Gillmore, G. K. and Crockett, R. G. M. (2011) Session keynote: Radon, Health and Natural Hazards and IGCP Project 571. Keynote presented to: European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 03-08 April 2011.
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) / International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS)
The ﬁrst annual end-of-year meeting of IGCP Project 571 (Radon, Health and Natural Hazards) was held at the 2010 EGU General Assembly and a total of 28 presentations, comprising six oral and 22 poster presentations, were made. This marked several successful developments from the previous year’s inaugural meeting held at the 2009 EGU General Assembly. Subsequently, formal communications networks have been conﬁrmed between lead groups in the UK, France, Poland, India and Taiwan and an Indian national Project-571 working group has been established. In addition, these networks are extending to include contacts and collaborations in/with Hungary, Slovenia, Austria, the Czech Republic, Greece, Trinidad & Tobago, Spain, Japan, Canada and Israel. Currently, there is a UK-India Commonwealth Fellowship hosted by Kingston and Northampton Universities to support one of the Project’s Indian co-leaders to advance Project activities in data-logging and analysis. The presentation will comprise a review of the second year and set out objectives for the third and subsequent years, and will introduce and overview the Project sessions and presentations at the 2011 EGU General Assembly.