22. simpozij o okoljski biogeokemiji v Piranu. Annales, Series historia naturalis, ISSN 1408-533X, 2015, letn. 25, št. 2, str. 185-186. [COBISS.SI-ID 29375527] The organization of two conferences should be mentioned: ISEB22 in 2015 and ISO-FOOD Symposium in 2019.The selected article presents a short description of the "22nd International Symposium on Environmental Biogeochemistry”, which was organized by Department of Environmental Sciences, JSI in collaboration with the Marine Biological Station of the National Institute of Biology in Piran, September 28 – October 2, 2015 (www.iseb22.ijs.si). The International Association of Environmental Biogeochemistry - ISEB organizes these symposiums every two years for more than thirty years. ISEB strived to bring together scientists from a range of disciplines relating to biogeochemistry in various fields including soil science, microbial ecology and marine, lacustrine and atmospheric research. More than 100 participants from 23 countries attended the symposium. Strong international representation with six invited speakers and 52 oral and 54 poster presentations was delivered over the four days of symposium. The “1st ISO-FOOD International Symposium on Isotopic and Other Techniques in Food Safety and Quality” was organized by Era Chair ISO-FOOD from April 1st to 3rd, 2019 in Piran, Slovenia. This symposium brought together an international array of scientists and scholars, policy makers, and stakeholders to present advances in isotopic and other methods in food research, and generate lively discussions and productive exchanges of ideas and experiences. The symposium was attended by 80 participants from 15 countries. The program consisted from 15 invited speakers, 32 oral presentations and 54 posters. Beside conferences/symposium we were actively involved in organization of different scientific events within ERA Chair ISO-FOOD, MASSTWIN and IAEA projects such as workshops: - Exploratory workshop “Quality assurance for Hg measurements in food and environmental samples” (November 25-27, 2015) - Workshop on speciation of trace elements: “Mercury speciation in food and the global mercury cycle” (April 4-6, 2016) - Exploratory workshop on “Isotopic techniques in food characterization” (December 6-9, 2016) - MassTwin Exploratory workshop “Mass spectrometry in support of the environment, - food, and health interaction and disease” (April 18-20, 2018) Antwerp, Belgium - IAEA Workshop “Fundamentals of isotopes” (January 29-30, 2019) Summer schools: - Summer School “Radionuclides in food” (June 6-10, 2016) - Spring School “The use of isotopic and elemental fingerprinting for determining authenticity and geographic origin of food” (April 4-7, 2017) - Summer school on “Trace element speciation in food” (September 25-27, 2017). Group trainings: - Globaqua – “The use of stable isotopes in investigations of hydrological processes and climate change” (October 10-13 2016), Ljubljana - Masstwin - “Metrology in isotope ratio measurements: traceability, uncertainty and comparability” (December 7, 2016), Ljubljana - Masstwin - “Validation of analytical methods using ID ICP-MS” (May 15-16, 2017) Ljubljana Stakeholder events: - ISO-FOOD stakeholder workshop on November 23, 2015 in Ljubljana - MASSTWIN stakeholder workshop “Food for Future”, August 16, 2016, Ljubljana - “Food authenticity and traceability” on September 7 2018 in Ljubljana - “The secret of truffles” on October 25, 2018 in Marezige. Overall, all these events were well received. They provided a great networking opportunity and showed to scientific community and stakeholders many possibilities for collaboration and the potential for carrying out common applied state-of-the-art research in the future.
B.01 Organiser of a scientific meetingCOBISS.SI-ID: 29375527
Spatial planners need clear and practical guidance on siting hazardous industrial installations. Previous proposals for considering risk assessment results in land-use planning in Slovenia were without formal implications. The reasons seem to be twofold; one is their emphatic theoretical and analytical form, and the other is that they were not presented in an operational form suitable for land-use planning purposes. The consequence is an undefined process for both land-use arrangements around existing hazardous installations, and the siting of new installations. The case study presented, of an LPG storage and handling facility in Ljubljana, provides information on how risk assessments may assist in avoiding the aforementioned issues, enabling long-term solutions for spatial development needs with the least consequences in case of industrial incidents. In this context we also addressed this topic in the paper: MATKO, Maruša, GOLOBIČ, Mojca, KONTIĆ, Branko. Vključevanje rezultatov ocene tveganja zaradi izrednih vremenskih dogodkov v prostorsko načrtovanje elektroenergetske infrastrukture = Integration of extreme weather event risk assessment into spatial planning of electric power infrastructure. Urbani izziv, ISSN 0353-6483. [Tiskana izd.], jun. 2016, letn. 27, št. 1, str. 9-26, 95-112, ilustr., doi: 10.5379/urbani-izziv-2016-27-01-001. [COBISS.SI-ID 29596455], The achievement demonstrates how spatial planning improves reliability of planned HPPs and transmission lines if risk informed decisions related to extreme weather events (EWE) are made. Different cost categories provide insights into the economic impact of EWE; siting of electric power infrastructure taking into account risk considerations pays off. These considerations have been presented in October, November and December 2016 to ELES - Slovenia’s electric power transmission system operator, and MOP - Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning, both in the context of future strategic planning of energy infrastructure in Slovenia. The development of new organisational structures and managerial solutions were addressed in the paper M. Gerbec, B. Kontić. Safety related key performance indicators for securing long-term business development – A case study. Safety Science 98 (2017) 77-88. The publication deals with determining and implementing process safety indicators suitable for top management decisions. A port of Koper has been used as a case study. It has been learned that business impacts related to incidents at reloading of hazardous materials may exceed direct material damage for a factor of several tens. Particular damage is related to longer term erosion of a good image of a corporation and subsequent business loss. In that context top managers of the port of Koper are advised to actively participate in strengthening safety culture and continuously check values of selected safety key performance indicators. The proposals are based on simulations of key contributing factors to incidents/accidents in the port’s activities related to hazardous materials.
