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NKS NewsFlash 111

June 1, 2022


Summary Report from the NKS Board Meeting, Stockholm, May 23, 2022


NKS-R Call for Proposals 2023

There will be a Call for Proposals for NKS-R programme in the autumn of 2022 for activities beginning January 2023 with an expected budget of at least 3 million DKK. This Call for Proposals will be opened on September 1st with a deadline of October 14th.


NKS-B Call for Proposals 2023

There will be a Call for Proposals for NKS-B programme in the autumn of 2022 for activities beginning January 2023 with an expected budget of at least 3 million DKK. This Call for Proposals will be opened on September 1st with a deadline of October 14th.


Decisions on funding based on proposals received for both the NKS-R and NKS-B Call for Proposals 2023 will be made at the NKS board meeting held in January 2022, with successful applicants notified immediately afterwards.



Upcoming seminars



ToF-SIMS in nuclear sciences Workshop

7-9 June 2022, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden

Seminar Venue:

The workshop takes place at Chalmers Johanneberg campus – located in Gothenburg on the west coast in Sweden.

The workshop consists of a theoretical part focusing on ToF-SIMS principles and lectures from specialists on correlated techniques like gamma and X-ray spectroscopy and electron microscopy. This is followed by a second practical part focusing on TOF-SIMS hands-on training with data acquisition from standards and environmental samples. There will be a second part focusing on data mining and data interpretations of in particular isotopic imaging of radionuclides, The aim of the workshop is to give the user a introduction to the use of ToF-SIMS and a rudimentary understanding of how to design an experiment and conduct an analysis.

Seminar Organizers:

    Chalmers University of Technology/Göteborg University 

    Norwegian University of Life Sciences

    Technical University of Denmark 

    University of Helsinki


Please send an email to Per Malmberg (official registration deadline was 30 May)

The registration is free. Light refreshments will be provided. Participants are expected to cover their own travel and subsistence costs.

Contact Person:

Per Malmberg (, +4631-7728321.



The second workshop on credible release scenarios for nuclear-powered vessels operating in Nordic waters

8-9 June 2022, Iceland

The purpose of CRESCENT project is to review and update existing information and establish credible scenarios and release pathways for incidents or accidents related to nuclear-powered vessels operating in Nordic waters. The second workshop is related to discussions on credible release scenarios, and will be from morning 8th of June and to lunch the following day.

Participation in the workshop is by invitation only.

Workshop organizers:

  • Norwegian Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (DSA), Norway
  • Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM), Sweden
  • The Danish Emergency Management Agency (DEMA), Denmark
  • Icelandic Radiation Safety Authority (IRSA), Iceland

Project coordinator:

Øyvind Gjølme Selnæs (



Maritime Emergency table-top exercise

29-30 September 2022, Bodø, Norway

RNSARCARDS is coordinated by the Norwegian Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority and the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre North Norway and counts with the participation of the Icelandic Radiation Safety Authority, the Icelandic Coast Guard, the Joint Rescue Coordination Center Denmark, the Danish Emergency Management Agency, the Finnish Border Guard, and Nord University.

The purpose of RNSARCARDS is to develop a series of action cards for RN-SAR operations to be used by Search and Rescue (SAR) and Radiation authorities at the operational level (SAR mission coordinators on duty and Radiation authorities giving advice). The action cards are linked to the Nordic Handbook for Search and Rescue in a Maritime Radiological / Nuclear Emergency developed under the NKS-B project RNSARBOOK.

RNSARCARDS will hold a table-top exercise (TTX) on the 29th and 30th of September in Nord University Preparedness Management Lab (NORDLAB) in Bodø, Norway. A center that provides an arena for education, training and exercising within the emergency preparedness and response field to academia and practitioners alike through advance simulation technology, crisis management support systems, and command and control support systems.

The TTX will serve to test the action cards developed by the RNSARCARDS project by involving SAR mission coordinators and members of the radiation authorities of the countries involved in the project. RNSARCARDS will also consider the possibility of having a secondary training audience and inviting other relevant actors to observe the exercise via videostream.

Project coordinator:

Øyvind Aas-Hansen (



NKS Young Scientist Travel Assistance

Updated information that NKS offers travel assistance for young scientists wishing to attend NKS-R and NKS-B events as well as related non-NKS events even outside the Nordic countries - under certain conditions. More information on the conditions and how to apply for travel assistance can be seen on the NKS web site here ( for NKS-R related events, and here ( for NKS-B related events.



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