Partners & Collaborators

JRP-v15 MetroERM Partners

Short name Organisation legal full name Country Webpage
1 JRP-Coordinator PTB Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Germany www.ptb.de/index_en.html
2 Funded JRP-Partner CMI Cesky Metrologicky Institut Brno Czech Republic www.cmi.cz
3 Funded JRP-Partner IJS Institut Jožef Stefan Slovenia www.ijs.si
4 Funded JRP-Partner NPL NPL Management Limited UK www.npl.co.uk
5 Funded JRP-Partner IRB Ruder Boškovič Institute Croatia www.irb.hr
6 Funded JRP-Partner VINS Institut Za Nuklearne Nauke Vinca Serbia www.bg.ac.rs
7 Funded JRP-Partner AUTH Aristotelio Panepistimio Thessalonikis Greece www.auth.gr
8 Funded JRP-Partner BfS Federal Office for Radiation Protection Germany www.bfs.de
9 Funded JRP-Partner CLOR Centralne Laboratorium Ochrony Radiologicznej Poland www.clor.waw.pl
10 Funded JRP-Partner EHU Univerzidad del Pais Vasco/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea Spain www.ehu.eus
11 Funded JRP-Partner ENEA Agenzia Nazionale per le nuove tecnologie, l’energia e lo sviluppo economico sostenibile Italy www.inmri.enea.it
12 Funded JRP-Partner JRC JRC – Joint Research Centre- European Commission EC https://ec.europa.eu/jrc
13 Funded JRP-Partner KROMEK Kromek Limited UK www.kromek.com
14 Funded JRP-Partner MTI Vojensky Technicky Ustav SP Czechia www.vtusp.cz
15 Funded JRP-Partner NUVIA NUVIA a.s Czechia www.nuvia.cz
16 Funded JRP-Partner UPC Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya Spain www.upc.edu
17 Unfunded JRP-Partner SCK-CEN Studiecentrum voor Kernenergie / Centre d’Etude de l’Energie Nucléaire Belgium www.sckcen.be

Collaborators

These collaborators do not deliver work content of the JRP, do not sign the JRP-Contract and are not bound by its terms and conditions. The relationship between each collaborator and the JRP-Consortium will be addressed through an ‘Exchange of Letters’.

The organisations below have indicated their potential willingness to collaborate with the JRP in areas of mutual interest.

Short name Organisation legal full name Country

JRP-Participant 1 – PTB (JRP-Coordinator)

has long-term experience in the provision of activity standards, the measurement of airborne radioactivity concentrations in combination with radiochemical methods, the investigation and calibration of various dosimetry systems for environmental radiation monitoring as well as in the operation of related calibration facilities traceable to primary standards. PTB operates a worldwide unique combination of reference facilities for dosimetry at low dose rates, has organised several intercomparison exercises in this field and coordinates the EMRP ENV57 project ‘Metrology for radiological early warning networks in Europe’. In addition, PTB has been partner in many other EMRP and EMPIR projects.

JRP-Participant 2 – CMI (funded JRP-Partner)

has expertise in the measurement of radioactivity and the identification of radionuclides by spectrometrical methods (using alpha-, beta-, X- and gamma-ray spectrometers), especially with high-resolution germanium detector systems and related Monte Carlo calculations. CMI is also experienced in the development of applied technical solutions for the measurement of radioactivity and ionising radiation under real environmental and complex technical conditions (e.g. EMRP JRP ENV09 “Metrology for Radioactive Waste Management”) and work close together with private enterprises specialised in that fields. CMI managed several EMRP projects and contributed to other projects, also as leaders of different work packages.

JRP-Participant 3 – JSI (funded JRP-Partner)

JSI is experienced with detector developments in the field of ionising radiation as well as with calibration and validation of transportable air-sampling systems. JSI’s contribution to the project focuses on the technical development of detector systems operated on UAV, especially for the localisation of hot-spots of radioactivity in contaminated areas. Such detector systems will be installed on and borne by an UAV, which will be tested under laboratory conditions at JSI as well as under real field conditions on one of the three UAV airfields to which the consortium has access. JSI has experience in metrology projects from its participation in several international projects (including EMRP).

JRP-Participant 4 – NPL (funded JRP-Partner)

provides key competence in the measurement of airborne radioactivity and the provision of reference materials for the characterisation of the performance of air-sampling systems and proper calibrations. The expertise and facilities of the NPL Radiation Dosimetry Group will also be utilised in the investigation of monitoring instrumentation of non-governmental networks. The NPL Training Team is a leading provider of scientific e-learning courses. This team will assist JRP partners with the dissemination of knowledge by producing and hosting e-learning packages related to the project. NPL is represented in several national and international standardisation committees. This facilitates the review of relevant standards and guidance documents and the dissemination of the outcome of the project.

JRP-Participant 5 – IRB (funded JRP-Partner)

IRB has long term experience in environmental radiation monitoring using various passive dosimetry detector systems. IRB has a large number of research instruments used in the area of ionising radiation, e.g. a neutron generator, a high activity panoramic Co-60 source, various sources in the Secondary Standard Dosimetry Laboratory, etc. Passive solid state dosimetry is an essential part of IRB’s daily scientific work, comprising TLD but also OSL and RPL dosemeters for environmental radiation monitoring.

