The Strategy for Allied Radioecology (STAR) network of excellence is a European Commission-funded project aimed at influencing the future course of radioecology science.

STAR aims to:

  • approach radioecology science in a new, integrated way
  • address complex research priorities that only a consortium of partners can accomplish
  • influence the future direction of research via a long-term strategic research agenda
  • educate stakeholders about the value of radioecology science
  • inspire young people to take part in radioecology science

STAR involves nine organisations from eight countries and features seven interlinked work packages. A vital role of the project is to develop a transition plan towards sustainability and long-term funding for radioecological research, infrastructure and training and education. The project is coordinated by Dr Tom Hinton of the French Institute of Radiation Protection & Nuclear Safety.