IAEA Dept. of Nuclear Energy: Highlights from #GC57 (2013)

Published Date: November 2013

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				More than 2,000 Member State delegates and experts gathered at the 57th General Conference, held on 16 – 20 
				
				September 2013. Along the week, the Department of Nuclear Energy hosted nine side events, two exhibitions and 
				
				its staff held dozens of bilateral, technical meetings with Member State delegates. This gallery shows 
				
				highlights of the week for the Department of Nuclear Energy.<br> 
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				(Photo: D. Simittchieva/IAEA)
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				<p></p><p><br><b>Kazakhstan</b>’s Vice-Minister of Industry and New Technologies, Bakhytzhan Jaxaliyev (2nd left), during a bilateral meeting with Deputy Director General Alexander Bychkov on 16 September 2013.<br>
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				(Photo: D. Simittchieva/IAEA) 
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				<p></p><p><br>DDG Bychkov opens the side event on <b>Support to New Nuclear Power Programmes: Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review (INIR) Missions and Agency Assistance</b>. The event provided Member States’ views on how the results of INIRs were used in developing national nuclear power programmes and on how to prioritize assistance, including the perspective of countries with an operating programme. Achievements and common issues from missions held during the past five years were discussed. <br>18 September 2013<br><br>(Photo: D. Simittchieva/IAEA) </p> <p></p><p><br>Alexander Bychkov welcomes <b>Turkey</b>’s Deputy Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Hasan Murat Mercan, for a bilateral meeting on 17 September 2013.<br><br>(Photo: D. Simittchieva/IAEA) </p> <p></p><p><br><b>Japan Atomic Industrial Forum</b> (JAIF) President Takuya Hattori (right) meets Deputy Director General Alexander Bychkov. 17 September 2013<br><br>(Photo: D. Simittchieva/IAEA) </p> <p></p><p><br><b>Algeria</b>’s Commissioner for Atomic Energy, Mohamed Derdour, at a bilateral meeting with DDG Bychkov. 17 September 2013<br><br>(Photo: D. Simittchieva/IAEA) </p> <p></p><p><br>Roberto Schmid, former Director of the <b>University Institute for Advanced Studies of Pavia</b> (left), and Alexander Bychkov, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Nuclear Energy, have signed a Practical Arrangement that establishes education networks to encourage the development of a competent nuclear workforce. <br>17 September 2013<br><br>(Photo: P. Hodorogea/IAEA) </p> <p></p><p><br><b>KEPCO E&C</b> Executive Vice President Yun Soon-Chul (left), <b>KHNP</b> Executive Vice President Cho Byung-Oke (2nd left) and <b>KEPCO NF</b> Vice President Chang Hung Soon (3rd left) at a meeting with Deputy Director General Alexander Bychkov. <br>17 September 2013<br><br>(Photo: D. Simittchieva/IAEA) </p> <p></p><p><br>A well-attended side event on <b>Progress in Disposal Programmes Worldwide: Radioactive Waste Disposal — From Theory to Implementation</b> dispelled the widely held public belief that radioactive waste remains a problem and that solutions are not available. It provided a brief global overview of existing and planned disposal facilities and presented disposal projects in six countries, emphasizing that safe and accepted solutions can be implemented for the disposal of radioactive waste. <br>18 September 2013<br><br>(Photo: D. Simittchieva/IAEA) </p> <p></p><p><br><b>Romania</b>’s Resident Representative Cristian Istrate (centre), and the President of the Nuclear Agency and Radioactive Waste, Florin Constantin Tatar (right), meeting DDG Bychkov on <br>17 September 2013<br><br>(Photo: D. Simittchieva/IAEA) </p> <p></p><p><br><b>OECD NEA</b> Director General Luis Echavarri (left) and his Chief of Cabinet, Cynthia Gannon-Picot, at a bilateral meeting with IAEA DDG Bychkov and senior staff from the Department of Nuclear Energy. <br>17 September 2013
<br><br>(Photo: D. Simittchieva/IAEA) </p> <p></p><p><br>A side event on <b>Energy Planning and Nuclear Energy System Sustainability Assessment</b> presented an integrated view of IAEA services to Member States. The services include training, assistance and tool sets for energy planning, Nuclear Energy System Assessments (NESAs), modelling for strategic nuclear energy system planning. Major outcomes and findings of INPRO projects were also discussed. 19 September 2013<br><br>(Photo: D. Simittchieva/IAEA) </p> <p></p><p><br><b>United Arab Emirates</b> Resident Representative Amb. Hamad Al Ka’abi (left) and Dr William D. Travers, Director General of the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation, met DDG Alexander Bychkov on 17 September 2013.<br><br>(Photo: D. Simittchieva/IAEA) </p> <p></p><p><br>A laureate receives her European Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering (EMSNE) Certificate from <b>European Nuclear Education Network Association</b> (ENEN) President Walter Ambrosini (right) and IAEA Deputy Director General Alexander Bychkov. 