International Committee for Radionuclide Metrology (ICRM)
The International Committee for Radionuclide Metrology (ICRM) is an association of radionuclide metrology laboratories whose membership is composed of delegates of these laboratories together with other scientists (associate members) actively engaged in the study and applications of radioactivity. It explicitly aims at being an international forum for the dissemination of information on techniques, applications and data in the field of radionuclide metrology. This discipline provides a range of tools for tackling a wide variety of problems in numerous other fields, for both basic research and industrial applications.
Plenary meetings of the ICRM are held biennially and have developed into a successful instrument of communication among various specialists, thus encouraging international co-operation. The most recent in the series of ICRM meetings, the "18th International Conference on Radionuclide Metrology and its Applications," September 19-23, 2011, was hosted by the NMIJ/AIST (National Metrology Institute of Japan, Advanced Industrial Science and Technology) in Tsukuba, Japan. The local organization was undertaken by the NMIJ/AIST in Tsukuba.
The next biennial conference of the ICRM, the "19th International Conference on Radionuclide Metrology and its Applications," will be organized by the IRMM (Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements) 17-21 June 2013 in Antwerp, Belgium. Please visit the conference website, ICRM2013, for more information and for updates.
The Low-Level Measurement Techniques working group will hold its next conference (4 years after the last conference) in September 2012 in Jeju, Korea. Please visit the conference website, http://icrm-llrmt.kriss.re.kr/, for more information and for updates.
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