The European Radioecology Alliance grants, for the first time, the award to the best poster presented at the ICRER 2014
For the first time since its creation, the European Radioecology Alliance (ALLIANCE) has granted the award to the best poster presented in the International Conference on Radioecology and Environmental Radioactivity, ICRER, which took place in Barcelona, Spain, the days 7-12 of September 2014.
The winner of the ALLIANCE award 2014 was Maxi Castrillejo Iridoy (Autonomous University of Barcelona), for the work on "Reassessment of Strontium-90 in the Pacific Ocean and the Coast of Japan Derived from the Fukushima Dai-Chi nuclear Accident ", done in collaboration with ETH-Zurich (Switzerland) and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (USA).
The award, worth with 2,000 €, was presented by the vice-president of the European Radioecology Alliance, Dr Per Strand in the last Plenary session of the conference. The reasons that led to the evaluation committee to award the prize to the poster done by Maxi Castillejo et al., included: (1) the subject of the poster is, and will continue in the future, of great importance in Radioecology; (2) the work presented was carried out in collaboration between research teams from three countries, by integrating their capabilities; (3) the work presented was very well structured on the poster; (4) the first author was present during the sessions devoted to visit the posters, to resolve those issues raised by the participants in ICRER. Undoubtedly, Maxi Castrillejo is member of the generation which will contribute to the future of the Radioecology science.