IMAGE-TRAIN Advanced study Course

SECOND Announcement - IMAGE-TRAIN Advanced study Course on Quantitative Risk Assessment

5-day Advanced Study Course funded by the Key Action 'Sustainable Management and Quality of Water' of the Fifth EU Framework Programme (FP5) on research,
technological development and demonstration.
The Advanced Study Course (ASC) will be the third out of a series of three courses from the training and RTD-co-ordination project IMAGE-TRAIN1 and will be
organised by Tuebingen University and the Federal Environment Agency - Austria.
Venue and Date: The ASC will be held in Freudenstadt-Lauterbad (Germany) from June 7 to 11 2004 and will focus on quantitative risk assessment. The course
will be held in English.
Programme: The lecturers for the ASC are mainly retrieved from a Research Cluster on innovative groundwater management technologies, in this particular
case from the research projects INCORE² and GRACOS³. The course will include practical exercises with the participants and a one day excursion to an abandoned
uranium mine and uranium processing site. Furthermore, participants will receive detailed study material.
Please find beneath an outline of the course programme
  • 1st day: Basic Principles of Quantitative Risk Assessment, M. Bittens
  • 1st day: Quantitative Risk Assessment Methodology and Guidelines, M. Bittens
  • 1st day: Toxicology, E. Wcislo
  • 2nd day: Exposure Modelling and Practical Exercises, St. Trapp
  • 2nd day: Fate and Behaviour Data, U. Maier
  • 2nd day: Release Processes from Diffuse Sources, D. Halm
  • 3rd day: Risk Based Approaches and Application Examples, G. Gzyl
  • 3rd day: Excursion: Site Visit VEGAS
  • 4th day: Conceptual Site Models and Practical Exercises, M. Bittens
  • 4th day: Participant's Forum
  • 5th day: Basic Principles of Environmental Risk Assessment plus Application Examples
Martin Bittens, Center for Applied Geoscience, University of Tuebingen (DE)
Dietrich Halm, Center for Applied Geoscience, University of Tuebingen (DE)
Eleonora Wcislo, Institute for Ecology of Industrial Areas (IETU), Kattowice (PL)
Stefan Trapp, Danish Technical University (DTU), Lyngby (DK)
Ulrich Maier, Center for Applied Geoscience, University of Tuebingen (DE)
Grzegorz Gzyl, Institute for Ecology of Industrial Areas (IETU), Kattowice (PL)
NN, Center for Environmental Research (UFZ), Leipzig (D)
Costs. The course will be without a fee. Accommodation incl. half board will cost approximately 250 Euro. For travelling and accommodation special funding
will be available for participants from EU Candidate States.
Target Audience: The course is targeted to junior scientists and young engineers. Approximately 35 participants will be selected according to the criteria
specified in the application document.
How to apply: For application please complete the attached form and submit it as hard copy and as electronic version. Deadline for submission is April 9 2004
(post stamp on hard copy version, latest possible delivery date for electronic submission).
A detailed course programme will be available in February and can be downloaded from the web-site (
Posted: 12/03/2004 By: Jörg Frauenstein