Training course on environmental risk assessment and the ERICA tool

October 27 - 28, 2015   Tartu (ESTONIA)

The need for a system to demonstrate that the environment is protected from ionising radiation is now broadly recognized at the international level. Increasing production of nuclear energy and plans for further new build or decommissioning of old installations make it now more necessary than ever to align methodologies for the assessment of Environmental impact of ionizing radiation with the state-of-the art in an European context.

The course will focus on Environmental Risk Assessment with focus on the ERICA integrated Approach to assess the impact of ionising radiation on the environment, which emphasizes the safeguarding of the structure and function of ecosystems. This system combines elements of environmental management, risk characterization and impact assessment that have been built upon the basis of an EU-wide scientific consensus.