Radioactivity and the Environment

Capacity building requirements

The capacity building requirements of the RATE programme are as follows:

Iceland Fieldcourse 2005 Teaching at Steinholtsjokull
  • involvement of PhD studentships in multidisciplinary projects
  • development of a potential long-term career path
  • sustainability of funding to help retention within the sector
  • geosciences (including geochemistry, geology, geophysics, geomicrobiology), because of strong competition with other industries and under capacity
  • environmental radioactivity and radioecology,including radioanalytical skills, radiochemistry, field radioecology and modelling, because of significant under capacity
  • participation in and creation of wide networks including non-academic organisations
  • creation of a group/network that will have a much greater longevity than the RATE programme itself