SPERA 2016

05/09/2016 - 09/09/2016
Sanur Paradise Plaza Hotel
Bali, Indoneasia
Countries Represented
The 2nd International Conference on the Sources, Effects and Risks of Ionizing Radiation (SERIR-2) and the 14th Biennial Conference of the South Pacific Environmental Radioactivity Association (SPERA-2016) were held in Bali, Indonesia 5-9 September 2016.

The South Pacific Environmental Radioactivity Association (SPERA), in conjunction with the Indonesian National Nuclear Energy Agency (BATAN) and the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) made the decision to jointly hold these conferences in one week at the same venue to avoid topical overlap and to strengthen regional participation at both events.

SERIR2 was a 1-day conference (5 September) and dealt with the efforts to enhance data collection and disseminate scientific findings related to the issues of sources, effects and risks of the ionizing radiation, as well as to seek ways of communicating with stakeholders (scientific communities, regulatory authorities and general public) on those issues.

The 14th Biennial Conference of the South Pacific Environmental Radioactivity Association (SPERA), held 6-9 September, provides a platform for discussion and debate among scientists on the occurrence, behaviour, impact and measurement of radioactive species present in the environment through natural processes, or resulting from human activities. This international conference facilitated knowledge sharing on environmental radioactivity and related topics of local and global significance.

The joint conference was held 5-9 September 2016, with a welcome reception on 4 September, at the Sanur Paradise Plaza Hotel in Bali.

The joint conferenceincluded a one-day workshop held on September 4th, IUR Regional Forum Strengthening Radioecology in the Asia-Pacific
Conference Organisers
Ms Emma Carey (Vice President SPERA, ARPANSA)
Dr Heny Suseno (BATAN)
Dr Stephen Long (Treasurer SPERA, ARPANSA)
Ms Wahyu Retno Prihatiningsih (BATAN)
Dr Gillian Hirth (ARPANSA)
Mr. M. Nur Yahya (BATAN)