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ECU will be running a Marine Radioactivity Training program

Monday, 01 July 2019

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This 2-week course will provide participants with the fundamental concepts of working with radioactive tracers in the ocean.

Dates:  18 - 29 November 2019

Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm daily

Venue: Environmental Radioactivity Laboratory, School of Science, Edith Cowan University, Building 19, 270 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup WA 6027

Morning and afternoon tea provided.

The program is suitable for university students, marine scientists, and others who are conducting research in the field.

Program content

  • Basics of radioactivity, natural and artificial sources, radionuclide dispersion and deposition models, radioecology and detection of radiation at environmental levels.
  • How to use radioisotopes to estimate atmospheric deposition fluxes, particle cycling and fluxes, submarine groundwater discharge, water circulation, paleoceanography and radiochronology.
  • Hands-on activities with real samples, including field work, radiochemistry in the laboratory and measurements using alpha and gamma spectrometry, beta and solid scintillation counting.

Places are limited so please register to take advantage of the Early Bird registrations (26 July 2019), see the attached flyer.

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