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NKS NewsFlash 75

January 25, 2017

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Summary Report from the NKS Board Meeting in Oslo, January 17-18, 2017

 

Change of Programme Manager for the NKS-R Programme

NKS expressed its sincere thanks to Emma Palm for all her work, enthusiasm and cooperation as the NKS-R Programme Manager over the latest year and NKS would like to wish Emma good luck and every success in her career in the years ahead.

NKS warmly welcomes Christian Linde from the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM) as the new NKS-R Programme Manager. Christian has been employed by SSM since 2013 where he mainly works as an analyst of severe accidents and leads and coordinates international projects. Christian holds a PhD in chemistry / organic chemistry from KTH.

For all issues concerning the NKS-R programme please contact Christian at (christian.linde@ssm.se).

 

Call for Proposals 2017

NKS would like to thank all the applicants for proposals submitted to the NKS-R and NKS-B Call for Proposals 2017. The NKS board was impressed by the number and quality of the proposals received for funding under the NKS-R and NKS-B programmes. The successful proposals are listed below.

 

NKS-R Budget Decisions for 2017

The following activities have been awarded funding.

 

Activity Type

Activity Name

Activity Topic

Activity Leader

Funding (kDKK)

 

 

 

 

 

Decommissioning

 

NORDEC

Challenges and opportunities for improving Nordic nuclear decommissioning

István Szőke, IFE

 

524

Organisation & Safety Culture

SC_AIM

Safety culture assurance and improvement methods in complex projects

Kaupo Viitanen, VTT

 

279

Plant Life Management and Extension

WRANC

Validation of the relevance of the main mechanisms behind Warm Pre-Stressing in assessment of nuclear components

Tobias Bolinder, Inspecta

393

Reactor Physics

HYBRID

Development of hybrid neutron transport methods and data visualisation tools

Christophe Demazière, CTH

 

493

Risk Analysis

FIREBAN

Determination of fire barrier’s reliability for fire risk assessment in NPP

Patrick van Hees, LU

 

393

Severe Accidents

SPARC

Scenarios and phenomena affecting risk of containment failure and release characteristics

Pavel Kudinov, KTH

 

524

Thermal Hydraulics

COPSAR

Containment pressure suppression systems analysis for bioling water reactors

Markku Puustinen, LUT

 

493

 

IN TOTAL

 

 

 

3100

 

 

NKS-B Budget Decisions for 2017

The following activities have been awarded funding.

 

Activity Type

Activity Name

Activity Topic

Activity Leader

Funding (kDKK)

 

 

 

 

 

Emergency Preparedness

EPHSOGAM

Early phase source term estimation from gamma spectra

Mark Dowdall, NRPA

381

Emergency Preparedness

AUTOMORC

Improvement of automatic methods for identification of radioactive material out of regulatory control (MORC) by mobile gamma spectrometric search

Christopher L. Rääf, Lund University

452

Measurement Strategy, technology, QA

GAMMASPEC

Seminar for users of gamma spectrometry

Sven P. Nielsen, DTU

381

Measurement Strategy, technology, QA

NORDIC ICP

Nordic development and exploration of inductively coupled plasma spectrometry

Jixin Qiao, DTU

272

Measurement Strategy, technology, QA

CAMNAR

Comparison of the analytical methods used to determine natural and artificial radionuclides from environmental samples by gamma, alpha and beta spectrometry

Pia Vesterbacka, STUK

363

Emergency Preparedness

NEXUS

Nordic exercise for unmanned systems

Magnus Gårdestig, Linköping University

 

390

Emergency Preparedness

AVESOME

Added value of uncertainty estimates of source term and meteorology

Jens Havskov Sørensen, DMI

435

Emergency Preparedness

RADSHIELD

Activity estimation of shielded or hidden radionuclides in emergency conditions

Henrik Ramebäck, FOI

426

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN TOTAL

 

3100

 





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