Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/2445/132332
Title: Education and training in radioecology during the EU-COMET project-successes and suggestions for the future
Author: Bradshaw, Clare
Skipperud, Lindis
Beresford, Nicholas
Barnett, Catherine
Vidal, Miquel
Keywords: Ecologia
Radioactivitat
Formació
Investigació
Europa
Ecology
Radioactivity
Training
Research
Europe
Issue Date: 3-Jan-2018
Publisher: IOP Publishing
Abstract: The 2014 Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) for Radioecology identified the key challenge in education and training (E&T) as being 'to maintain and develop a skilled workforce in Europe and world-wide, through university candidates and professionals trained within radioecology' since 'scientific research in radioecology and application of that knowledge ... requires scientists and workers with adequate competence and appropriate skills.' Radioecology is a multidisciplinary science and E&T is needed by both students and professionals within research, industry and radiation protection. In order to address these needs, the EU COMET project has developed an E&T web platform and arranged a number of field courses, training courses, PhD and MSc courses, refresher courses and workshops, drawing on the COMET consortium to assemble relevant experts. In addition, COMET has been engaged in discussions with stakeholders for more long-term solutions to maintain the sustainability of radioecology E&T after the end of the project. Despite much progress in some areas, many of the challenges outlined in the 2014 SRA remain, mainly due to the lack of sustainable dedicated funding. Future plans within the ALLIANCE radioecology platform and the CONCERT-European Joint Programme for the Integration of Radiation Protection Research must urgently address this lack of sustainability if radioecological competence is to be maintained in Europe.
Note: Versió postprint del document publicat a: https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6498/aa9c0d
It is part of: Journal of Radiological Protection, 2018, vol. 38, num. 1, p. 140-151
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2445/132332
Related resource: https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6498/aa9c0d
ISSN: 0952-4746
Appears in Collections:Articles publicats en revistes (Enginyeria Química i Química Analítica)

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
675510.pdf236.58 kBAdobe PDFView/Open


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.