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General
Data set name

Radionuclide measurements around the UK (RADBASE) (1959-)

Data holding centreCentre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft Laboratory
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 1959 onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Mostly shelf waters around the UK though some oceanic data for the NE Atlantic, Barents Sea. Also some UK surface water data.

Observations 
Parameters

Radioactivity in biota; Quantity of material dumped; Geological sample radioactivity; Radioactivity in the water column

Instruments

Radiometers; atmospheric radiometers; liquid scintillation counters; gamma-ray spectrometers

Description 
Summary

Activity measurements are made in sea water, sediments, seaweeds and seafood. Dose rate measurements are made over intertidal areas and on fishing nets and pots. Data are for checking waste disposal from the nuclear industry and the effects of accidents. Research data are also included and used for understanding marine processes. Most data have been summarised in published papers and reports.

OriginatorsCentre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft Laboratory
Data web sitehttp://www.cefas.co.uk/
Availability 
OrganisationCentre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft Laboratory
AvailabilityLicence
ContactContracts Office, CEFAS, Lowestoft
Address

Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft Laboratory
Pakefield Road
Lowestoft
Suffolk
NR33 OHT
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 1621 562244
Facsimile+44 (0)1502 513865
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1029034
Global identifier416
Last revised2009-05-22