RADON v.o.s. and Czech Geological Survey organize the
14th INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP
GEOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF RADON RISK MAPPING)
18th – 20th(21st), 2018
+ RIM – Radon Intercomparison
Measurements at Radon Reference Sites
September 17th, 2018
(it is certainly possible to participate both in the
Workshop and in RIM, or only in the Workshop or only in the RIM)
Workshop: Matej NEZNAL (RADON), Ivan
BARNET & Petra PACHEROVA (CGS)
RIM: Milan MATOLIN (Charles
University in Prague), Matej NEZNAL (RADON)
DATES AND DEADLINES
announcement: March/April 2018
for paper submission: June 15,
for lower registration fee: June 15, 2018
September 17th (Monday): Registration for RIM (in the field in the
Registration for Workshop (18,00-21,00)
September 18th (Tuesday): Registration for Workshop (8,00-9,30),
September 19th (Wednesday): Sessions, workshop dinner
September 20th (Thursday): Sessions, Roundtable discussions,
September 21st (Friday): Field excursion, optional
WORKSHOP GARRM - GENERAL TOPICS
RADON RISK MAPPING AND RADON ACTION PLANS
NATIONAL STRATEGIES, RADON ACTION PLANS, APPROACHES TO RADON RISK; RADON
RISK MAPPING ON VARIOUS SCALES INCLUDING GEOGENIC MAPPING & DETAILED
MEASUREMENTS; DELINEATION OF RADON PRONE/PRIORITY AREAS
RADON IN GEOLOGICAL ENVIRONMENT
METHODS OF MEASUREMENTS AND CLASSIFICATION OF RADON RISK; PASSIVE AND
ACTIVE SOIL GAS SAMPLING; PERMEABILITY AS THE SECOND DECISIVE PARAMETER FOR
RADON POTENTIAL ASSESSMENT; UNDERSTANDING RADON TRANSPORT MECHANISMS IN THE SOIL
AND FROM THE SOIL INTO THE BUILDINGS; EARTHQUAKE PREDICTION; RADON AS A NATURAL
TRACER; RADON IN KARST AREAS, MINING AREAS
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 NATURAL
RADON & TECTONICS;
RADON POTENTIAL – TEMPORAL CHANGES, SEASONAL VARIATION
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 Masarykova
College, the Czech
Technical University (the same as
The Masarykova College 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) and also to the DAP hotel, where we organized the workshop in
2010, 2012 and 2014. 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 Veleslavin
underground station and then use the underground line A (two stations) to the mentioned
Dejvicka underground station.
Thakurova street No.1, 160 41 Prague 6
On site accommodation (i.e.
directly at the Masarykova College, medium/low price) is possible but limited
You can try to book via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or via booking.com
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
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
comparison measurement at reference sites in the Czech
Republic, RIM 2018, will be organized as an independent part of the
International Workshop on the Geological Aspects of Radon Risk Mapping on
September 17th, 2018. Comparison measurements at reference
sites serve for verification of field radon measurements performed by single
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. Each
reference site implies 10 stabilized stations, which are marked by numbers. Single
reference sites differ in radon activity concentration in soil gas, the radon
distribution within the reference site is relatively homogeneous.
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.
RIM we would like to focus not only on comparison of resulting soil-gas radon
concentrations, but on the sampling methods themselves.
participation in radon comparison measurement are:
- Radon comparison with
international expert community.
- The use of two well documented
radon reference sites fulfilling geological requirements.
- Based on more than 25-year
experience in periodical radon comparison measurement 1992-1999, and
- Tests by computer programme
TestMOAR based on statistics, compiled by the Institute of Applied
Mathematics and Computer Technique, Faculty of Science, Charles University
for the comparison measurement: Instruction (via e-mail), transport from Prague
(only if necessary, we recommend to arrange the transport to the reference
sites on an individual basis), meeting at the reference area, 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 a power supply
generator can be provided on the request. We expect we will meet with all
participants in the field in the morning, but transport from Prague can be
provided as well.
Accommodation: Please, take into consideration, that
this year “only” one-day intercomparison is hold. Suitable
accommodation, just in the area of radon reference sites, is available in
“Hotel u Milina” (www.hotelumilina.cz).
of the RIM 2018 offer the consultation for your
participation in radon comparison
measurement through e-mail address email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
information will be available at the workshop webpage, details will be
discussed with all participants of RIM via e-mail.
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, 21st, at about 8,30 in the morning; expected time of
arrival to Prague - Friday, September 21st
at about 18,00 – 19,00 in the evening.
More detailed information will be available at the
workshop webpage and during the registration.
REGISTRATION FEE and INSTRUCTION for PAYMENT
The registration fee for the workshop (390 € if paid after June 15, 2018, 340 € 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 – (90 € if paid after June 15, 2018, 80 € if paid before)
covers the whole excursion.
The fee for RIM – (350 € if
paid after June 15, 2018, 310 € 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 60 €. 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 should be paid in full by
Cancellation and requests for
refunds should be made in writing and sent to RADON v.o.s.. Those made before
30 August 2018, 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 2018).
Payment - by bank transfer (the payee name
... RADON v.o.s.)
The bank name: KOMERCNI BANKA
The bank address: POBOCKA PRAHA -
00 PRAHA 8
Account number: 35-6485850237/0100
Swift (BIC): KOMBCZPPXXX
IBAN code: CZ9501000000356485850237
of payment: 340118
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!).
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 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 7 pages
including figures, tables and references.
Contributions (extended abstracts) should be submitted
by the 15th of June, 2018. The volume of the extended abstracts will
be made available during the workshop.
further contacts, please, send us the registration form (via e-mail, 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).