Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material – characterisation, inventory of related exposure situations and monitoring principles

the two weeks stationary course training course organized by:

Silesian Centre for Environmental Radioactivity together with Competence Development Centre of the GIG Research Institute.

Place and date of training: Katowice (Poland), 8th – 19th May 2023

What the course is about?

The training course provides information about NORM in coherent way, starting with general aspects and definitions applicable and exposure situations identification methodology through NORM and related hazard characterisation and management strategies, details concerning applicable monitoring methods as well as measurement results interpretation and finishing with exercises on case studies. Outcomes of RadoNorm project on NORM exposure situations inventory and characterisation as well as monitoring strategies developed are introduced into the training course programme.  

For whom?

The expected target group are PhD students, researchers with different background involved in NORM and radon investigations, authorities’ representatives, and practitioners from industries of concern. The group of max 12 trainees assure full interaction with lecturers, effective execution of exercises pand reasonable time for individual/group works, discussion, and final evaluation. The background in ionizing radiation and radiation protection is expected, however not necessary.

The programme

How the classes will be held

The training course combines lectures and practical exercises based on investigation and solutions applied in existing situations as well as individual/group works on course specific topics, multiple choice test and quizzes to facilitate use of knowledge gathered in future practice. A site visit is planned to illustrate NORM exposure conditions in an underground mine. Experienced researchers directly involved in RadoNorm project realisation will give lectures.

Important information

  • Course participation is free of charge for participants!
  • he organizers don’t reimburse travel and accommodation costs, but suggest applying for a travel grant in frame of either RadoNorm or PIANOFORTE projects:
  • (for PhD students)
  •  (MSc students also can apply)
  • (especially for young professionals)
  • The training course is conducted in laboratories of Silesian Centre for Environmental Radioactivity, GIG in English.
  • The deadline for the submission of applications is: April 3th, 2023. Notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent by April 7th, 2023 at the latest.
  • A certificate of attendance will be issued at the end of the course.


Participants can register by completing the required documents and submitting them (via e-mail to):
Beata Wojcik

Required documents

  • Brief CV
  • Application (Registration) form

Course Venue

Główny Instytut Górnictwa (Central Mining Institute) – Silesian Centre for Environmental Radioactivity, Plac Gwarkow 1, Katowice

How to get to Katowice


•          From Krakow-Balice Airport

First to Krakow Main Railway/Bus station by the airport train

Then, take a bus to Katowice from Krakow Bus Station MDA (next to the railway station) Buses come to downtown Katowice.

•          From Katowice-Pyrzowice

or comfortable and fast transport services

Inquire at an Information Point about the ‘Linia Lotnisko’ line. The bus departs once per hour.

Contact and information

Bogusław Michalik,

Place Gwarkow 1, 40-166 Katowice

Phone: 0048 32 259 2380

Skip to content