The organizations that participated in the implementation of the project are competent national authorities and research organizations. They act in the areas of emergency preparedness, radiation protection, environmental monitoring, dispersion modelling, social impact assessments and increasing public awareness.
The project research teams from Finland, Norway and Russia have been involved in radioecological research, emergency preparedness, nuclear safety and international cooperation issues for over 25 years. The specialists who participated in CEEPRA applied up-to-date methods when collecting, preparing and analyzing the samples, monitoring and assessing environmental radioactivity and risks, and modelling potential effects. The project team members had appropriate education and knowledge for fulfilling the needs of CEEPRA. They also had experience in international collaboration, and they shared a common ambition: to produce information that was relevant for the objectives of the project.
Participating organizations were
Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority in Finland (STUK), Regional Laboratory in Northern Finland, Rovaniemi – Finland
Finnish Meteorological Institute, Arctic Research Centre (FMI-ARC) – Finland
Pöyry Finland Oy, Oulu – Finland
Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority’s (NRPA) Section High North (earlier Environmental Unit in Tromsø (Troms) and Emergency Preparedness Unit in Svanhovd (Finnmark)) – Norway
Murmansk Marine Biological Institute of the Kola Science Centre of the Russian academy of sciences, Institution of the Russian Academy of Sciences (MMBI KSC RAS) – Russian Federation
Also participating in the project were:Southern Scientific Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences (SSC RAS) – Russian Federation