Challenges for radioecology for the next 20 years

Hildegarde Vandenhove, Tom Hinton, Jacqueline Garnier-Laplace, Mark Dowdal, Almudena Real, Laureline Février, Catherine L. Barnett, Nick Beresford, Iisa Oultola, Kaisa Vaaramaa, Maarit Muikku, Nele Horemans

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    With intentions of integrating a portion of their respective research efforts into a trans-national programme that will enhance radioecology, eight European organisations recently formed the European Radioecology ALLIANCE. The ALLIANCE is an Association open to other organisations throughout the world with similar interests in promoting radioecology. The ALLIANCE members recognised their shared radioecological research could be enhanced by efficiently pooling resources among its partner organizations and prioritising group efforts along common themes of mutual interest. A major step in this prioritisation process was to develop a Strategic Research Agenda (SRA). An EC-funded Network of Excellence in Radioecology, called STAR was formed, in part, to develop the SRA. This document is the first published draft of the SRA. The SRA outlines a suggested prioritisation of research topics in radioecology, with the goal of improving research efficiency and more rapidly advancing the science. The three Scientific Challenges presented within the SRA are a strategic vision of what radioecology can achieve in the future. Meeting these challenges will require a directed effort and collaboration with many organisations the world over. Addressing these challenges is important to the advancement of radioecology and in providing scientific knowledge to decision makers.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)345-355
    JournalAnnalen van de Belgische Vereniging voor Stralingsbescherming / Annales de l'association Belge de radioprotection
    Issue number4
    StatePublished - Jan 2014
    EventChallenges for Radiological Protection for the next 50 Years - BVS-ABR, Belgische Vereniging voor Stralingsbescherming, Brussels
    Duration: 8 Apr 201310 Apr 2013

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