• ASIA and PACIFIC REGION ALARA NETWORK

    ARAN

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  • Mar 28

    Homepage released.

History

The Asia Region ALARA Network (ARAN) was initiated by the IAEA in Daejeon, Republic of Korea in December 2007, to support the development of a sustainable regional network, which facilitates information, findings and data exchange and practical and cost effective implementation of the principle of optimisation of radiation protection in participating countries.

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OBJECTIVES AND ACTIVITIES

The main objectives of the ARAN are to:

  1. Support the development of a sustainable regional network, which facilitates information, findings and data exchange and practical and cost effective implementation of the principle of optimisation of radiation protection in participating countries.
  2. Maintain, enhance and develop competence and skills in radiation protection, with special emphasis on the implementation of the ALARA principle for occupational exposures in routine operations.
  3. Contribute to the harmonisation of objectives, standards and practices, particularly concerning ALARA, within participating countries.
  4. Contribute to the effective use, exchange and integration of skills and expertise across Member States.
  5. Support the development of a sustainable regional network, which facilitates information, findings and data exchange and practical and cost effective implementation of the principle of optimisation of radiation protection in participating countries.
  6. Maintain, enhance and develop competence and skills in radiation protection, with special emphasis on the implementation of the ALARA principle for occupational exposures in routine operations.
  7. Contribute to the harmonisation of objectives, standards and practices, particularly concerning ALARA, within participating countries.
  8. Contribute to the effective use, exchange and integration of skills and expertise across Member States.

The activities of the network are intended to cover:

  1. All types of civilian practices within the different sectors: nuclear, industrial, medical, research, and work with naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORM), technically enhanced NORM (TENORM) and scrap material.
  2. The radiation protection themes relevant to the above sectors, as well as themes specific to one or more sector(s).

Management

ARAN is coordinated by Steering Committee, IAEA and Regional Cooperative Agreement (RCA), comprising representatives of 17 countries: Australia, Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Viet Nam.