RADON v.o.s. and Czech Geological Survey organize the
16th INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP
GEOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF RADON RISK MAPPING)
19th – 21st, 2023, Prague, Czech Republic
+ RIM – Radon and Permeability Intercomparison
Measurements at Radon Reference Sites
September 18th, 2023
+ this time connected with ERA workshop
September 21st, 2023
(it is certainly possible to participate in all events
or only in selected ones)
GARRM: Matej NEZNAL (RADON), Ivan
BARNET & Petra PACHEROVA (CGS)
RIM: Milan MATOLIN
(Charles University in Prague), Matej NEZNAL (RADON)
DATES AND DEADLINES
announcement: April 2023
for paper submission: June 30, 2023
for lower registration fee: June 30, 2023
September 18th (Monday): Registration for RIM (in the field in the
Registration for GARRM (18,00-21,00)
September 19th (Tuesday): Registration for GARRM (8,00-9,30),
September 20th (Wednesday): GARRM Sessions, GARRM dinner
September 21st (Thursday): morning - ERA workshop
afternoon – world cafe discussions (GARRM +
WORKSHOP GARRM - GENERAL TOPICS
RADON RISK MAPPING AND RADON ACTION PLANS
NEW RESEARCH ACTIVITIES AND RESULTS
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
NEW RESEARCH ACTIVITIES AND RESULTS
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
Due to our
common experiences from last workshops, we would like to ask you for oral
presentations (15 min) or posters.
to lectures/presentations, we would like to open meaningful exchange of
experiences/knowledge, during the Thursday afternoon – together with ERA - through
“world cafe” and face to face moderated discussions. The main topics will appear
(as usually) during the first two days of GARRM + participants are kindly
invited to propose any interesting topic for such discussions.
papers presented at the GARRM + ERA workshops will be published in JERA.
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, 2018 and 2021). 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
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
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.
to the discussions during the previous GARRM workshop, we would like to
organize the soil-gas permeability intercomparison measurements (at the same
time, at the same areas) as well.
information will be available at the workshop webpage, details will be
discussed with all participants of RIM via e-mail.
Accommodation: Please, take into consideration, that
this year “only” one-day intercomparison is held. Suitable
accommodation, just in the area of radon reference sites, is available in
“Hotel u Milina” (www.hotelumilina.cz).
REGISTRATION FEE and INSTRUCTION for PAYMENT
Note: the fee for the ERA workshop will
be dealt with separately + at the same time, following fees for GARRM will be
reduced for ERA members (will be announced at the GARRM and ERA webpages)
The registration fee for the GARRM workshop
(410 € if paid after June 30, 2023, 370 € if paid before) covers the GARRM workshop
program, refreshments during the sessions and the GARRM workshop dinner.
Accommodation is not included in the registration fee.
The fee for RIM – (370 € if
paid after June 30, 2023, 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 (involved in final testing) is 280 €. Accommodation is not included in
the registration fee.
The fee for permeability
intercomparison measurements – (140 € if paid after June 30, 2023, 120
€ if paid before) means a fee for an independent participant or for
two participants in one measuring group using one measurement technique. The
fee for each another measurement technique used by the same participant/group is
80 €. 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: 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.
Cancellation and requests for
refunds should be made in writing and sent to RADON v.o.s.. Those made before
30 August 2023, 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 2023).
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: 340123
There would be also a possibility to pay cash at the
registration (hopefully ? also by card), but those participants should also
send us the registration form in advance (the number of participants,
especially in case of RIM, 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 30th of June, 2023. The volume of the extended abstracts (flash
disk) 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.
Contact addresses of
the organizing committee:
Matej Neznal, RADON v.o.s. corp., 18000 Prague
8, Novakovych 6, Czech Republic,
phone +420 266314112, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org