IFE – an international centre for innovation in nuclear decommissioning
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has designated IFE as an International Collaborating Centre of the Agency for taking a leading role in fostering adoption of innovative digitally enhanced methods for improving safety and efficiency of nuclear decommissioning projects around the world.
A key millstone has been achieved with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) approving IFE as an International Atomic Energy Agency Collaborating Centre.
The positive decision on IFE’s application for designation as an International Collaborating Centre (ICC) for “Digitalisation of knowledge management for nuclear decommissioning”. The announcement has been 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 implementation of new methods and techniques for nuclear decommissioning. The agreement comprises research activities, as well as 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.
Activities linked with the Internayional Collaborating Centre:
- OECD HRP research into nuclear decommissioning
- Innovation support programme for decommissioning at IFE
- SHARE – H2020 CSA under Euratom
- NorDec – Nordic Nuclear Safety Research (NKS) project – CONCLUDED
- Decom-SIS / HaLeDi – Strategic institute initiatives – CONCLUDED
Keywords: nuclear decommissioning, IAEA, International Collaborating Centre, DigiDecom, knowledge management, digitalization