Applying radioisotopes in the study of marine processes
This 2-week course will provide participants with the fundamental concepts of working with radioactive tracers in the ocean.
Who should attend?
The program is suitable for university students, marine scientists, and other professionals who are interested in, or will pursue research and/or management positions that require knowledge of radioactivity and its use in ocean sciences.
In-depth skills training includes:
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.
Short versions of this course have been held by the RiO5 SCOR Working Group (www.whoi.edu/website/CMER/rio5-working-group) in Xiamen (China, 2016), Paris (France, 2017) and Puerto Rico (USA, 2019).
Monday 18 November – Friday 29 November 2019
9.00am – 5.00pm daily
Environmental Radioactivity Laboratory, School of Science
ECU Joondalup Campus, Building 19, 270 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup, Western Australia
Early Bird – $1,300 + GST (available until close of business Friday 26 July)
Standard – $1,500 + GST
ECU Staff or Student – $1,100 + GST
Morning and afternoon tea provided