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2nd International Workshop on the European Atlas of Natural Radiation

Nov 06 2017
Nov 09 2017
Verbania Lake Maggiore, Italy

The 2nd International Workshop on the European Atlas of Natural Radiation (IWEANR 2017) will be held in the town of Verbania, Italy, from Monday 6 November at 14:00 to Thursday 9 November at 16:00. The main aim of the workshop is to present the status and discuss progress of the European Atlas of Natural Radiation.

The Venue

Known as the “garden on the lake”, Verbania is located on the western shore of Lake Maggiore in the Piedmont region. The workshop will take place in Hotel Il Chiostro, a former monastery converted into a modern hotel and situated in a quiet area only a few minutes’ walk from the lakeside.

Workshop Topics

  • Radon policies: European Basic Safety Standards, international organizations’ positions, other international projects
  • Indoor radon: new participants to the European map, new datasets
  • Sources of natural radiation and their mapping: geochemical, terrestrial gamma, soil, water, building materials etc.
  • Relationshipsbetween radon-related quantities: methodology, multivariate analysis, dimensionality reduction, radon hazard index
  • Radon-priority areas: concepts, predictors, classification, risk, mapping issues (geological, gridded, administrative units)

Special Session: Radon & Geology

Organized within the workshop, this Special Session will focus on three main aspects:

1. Influence of tectonics and near surface stratigraphy of rocks and soils on radon emission.

2. Classification of geological features.

3. Representativeness and repeatability of soil radon measurements.

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