IAEA Deputy Director General Yury A Sokolov (left) and JRC-IE Director Giovanni De Santi (right) sign the agreement in Vienna.
IAEA & JRC strengthen collaboration
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the JRC's Institute for Energy (IE) strengthened their ongoing collaboration yesterday with the official signing of a 'Practical Arrangement' which will allow both partners to further develop scientific and technical co-operation in the fields of nuclear safety, nuclear technology and energy planning issues.
In practical terms this will result in increased support of JRC-IE to the IAEA, enhanced co-operation and co-ordination of their mutual activities in the field of energy policy support.
Areas for collaboration include:
- Nuclear safety (for existing and future power reactors, and research reactors);
- Operational aspects of existing nuclear power plants, including operational experience feedback;
- Development of new nuclear technologies for power generation and other applications of nuclear energy in non-power fields;
- Modelling of optimal nuclear energy deployment, planning and investing, in the context of the overall energy systems, with special focus on energy security.
The official signing ceremony was held at the IAEA in Vienna on 27 October. JRC-IE Director Giovanni De Santi, IAEA Deputy Director General (Nuclear Safety & Security) Tomihiro Taniguchi and Yury A Sokolov, Deputy Director General and Head of Nuclear Energy, signed the official agreement.