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Nuclear Energy Side Events at the 62nd IAEA General Conference

Participants at the 61st IAEA General Conference trying their skills in safe handling of disused sealed radioactive sources (with mock objects), 19 September 2017. This year's participants will have the same opportunity. (Photo: A. Evrensel/IAEA)

The IAEA Department of Nuclear Energy (NE) will host four side events and nine "ESPACE" presentations during the 62nd IAEA General Conference to be held in Vienna from 17 to 21 September 2018.

Our exhibition on "IAEA Assistance for a Sustainable Energy Future," on the First Floor of the M Building (Exhibition Area 1), will present the contribution and potential of nuclear power in mitigating climate change and achieving sustainable development. Conference participants will also have an opportunity to try a computer simulation of a nuclear power reactor offered at the exhibition booth from Monday through Thursday at 14:00!

All our events are open to all registered participants of the General Conference, including representatives of the media and NGOs. The list of side events is as follows:

Nuclear Operators’ Forum: Challenges for Member States Expanding Nuclear Power Programmes

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 9:30–11:00 Conference Room C3, C Building, 7th floor
This forum will provide an opportunity for Member States to share and discuss current and future challenges related to the expansion of their nuclear power programmes. The discussion will cover engineering, management and human resource issues Member States face when expanding their nuclear power programmes and when replacing existing nuclear power plants. Read more

Preparing the Next Generation of the Nuclear Workforce: Sharing, Sustaining and Developing Knowledge

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 11:30–13:00 Room M7, M Building, ground floor
Establishing successful retention, knowledge transfer, mentoring, leadership development, training and capacity building programmes is one of the industry’s most significant challenges. This side event will cover the strategies for knowledge transfer from nuclear industry veterans to young professionals, and will feature the European Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering award ceremony of the European Nuclear Education Network Association. Read more

IAEA Support for Member States Embarking on Nuclear Power: 10 Years of the Milestones Approach and INIR Missions – Lessons Learned

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 14:30–16:00 Conference Room C4, C Building, 7th floor

The IAEA has, to date, conducted 26 Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review (INIR) missions, starting with Jordan in 2009. The side event will provide an overview of IAEA support to embarking Member States, and will highlight the Milestones Approach, present key findings from the INIR missions and report on recent INIR missions. Read more

Innovative Solutions for the Effective Management of Disused Sealed Radioactive Sources

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 16:00–17:30 Conference Room M5, M Building, ground floor
This event will present solutions that support Member States in meeting the safety and security challenges posed by Disused Sealed Radioactive Sources, and will present proposed and successfully implemented Member State solutions, including results achieved and lessons learned. Read more

ESPACE presentations and demonstrations

The Department of Nuclear Energy also will also hold 9 short presentations and demonstrations at the “ESPACE” area in M Building (M0E, ground floor foyer):

Nuclear Energy Capacity Building Hub
Check out our new tool to plan HR needs!

Presentation of the new digital platform focusing on workforce planning, leadership, training, stakeholder involvement and human performance to support countries with operating nuclear power plants and those considering or developing new nuclear power programmes.
Monday, 17 September 2018, 13:30–14:00, M0E

Disused Sealed Radioactive Sources
How does your country handle them?

Hands-on demonstration of handling Disused Sealed Radioactive Sources (DSRS).
Monday, 17 September 2018, 14:30–15:30, M0E

Energy Planning
How to plan national energy needs?

IAEA’s energy planning tools, used by about 150 Member States, regardless of their interest in nuclear power.
Monday, 17 September 2018, 16:00–16:30, M0E

Spent Fuel and Radioactive Waste Information System
One-stop-shop for spent fuel & rad waste

Presentation of the IAEA Online Information Resource for Spent Fuel and Radioactive Waste Management system.
Tuesday, 18 September 2018, 13:30–14:00, M0E

Status and Trends Project: Update
Status and trends for spent fuel and radioactive waste

Presentation of Status and Trends in Spent Fuel and Radioactive Waste Management, a collaborative project undertaken by the IAEA, OECD/NEA, and the European Commission.
Tuesday, 18 September 2018, 16:00–16:30, M0E

Where are the world’s uranium deposits?

Presentation of the new World Distribution of Uranium Deposits (UDEPO) database.
Thursday, 20 September 2018, 10:30–11:00, M0E

IAEA CONNECT, E-tools, Wikis
Connect and learn!

Presentation of IAEA CONNECT platform that hosts various professional networks, e-learning, wikis and discussion forums.
Thursday, 20 September 2018, 11:30–12:00, M0E

Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review for Research Reactors
Research reactor building blocks

Presentation of the IAEA’s Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review for Research Reactors (INIR-RR).
Thursday, 20 September 2018, 12:30–13:00, M0E

Internet Reactor Laboratory
Wider access to research reactors

Presentation on benefits of the Internet Reactor Laboratory (IRL) programme: feedback from countries that receive experiments through IRL.
Thursday, 20 September 2018, 14:30–15:00, M0E

The schedule is also available on the IAEA Conference and Meetings App.

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