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Training Course on Marine Radiochemistry (8-10 June 2016, Xiamen University, Xiamen, China)

RIO5 training course

The purpose of the Training Course is to train graduate students and professionals who are interested in or will pursue radiochemistry research and management. The course will include in class lectures and hands-on experiments in the laboratory equipped with a variety of measurement tools. Subjects to be covered include natural, anthropogenic, and cosmogenic radioisotopes in marine environments; radioanalytical methods; and tracer and dating techniques.


  • Dr. Minhan Dai, Xiamen University, China
  • Dr. Ken Buesseler, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA
  • Dr. Claudia Benitez-Nelson, University of South Carolina, USA
  • Dr. Guizhi Wang, Xiamen University, China


  • Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR, www.scor-int.org)
  • SCOR Working Group 146: Radioactivity in the Ocean, 5 decades later (RiO5, http://www.whoi.edu/CMER/rio5-working-group)
  • State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Science, Xiamen University, China (MEL, http://mel.xmu.edu.cn)
  • U.S. National Science Foundation (http://www.nsf.gov/)


  • Michio Aoyama
    Fukushima University, Japan
  • Claudia Benitez-Nelson
    University of South Carolina, USA
  • Ken Buesseler
    Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA
  • Sabine Charmasson
    ISRN, Laboratory for Continental and Marine Radioecological Studies, France
  • Minhan Dai
    Xiamen University, China
  • Roberta Delfanti
    Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Italy
  • Andy Johnson
    Black Hills State University, USA
  • Pere Masque
    Edith Cowan University, Australia and Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
  • Paul Morris
    IAEA, Monaco
  • John Smith
    BIO, Canada

How to apply?

Participants: The course is open to 30 students and early career scientists interested in radiochemistry-related fields. Please complete the included application form and submit online.

Fees: Registration fee is 2500 CNY (covers meals, local accommodation and transportation).

Financial Support: The workshop has a limited amount of funds from SCOR and will support a limited number of eligible participants from developing countries as defined by SCOR. For those who want to apply, please complete the funding application information.

Application deadline: March 7, 2016

Contact us:

Ms Vera Shi, vera_shiwei@xmu.edu.cn

Dr. Weifang Chen, chenwf@xmu.edu.cn

Phone: 86-592-2186039

Fax: 86-592-2184101