RADON v.o.s. and
Czech Geological Survey organize the
12th INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP GARRM
(on the GEOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF RADON RISK MAPPING)
September 16th – 18th (19th), 2014
Prague, Czech Republic
+ RIM – Radon Intercomparison
Measurements at Radon Reference Sites
September 15th, 2014
Matej NEZNAL (RADON)
Milan MATOLIN (Charles University in
Ivan BARNET (CGS) Martin NEZNAL (RADON)
Petra PACHEROVA (CGS)
IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES
Deadline for paper submission June 15, 2014
Deadline for lower registration fee June 15, 2014
September 14th (Sunday) – Registration for
September 15th (Monday) – Registration for
RIM (8,00-9,30), Field Measurements
Registration for Workshop (18,30-20,30)
September 16th (Tuesday) – Registration for
Workshop (8,00-9,30), Sessions
September 17th (Wednesday) – Sessions,
September 18th (Thursday) – Sessions,
Roundtable discussions, conclusions
September 19th (Friday) – Field excursion,
WORKSHOP GARRM - GENERAL TOPICS
NATIONAL STRATEGIES, RADON ACTION PLANS,
APPROACHES TO RADON RISK
RADON RISK MAPPING ON VARIOUS SCALES
(INCLUDING GEOGENIC MAPPING, DETAILED MEASUREMENTS)
METHODS OF MEASUREMENTS, CLASSIFICATIONS OF
INDOOR RADON – FACTORS INFLUENCING RADON
ENTRY INTO HOUSES AND INDOOR RADON CONCENTRATION
PREVENTIVE MEASURES AND REMEDIATION
(INCLUDING REGULATIONS, BUILDING CODES)
RADON MEASUREMENTS FOR OTHER PURPOSES
(EARTHQUAKE PREDICTION, RADON AS A NATURAL TRACER, MINING AREAS, URANIUM
Due to our common experiences from last
workshops, we would like to ask you for oral presentations (15 min) or posters.
For the closing day of the workshop, we
would like to prepare meaningful roundtable discussions (probably two parallel
each time), where we would discuss following questions:
EUROPEAN GEOGENIC RADON MAP AND ATLAS OF
RISK COMMUNICATION, EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCES;
RADON IN SOIL GAS – SUITABLE METHODS OF
SOIL GAS SAMPLING, INTERCOMPARISON MEASUREMENTS.
With respect to future cooperation and
preparation of research projects proposals, participants are kindly asked to
propose other topics for discussions.
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 same as in 2010 and 2012). 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. The
best way to reach the venue from the airport is to use the bus No. 119, which
goes from the airport (it has a stop at terminal 1 and 2 as well) to the
mentioned Dejvicka underground station.
Vitezne 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
For more information please contact Mrs.
Steinertova, the representative of Hotel DAP,
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org , and
mention „radon workshop“
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 2014 - 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 2014, will be organized as an independent part
of the International Workshop on the Geological Aspects of Radon Risk Mapping
on September 15th, 2014. Comparison measurements at reference sites serve for
verification of field radon measurements performed by single organizations.
The intercomparison measurement will be
organized at two reference sites (chosen from three reference sites established
in 2000, located 60 km SW of Prague near the city Milín in the Czech Republic,
accessible for cars). Radon reference sites are situated on meadows, their soil
cover enables soil gas sampling at the depth of 0.8 m, and their mutual total
distance is 12 km. Transport from Prague will be provided as well. Each
reference site implies 15 stabilized stations in a grid of 5x5 m.
Radon comparison measurements at reference
sites are organized for single participants or groups of participants. Results
of tests will be anonymous, each participant (group) will be denoted by a code.
During this RIM we would like to focus not
only on comparison of resulting soil-gas radon concentrations, but on the
sampling methods themselves.
Benefits of participation in radon
comparison measurement are:
Radon comparison with international expert
The use of two well documented radon
reference sites fulfilling geological requirements.
Based on more than 20-year experience in
periodical radon comparison measurement 1992-1999, and 2000-2013.
Tests by computer programme TestMOAR based
on statistics, compiled by the Institute of Applied Mathematics and Computer
Technique, Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague.
Working plan for the comparison
measurement: Instruction, transport from Prague (if necessary), measurement of
radon in soil gas, reporting of resultant data (kBq/m3) from measured stations.
Data processing and evaluation by TestMOAR will follow after all participants
provide the data. 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
Accommodation: Please, take into
consideration, that “only” one–day intercomparison is hold this year. 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 2014 offer the
consultation for your participation in radon comparison measurement through
e-mail address email@example.com
or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
More detailed information will be available
at the workshop webpage, details will be discussed with all participants of RIM
Workshop field excursion
Workshop field excursion will be organized
on Friday at the end of the workshop (an optional activity with a special fee).
Expected time of departure – Friday,
September, 19th, at about 8,30 in the morning; expected time of arrival to
Prague - Friday, September 19th at about
20,00 – 21,00 in the evening.
More detailed information will be available
at the workshop webpage and during the registration.
REGISTRATION FEE and INSTRUCTION for
The registration fee for the workshop (360
€ if paid after June 15, 2014, 310 € 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 registration fee.
The fee for the field excursion – optional
activity – 85 € if paid after June 15, 2014, 70 € if paid before) covers the
The fee for RIM – (280 € if paid after June
15, 2014, 240 € 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: firstname.lastname@example.org ), 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
2014, 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 2014).
Payment - by bank transfer (the payee name
... RADON v.o.s.)
The bank name: KOMERCNI BANKA
The bank address: POBOCKA PRAHA - PODVINNY MLYN
180 00 PRAHA 8
Account number: 35-6485850237/0100
Swift (BIC): KOMBCZPPXXX
IBAN code: CZ9501000000356485850237
Var.symbol/details of payment: 340114
There would be also a possibility to pay
cash at the registration, but those participants should also send us the
registration form in advance (the number of participants, especially in case of
RIM and the field excursion, is limited!).
CALL FOR PAPERS AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR
The language of the conference will be
Authors are kindly asked to send their
contributions (extended abstracts) as camera ready file, e-mail attachment
(best in Word 6. or higher, for high quality print, black+white, A4 format, 2.5
cm margins on all sides). Please do not number the pages. The papers should not
extend 10 pages including figures, tables and references.
Contributions (extended abstracts) should
be submitted by the 15th of June, 2014. The volume of the extended abstracts
will be made available during the workshop.
For further contacts, please, send us the
registration form (via e-mail, fax, or – the easiest way - directly through the
workshop webpage). Please fill in your e-mail with attention as it is the most
effective way how to contact you (participants without e-mail will be contacted
via fax or post mail).