Czech Geological Survey and RADON
v.o.s. organize the
OF RADON RISK MAPPING
September 22nd – 25th, 2010
Prague, Czech Republic
+ RIM – Radon Intercomparison
Measurements at Radon Reference Sites
September 20th – 21st,
It is certainly possible
to participate both in the Workshop and in RIM, or only in the Workshop or only
in the RIM
Workshop: Ivan BARNET (CGS), Matej
NEZNAL (RADON), Petra
RIM: Milan MATOLIN (Charles
University in Prague), Martin
IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES
for paper submission June 15,
for lower registration fee June 15,
Registration for RIM (17,00-19,00)
Registration for RIM (8,00-9,30), Field Measurements
(Tuesday) – Field
Measurements, Registration for Workshop (17,00-20,00)
Registration for Workshop (8,00-9,30), Sessions
September 23rd (Thursday) – Sessions, workshop
Roundtable discussions, conclusions
(Saturday) – Field
trip (optional, return on late afternoon)
WORKSHOP - GENERAL TOPICS
- RADON MAPPING
- NATIONAL STRATEGIES,
APPROACHES TO RADON RISK
- METHODS OF MEASUREMENTS,
CLASSIFICATION OF RADON RISK
- INDOOR RADON – GEOLOGY
RELATIONSHIPS, FACTORS INFLUENCING THE RADON ENTRY INTO HOUSES
- RADON RISK - PREVENTIVE
MEASURES AND REMEDIATION
- RADON MEASUREMENTS FOR OTHER
PURPOSES (EARTHQUAKE PREDICTION, RADON AS A NATURAL TRACER, MINING AREAS,
Due to our common experiences
from last workshops, we would like to ask you for oral presentations (15 min)
or short oral presentations combined with a poster (10 min+poster) and/or
For the closing day of the
workshop, we would like to prepare meaningful roundtable discussions (probably
two parallel each time), where we would discuss, with respect to future
cooperation, preparation of research projects proposals etc. following
- GEOGENIC RADON POTENTIAL MAP
- CLASSIFICATION OF RADON RISK
AND RADON MAPPING BASED ON RADON POTENTIAL AND ON INDOOR RADON, ADVANTAGES AND
- RADON IN SOIL GAS AND INDOOR
RADON, TEMPORAL CHANGES IN VARIOUS GEOLOGICAL AND CLIMATIC CONDITIONS
- RADON MEASUREMENTS AND
The conference will be held in the
beautiful city of Prague, capital of the Czech Republic, at the conference hall
of the Hotel DAP. The hotel is located in the western
part of central Prague, near the Prague Castle, the dominant symbol of Prague,
in the direction to the Ruzyne airport, close by to the Dejvicka underground
station (line A). It is also well served by tram and buses.
sq. No. 4/684, 161 00 Prague 6
On site accommodations (i.e.
directly at the Hotel DAP, medium/low price) is possible but limited in number
to 80 - 90 participants. See
- www.daphotel.cz and click on “English”
For more information please
contact Mrs. Steinertova, the representative of Hotel DAP, e-mail: email@example.com , and mention
The direct neighbourhood has
also a large number of excellent hotels, pensions, hostels, which you can find
via internet (we recommend to concentrate on accommodation in the central parts
of Prague – Prague 1 and/or Prague 6).
RIM - GENERAL INFORMATION
Compare your radon measurement
with the international community in friendly field environment - comparison measurement of radon in soil
gas at radon reference sites in the Czech Republic
Radon comparison measurement at reference sites in the Czech Republic, RIM 2010, will be organized as an
independent part of the International Workshop on the Geological Aspects of
Radon Risk Mapping on September 20 – 21, 2010. Radon comparison
measurements at radon reference sites serve for verification of field radon
measurements performed by single organizations.
Three natural radon reference sites Cetyne, Bohostice and Buk of different radon activity concentration
levels are located 60 km SW of Prague (Praha). Radon reference sites are
meadows, their soil cover enables soil gas sampling at the depth of 0.8 m, they
are accessible for cars, and their mutual total distance is 12 km. Transport
from Prague will be provided. Each reference site implies 15 stabilized
stations in a grid of 5x5 m.
Radon comparison measurement at reference sites are organized for single participants or groups of participants.
Ideally each organization should measure radon at 15 stabilized stations of
each reference site by its own technique, however a lower number of stations
can be measured within the available time as well. Soil air is sampled from the
depth of 0.8 m near to each stabilized station. Each organization reports data
on the activity concentration of radon in soil gas (kBq/m3) at
single stations of reference sites. Tests performed by means of a computer
programme TestMOAR are based on the comparison of reported radon (222Rn)
activity concentration in soil gas with other participants of the comparison
measurement, and with the radon databases of the three reference sites, which
comprise successful measurements of 185 organizations in 2000 - 2009. Temporal
variations of radon in soil gas are eliminated.
tests will be anonymous, each participant (group) will be denoted by a code.
