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Details of Dr. Catalina Leonarte Gasco   


PERSONAL DATA

Gender female
Job title Head of Environmental Radiactivity and Radiological Surveillance
Department Environmental Radiactivity
Institution
Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas Medio Ambientales y Tecnológicas, Madrid ( CIEMAT)
Moncloa Centre Avda. Complutense, 22 Madrid 28040
Address
Avenida de la Complutense 40 ( Ed70 P2 D11) Madrid 28040
Madrid
Spain
28040
Tel 34-91-3466707
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Website http://www.ciemat.es
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PROFESSIONAL DATA

Degree Ph.D on Chemistry Universidad Complutense de Madrid (1990)
Job type Research
Research Area(s) Chemical Oceanography , Pollution , Chemical Oceanography , Pollution
Research Activities Laboratory of Aquatic and Marine Radioecology (CIEMAT) Madrid. Spain. The activities of this laboratory started in 1985 analysing transuranics in sediments from Spanish Continental Shelf, being assesored by the IAEA expert at this time Dr. David Jenning. Since this date the laboratory has been involved in several european radiation protection projects about the environmental behaviour of transuranics particularly its transfer from land to sea after the Palomares accident (where the transuranics from the nuclear weapons -transported by an aircraft of US-Air Force- were spread )and the mechanisms governing its behaviour and its transport in marine ecosystems. This lab has calculated the first spanish transuranics inventories in sediments from Mediterranean Spanish Continental Shelf and it has participated in several forum of discussion or of experts as: Marina-Med (Radiological Exposure of the European Community from Radioactivity in the Mediterranean Sea) , CRESP (Coordinated Research and Environmental Surveillance Programme on sea disposal of radioactive waste ) and CIESM (Marine Radioactivity group).At present, the laboratory is constituted by the project leader Dr.Catalina Gascó (catalina.gasco@ciemat.es) and 6 researchers and 15 technicians. The activities of this laboratory are directed to analyse the samples from different european projects on the field of aquatic radioecology where this team is involved: Enhanced of natural radioactivity in estuaries affected by discharges of Phosphogypsum Industries, Seasonal variation of 210Po and 210Pb and plutonium in different water masses crossing the Gibraltar Strait, Association of transuranics to different sediment components. Study of sedimentation of transuranics in extreme marine environments. Activitities:Determination of plutonium and americium in biotic and abiotic samples of the different components of the marine food chains ( marine sediments, sea-water column, algae, fish....). Determination of transuranics in environmental concentrations in air filters, tap-water, biological material, foods, soils. Secuential leaching of transuranics in sediments from different areas.Determination of 210Po and 210Pb in seawater, tap-water, sediments and soils. Participation of more than 20 IAEA Intercomparisons. Dating techniques by 210Pb. Methodology .Radiochemical treatment of the samples and alpha spectrometry. Other capabilities are supplied by different groups from CIEMAT or by other Institutions ( Spanish Institute of Oceanography) . After 2002, CIEMAT decided not to dedicate effort to marine radioecology and this group was dismissed.
Research Region Gibraltar Strait, Palomares Submarine Canyon (Almería-Spain), Spanish Mediterran
Comments CIEMAT has a WEB Page
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Dr. Catalina GASCO)

C. Gascó, L. Romero, E. Iranzo [1992] Transuranics Transfer in a Spanish Marine Ecosystem International Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry 156,n11,151-163. C. Gascó, L. Romero, A. M. Lobo and J. Palomares [1992] Geochemical aspects and distribution of long-lived radionuclides in Marine sediments from Palomares International Journal of Radioanalitycal and Nuclear Chemistry 161,n12,389-400. C. Gascó, M. P. Antón [1991] Transuranics behaviour in Palomares aquatic ecosystem In: MED91 Cruise Report. Delfanti, R. And Papucci, C. Eds. ENEA, La Spezia. C. Gascó, M. P. Antón, J. R. de Andrés [1992] Distribution of long-lived radionuclides along the Spanish continental shelf affected by terrigenous river contribution In: MED92 Cruise Report. Delfanti, R. And Papucci, C. Eds. ENEA, La Spezia. C. Gascó, M. P. Antón [1992] Distribution of transuranics along the Palomares submarine canyon In: Rapp. Comm. Int. Mer Med. 33, 274. ISSN 0373-434X M.P. Antón, C. Gascó, J. A. Sánchez-Cabeza, Ll. Pujol [1994] Geochemical association of plutonium in marine sediments from Palomares (Spain) Radiochimica Acta 66/67, 381. C. Gascó, M.P. Antón [1994] Long-lived radionuclides distribution pattern in the water column around the Strait of Gibraltar In: MED94 Cruise Report. Delfanti, R. And Papucci, C. Eds. ENEA, La Spezia C. Gascó, M. P. Antón, L. Romero [1994] Transuranici nella Piattaforma Continentale Mediterranea Spagnola In: Atti Convegno
C. Gascó, L. Romero, E. Iranzo [1992] Transuranics Transfer in a Spanish Marine Ecosystem International Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry 156,n11,151-163. C. Gascó, L. Romero, A. M. Lobo and J. Palomares [1992] Geochemical aspects and distribution of long-lived radionuclides in Marine sediments from Palomares International Journal of Radioanalitycal and Nuclear Chemistry 161,n12,389-400. C. Gascó, M. P. Antón [1991] Transuranics behaviour in Palomares aquatic ecosystem In: MED91 Cruise Report. Delfanti, R. And Papucci, C. Eds. ENEA, La Spezia. C. Gascó, M. P. Antón, J. R. de Andrés [1992] Distribution of long-lived radionuclides along the Spanish continental shelf affected by terrigenous river contribution In: MED92 Cruise Report. Delfanti, R. And Papucci, C. Eds. ENEA, La Spezia. C. Gascó, M. P. Antón [1992] Distribution of transuranics along the Palomares submarine canyon In: Rapp. Comm. Int. Mer Med. 33, 274. ISSN 0373-434X M.P. Antón, C. Gascó, J. A. Sánchez-Cabeza, Ll. Pujol [1994] Geochemical association of plutonium in marine sediments from Palomares (Spain) Radiochimica Acta 66/67, 381. C. Gascó, M.P. Antón [1994] Long-lived radionuclides distribution pattern in the water column around the Strait of Gibraltar In: MED94 Cruise Report. Delfanti, R. And Papucci, C. Eds. ENEA, La Spezia C. Gascó, M. P. Antón, L. Romero [1994] Transuranici nella Piattaforma Continentale Mediterranea Spagnola In: Atti Convegno

Group(s): GLODIR
Created: 1999-02-11 Last Updated: 2015-05-20 by Catalina GASCO