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IDKM/EGSSC Digital Safety Case Methods and Development Workshop

25th October 2022 to 26th October 2022

NH Hotel Berlin Mitte
Leipziger Str. 106-111

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IDKM/EGSSC Digital Safety Case Methods and Development Workshop


The digital safety case methods and development workshop, organised by the NEA and BGE will be held from the 25th – 26th October 2022 in Berlin. Workshop participants are also invited to a technical visit to the Morsleben repository on the 24th October organised by BGE. The registration deadline is the 16th September 2022.

The NEA Digital Safety Case Methods and Development Workshop will provide a forum for participants to discuss and review the opportunities presented by digital technology to realise additional benefits for the safety case of a geological disposal system.

The registration portal and further information can be found on the conference website.


The objectives of this workshop are to:

  • share learning on the work currently being carried out in member states in digital safety cases for radioactive waste disposal;
  • lay the groundwork to develop a common understanding of the opportunities, challenges and potential extent of a digital safety case (a ‘shared vision’) for radioactive waste disposal;
  • discuss differences in the priorities made by different organisations that progressed Safety Case digitisation depending on the context under which they operate (e.g. stage of programme, quantity of existing records);
  • establish a general guidance for member organisations to advance digitisation within their organisations; and
  • inform the future work programme of EGSSC in 2023 and beyond.


Session 1 – Digitisation and digitalisation experiences

  • Keynote presentations and panel discussion on digital technologies and approaches which could have applicability to safety cases for radioactive waste disposal

Session 2 – Projects and tools in member countries

  • Presentations and panel discussions by RWMOs on current work on digital safety case tools and systems

Session 3 – Digitisation of the Safety Case

  • Breakout sessions with open discussion followed by a summary in plenary to share and develop ideas on relevant topics
  • Session 3a: Opportunities and challenges
  • Session 3b: Implementation of digitisation

Session 4 – Summary of workshop conclusions and proposed forward work