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2011 Aix-en-Provence Workshop

The European Safeguards R&D Association (ESARDA) and the International Safeguards Division (ISD) of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (INMM) held the seventh in a series of joint workshops, in October 16 - 20, 2011 in Aix en Provence, France. 

The workshop was dedicated to: “Future Directions For Nuclear Safeguards and Verification”

Workshop Proceedings

October 17

9.30 Workshop Opening and Plenary session

Introduction: Michel Richard & Jim Larrimore

Practical arrangement: Scientific Events

Welcome: Klaas van der Meer, INMM Vice President

10.00 Keynote Addresses

Herman Nackaerts, IAEA, Deputy Director General, Head of the Safeguards Department.

Piotr Szymanski, EC/Directorate General for Energy, Director, head of Directore for Nuclear Safeguards

11.20

Philippe Delaune, France, CEA, Division for internation Affairs, Deputy Director   Presenation - Paper

Etienne Pochon, France, CEA, Director, head of Global Security and Counter Proliferation Division    Presntation - Paper

12.00 Views of the Co-chairs Workshop

Jim Caestrom, IAEA
Paul Meylemans, EC / WG1

Dianna Blair, US
Sergey Zykov, IAEA / WG2

Mona Creicer, US
Gotthard Stein, Germany / WG3

Melissa Scholz, US
Willem Janssens, EC / WG4

14.00 Parallel Working Group Sessions

(See the Working Group Prgrams) Sessions began on Monday afternoon, October 17 and continue on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 19, starting 9.00 am and ending at 5.30 pm . The detailed schedule organisation of the working group work have been set by the Working Group Chairs

October 20th

9.30: Closing Plenary Session

Co-Chairs: James Larrimore, INMM/US, & Michel Richard, ESARDA/CEA France

Reports from Working Groups

In the Closing Plenary, the Co-chairs of the Working Groups presented their reports on the presentations and the discussions in their working group, followed by general discussio of the workshop results.

 Working Group 1: Future Directions for International Safeguards

Jim Casterton, IAEA, and Paul Meylemans, EC

Report    Presentation

Working Group 2: Future Directions for Safeguards & Verification Technology and R&D

Dianna Blair, US and Sergey Zykov, IAEA

Report    Presentation

Working Group 3: Broader Prespective on Non proliferation and Nuclear Verification

Mona Dreicer, US, and Gotthard Stein, Germany

Report    Presenation

 Working Group 4: Education and Training

Melissa Scholz, US and Willem Janssens, EC

Report    Presentation

Working Group 1

Future Directions for International Safeguards

Working Group 2

Future Directions for Safeguards & Verification Technology and R&D

Working Group 3

Broader Prespective on Non proliferation and Nuclear Verification

Working Group 4

Education and Training

 1.1 Future directions for safeguards

Jill Cooley, IAEA: IAEA Safeguards. Progress in evolving the State-level concept

Presentation    Paper

Arpad Vincze, HAEA, Hungary: Directed graph methodology for acquisition path analysis: a possible tool to support the state level approach

Presentation    Paper

Kory Budlong Sylvester, LANL, US: The future use of pathway analysis in IAEA Safeguards

Presentation    Paper

1.2 The prospects for regional safeguards systems

Sotiris Synetos, EU/EC/DG ENERGY: The European experience in safeguarding nuclear fuel recycle processes and Pu stores

Presentation    Paper

Orpet Peixoto, ABACC: The prospects for regional safeguards systems

Presentation    Paper

 1.3 Safeguards implementation perspectives and experience

Michael Kent, CNSC, Canada: The Canadian Experience in Implementing the State-level Integrated Safeguards Concept

Presentation    Paper

Arnold Rezniczek, UBA-gmbh, Germany: Future Directions for International Safeguards - ESARDA WG on Integrated safeguards

Presentation    Paper

Bernard Sitt & Sonia Drobsyz, CESIM, France: Optmizing the IAEA Safeguards System

Presentation    Paper

Sonia Fernando Moreno, Autoridad Regulatoria Nuclear, Argentina: A perspective of some key issues related to the evolution of safeguards, the state level and the regional concepts

Presentation    Paper

Goran Dahlin, SSM, Swede: Experience with short-notice (SNRI) and unannounced (UI) inspections in Sweden

Presentation    Paper

Craig Everton, Stephan Bayer, Sarah Harding, Michael East, ASNO, Australia: Safeguards uranium production and export - contentional and non-conventional resources

Presentation    Paper

Dunbar Lockwood, DOE, US: Safeguarding uranium conversion and enrichment

Presentation    Paper

Shirley Johnson, US: Safeguarding the plutonium fuel cycle

Presentation    Paper

Jon Long, NNSA, DOE, US: Progress in Safeguards by Design (SBD) by the United States National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

Presentation    Paper

Trond Bjornard, US: Safeguards & security by design for Next Generation Nuclear Plant

Presentation    Paper

Michel Debes, EDF, France: Nuclear non proliferation and security culture within EDF nuclear fleet

Presentation    Paper

Klaas van der meer, SCK-BEN, Belgium: Using proliferation resistence methodologies for Safeguards by Design

Presentation    Paper

 

 

 

2.1 The future for safeguards technology

Sergey Zykov, IAEA: IAEA view. The future for safeguards

Presentation    Paper

Joao Goncalves, EC: Progress in and Prospects for New and Novel Technologies: Connecting the dots

Presentation    Paper

Frances M. Keel, US: FutureDirections for Safeguards Technology Research and Development: A US Perspective

