IFE – an international centre for innovation in nuclear decommissioning

A key milestone has been achieved with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) designating IFE as an International Atomic Energy Agency Collaborating Centre for “Digitalisation of knowledge management for nuclear decommissioning”.

The announcement was made during a workshop hosted by IFE and co-organized by the IAEA, NEA, and EPRI (www.ife.no/digidecom2018) shortly after IFE signed a precursory agreement with the IAEA (www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/general-conference-day-2-highlights-18-september-2018) within the same area on the IAEA General Conference.

The new agreement with the IAEA aims at further strengthening IFE’s collaboration with the Agency and the international community in its efforts towards elaborating, testing, and facilitating the implementation of new methods and techniques for nuclear decommissioning. The agreement comprises of research activities and joint events focusing on digitalisation of knowledge management.

Research: Advanced digital technologies for improving safety evaluation of scenarios, training/education of field workers, knowledge/workforce management, and safety demonstration in decommissioning projects.

Events: Regular workshops (DigiDecom), training events, and a regional nuclear knowledge management school focusing on digitalisation of knowledge management for decommissioning.