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Strategy for Allied Radioecology

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 269672

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2011

  • End date

    31 July 2015

Funded under:

FP7-EURATOM-FISSION

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 042 738,80

  • EU contribution

    € 3 999 756

Coordinated by:

INSTITUT DE RADIOPROTECTION ET DE SURETE NUCLEAIRE

France

Objective

With a renewed interest in nuclear energy and the scientific challenges related to the nuclear fuel cycle, the need for radioecological expertise is increasing world-wide. Concurrently, education related to radioecology has steadily declined, leading experts are approaching retirement, and funding for radioecological research is at a minimum in many European countries. To face this challenge and avoid further fragmentation, nine leading organisations propose to establish a Network of Excellence in radioecology, called STAR. The goal is to efficiently integrate important organisations, infrastructures, and research efforts into a sustainable network that contributes to a European Research Area in radioecology. To achieve this, a Joint Programme of Activities will be implemented covering integration and sharing of infrastructures; training, education and mobility; knowledge management and dissemination; as well as three key research themes (integrating human and non-human radiological risk assessments; radiation protection in a multi-contaminant context; ecologically relevant low-dose effects). The coordinator, IRSN, is one of the largest radioecological research institutes in Europe with an excellent record in large project management. Three STAR partners are members of the High Level Expert Group on Low Dose Risk Research, ensuring that STAR will provide effective links to the wider community of low dose risk research. STAR will interact with other European and international research institutes in radioecology, radiobiology and ecology to produce the best research for addressing the key scientific challenges in radioecology. To address stakeholders’ needs and policy questions, a strong link with end-users will be achieved via dedicated workshops, conferences and advanced dissemination tools. STAR will promote integration, networking and scientific excellence to benefit human and environmental radiation protection.

Coordinator

INSTITUT DE RADIOPROTECTION ET DE SURETE NUCLEAIRE

Address

Av De La Division Leclerc 31
92260 Fontenay Aux Roses

France

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 1 175 899,55

Administrative Contact

Laureline Février (Dr.)

Participants (10)

SATEILYTURVAKESKUS

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 435 637

STUDIECENTRUM VOOR KERNENERGIE / CENTRE D'ETUDE DE L'ENERGIE NUCLEAIRE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 605 474

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 650 175

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 248 124

STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 473 520,45

BUNDESAMT FUER STRAHLENSCHUTZ

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 305 943

DIREKTORATET FOR STRALEVERN OG ATOMSIKKERHET

Norway

NORGES MILJO-OG BIOVITENSKAPLIGE UNIVERSITET

Norway

THE RESEARCH FOUNDATION OF STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK

United States

EU Contribution

€ 95 596

TOKAI UNIVERSITY EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM

Japan

EU Contribution

€ 9 387

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 269672

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2011

  • End date

    31 July 2015

Funded under:

FP7-EURATOM-FISSION

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 042 738,80

  • EU contribution

    € 3 999 756

Coordinated by:

INSTITUT DE RADIOPROTECTION ET DE SURETE NUCLEAIRE

France