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New opportunities for innovoation in nuclear!

“If someday they say of me that in my work I have contributed something to the welfare and happiness of my fellow man, then I shall be satisfied”
– George Westinghouse

Renowned engineer and innovator George Westinghouse sought to change the world for the better, and he wanted those with similar mindsets to work alongside him. Now, we want you to collaborate with us at WeLink – Westinghouse's new innovation accelerator.

WeLink enables and empowers innovators to develop the next nuclear technologies to allow safer, cleaner and more reliable nuclear applications for more people and a better planet.

WeLink will run two application intakes per year in selected technical areas. Focus areas in Sprint #2 are:

  • Technologies for Integration of Nuclear and Renewables
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine-Learning Technologies
  • Virtual- and Augmented-Reality Technologies for Industrial Applications
  • Remote and Autonomous Drones and Rovers for Interior and Exterior Applications in GPS-Denied Hazardous
  • Environments
  • Cybersecurity and Behavior-Based Detection
  • Disposal Technologies for Radioactive Waste
  • Spent Fuel Applications


2017 INTAKE - SPRINT#2 TIMELINE: 

  • Applications open: September 12, 2017
  • Applications close: November 14, 2017
  • Pitch Day: December 11, 2017
  • Program begins: February 1, 2018

More info: http://www.westinghousenuclear.com/welink/About

In 2018 the RRFM Progamme Committee will be organising the first Student Competition of the international Research Reactor Community.

 

The challenge

Participating PhD and Master Students will be invited to present a compelling spoken presentation of their research topic to the international Research Reactor Community during the Opening Plenary Session of RRFM 2018.

 

Read more: https://euronuclear.org/meetings/rrfm2018/student_competition.htm

 

Invitation from ATS's sister society HND, the Croatian Nuclear Society:

Dear ATS Colleague,
 
We are pleased to announce the 12th International Conference of the Croatian Nuclear Society - HND (Former "Nuclear option in countries with small and medium electricity grids") which will be held on June 3-6, 2018 in Zadar, Croatia.
 
In view of good response and success of the previous Croatian Nuclear Society (HND) conferences, devoted to the needs and interests of countries that are interested in nuclear energy especially with small or medium nuclear systems and electricity grids, the HND’s 2018 conference in Zadar will serve the broader general purpose, concentrating on the current topics which attracted most interest before.
 
This is the follow up conference addressing the needs of this important and growing group of countries interested in nuclear power. The Conference will consider the nuclear option from the point of view of national energy strategy, resources, costs, technology, organisation, education, and environmental advantages. It will also focus on matters related to operational safety, fuel cycle, waste management, and decommissioning.
 
The important goal of the Conference is also to promote regional co-operation and exchange of experience in use of nuclear power and fuel cycle facilities among small or medium-sized countries with an interest in the nuclear option.
 
We cordially invite you to submit a paper to our Conference. The important dates are:

31 December 2017 Abstract submission
31 January 2018 Abstract acceptance
31 March 2018 Full paper submission
 
We will provide all further information about the Conference timely. Until then, you can follow us on the Conference website.
 
We are looking forward for your contribution and meeting you at the 12th HND's Conference in Zadar, European Best Destination 2016.

Sincerely,

Croatian Nuclear Society

Finnish Nuclear Society's mothersociety, European Nuclear Society, is organizing European Research Reactor Conference (RRFM) 2018.

Call for Papers is now OPEN!


RRFM 2018: 11 - 15 March 2018, Munich, Germany

The RRFM 2018 Programme Committee is calling for both oral and poster presentations regarding:

  • Research reactor nuclear fuel cycle from front-end to back-end- conversion to LEU fuels; fissile material supply; fresh fuel and targets: origin, fuel development, qualification, fabrication; in-core fuel management and safety; fuel transportation; fuel and reactor licensing; fuel back-end management including reprocessing, spent fuel storage, corrosion and degradation; fuel cycle economics.

  • Low power research reactors, critical and subcritical assemblies – utilisation, research, education and training programmes, core conversion, licensing, new projects.

  • Utilisation of research reactors – nuclear science and technology including support for nuclear power programmes; E&T; neutron beam applications; industrial and medical applications, including radio-isotopes production and irradiation/transmutation technology; research reactor networks and coalitions; strategic and business plans.

  • Innovative methods in reactor physics and thermo-hydraulics – development and application of advanced computational methods and tools for core load management (operational and safety analysis, and fuel cycle physics); benchmark exercises; nuclear data improvements.

  • New research reactor projects - national/regional plans or construction updates of new research reactors; lessons learned from new research reactor projects – design, construction and start of operation; development of national infrastructures; design for decommissioning.

  • Research reactor operation & maintenance and ageing management – managing reliability issues (commissioning, early operation to end of life related issues); ageing management, modernization, refurbishment, long term operation and life-time extension; maintenance management systems; human resource development and training programmes.

  • Research reactor safety - implementation of updated international safety standards; application of graded approach to regulatory safety requirements; review of national regulatory requirements on safety and of licensing activities; design review and upgrades including associated facilities (spent fuel storage facilities); safety analysis methods and approaches; safety of experiments and experimental devices; safety upgrades based on the safety assessments following the Fukushima Daiichi accident; management of the interface between nuclear safety and security; .

  • Research reactor security – implementation of updated international security recommendations; review of national security regulatory requirements; cyber security standards and facility upgrades; security management; review of emergency and contingency plans; interface security; threat assessment and design basis threat in RR security;

  • Decommissioning and dismantling of research reactors and waste management – strategies and concepts; radiological characterisation; decommissioning planning; economics and cost estimation; licensing; backend solutions for reflector and shielding materials; decontamination and measures to reduce radiation exposure; radiation and environmental protection; treatment, storage and disposal of radioactive waste; logistics and transportation; on-going projects; D&D lessons learned.

Mark your diaries and be a part of it! Upload your abstracts through the RRFM 2018 Abstract Submission System before 17 November 2017.

Authors should submit their abstract text in English through the RRFM 2018 Abstract Submission System by:
17 November 2017

Full paper submission deadline: 2 February 2018

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Your paper contribution will be included in the Conference
Proceedings and will be posted on the ENS website:
www.euronuclear.org

The present situation of nuclear energy in Europe asks for a continuing effort in the field of Education and Training (E&T) aimed to assure qualified workforce in the next decades.

The main aim of the ANNETTE project (Advanced Networking for Nuclear Education, Training and Transfer of Expertise) is to consolidate and better exploit the achievements already reached in the past and to tackle the present challenges in preparing the European workforce in the different nuclear areas, with special attention to continuous professional development, life-long learning and cross border mobility.

 

The ANNETTE consortium is committed to perform coordination and support actions coherent with the SET Plan Roadmap for E&T for the nuclear sector, tightening the links between the areas of nuclear safety/engineering, radiation protection, waste management and geological disposal at the same time, by better coordinating their contributions in the E&T fields. The transition from science to technology occurring in the fusion research environment justifies an additional effort to tighten the links with FuseNet, thus integrating the E&T effort on the fission side with common actions related to fusion.

This project receives funding from the EURATOM Research and Training programme under grant agreement N° 661910.