This database collates data to provide parameter values for use in environmental radiological assessments to estimate the transfer of radioactivity to wildlife. The database has been updated today (12/12/13). Full details of the update will be made available soon. There may be some minor changes with the data over the next few weeks as further evaluation of the changed data takes place. If you have any queries please contact us at the firstname.lastname@example.org address. We will put a note here when the database update is complete.
The database has been designed and supported by the following organisations:
The data is being compiled in collaboration with the International Union of Radioecologists (IUR). The database is being maintained to provide a future and evolving source of up to date information to those conducting assessments and developing/maintaining models. Your assistance in populating the database with any suitable data on concentration ratios that you may have would be welcomed.
All contributors to the database will be acknowledged, as appropriate, in any publications arising from use of these data.
There are summarised data available from the
database in February 2011 when the IAEA and ICRP reports were prepared. The
summaries will be updated when sufficient additional data are available
hopefully on an annual basis. We will notify all contributors by email and
this occurs. We will document any changes between versions.
Please note that there will be some differences between the
summary data tables provided, their presentation in the IAEA and ICRP
reports and the summaries you can produce of the data. This is
because we were able to subdivide the data into smaller wildlife groups in
some cases and some element/organism combinations were not included in the
reports. In addition, the database may contain additional data that were not
included in the February 2011 review.
There is a
help/guidance document available which explains what information we are looking for, how to navigate within the website and complete the database fields. If you have any queries on how to use the site or find any problems with the database please do not hesitate to contact either
Nick Beresford or
David Copplestone. There is
frequently asked questions page available.
Other useful information (e.g. how to classify species within the database) can
be found here.