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Friday, May 26, 2017

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Modern2020 General Assembly n°3

The Modern2020 General Assembly n°3 will be held on 6-8 June 2017 in Montpellier, France. For further information see: http://www.modern2020.eu/news-events/modern2020-general-assembly-n3.html

Tuesday, June 06, 2017 9:00 - Thursday, June 08, 2017 17:00
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Beacon Initial International Scientific Workshop

The first Beacon international scientific workshop on Mechanical Properties of Bentonite Barriers will be held at the Lithuanian Energy Institute in Kaunas, Lithuania, on 19th and 20th June 2017.

Objectives of the initial workshop

The objective of the workshop is to present and discuss the current state-of-art regarding the mechanical evolution of bentonite barriers. The outcome of the workshop will serve as a foundation for the state-of-art report that will be produced as a part of the Beacon project.

Background and outcome

The overall objective of the Beacon project is to develop and test the tools necessary for the assessment of the hydro-mechanical evolution of an installed bentonite barrier and its resulting performance. This will be achieved by co-operation between design and engineering, science and performance assessment. The evolution from an installed engineered system to a fully functioning barrier will be assessed. One of the challenges is to take into account initial heterogeneities introduced in the system by conception with a combination of block and pellets or due to the size of the bentonite component (several 100m3).

Requested papers

The main aim of the Beacon Initial Workshop is to establish a network of specialists in support of the project, and further to initiate a process leading to successful dissemination of the results. One of the primary objectives will be the presentations of the relevant information that is available from national and international projects at the beginning of the Beacon project which are relevant to explore the role of heterogeneities in bentonite components on long term performance assessment. Papers for oral and/or poster presentations are requested from anyone working in the field ofmechanical properties of bentonite, both from inside and outside the radioactive waste management community. The papers should focus on available information, since the objective is the state of art. The presentations should therefore not cover the planned work in Beacon. This also means that review papers of the findings from earlier work are strongly encouraged.

Target audience

The key audience for the workshop is the scientific community involved with studies of mechanical properties of bentonite barriers. Other important audiences are:

  • Involved in final repository EURATOM programmes.
  • Not yet involved but would like to get informed about how to join the activities.
  • Not directly involved but would like to have a first-hand overview of the latest information followed by detailed proceedings.
  • Generally interested in using the outcome of the programme; programme managers, regulators, WMOs, etc.

A conference venue will be arranged for about 80 attendees.

See the Beacon 1st Workshop Flyer for more information.

Registration: simplesignup.se

Deadline for registration: 30th May 2017

Deadline for abstracts: 30th April 2017

Location: Lithuanian Energy Institute, Kaunas, Lithuania

Contact: Mary Westermark (SKB)at beacon(at)skb.se

Official website: www.beacon-h2020.eu

Monday, June 19, 2017 9:00 - Tuesday, June 20, 2017 17:00
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Goldschmidt Conference

Goldschmidt Conference

The Goldschmidt Conference is the premiere international conference on geochemistry. It is owned jointly by the Geochemical Society and the European Association of Geochemistry.


Goldschmidt2017 will be held in the beautiful city of Paris, August 13-18, 2017. The Science Committee has organized the conference into 23 themes covering a wide range of topics.

The call for abstracts is now open; the deadline to submit an abstract is April 1, 2017.

Sunday, August 13, 2017 9:00 - Thursday, August 17, 2017 17:00
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ICRER 2017

The 4th International Conference on Radioecology and Environmental Radioactivity (ICRER) will be held in Berlin, Germany, 3-8 September 2017.

The aim of the conference is to review and discuss recent achievements in radioecology and related disciplines, as well as to promote continued development in these subjects in order to improve the radiological protection of humans and the environment.

The International Conference on Radioecology and Environmental Radioactivity 2017 will cover the acquisition of basic scientific knowledge in research dedicated to any human and wildlife exposure situations for a wide range of radioactive sources and scenarios (planned, existing and emergency situations), as well as identifying new societal needs along with technical requirements for regulators and industry.

This will include environmental monitoring strategies, advances in metrology as well as development of validated models to better predict the consequences of all sources of radioactivity; industrial, (enhanced) natural, accidental and potential. Advances in methods dedicated to integrated and graded approach for human and wildlife radiological risk assessment will be another operational focus of the conference. Research combining "lab-field-modelling" approach and fit-for-purpose applications will be appreciated. Presentation of major outcomes from research programmes on the environmental consequences of the Fukushima and Chernobyl accidents will be welcome. Design of appropriate emergency preparedness routines will be another focus area, as well as supporting the development of laws and regulations that protect man and ecosystems from the effects of ionising radiation. Openness to other disciplines to integrate their skills and knowledge to improve radioecology, and capitalisation of best practices, tools and data in the various fields of research is encouraged.

The conference will be a key forum for researchers, industry, regulators and experts for whom radioactivity in the environment is an interest area. It will include a selection of oral presentations, as well as short oral presentations for selected posters and poster exhibition.

See the ICER 2017 Flyer for more information.

Registration: www.icrer2017.com/Registration

Deadline for abstracts: 10th March 2017

Deadline for early registration: 1st June 2017

Deadline for registration: 15th August 2017

Location: Berlin, Germany.

Official website: www.icrer2017.com

Sunday, September 03, 2017 9:00 - Friday, September 08, 2017 17:00
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7th Clay Conference


September 24 – 27, 2017

7th Clay Conference, Davos, Switzerland
Clays in Natural and Engineered Barriers for Radioactive Waste Confinement


Following the success of six earlier meetings on ‘Clays in Natural and Engineered Barriers for Radioactive Waste Confinement’, held in Reims (December 2002), Tours (March 2005), Lille (September 2007), Nantes (March 2010), Montpellier (October 2012) and Brussels (March 2015), the Scientific Committee of the conference recommended organising a seventh meeting on the same general topic. The recommendation was made in response to the ongoing interest of the international scientific community and in accordance with the overall opinion of the conference participants.
The meeting provides an ideal environment to assess the latest state of research, but also to foster informal contacts and discussion among specialists from various disciplines relating to clays and clay minerals, as well as scientists from organisations engaged in radioactive waste disposal or other uses of the subsurface in which clay barriers play an important role. 
A broad range of topics related to natural argillaceous geological barriers and clay-based engineered barrier systems will be addressed.
The meeting will take place in Davos, Switzerland, at the Congress Centre located in the heart of the city and within walking distance from the railway stations Davos Dorf and Davos Platz. The official language of the meeting is English.
Further information on the conference will follow at www.clayconferencedavos2017.com  or
can be obtained from the Organising Committee at Sonja.mccullough@nagra.ch. 

Sunday, September 24, 2017 9:00 - Wednesday, September 27, 2017 17:00
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