
10,Kelvin Square 10
EH54 5PF Livingston
N/A
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT
Netherlands
Address
9,Antonie Van Leeuwenhoeklaan 9
3720 BA Bilthoven
NMI B.V., INSTITUTE FOR METROLOGY AND TECHNOLOGY
Netherlands
Address
97,Schoenmakerstraat 97
2600 AR Delft
NORWEGIAN INSTITUTE FOR AIR RESEARCH
Norway
Address
Instituttveien 18
2027 Kjeller
NORWEGIAN INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Norway
Address

0403 Oslo
NORWEGIAN METROLOGY AND ACCREDITATION SERVICE
Norway
Address
99,Fetveien 99
2007 Kjeller
NORWEGIAN RADIATION PROTECTION AUTHORITY
Norway
Address
13,Grini Naeringspark 13
1332 Osteras
National Physical Laboratory (NPL)
United Kingdom
Address
Queen's Road
TW11 0LW Teddington
Northern Regional Health Authority
United Kingdom
Address
Westgate Road
NE4 6BE Newcastle Upon Tyne
Norwegian Polar Institute of the Ministry of Environment
Norway
Address
29,Middelthunsgatan 29
301 Oslo
OMTec Gesellschaft für Optische Messsysteme mbH
Germany
Address
18 A,potsdamer Strasse 18 A
14513 Teltow
Osram GmbH Berlin-München
Germany
Address
1,Hellabrunnerstrasse 1
81543 M1/2nchen
PRC Krochmann Gmbh
Germany
Address
6,Genestostrasse 6
10829 Berlin
Philips Lighting B.V.
Netherlands
Address
1,Mathildelaan 1
5600 JW Eindhoven
STUK - Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority
Finland
Address
4,Laippatie
00881 Helsinki
SWEDISH METEOROLOGICAL AND HYDROLOGICAL INSTITUTE
Sweden
Address
Folkborgsvaegen 1
601 76 Norrkoeping
Statens Strälskyddsinstitut
Sweden
Address

171 16 Stockholm
Swedish National Testing and ResearchInstitute SP
Sweden
Address
4,Brinellgatan
501 15 Boräs
The Nottingham Trent University
United Kingdom
Address
Clifton Lane
NG11 8NS Nottingham
Unicam VV/VIS Spectrometry
United Kingdom
Address
York Street
CB1 2ST Cambridge
University of Dundee
United Kingdom
Address
Ninewells Hospital And Medical School
DD1 9SY Dundee
University of Oslo
Norway
Address

0316 Oslo
Universität Karlsruhe (Technische Hochschule)
Germany
Address
12,Kaiserstrasse 12
76128 Karlsruhe