19 September 2013<br><br>(Photo: P. Hodorogea/IAEA) </p> <p></p><p><br>13 new laureates were awarded their <b>European Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering</b> certificates at a side event of the 57th IAEA General Conference. <br>19 September 2013 <br><br>(Photo: P. Hodorogea/IAEA) </p> <p></p><p><br><b>Rosatom</b> Deputy Director General Vyacheslav A. Pershukov (left), at a bilateral meeting with IAEA DDG Alexander Bychkov, 18 September 2013.<br><br>(Photo: D. Simittchieva/IAEA) </p> <p></p><p><br>The side event on <b>Friends of Responsible Uranium Mining: Resourcing the Source — Human and Geological Resources for Responsible Uranium Mining</b> was sponsored by Australia. It highlighted training needs for aspiring, new and established uranium-producing Member States and the role of intergovernmental and IAEA contributions to education, training and development. The new UN resource classification scheme for describing uranium resources and reserves and its place in the NEA/IAEA ‘Red Book’ on Uranium Resources, Production and Demand was also presented. 19 September 2013<br><br>(Photo: D. Simittchieva/IAEA) </p> <p></p><p><br><b>Argentina</b>’s Resident Representative and Governor Rafael Mariano Grossi (right) and the President of the National Atomic Energy Commission (CNEA), Norma Boero, met IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Nuclear Energy Alexander Bychkov on 19 September 2013.<br><br>(Photo: D. Simittchieva/IAEA) </p> <p></p><p><br>Participants shared owner and operator perspectives, recent experience, relevant factors and approaches influencing safety and performance improvements at the <b>Third Nuclear Operator Organizations Cooperation Forum</b>. Held annually since 2011 during the General Conference, it also addressed long term strategies emerging after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident. 19 September 2013<br><br>(Photo: D. Simittchieva/IAEA) </p> <p></p><p><br>Chairman of <b>Jordan</b> Atomic Energy Commission Dr Khaled Toukan (centre) at a meeting with Alexander Bychkov on <br>19 September 2013. <br><br>(Photo: D. Simittchieva/IAEA) </p> <p></p><p><br>During the side event on <b>Issues Affecting Long-term Sustainable Energy Development</b>, members of the Vienna Energy Club addressed areas of uncertainty regarding the economy, policies, and technology; interlinkages between energy and water, food, and poverty alleviation; energy diversification for electrification and heat needs; and the importance of energy security and reducing the environmental footprint. 19 September 2013<br><br>(Photo: D. Simittchieva/IAEA) </p> <p></p><p><br>Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission of <b>India</b>, Dr Ratan K. Sinha (centre), led his delegation at a bilateral meeting with DDG Alexander Bychkov. <br>19 September 2013  
<br><br>(Photo: D. Simittchieva/IAEA) </p> <p></p><p><br>The side event on <b>Networks for Collaboration in Nuclear Education</b>, co-sponsored by the European Nuclear Education Network Association, showcased the role of networks and research reactors to support high quality nuclear education. It introduced recently launched e-learning modules for new nuclear power programmes and demonstrated a live experiment from the French ISIS institute within the Internet Research Reactor Laboratory project. 18 September 2013<br><br>(Photo: P. Hodorogea/IAEA) </p> <p></p><p><br>Chairman of <b>Japan Atomic Energy Commission</b> (JAEC), Dr Shunsuke Kondo (right), during a bilateral meeting with DDG Alexander Bychkov. 17 September 2013<br><br>(Photo: D. Simittchieva/IAEA) </p> <p></p><p><br>Three regional nuclear educational networks founded by the IAEA, i.e. <b>ANENT</b> (Asia), <b>LANENT</b> (Latin America) and <b>AFRA-NEST</b> (Africa), and their European counterpart <b>ENEN</b> signed a common action plan to guide future collaborative work. <br>19 September 2013<br><br>(Photo: P. Hodorogea/IAEA) </p> <p></p><p><br>Secretary General of <b>Malaysia</b>’s Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), Dato’ Dr Rosli Mohamed (left), at a meeting with DDG Alexander Bychkov, <br>20 September 2013.<br><br>(Photo: D. Simittchieva/IAEA) </p> <p></p><p><br>Academy Award nominated director <b>Robert Stone</b> and his new 90-minute documentary film <b>Pandora’s Promise</b> were among the highlights of the General Conference. Mr Stone engaged in a lively discussion with the 300-strong audience after the screening on the evening of 19 September 2013. The film tells the personal stories of environmentalists and energy experts who have undergone a conversion from being against nuclear energy to becoming strongly pro-nuclear energy. 

<br><br>(Photo: D. Simittchieva/IAEA) </p> <p></p><p><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><b>Text:</b> D.Simittchieva and A.Evrensel<br><b>Design: </b> A.Ovtcharov
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