RADON v.o.s. and Czech Geological Survey
15th INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP
(on the GEOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF RADON RISK
September 22nd – 24th(25th), 2020
Prague, Czech Republic
+ RIM – Radon Intercomparison
Measurements at Radon Reference Sites
September 21st, 2020
(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)
IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES
Second announcement: March/April 2020
Deadline for paper submission: June 15, 2020
Deadline for lower registration fee: June
September 21st (Monday): Registration for
RIM (in the field in the morning) +
for Workshop (18,00-21,00)
September 22nd (Tuesday): Registration for
Workshop (8,00-9,30), Sessions
September 23rd (Wednesday): Sessions,
September 24th (Thursday): Sessions,
Roundtable discussions, conclusions
September 25st (Friday): Field excursion,
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; RESEARCH ACTIVITIES AND RESULTS
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; RESEARCH
ACTIVITIES AND RESULTS, MULTIPARAMETRICAL MODELS; EARTHQUAKE PREDICTION; RADON
AS A NATURAL TRACER; RADON IN KARST AREAS, RADON IN 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. The topics for the
roundtable discussions will be announced in the second circular - participants
are kindly asked to propose any interesting 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 in 2006
and 2018). 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). 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
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 in number.
You can try to book via e-mail: email@example.com or via
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
Radon 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). During this RIM we would like to focus not only on
comparison of resulting soil-gas radon concentrations, but on the sampling
methods themselves. Radon intercomparison measurement will be organized for
single participants or groups of participants. Results of tests will be
anonymous, each participant (group) will be denoted by a code.
More detailed information will be available
at the workshop webpage, details will be discussed with all participants of RIM
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).
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, 25th, at about 8,30 in the morning; expected time of arrival to
Prague - Friday, September 25th at about
17,00 – 18,00 in the evening.
More detailed information will be available
at the worshop webpage and will follow in the second circular.
REGISTRATION FEE and INSTRUCTION for
The registration fee for the workshop (390 €
if paid after June 15, 2020, 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, 2020, 80 € if paid before) covers the
The fee for RIM – (370 € if paid after June
15, 2020, 330 € if paid before) means a fee for an independent participant or
for two participants in one measuring group using one measurement and sampling
technique. The fee for each another one (third, fourth ..., participant in the
same measuring group) is 60 €. The fee for each another measurement/sampling
technique used by the same participant/group is 280 €. Accommodation is not
included in the registration fee.
VAT is 21% and is included in the fees. VAT
number of the beneficiary is CZ00473316
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.
Cancellation and requests for refunds
should be made in writing and sent to RADON v.o.s.. Those made before 30 August
2020, 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 2020).
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: 340120
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 7
pages including figures, tables and references.
Contributions (extended abstracts) should
be submitted by the 15th of June, 2020. The volume of the extended abstracts
will be made available during the workshop.