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Deadline Extended: Call for Abstracts on Nuclear Forensics


If you are an expert in nuclear forensics and would like to present your work, submit an abstract by 1 December to the ‘Technical Meeting on Nuclear Forensics: From National Foundations to Global Impact’, to be hosted in Vienna, Austria from 11 to 14 April, 2022.

Nuclear forensics is a key element of a nuclear security and a vital tool to deal with nuclear or radioactive material missing, lost or stolen. It contributes to the investigation of what are known as nuclear security events through tracing the origin of radioactive material.

“When radioactive material is out of regulatory control, there is a need to know where it comes from in order to support the investigation,” said Elena Buglova, Director of the IAEA’s Division of Nuclear Security. “The IAEA’s vigorous capacity building programme supports countries in acquiring the skills needed to do just that. The participation of experts from all over the world in the upcoming meeting will build and reinforce common understanding of nuclear forensics and related topics.”

The meeting will provide a forum for experts to present and deliberate the application of nuclear forensics in the prevention and response to nuclear security events, involving nuclear and other radioactive materials out of regulatory control, as well as the interface between nuclear forensics, radiological crime scene management and criminal proceedings. The agenda includes plenary and technical sessions, interactive poster presentations and side events.

Participants will focus on the following key topics:

  • Nuclear Forensics Capability Building: Initiation and Sustainability.
  • Nuclear Forensics Human Resource – Development and Sustainability.
  • Nuclear Forensics Sustainability and Cooperation.
  • The Intertwined Nature of Nuclear Forensics and Radiological Crime Scene Management.

The conference aims to attract nuclear and forensic scientists, responders, law enforcement officials, prosecutors, nuclear regulators, nuclear security specialists and managers, those responsible for policies and plans for nuclear forensics and radiological crime scene management as well as other subject matter experts involved in the conduct of a nuclear forensics examination and formulation of conclusions involving an investigation of a nuclear security event.

The meeting will be held in hybrid format, allowing both for in person and virtual participation.

More information about this meeting and the abstract submission can be found at: Technical Meeting on Nuclear Forensic Science: From National Foundations to Global Impacts (11-14 April 2022).

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