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Webinar Series on Nuclear Technology Breakthroughs for the 21st Century

The webinar series supports IAEA Member States in learning about how current and future sustainable nuclear energy systems can help countries to meet both growing energy demand and climate change goals in an integrated and risk-informed way that takes into consideration advances in other energy technologies as well as developments in society at large. The webinar series consists of three parts:

Part 1: Integrated Energy Systems for Electricity Production and Beyond

The use of current and future nuclear power technologies, such as Small Modular Reactors (SMRs), for cogeneration and integration of nuclear and renewable sources, is among the most innovative solutions for a stable and balanced energy supply under consideration worldwide. Such technologies can help to expand the supply of low carbon energy through a variety of applications, including water desalination, hydrogen production, district heating or cooling, the extraction of tertiary oil resources, and process heat applications.

  • Webinar 1: Nuclear-Renewable Integrated Energy Systems: Prospects and Issues
    24 June 2020, 15:00–16:00 CET (GMT+02:00)
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  • Webinar 2: Small Modular Reactors in Integrated Energy Systems
    9 July 2020, 15:00–16:00 CET (GMT+02:00)
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  • Webinar 3: Cogeneration: Nuclear Energy Beyond Electricity Production
    22 July 2020, 15:00–16:00 CET (GMT+02:00)
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  • Webinar 4: Molten Salt Reactors: A Game Changer in the Nuclear Industry
    27 August 2020, 14:00-15:00 CET (GMT +02:00)
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Part 2: Disruptive Trends in Nuclear Technology

This part will draw on lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic to cast a fresh light on how nuclear power can be accepted as a foundation for climate change mitigation. It will also explore the role of digital technologies, Artificial Intelligence and integrated nuclear simulation techniques in nuclear science and engineering.

  • Webinar 1: Multiphysics Modelling to Optimize Design and Safety of Advanced Nuclear Reactors   

           17 March 2021, 14:30 - 1600 (CET) (GMT +02:00)  View recording →

Part 3: Advanced Nuclear Technologies for 21st Century Solutions

This part will delve into the specific technologies that enable nuclear power to become part of an optimal energy solution for the 21st century.

The webinar series is aimed at a wide range of participants including engineers, physicists, chemists, researchers and scientists, students and professors in developed countries as well as those embarking on or considering nuclear power. In addition, end users, managers and policy makers determining the future direction of sustainable energy research and development can benefit from the webinar discussions.

  • Webinar 1: Advances in Reactor Technologies for Marine-based Small Modular Reactors
    18 May 2021, 14:00–15:30 CET (GMT+02:00)
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  • Webinar 2: Next Generation CANDU Reactors: Goals and Challenges
    1 June 2021, 15:00 – 16:30 CET (GMT+02:00)
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Part 4: Other

Other webinars offered by the Nuclear Power Technology Development Section.

  • Spotlight on Nuclear Microreactors: A High Level Dialogue between Director General Grossi and Secretary Moniz
    • This webinar will take place on the occasion of the IAEA’s first Technical Meeting on the Status, Design Features, Technology Challenges and Deployment Models of Microreactors. IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi hosts former US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, who is Co-Chair and Chief Executive Officer of the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) and Founding CEO of the Energy Futures Initiative, for a high-level virtual dialogue about microreactors, one of the exciting emerging technologies in nuclear energy.
  • Advances in SMR Design and Technology Developments
    • This webinar comes on the occasion of the publication of IAEA's Booklet Supplement to the IAEA Advanced Reactors Information System (ARIS). To provide Member States with a concise overview of the latest SMR designs, the IAEA has published booklets on the status of SMR technology developments every two years since 2011, as a supplement to ARIS, a web-accessible database that provides comprehensive, up-to-date information about advanced nuclear plant designs and concepts. This webinar will present the new IAEA-ARIS booklet on SMRs, report on progress made by SMR technology frontrunners, and provide an overview of the advances in global SMR designs and technologies.
  • How to Operate a Nuclear Reactor: Introductory Webinar on IAEA's Nuclear Reactor Simulators
    • This webinar provides an overview of the IAEA's Simulator Programme, including an introduction to the iPWR simulator. In support of human resource development in Member States, the IAEA has established education and training programmes on nuclear technologies using PC-based basic principle simulators. These simulators provide efficient hands-on learning of the physics and engineering designs of various reactor types.

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