Summer School in Environmental Monitoring (UNIPV)

Summer School in Environmental Monitoring (UNIPV)


29.07.2024 – 02.08.2024 (5 working days)


Pavia, Italy


University of Pavia (UNIPV), Italy, under the management of the European Nuclear Experimental Educational Platform (ENEEP) and in cooperation with the European Nuclear Educational Network (ENEN)




This ENEEP school for Environmental Monitoring is intended for people interested in gaining practical experience in the field of environmental impact evaluation and monitoring. The course aims to give a theoretical overview of the main topics and perform exercises using the Facility of the Laboratory of Applied Nuclear Energy (LENA) and the nearby Radiochemistry Laboratory of the Chemistry Department to become familiar with sampling, measurement, and control procedures applied to the environmental monitoring of a research reactor plant. One day will be dedicated to visiting an overview of the Environmental Monitoring system of a site in decommissioning.

Under the supervision of the technical staff students will learn in detail:

  • the drafting of an environmental monitoring plan based on mandatory and specific requirements
  • to get familiar with environmental monitoring procedures and evaluation
  • to Identify procedures for sampling various matrices such as air, soil, and water inside
  • the direct application of the above-mentioned procedures
  • the analysis phase for each different matrices and the evaluation of the results.
  • the differences between normal operation conditions and emergency

The knowledge acquired during the course will provide students with dedicated theoretical lessons and practical experiments to be able to apply what has been learned to other research reactor centers. For a better experience, small student working groups (4-5 max) will be identified and they will alternate in the exercises.

Participants’ qualifications:

The course is aimed at students with bachelor's degrees or following master’s degree programs and early Ph.D.s studying nuclear sciences.

Course program:

  • Monday, 29.07.2024
    • Welcome, course opening, pre-test
    • Presentations, visit to the LENA and Department facilities
  • Tuesday, 30.07.2024
    • School exercise I - Sampling and control for different matrices (Group A)
    • School exercise I - Treatment of complex matrices and analysis (Group B)
  • Wednesday, 31.07.2024
    • School exercise I - Sampling and control for different matrices (Group B)
    • School exercise I - Treatment of complex matrices and analysis (Group A)
  • Thursday, 01.08.2024
    • Visit of an external facility
  • Friday, 02.08.2024
    • School exercise III - Teamwork, presentation of results
    • Take-aways, Post-test, Collection of feedback

Course directors:

Andrea Salvini (UNIPV)

Contact person:

Andrea Salvini (UNIPV)

Jakub Lüley (ENEEP)

Course fee, fellowship:

The course fee for participants from non-EU countries or non-eligible ENEN countries is 2,000 € without TAX. The course fee includes course materials, full access to all exercises, and online tutoring before and after the course. The course fee does not include accommodation, per diem, or transportation of the participants.

Participants from ENEN-eligible countries (please see the ENEN2plus mobility manual.) are encouraged to apply for the travel grant covering:

  • Course fee: 500 €
  • Travel lump sum: 500 €
  • Per diem: 400 €

The maximum number of granted participants is 4 and the minimum number of total participants to open a course is 8. In case the number of eligible applications exceeds the maximum number defined for the course, an extra course might be opened.

Application deadline:

May 10, 2024, 23.59 CET

Application Procedure:

To apply to the Summer School, the applicant should fill in the ENEEP APPLICATION FORM and submit the following documents:

  • filled-in application form,
  • curriculum vitae,
  • motivation letter

The ENEEP evaluation committee will inform all applicants about the results of the application procedure by May 17, 2024, at 23.59 CET.

In the next step, the selected participants shall apply for the ENEN2plus MOBILITY GRANT, provided through the ENEN2plus project. The application for the grant should be in line with the conditions stated in the ENEN2plus mobility manual. After meeting the conditions of the mobility manual, the participants selected through the ENEEP application procedure will be automatically granted. The deadline for the ENEN2plus mobility grant is May 31, 2024, at 23.59 CET.


This event has been partially supported by the ENEN2plus project (HORIZON-EURATOM-2021-NRT-01-13 101061677) founded by the European Union.