Connecting People, Developing Solutions for a Changing Environment

Event Dates

Tue 30 Nov to Fri 3 Dec 2021

Event Venue

Haere-roa Event Centre, Christchurch

We invite you to be part of the 16th biennial conference of the South Pacific Environmental Radioactivity Association (SPERA)

COVID-19 Update | 01 May 2020

Tēnā koutou,

The COVID-19 virus is a growing global public health concern that is continuing to have significant impact on the event industry and on our daily lives. To provide a safe and valuable conference experience for all attendees, the organising committee of the SPERA 2020 conference are rescheduling the conference to November 2021 and will confirm dates as soon as they become available.

The same excellent sponsorship opportunities for organisations to support the conference and benefit from the wide exposure and goodwill that such involvement brings will still exist. Our prospectus will be made available when we announce the new dates, in the meantime we invite you to register your interest, alternatively should you have any questions please don’t hesitate to make contact.

Nāku noa, nā

Michael Lechermann
Chair, Organising Committee SPERA 2021

(SPERA) is on Mon 30 Nov – Wed 2 December with an optional RACI Workshop held on Thursady 03. The conference is being held at Haere-roa Event Centre, Christchurch New Zealand.

The program will cover all aspects of environmental radiactivity, ranging from advances in methods, new research in radioecology and work being conducted on emergency preparedness and in contaminated sites. We aim to have as many oral presentations as possible in the various sessions, as well as a large selection of posters that shall boost debate and discussion amongst attendees. This will be complemented by several exciting talks by invited speakers. Our four themes are Instruments & Method Development, Contaminated Sites – impact assessment & Emergency preparedness, Radioecology and Radiotracers of environmental process

Our keynot speakers will address out theme Connecting People, Developing Solutions for a Changing environment and will provide opportunities to meet the experts, listen, debate and network with your colleagues. Of courser we also have a fabulous Conference Dinner planned which will be held at the International Antarctic Centre.

On behalf of the organising committee, we look forward to receiving your registration and welcoming you to Christchurch.

Keynote Speakers

 

Dr Atsushi Nakao

Atsushi Nakao received his ph.D. in Agriculture from the Kyoto University in 2008. After completion of his degree, he was appointed as a Post-doc in the soil science laboratory of Kyoto University (20[...]

Dr Peter Swarzenski

Peter Swarzenski holds a PhD in Chemical Oceanography and is Section Head of the IAEA Radioecology Laboratory (REL) in Monaco. At REL Swarzenski oversees research on diverse marine stressors, includi[...]

Prof. Nick Beresford

Nick leads the Environmental Contaminants Group at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology’s Lancaster site. He has been a radioecologist for over 30 years and has an Honorary Professorship at th[...]

 

Sponsors

SPERA conferences are an invaluable venue for scientific exchange amongst those that work on environmental radioactivity, open to all professionals, researchers and students. The Conference Organising Committee is pleased to offer your organisation the opportunity to participate in the conference as a sponsor.
The program will cover all aspects of environmental radioactivity, ranging from advances in methods, new research in radioecology and work being conducted on emergency preparedness and in contaminated sites. We aim to have as many oral presentations as possible in the various sessions, as well as a large selection of posters that shall boost debate and discussion amongst attendees. This will be complemented by several exciting talks by invited speakers. Our four themes are Instruments & Method Development, Contaminated Sites – impact assessment & Emergency preparedness, Radioecology and Radiotracers of environmental process.

Why Sponsor?
The SPERA conference offers an important forum among professionals, researchers and students. The theme of the conference is Connecting People, developing solutions for a Changing Environment, with a view to discuss future challenges and emerging themes in the scientific community.
Prominent international speakers will provide fresh perspectives on current topics relevant to global research and management. The conference will encourage active participation, including focused workshops, and identify pathways for long-term radioactivity research and conservation.
Sponsors are an important part of our conference. Not only is it an opportunity for you to showcase your products and services to group leaders actively working in the radioactivity field, but your involvement allows our members to recognise the level of support and commitment you provide to the field. It will also help us to provide an excellent, cost effective conference and increase the range of participants.
Sponsorship will also expose your organisation to a wide-ranging audience of radioactivity focused stakeholders. This will promote your organisation and its services and demonstrate support for this highly regarded event.

Micheal Lechermann

Conference Convenor, ESR (Institute of Environmental Science Research)

Sarah Guy

University of Canterbury

Maxie Christison

ESR (Institute of Environmental Science Research)

Oksana Golovko

Conference Convenor, ESR (Institute of Environmental Science Research)

Sally Gaw

University of Canterbury

Connecting People, Developing Solutions for a Changing Environment

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