F.23 Development of new system-wide, normative and programme solutions, and methodsCOBISS.SI-ID: 30966055
In 2015, in the framework of the investment of the European Regional Development Fund and the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport, the program will acquire the appropriate research infrastructure in the total size of 803 m2 of new and 1145 m2 of renovated areas, including the provision of high-tech research equipment (investment of EUR 7 million). The formal opening was on November 23, 2015. We received a prize from the OECD for innovation in the preparation of biocatalytic nucleus for the use of biomass from non-invasive invasive plants - Aleš Lapnaje (2018) Matic Bergant (Radmila Milačič) Krka Prize for the research project, Novo mesto, 47th Krka Prize, "Determination of meglumine by derivatization with sodium naphthoquinone sulfonate and high performance liquid chromatography" Radmila Milačič: Excellent in Science 2015 Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS) Milena Horvat: Zois Award for mercury research, RS Ministry of Education, Science and Sport (2014) Milena Horvat as a member of the Green Week consortium in Brussels: Brussels, Belgium, EU Life +, EU project Democophes; »Green Week 2014, 04 June 2014 - Best LIFE Environment & Information and Communication Project Awards« Nives Ogrinc: Excellent in Science 2013: Distribution and origin of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the sediments of the Lake Bled using stable isotope carbonates and a sedimentary record of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in Lake Bled (NW Slovenia) using stable carbon isotopes, ARRS. Madi researchers have won prizes at international meetings: Award for best presentation at the conference: VRZEL, J., LUDWIG, R., OGRINC, N. Understanding of groundwater and surface water as a single system in the Ljubljansko polje, Slovenia. GLOBAQUA final conference: water management, water scarcity and multiple stressors, 17-19 December 2018, Barcelona (Spain). Best Poster Award: ERAChair Isofood Award: HAMZIC GREGORČIČ, Staša, OGRINC, Nives, ZULIANI, Tea. Optimization of the method for Sr isolation from the matrix for the reliable determination of the 87Sr / 86Sr isotope ratio by MC-ICP-MS in milk. 10th Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School Students 'Conference and 12th Young Researchers' Day 10th and 11th May 2018, Piran, Slovenia. Ljubljana: 2018. Poster award: PLESTENJAK, Gregor, Vodnik, Dominik, OGRINC, Nives, KRAJNC, Bor, FERLAN, Mitja, MIHELIČ, Rok, ELER, Klemen. Can the additional air supply increase the decomposition processes in the sludge drying reeds beds ?. 16th IWA International Conference on Wetland Systems for Water Pollution Control, 30 September - 4 October 2018, Valencia, Spain. Valencia: International Water Association. 2018. Lojze Gačnik: Award for Best Student Presentation, Montreal, Canada, 7 thInternational k0-Users' Workshop, "Effect of control rod insertion on the TRIGA neutron spectrum and determination of elemental concentrations with k0-INAA" Aleš Lapanje and Jan Zrimec: Award for the Best Poster in the Young Researcher's Category, Valencia, Spain, Federation of European Microbiological Societies FEMS 2017, "DNA Structural Alignement Algorithm Can Predict Plasmid Mobility and Host Range by Locating DNA Substrates for Plasmid Transfer" Anja Mahne Opatič: Best Poster Award, Bologna, Italy, 5th MS Food Day, "A preliminary traceability model for tomato using analysis of stable isotopes, elemental content and chemical markers" Johanna Amalia Robinson: Best Student Poster Presentation Award, Eindhoven, Netherlands, Healthy Buildings Europe 2015, University of Technology, »Empowering students to improve their indoor school environment with the help of low-cost air quality sensors - CITI-SENSE project Janja Vrzel, Janja Vidmar: student award for presentation of research achievements in terms of scientific quality and their applicability at the 7th Student Conference of Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School, "Conceptual model of the Ljubljansko polje aquifer" or "Sizing of nanoscale titanium dioxide and its quantification
E.02 International awards