Waste Technology Section

Underground Research Facilities Network (URF)


Events in 2014


Training Courses planned under the auspices of the Dept. of Technical Cooperation new TC Project RER/9/103, as soon as available will be listed below. More details, e.g. prospectus and agenda will be added as linked .pdf files when they are available. For presentations and documents given at previous events, please go to the Status report page.

For TC supported events applications should be made using the official TC application forms. These are available at

www-tc.iaea.org/tcweb/participation/astrainee/default.asp 

Under the rules of the Technical Cooperation programmes, the Agency can only support nominees from those Member States that can claim appropriate status.

It is emphasised that the application forms MUST be endorsed by the appropriate officials of the Member State to which the applicant belongs the applicant is considered to be a nominee as much as an applicant and MUST be delivered to the Agency on or before the deadline stated in the prospectus.


Past Events (2013)


Course Number RER9103/015
Title Training in Radioactive Waste Disposal Technologies in Underground Research Facilities - Completed  
Place Vienna, Austria
Dates 1—5 July 2013
Nomination deadline 10 May 2013
Organizers IAEA in cooperation with Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), USA
Details Invitation letter and Prospectus

Course Number RER9103/016
Title Training in Radioactive Waste Disposal Technologies in Underground Research Facilities - Completed  
Place Prague, Czech Republic and Cardiff, United Kingdom
Dates 2—13 September 2013
Organizers IAEA in cooperation with Czech Technical University and Cardiff University
Details Invitation letter, Prospectus and Agenda

Course Number RER9103/9004/01
Title Training in Radioactive Waste Disposal Technologies in Underground Research Facilities - Completed  
Place Peine, Germany
Dates 23—27 September 2013
Nomination deadline 9 July 2013
Organizers IAEA in cooperation with DEB Technology GmbH
Details Invitation letter, Prospectus and Agenda

Course Number RER9103/017
Title Training in Radioactive Waste Disposal Technologies in Underground Research Facilities - Completed  
Place Mizunami, Japan
Dates 11—15 November 2013
Nomination deadline 6 September 2013
Organizers IAEA in cooperation with JAEA
Details Invitation letter, Prospectus and Agenda

Course Number N/A
Title Technical Meeting of the Network of Training and Demonstration of Waste Disposal Technologies in Underground Research Facilities (URF Network) - Completed  
Place Vienna, Austria
Dates 25—29 November 2013
Nomination deadline 27 September 2013
Organizers URF Network, IAEA
Details Terms of Reference

Past Events (2012)


Course Number N/A
Title URF Annual Forum - Completed  
Place Albuquerque, United States
Dates 3—7 December 2012
Organizers IAEA in cooperation with Sandia National Laboratories (SNL)
Details Agenda and Terms of Reference

Course Number RER/9/103-013
Title Training Course on The identification and management of uncertainty in safety assessments for disposal facilities - Completed
Place Lisbon, Portugal
Dates 18—22 June 2012
Nomination deadline 05 April 2012 - Deadline extended to 15 April 2012
Organizers IAEA in cooperation with the Government of Portugal through the Instituto Tecnologico e Nuclear (ITN)
Details Prospectus - This workshop is a URF and DISPONET joint event.

Course Number RER/9/103-012
Title Training Course on Characterizing clay environments for geological repositories - Completed  
Place Tournemire, France
Dates 10—14 September 2012
Nomination deadline 22 June 2012
Organizers IAEA in cooperation with the Government of France, through the Institute for Radioprotection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN)
Details Prospectus

Course Number RER/9/103-011
Title Training Course on Site investigations and monitoring of geological repository systems - Completed  
Place Meiringen, Switzerland
Dates 15—19 October 2012
Nomination deadline 27 July 2012
Organizers IAEA in cooperation with the Government of Switzerland, through Nagra and Swisstopo
Details Prospectus

Course Number RER/9/103-014
Title Training Course on Lessons learnt to support the development of effective stakeholder engagement strategies for radioactive waste disposal - Completed
Place Warsaw, Poland
Dates 19—23 November 2012
Nomination deadline 28 September 2012
Organizers IAEA in cooperation with the Government of Poland through the National Atomic Energy Agency (PAA)
Details Prospectus - This workshop is a URF and DISPONET joint event.

Course Number RER/9/103
Title Group Scientific Visit to RAWRA concerning repository development in crystalline rock environments including a technical visit to the Josef Gallery Underground Educational Facility operated by the Czech Technical University - Completed
Place Prague, Czech Republic
Dates 24—27 September 2012
Nomination deadline 29 June 2012
Organizers IAEA in collaboration with the Radioactive Waste Repository Authority (RAWRA) of the Czech Republic and Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) of the USA
Details Prospectus

Past Events (2011)


Course Number C7-RER/9/103-008
Title Regional Training Course on Evaluating and Describing Site Conditions for Geological Disposal based on the ANDRA Programme of Site Characterization and Underground Experiments in France - Completed  
Place Meuse/Haute-Marne, France (with a site visit to the ANDRA Underground Repository Facility near Bures)
Dates 16—20 May 2011
Organizers IAEA in cooperation with ANDRA
Details Prospectus

Course Number C7-RER/9/103-009
Title Regional Training Course on Fundamentals of Geological Disposal - Completed  
Place Prague, Czech Republic (with a site visit to the Josef Educational Underground Research Facility)
Dates 14—23 June 2011
Organizers IAEA in cooperation with Czech Technical University and ITC, Switzerland
Details Prospectus

Course Number C7-RER/9/103-010
Title Practical Aspects of Repository Engineering for Disposal of Spent Fuel/HLW in Sedimentary Environments - Completed
Place Peine, Germany (with a site visit to the Konrad and Gorleben underground facilities)
Dates 8—15 November 2011
Organizers IAEA in cooperation with DBE Technology and ITC, Switzerland
Details Prospectus and Agenda

Course Number C7-RER/9/103/9003/1
Title Enhancing Confidence in Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste: The Role of Natural Analogues and Safety Indicators - Completed
Place Nottingham, United Kingdom
Dates 28 November — 2 December 2011
Organizers IAEA in cooperation with British Geological Survey and ITC, Switzerland
Details Prospectus / Agenda


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