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European Safeguards Research and Development Association

European Safeguards Research and Development Association (ESARDA) is comprised of European organisations that are actively involved in the Research and Development of Nuclear Safeguards. The main objective is to assist the European safeguards community with the advancement of safeguards, enhancing the efficiency of systems and measures, as well as investigating how new techniques can be developed and implemented.

ESARDA also endeavours to fulfil an educational role and to reach the general public and in particular, those interested in safeguards.

To date the ESARDA network includes national regulatory authorities (carrying out the controls), operators of nuclear facilities (those being controlled), and research centres and universities (carrying out the safeguards-related R&D).