Radioactivity and the Environment

Radioactivity And The Environment (RATE) programme final science meeting

Radioactivity And The Environment (RATE) logo

15th – 17th January 2018
Central Hall Westminster, London

Places at the meeting are limited.

If you would like to attend this free event please register here by December 17th 2017.

Download the draft programme

The meeting will:

  • Highlight the drivers behind the programme and the importance of environmental radioactivity for UK and International stakeholders.
  • Showcase the high quality research programme (16th January 2018) and impact of the RATE.
    • 2016 winner of the Times Higher Education (THE) 'Research Project of the Year Award' for the TREE project research and associated public engagement activities related to assessing the uncertainty of exposure of wildlife under field conditions in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.
    • New computational models to assess fracture development and radionuclide mobility of rock masses.
    • New observations into the effects of radiation on mammal abundance in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone and radionuclide transport through marine and terrestrial ecosystems and the food chain.
    • New mechanistic understanding of radionuclide transport from soil to plants.
  • Disseminate the key science findings of the HydroFrame, LO-RISE and TREE projects under three umbrella challenges:
    • Environmental radioactivity in plants and animals: uptake and effects;
    • BioGeoChemical impacts on transport processes and repository development; and,
    • Monitoring and model improvement for reduction of uncertainty.
  • Introduce the UK’s new cohort of environmental radioactivity researchers


For further details please contact the science co-ordination team at