European Radioecology Alliance
European Radioecology Alliance
European Radioecology Alliance


Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz (BfS)

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  • Address: Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz, Willy-Brandt-Straße 5, D-38226 Salzgitter, Germany
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BfS works for the safety and protection of man and the environment against damages due to ionising and non-ionising radiation. In the field of ionising radiation there are, e. g., X-ray diagnostics in medicine, safety in the handling of radioactive substances in nuclear technology and the protection against enhanced natural radioactivity. The work in the field of non-ionising radiation includes the protection against ultraviolet radiation and the effects of mobile communication.

Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR)

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  • Address: Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, PO Box 510119, 01314 Dresden, Germany
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The Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf is a member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers. Scientific research equipment of national and international importance is operated at the HZDR and as such the HZDR is coordinating member and partner of numerous cooperations and projects.

Thünen Institute of Fisheries Ecology 

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The Thünen Institute of Fisheries Ecology remit is to explore and monitor the marine environment. The Federal coordinating office for fish, fishery products, crustaceans, shell fish and seaweed is part of the branch “Marine Environment” of the Thünen Institute of Fisheries Ecology. In detail, the Federal coordinating office for fish is analysing fish, crustaceans and seaweed from the Baltic and the North Sea for their concentration of radioactive substances, improving the dosimetry of non-human biota and searching for evidences of low dose radiation induced effects.

Institute of Radioecology and Radiation Protection, Leibniz Universität Hannover

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The Institute of Radioecology and Radiation Protection (IRS) performs ultra-trace analysis of radionuclides, investigates their migration in the environment and estimates dose to humans due to exposure to anthropogenic and natural radionuclides. The key research foci are related to nuclear waste disposal, consequences of major nuclear accidents and on a forensic understanding of the nature of a contamination. The IRS trains radiation protection officers on a commercial basis and contributes to the establishment of standards (e.g. DIN ISO 11929).

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