GammaSem proceedings - A Nordic seminar for users of gamma spectrometry

Elisabeth Strålberg (Editor), Katrine Berg, Mark Dowdall, Knut Eitrheim, Seppo Klemola, Sven Poul Nielsen, S.E. Palsson, Henrik Ramebäck, Christopher Rääf, Per Roos, Morten Sickel

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    The project GammaSem was proposed to the NKS in 2008. The aim of the project was to arrange two seminars for users of gamma spectrometry, in 2009 and 2010. The seminars were meant to provide a forum for discussions and sharing of information on practical issues concerning gamma spectrometry and initiate a network of gamma spectrometry users in the Nordic countries. Such a Nordic network should strengthen the collaboration between laboratories and improve all participants’ competence in practical gamma spectrometry.

    Both seminars’ focus was practical challenges met by the users themselves, rather than theoretical matters. Scientists and users of gamma spectrometry from all five Nordic countries were invited to the seminar, as well as scientist from the Baltic countries. A total of 65 people signed up for GammaSem 2010; representing 30 different universities, commercial companies, research institutes and authorities.

    The working group concept as presented at last year’s GammaSem, has not worked out as intended. The reason for this is probably because most of the laboratories that signed up to join the working groups, signed up because they wanted to learn more about the different subjects. In combination with the fact that no funding was made available for the working groups, it was difficult to establish goals on what to achieve. None of the working groups applied for funding from the NKS (or elsewhere) to establish separate projects.

    There is a big need for more cooperation and for training within the field of
    gamma spectrometry. This fact has been proved through these two seminars, both by the many different topics that have been discussed, but also by the huge interest for participating in the suggested series of workshop. The GammaSem seminars have thus provided a much welcomed starting point for a broader Nordic collaboration.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationRoskilde
    PublisherNordic Nuclear Safety Research
    Number of pages85
    ISBN (Print)978-87-7893-294-5
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    EventNordic Seminar for Users of Gamma Spectrometry Kjeller 2010 - Kjeller, Norway
    Duration: 28 Sep 201029 Sep 2010


    SeminarNordic Seminar for Users of Gamma Spectrometry Kjeller 2010


    • Gamma spectrometry


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