radioactivity Archives - RAMONES Project

Our new “superweapon” is ready for marine exploration

We are happy to announce the arrival to IST premises of the Slocum glider that we will be using for the RAMONES project. Rated to dive up to 1000 m deep, this vehicle is extremely efficient for long term deployments at sea. The RAMONES partners will add to this vehicle new sensors and acoustic modems...

RAMONES @LARSyS Annual Meeting

The RAMONES project was presented at the 2022 LARSyS Annual Meeting, held in the Sciences Academy of Lisbonon July 14. The scope of the project was analysed and the instruments that will be developed were presented in a brief overview.

RAMONES and NODSSUM: a collaboration for the oceans

Article by RAMONES partner, Prof. Javier Escartín A project to investigate the fate of radioactive waste dumped in the North-East Atlantic abyssal plains is the focus of a CNRS Journal article (https://lejournal.cnrs.fr/articles/atlantique-sur-la-piste-des-futs-radioactifs). NODSSUM plans to deploy a new deep-sea AUV developed by IFREMER (France), Ulyx, and that will be part of the French Oceanographic Fleet,...

Detecting radioactivity in the environment: new sensors, new opportunities

Ever since the discovery of radioactivity by Henri Becquerel in the late 19th century, understanding radioactivity has relied heavily on the use of new technology for its detection and measurement. Studying the properties of radioactivity over the years revealed an elusive subatomic world escaping our human senses and laying the foundation to formulate quantum mechanics....

10 years since Fukushima: a timely launch of RAMONES

Ten years have passed since the earthquake off the Pacific coast of Tōhoku. At exactly 14:46 JST on 11 March 2011, a magnitude 9.0–9.1 undersea megathrust earthquake with an epicenter east of the Oshika Peninsula of Tōhoku generated a powerful tsunami that swept the east coasts of Japan. The tsunami hit the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear...

RAMONES at the ICRP 2020 International Conference

T.J. Mertzimekis, P. Nomikou, E. Petra, A. Pascoal, K. Kebkal, J. Escartín, Javier, K. Karantzalos, A. Mallios, K. Nikolopoulos, L. Maigne (2020) RAMONES: Radioactivity Monitoring in Ocean Ecosystems Event: ICRP International Conference on Recovery after Nuclear Accidents doi: 10.6084/m9.figshare.13246406