Benefits of participation in radon comparison measurement are:
- Radon comparison with
international expert community.
- Radon comparison with the database
of 185 radon-measuring organizations in the Czech Republic.
- The use of three well documented
radon reference sites fulfilling geological requirements.
- Based on 17-year experience in
periodical radon comparison measurement 1992-1999, and 2000-2009.
- Tests by computer programme
TestMOAR based on statistics, compiled by the Institute of Applied
Mathematics and Computer Technique, Faculty of Science, Charles University
Working plan for a
2-day comparison measurement: Instruction, transport from Prague each day, measurement
of radon in soil gas, reporting of resultant data (kBq/m3) from
measured stations, data processing, and evaluation by TestMOAR. For those who
will collect a lower number of measurements at reference sites, programme
TestMOAR accepts their number of data. Organizations and individuals who will
deliver their resultant radon data later (by post or e-mail) will be also
included in final testing.
There is no
electrical power supply at radon reference sites, however an electrical power
supply will be provided on the request.
Accommodation: Suitable accommodation, just in the area of radon reference sites,
is available in “Hotel u Milina” (www.hotelumilina.cz),
but there will be certainly a possibility of transport from Prague.
Organizers of the RIM 2010 offer the consultation for your participation in radon
comparison measurement through e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
REGISTRATION FEE and
INSTRUCTION for PAYMENT
The registration fee for the
workshop (350 € if paid after June
15, 2010, 300 € if paid before)
covers the workshop program, the book of abstracts, refreshments during the
sessions and the workshop dinner. Accommodation is not included in the
The fee for a surprise field trip –
optional activity – 75 € if paid
after June 15, 2010, 60 € if paid
before) covers the whole excursion.
The fee for RIM – (300 € if paid after June 15, 2010, 250 € if paid before) means a fee for an
independent participant or for two participants in one measuring group. The fee
for each another one (third, fourth ..., participant in the same measuring
group) is 50 €. Accommodation
is not included in the registration fee.
In order to confirm your registration, a proof of
payment (photocopy of bank transfer) should be sent to RADON v.o.s. (via
e-mail: email@example.com ),
accepting the given conditions of payment and cancellations. Participants are
kindly asked to indicate clearly the name of the person for whom the services
are booked in the bank document sent. Payments can only be accepted in Euros.
Only total payment guarantees registration, i.e. any bank expenses for issuing
a transfer must be paid in full by participants.
Cancellation and requests
for refunds should be made in writing and sent to RADON v.o.s.. Those made
before 30 August 2010, will be refunded at 80 % of the original sum. After that
date no refunds will be possible. All bank charges will be deducted from the refund.
Refunds will be issued after the Workshop (15th October 2010).
Payment - by bank transfer (the
payee name: RADON v.o.s.)
bank name: KOMERCNI
bank address: POBOCKA
PRAHA - PODVINNY MLYN
180 00 PRAHA 8
Account number: 35-6485850237/0100
IBAN code: CZ9501000000356485850237
Var.symbol/details of payment: 340110
There would be also a possibility to pay cash at the
registration, but those participants should send us the registration form in
advance, too (the number of participants, especially in case of RIM, is
CALL FOR PAPERS AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS
The language of the conference will be English.
Authors are kindly asked to send their
contributions (extended abstracts) as camera ready in high quality print (for
b+w copying), A4 format, 2.5 cm margins on all sides, in two copies plus media
or e-mail attachment (best in Word 6. or higher). Please do not number the
pages. The papers should not extend 10 pages including figures, tables and
(extended abstracts) submitted in time (by the 15th of June or later
after an agreement with organizers), will be published in the volume of
the extended abstracts, which will be made available during the
workshop. But, certainly, the registration is still open and you are
welcome to send us yourcontribution.
Contact addresses of
the organizing committee:
Matej Neznal, RADON v.o.s. corp., 18000 Prague
8, Novakovych 6, Czech Republic,
fax +420 266317550, phone +420 266314112, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ivan Barnet, Czech Geological Survey, Klarov 3,
11821 Prague 1, Czech Republic,
fax +420 251818748, phone +420 251085205, e-mail: email@example.com
CONFERENCE RADON 2010
to the history and cycles of radon workshops and conferences in Prague,
this year both events - the 10th International Workshop on the
Geological Aspects of Radon Risk Mappping with a regular cycle of 2
years, and the 6th Conference on Protection against Radon at Home and
at Work with a regilar cycle of 3 years - are held in Prague. Therefore
the organizers decided to join a little bit the programmes, to enable
theparticipation in both events. In that case, the reduced fee (minus
50 EUR for both events - workshop, conference) will be applied.
6th Conference on Protection against Radon at Home and at Work is held
from 13th to 17th of September (the week before workshop), for more
details please visit a web: www.radon2010.cz