JRP-Participant 6 – VINS (funded JRP-Partner)

has practical experience in using passive dosimetry systems for environmental radiation monitoring. The access to X-ray and radionuclide irradiation facilities will allow VINS to contribute to the investigation of numerous passive dosimetry systems. In addition, VINS will take part in the software development for unmanned areal monitoring systems.

JRP-Participant 7 – AUTH (funded JRP-Partner)

is also well experienced in the metrology of ionising radiation in various respects (spectrometry, dosimetry, radon detection, Monte Carlo methods to simulate spectra and dose rates).  AUTH will bring in their experience with dose measurements using electrets based dose meters and methods for dose evaluation with the aim to further develop these methods in order to be able to determine ambient dose equivalent values. AUTH will cooperate with other project partners in this field.

JRP-Participant 8 – BfS (Funded JRP-Partner)

BfS operates spectrometry systems based on manned helicopters since many years and has access to an aerial test site for UAVs and helicopters in Germany. BfS and other institutions perform annual joint measurement exercises with measuring systems mounted to helicopters of either the German Federal Police or the Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance. The long experience of BfS in this field and the capability to have access to aerial test sites are both of key importance for the project. Moreover, BfS has extended experience in the development of dosimetric, spectrometric and data acquisition systems. BfS has a close relationship to universities and private companies which perform research in the field of ionising radiation measurements.

JRP-Participant 9 – CLOR (Funded JRP-Partner)

CLOR operates a service for passive dosimetry. Moreover, CLOR has access to irradiation facilities which offer a wide range of beam qualities, and has experience in using Monte Carlos methods. CLOR will contribute to the project by performing extended irradiations and investigations aiming at the harmonisation dose measurements in Europe.

JRP-Participant 10 – EHU (Funded JRP-Partner)

the University of Basque Country, has experience in the usage of different Monte Carlo simulation codes for detector characterisation. In addition, EHU contributes to the project by providing a gamma- spectrum analysis software and by developing methods for the calculation of dose rates and ground contamination levels. Furthermore, EHU will contribute to the development of rapid radiochemical methods for the measurement of activity concentrations of alpha and beta emitters in aerosol samples collected by using air-samplers.

JRP-Participant 11 – ENEA (Funded JRP-Partner)

ENEA is well experienced in passive dosimetry. It operates a dosimetry service with thermoluminescence dosemeters for measuring personal doses as well as area doses, the latter for environmental radiation monitoring. ENEA will contribute to the project by performing extended irradiations and investigations aiming at the improvement of the metrology of dose measurements of dosimetry services in Europe in the area of passive dosimetry. Detection limits and uncertainties will be studied in detail.

JRP-Participant 12 – JRC (Funded JRP-Partner)

JRC is represented by JRC Ispra, Italy, and JRC Geel, Belgium. JRC Ispra develops and operates a system for the international exchange of environmental data, as being responsible for information exchange in routine as well as in emergency monitoring (EURDEP). JRC, Geel, has considerable experience in the primary standardisation of radioactive sources and the provision of reference materials and also in the development of international standards in support of nuclear safety, security and safeguards. JRC assures the straightforward dissemination of results of the project to the stakeholder community as well as to the European Commission and other decision makers responsible for preparedness issues in Europe.

JRP-Participant 13 – KROMEK (Funded JRP-Partner)

Kromek is a company in UK, specialised in the development of detector systems for ionising radiation measurements, based on high performance sensor materials, primarily cadmium zinc telluride. Kromek is a developer, manufacturing and providing finished products, including software and electronics.

JRP-Participant 14 – MTI (Funded JRP-Partner)

MTI is a state enterprise in the Czech Republic, with access to airfields and practical experience with national and international regulations for the legal operation of UAVs during exercises and for emergency responses. MTI is also experienced in data transmission technologies relevant for the operation of UAVs.

JRP-Participant 15 – NUVIA (Funded JRP-Partner)

NUVIA is a Czech company with more than 20 years of experience in the development of ionising radiation instrumentation, production and supply. NUVIA is specialised in manufacturing, industrial automation, mechanical construction and specific software development and implementation of such systems. NUVIA has a broad experience in the realisation of complex customized solutions.

JRP-Participant 16 – UPC (Funded JRP-Partner)

UPC, the Technical University of Catalonia, is also well experienced in the development, characterisation and calibration of detector systems for monitoring of ionising radiation. In addition, UPC is highly experienced in Monte Carlo simulations and regularly organises and hosts training workshops related to this topic. UPC regularly operates unmanned airborne monitoring systems at the Barcelona Drone Centre. UPC is one of the three project partners who have direct access to aerial test sites and who will apply ground based radioactive sources, suitable for the testing, calibration and validation of UAV based spectrometric mea­surements.

JRP-Participant 17 – SCK•CEN (Unfunded JRP-Partner)

SCK•CEN has significant experience in the analysis of in-situ gamma spectra in conjunction with mapping applications and Monte Carlo simulations. Furthermore, SCK•CEN is the only project partner allowed to operate a drone in the vicinity of a nuclear power plant (a Belgium power plant close to SCK•CEN’s headquarters) and will be able to measure the release of radioactive noble gas concentrations under normal operation conditions, an important bench mark experiment for the project.