Metrology for mobile detection of ionising radiation following a nuclear or radiological incident

Short Name: Preparedness, Project Number: 16ENV04
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New radioactivity measurements to support fast, effective protection of the environment following nuclear events

After a nuclear or radiological event, radiation protection authorities and other decision makers need quick and credible information, based on reliable radiological data, on the areas affected. However, the potentially large areas affected and risks to people in the vicinity pose difficult measurement challenges.


This project developed new measurement techniques and traceable calibration methods for determining ground surface activity concentrations using data collected by unmanned aerial vehicles, and for radioactivity in air measurements using transportable air-sampling systems.

This will support timely, effective action that protects the public and environment against the effects of ionising radiation in the aftermath of nuclear and radiological emergencies.

The project has also ensured the new instrumentation and procedures are taken up by nuclear regulatory bodies, environmental agencies and international standards organisations.


Coordinator: Stefan Neumaier (PTB)


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Phone: +44 20 8943 6666


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Other Participants
Agenzia Nazionale per le nuove tecnologie, l’energia e lo sviluppo economico sostenibile (Italy)
Aristotelio Panepistimio Thessalonikis (Greece)
Bundesamt fuer Strahlenschutz (Germany)
Centralne Laboratorium Ochrony Radiologicznej (Poland)
JRC - Joint Research Centre - European Commission (European Commission)
Kromek Limited (United Kingdom)
NUVIA a.s. (Czech Republic)
Universidad del Pais Vasco / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea (Spain)
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Spain)
Vojensky Technicky Ustav Sp (Czech Republic)