Nuclear disposal is a challenge for generations. Research focusing on the safety of responsible and sustainable nuclear disposal practices represents a substantial interdisciplinary challenge. Therefore, BASE is organizing its first interdisciplinary research symposium on the safety of nuclear disposal practices, which will take place on November 10 – 12, 2021. The intention of the symposium is to provide a platform for scientific discussion and for the presentation of novel scientific research results, which will contribute to ensuring the best safety standards possible for nuclear disposal practices. The symposium is an invitation to all scientists to present and discuss the results of their research related to nuclear disposal, allowing for both an intensive disciplinary focus as well as a more comprehensive interdisciplinary exchange.
The symposium will include research work within the entire field of nuclear disposal: ranging from the shutdown of nuclear facilities to storing and conditioning radioactive waste and disposing of it at great depths underground. The interdisciplinary symposium will span from technical topics to other aspects like public participation in nuclear disposal projects, the culture of safety management and risk communication. The symposium will also focus on both the fundamental and the practical aspects of safety.
The target audience for the symposium includes both German and international scientists. Early career scientists, in particular, will be given an opportunity to present and discuss their work. The symposium will be held as both an on-site and a virtual event, enabling participants to choose between attendance at the conference venue and online participation. All workshops, talks, poster presentations and discussion forums will be streamed via the BASE online platform simultaneously with the on-site event. Simultaneous translation of the symposium workshops and sessions into both English and German will be provided for all on-site and online participants.