SECIGD: Secretariat of the Implementing Geological Disposal Technology Platform
The IGD-TP secretariat was established to manage the day to day running of the platform and support the executive group.
Project Dates: 04/01/2010 – 03/01/2012
Project Status: Closed (renewed as SECIGD2)
Project website: https://igdtp.eu
The European Council outlined in its Decision 2006/976/EURATOM a need for “Implementation-oriented R&D activities on all remaining key aspects of deep geological disposal”. To address this the European waste management organisations (WMOs) initiated a technology platform Implementing Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste (IGD-TP) to foster, to promote and to accelerate the implementation of geological disposal. The mission of the IGD-TP is to be a tool to support confidence-building in the safety and implementation of deep geological disposal solutions.
A secretariat was established for daily management of the IGD-TP and for acting as an open information centre on the platform activities, and for stakeholder participation.
The secretariat was established with several key objectives:
- support the preparation of the Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) and contribute in an efficient manner to operations of the platform (the agreed vision, the SRA, and its deployment plan);
- maintain a public website where, for example, progress reports and announcements for future events are published to support exchange among the members and other stakeholders;
- foster consultation and cooperation on projects; and
- disseminate the results of related work to all IGD-TP stakeholders.