Modern2020 Final Conference

Objectives of the Modern2020 2nd International Conference on Monitoring in Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste

The objective is twofold: i) to invite experts to contribute to and participate in discussions on monitoring strategies, on monitoring technologies, on how monitoring can assist dialogue with regulatory agencies, and how monitoring can contribute to confidence building in relation to the geological disposal of radioactive waste; and ii) present and discuss the results of Modern2020 project.

Main topics of the Conference

The conference focuses on monitoring activities to support evaluations of the performance of natural and engineered barriers in a disposal facility as a tool to building confidence in the long term post-closure safety case. The overall understanding of monitoring and its potential role in the disposal process will be presented and discussed in the light of expected monitoring needs, associated technical requirements, and the current state of the art regarding monitoring technologies and their future potential uses.Abstracts are invited on the following topics:

- Monitoring technologies
- Post closure safety and monitoring strategies
- Long-term integrated monitoring
- Decision-making and response plans
- Citizen stakeholder participation

Applications of monitoring should not be restricted to radioactive waste management and the nuclear technologies. Given the international scope of the project, we very much welcome papers with a comparative perspective with other fields. A link to one of the main topics that has been considered in the Modern2020 project is highly recommendedFor full description of the topics and instruction for abstract submission, click here.