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The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
The JRC is pleased to host the 5th edition of the Summer School on Operational issues in Radioactive Waste Management and Nuclear Decommissioning from 9 to 13 September in Ispra, Italy. Organised in co-operation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the Milan State University (Università degli Studi di Milano) and the International Radiation Protection Association (IRPA) it will bring together international experts in the nuclear field.
Transport Research Arena 2016 – a transport research event in Europe, gathering every 2 years the key stakeholders: researchers, experts, operators, industry and policy-makers.
The course brings together many international experts in waste management and nuclear decommissioning, and will feature several technical sessions as well as visits to the JRC's laboratories involved in decommissioning and nuclear and radioactive waste management.
This year, the course is organised around several technical sessions and will feature a visit to JRC laboratories that are involved in decommissioning and nuclear and radioactive waste management. The school uses a combination of lectures, working sessions, tabletop exercises, practical field exercises, case studies and group deliberations as part of the exercises to meet its objectives.
This workshop will be of particular interest to researchers performing experimental or modelling work in any aspect of fuel rod behaviour, particularly cladding interactions with fuel and coolant under high sustained temperature, rapid heat-up & quenching conditions like during design basis accident conditions.
A workshop organised by the JRC together with the University of Birmingham will explore the education and training needs in nuclear decommissioning.
The objectives of the workshop are to support competence building in the area of nuclear waste disposal long-term safety and societal implementation processes.
The inauguration of the European Interoperability Centre for Electric Vehicles and Smart Grids will be held in conjunction with the International Symposium "Towards a Transatlantic E-Mobility Market"on 28th – 29th October 2015 in Ispra, Italy.
The two-day Symposium will bring together key stakeholders to discuss aspects related to interoperability - Vehicles and Grids - and concrete actions to pave the way towards an e-mobility market.
On 30 September the JRC and the European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC) will organise a launch event to present their joint report on the "Management of spent nuclear fuel and its waste" at the Belgian Royal Academies for Science and the Arts in Brussels.
The main objective of the workshop is to present the use of Neutron Resonance Densitometry (NRD) as a non-destructive analysis (NDA) technique to characterise nuclear materials.