Project: Radon metrology for use in climate change observation and radiation protection at the environmental level

Acronym 19ENV01 traceRadon (Reference Number: 19ENV01)
Duration 01/06/2020 - 01/06/2023
Project Topic Radon gas is the main source of natural radiation exposure to the public and its environmental distribution must be known. It is emitted almost evenly from ice-free land allowing its use as a tracker for quantifying and pin-pointing the sources of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions using the Radon Tracer Method (RTM). Improved quantification measurements are required to locate Radon Priority Areas (RPA) and for validating GHG emission models.The project will develop traceable measurements for low-level atmospheric radon along with a reference-standard radon monitor, with results validated using long-term, field-based inter-comparisons. For the first time, a standard methodology for the RTM will be developed together with a validated, high-resolution radon flux map. RPAs will also be identified which has never been attempted before due to a lack of quality data. The results will support radiation protection measures and GHG emission models, leading to increased safety and a better identification of the sources of damaging pollutants.
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Network EMPIR
Call EMPIR Call 2019

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Coordinator Germany
2 Budapest Főváros Kormányhivatala Partner Hungary
3 Cesky Metrologicky Institut Partner Czech Republic
4 Agenzia Nazionale per le nuove tecnologie, l’energia e lo sviluppo economico sostenibile Partner Italy
5 Institutul National de Cercetare-Dezvoltare pentru Fizica si Inginerie Nucleara "Horia Hulubei" Partner Romania
6 NPL Management Limited Partner United Kingdom
7 Institut Za Nuklearne Nauke Vinca Partner Serbia
8 Oesterreichische Agentur fuer Gesundheit und Ernaehrungssicherheit GmbH Partner Austria
9 Centralne Laboratorium Ochrony Radiologicznej Partner Poland
10 INESC TEC - Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores, Tecnologia e Ciência Partner Portugal
11 JRC - Joint Research Centre - European Commission Partner Belgium
12 Lunds Universitet Partner Sweden
13 Státní ústav jaderné, chemické a biologické ochrany, v.v.i. Partner Czech Republic
14 Universidad De Cantabria Partner Spain
15 University of Bristol Partner United Kingdom
16 Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya Partner Spain
17 Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines Partner France
18 IDEAS Science Korlátolt Felelősségű Társaság Observer Hungary