Connecting People,
Developing Solutions for a
Changing Environment

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We invite you to be part of the 16th biennial
conference of the South Pacific Environmental
Radioactivity Association (SPERA)


SPERA 2022 will take place from Monday 28 November to Wednesday 30 November with an optional RACI Workshop held on Thursday 01 December.

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 emergency preparedness and in contaminated sites as well as applications of radiotracers in environmental processes. We aim to have as many oral presentations as possible in the various sessions and 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 in environmental processes.

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.

Consider extending your stay to enjoy all the city can offer. Check out Things to DO, SEE and STAY in Christchurch.

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

Event Details


Haere-roa Christchurch
University of Canterbury, Christchurch


Collaborate | chat to peers about our biggest issues. Share learning | discuss achievements and lessons learned. Have fun | you deserve to.

RACI Workshop

Learn from a world leading expert | Advance skills in Environmental dose assessment | Share and discover applications with peers

Keynote Speakers


SPERA conferences are an invaluable venue for scientific exchange amongst those that work on environmental radioactivity, open to all professionals, researchers and students. The Conference Organising Committee is pleased to offer your organisation the opportunity to participate in the conference as a sponsor.

Why Sponsor?
The SPERA conference offers an important forum among professionals, researchers and students. The theme of the conference is Connecting People, Developing Solutions for a Changing Environment, with a view to discuss future challenges and emerging themes in the scientific community.

Prominent international speakers will provide fresh perspectives on current topics relevant to global research and management. The conference will encourage active participation, including focused workshops, and identify pathways for long-term radioactivity research and conservation.

Sponsors are an important part of our conference. Not only is it an opportunity for you to showcase your products and services to group leaders actively working in the radioactivity field, but your involvement allows our members to recognise the level of support and commitment you provide to the field. It will also help us to provide an excellent, cost-effective conference and increase the range of participants.

Sponsorship will also expose your organisation to a wide-ranging audience of radioactivity focused stakeholders. This will promote your organisation and its services and demonstrate support for this highly regarded event.


2022 SPERA Organising Committee

Michael Lechermann
Conference Convenor, ESR (Institute of Environmental Science and Research)

Sarah Guy
Tonkin + Taylor, Environmental Consultants

Maxie Christison
ESR (Institute of Environmental Science and Research)

Oksana Golovko
ESR (Institute of Environmental Science and Research)

Andrew Pearson
Tonkin + Taylor, Environmental Consultants

Peter Medley
Queensland Health

Vladimir Golovko
School of Physical and Chemical Sciences, University of Canterbury





Connecting People,
Developing Solutions for a
Changing Environment

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