COVID-19 Update | 01 May 2020

Tēnā koutou,

The COVID-19 virus is a growing global public health concern that is continuing to have significant impact on the event industry and on our daily lives. To provide a safe and valuable conference experience for all attendees, the organising committee of the SPERA 2020 conference are rescheduling the conference to November 2021 and will confirm dates as soon as they become available.

Call for Abstracts

Once we have new dates and submission timeline, we will communicate via the conference website and through direct communications to SPERA members.

Sponsorship Opportunities

The same excellent sponsorship opportunities for organisations to support the conference and benefit from the wide exposure and goodwill that such involvement brings will still exist. Our prospectus will be made available when we announce the new dates, in the meantime we invite you to register your interest, alternatively should you have any questions please don’t hesitate to make contact.

Nāku noa, nā

Michael Lechermann

Chair, Organising Committee SPERA 2021

It is with pleasure we invite you to be part of the 16th biennial conference of the South Pacific Environmental Radioactivity Association (SPERA) held on the Mon 30 Nov – Wed 2 December with an optional RACI Workshop held on Thursday 03.  The conference is being held at Haere-roa Event Centre, Christchurch New Zealand.

The program will cover all aspects of environmental radioactivity, ranging from advances in methods, new research in radioecology and work being conducted on emergency preparedness and in contaminated sites.  We aim to have as many oral presentations as possible in the various sessions, as well as a large selection of posters that shall boost debate and discussion amongst attendees.  This will be complemented by several exciting talks by invited speakers.  Our four themes are Instruments & Method Development, Contaminated Sites – impact assessment & Emergency preparedness, Radioecology and Radiotracers of environmental process.

Our keynote speakers will address our  theme Connecting People, Developing Solutions for a Changing environment and will provide opportunities to meet the experts, listen, debate and network with your colleagues. Of course we also have a fabulous Conference Dinner planned which will be held at the International Antarctic Centre.

On behalf of the organising committee, we look forward to receiving your registration and welcoming you to Christchurch.

SPERA 2020 Organising Committee
Michael Lechermann, Conference Convenor, ESR (Institute of Environmental Science and Research)
Sarah Guy, University of Canterbury
Maxie Christison, ESR (Institute of Environmental Science and Research)
Oksana Golovko, ESR (Institute of Environmental Science and Research)
Sally Gaw, University of Canterbury