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IAEA Nuclear Reactor Simulators See Rise in Use as Learning Continues amid Lockdown   IAEA Launches Webinar Series on Training Nuclear Facility Personnel
Students and professionals in the nuclear power field are taking on learning opportunities while being housebound during the COVID-19 pandemic. Requests to use the IAEA’s basic principle nuclear reactor simulators have risen sharply in recent weeks.   The IAEA is launching a series of webinars to strengthen the development and implementation of effective training and qualification programmes for nuclear facility personnel. The first, on 9 June, will provide an overview of this training of trainers’ series, with a brief review of its building blocks.
IAEA Updates Tool for Economic Assessment of Electricity Generation Technologies   Nuclear Infrastructure Development to Reap the Benefits of Research Reactors
The IAEA has released a new version of a software tool for comparing the economics of different technologies for electricity generation. Developed and updated by the IAEA’s International Project on Innovative Nuclear Reactors and Fuel Cycles (INPRO), the Nuclear Energy System Economics Support Tool evaluates the economics of different reactor types and fuel cycles.     The IAEA provides guidance on issues in establishing and implementing research reactor projects. These include legal frameworks, HR development, safety and security, among others.The IAEA’s Milestones approach helps countries effectively develop their research reactor programmes so they can safely and reliably utilize their research reactors.
Telling your Nuclear Tale: New IAEA Stakeholder Involvement Webinar Focus on Storytelling   New CRP: Spent Fuel Characterization
Clear, transparent and engaging communication can be a highly effective way to strengthen messages about nuclear power. In the latest edition of the IAEA’s webinar series, global experts discussed the power of storytelling in delivering key messages.
  The overall objective of this CRP is to share information between and support concerned Member States on issues related to the characterization of spent nuclear fuel in the various steps of its management.
Driven by Challenge: From Chemistry Student to Spent Fuel Specialist
  New IAEA Publication: Safety Analysis and Licensing Documentation for Nuclear Fuel Cycle Facilities
For young women considering a career in nuclear science and technology, Laura McManniman has simple advice: “Don’t doubt yourself.” She is leading a research project with scientists from 10 countries to develop a technical knowledge base about how nuclear reactor spent fuel and materials behave in wet and dry storage.    For the first time and in response to stakeholder demand, a detailed guidance by the IAEA, published in the IAEA Safety Reports Series, provides systematic guidance and benchmarks to experts in maintaining these standards at fuel cycle facilities, protecting people and the environment from the harmful effects of radiation.  
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Emergency Response During COVID-19:
IAEA's Incident and Emergency Centre
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the IAEA’s Incident and Emergency Centre remains fully operational and ready to respond to nuclear and radiological emergencies. As the global focal point for radiation emergencies, the Centre’s around-the-clock alert system is always staffed and the training of IAEA responders and conduct of exercises is being done remotely. If a radiation emergency should occur, over 200 trained IAEA staff are available to provide technical and scientific assessments, assist countries and coordinate international emergency response efforts.
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International Conference on Management of Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM) in Industry
19–23 October 2020
Vienna, Austria


International Conference on Nuclear Knowledge Management and Human Resources Development

Moscow, Russian Federation


28th IAEA Fusion Energy Conference

Nice, France

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