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MARINE RADIOACTIVITY TRAINING PROGRAMME / 18-19 November 2019 / ECU, Perth, Australia

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.

Program content

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 ( 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

More information

Contact Dr Viena Puigcorbé via phone on (+61) 08 6304 2737 or email

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