Luc Van Den Durpel & Natacha Peter-Stein, AREVA: Future Directions for Technology and R&D - A View from Industry

Kaoru Naito, Mr. Namakawa, Mr. Murajiri (NMCC), Mr. Yatsu (MEXT), Japan: Application of Remote Monitoring System in Japan

Jon Schwantes, PNNL, US: Monitoring, Controlling and Safeguarding Radiochemical Streams at Spent Fuel Reprocessing Facilities with Optical and Gamma-Ray Spectroscopic Methods

Presentation    Paper

2.2 The future for detecting undeclared nuclear activities

Jacques Baute, IAEA/SGIM: Advancing capabilities for detecting undeclared nuclear activities

Presentation

Remo Chiappini, CEA/DAM: Detecting undeclared nuclear activities: a global approach

Presentation    Paper

Karl Horak, Denise Bleakly and Michael McDaniel, SNL, US: Advances in the Use of Open-source Information

Paper

Irmgard Niemeyer, Julich, Germany: Satellite imagery in safeguards: Progress prospects

Paper

Filippo Britti, E-Geos, Italy: COSMA-SkyMed Very High Resolution Data in support of Key Site Monitoring: A Novel Approach for Characterization of Sensitive Areas and Change Detection based on VHR-SAR Coherent Multitemporal Analysis

Paper

Eric Andreu, Astrium/Spotimage: For Constellation to geospatial information: Provide a cost-effective and efficient strategy to monitor proliferation and nuclear activities

Philippe Loreaux & G Quinn, CEA/DAM, France: New challenges for SAR toolbox

Paper

Marc Laffite, EUSC: Use of SAR data for proliferation Monitoring

Presentation    Paper

Magnus Hedberg, EC/JRC/ITU: Large Geometry Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (LG-SIMS) for the enancement of nuclear Safeguards applications

Presentation    Paper

Klaus Lutzenkirchen, EC/JRC/ITU: Addressing Attribution: Advances in Nuclear Forensics

Presentation    Paper

Amelie Hubert, CEA/DAM, France: Advances in non-proliferation nuclear forensics analysis at CEA

Presentation    Paper

Yetunde Aregbe, EC/JRC/IRMM: Challenges for development and provision of metrological quality control tools in nuclear safeguards and security

Presentation    Paper

Ned Wogman, PNNL, US: Prospects for the Introduction of Wide Area Monitoring Using Environmental Sampling

Presentation    Paper

2.3 Futre arms control verification technology

Arden Dougan, LLNL, US: Information Barriers for the Protection of Sensitive Information

Presentation    Paper

3.1 Strengthening the Non-proliferation and Triple "S" Culture

Steve Mladineo, PNNL, US: Safety, Security, and Safeguards (3S) Culture

Presentation    Paper

Elina Martikka, STUK, Finland: Safeguards can't alone

Presentation    Paper

Kaoru Naito, NMCC: Japan's Safeguards Culture: Analogies from safety culture and security culture

Presentation    Paper

Jerome Joly, IRSN, France: Safeguards and Security: Synergies and differences

Presentation    Paper

Teri Leffer, NNSA, US: IAEA safeguards as catastrophic risk management: Insights and projections

Presentation    Paper

Filippo Sevini, EC-JRC: Nuclear export control and safeguards

Presentation    Paper

Sandro Zero, AREVA, France: Export Control in the AREVA Group

Paper

Alexandra Colin, CEA, France: Country report: a methodology

Presentation    Paper

3.2 Review of existing and future non-proliferation and disarmament regimes

Lassina Zerbo, CTBO: Verification lessons-learned and CTBT contribution to disarmament and non-proliferation

Presentation    Paper

Bruno Pellaud, Switzerland: FMCT status and verification challenges, also for ESARDA and INMM

Presentation    Paper

Richard Gullickson, DTRA: US Monitoring and Verification Technology: On-Site Inspection Experience and Future Challenges

Presentation    Paper

Nicholas Kasprzyk UNSCR 1540 Committee: Resolution 1540 (2004) Overview

Presentation    Paper

Andreas Persbo, VERTIC: UK/Norway/Vertic exercise and other disarmament initiatives

Presentation    Paper

Corey Hinderstein, NTI, US: An International Cooperative Verification Agenda for Arms Reduction

Presentation    Paper

Mona Dreicer, LLNL, US: Report on Workshop "Preparing for Nuclear Arms Reduction" Workshop, May 2011

Paper

3.3 Opportunities and Gaps

Julie Oddou, CEA, France: Euratom safeguards implementation in France and cooperation with the IAEA

Presentation    Paper

Matthias Englert, Darmstadt university/lanus, Germany: How to cope with weapon-grade material production potentials of fusion and spalliation facilities?

Presentation    Paper

Caroline Jorant, SDRI Consult. France: International Safeguards in Nuclear Weapons States: Status and Look into the future

Presentation    Paper

Benjamin Hautecouverture, FRS/CESIM, France: Which Logic for Further Nuclear Disarmament

Paper

 4.1 Training/Educational Concepts

Melissa Scholz: DoE US: Next Generation Safeguards Initiative Human Capital Development Program

Presentation    Paper

Reinhardt Berndt: EU/CE/JRC: Experience with Nuclear Inspector Training at JRC, Ispra

Presentation    Paper

Malte Goetsche: Hamburg University, Germany: Education and Training in Peace Research in Hamburg

Presentation    Paper

S. Grape, Uppsala University, Sweden: Report on the 8th ESARDA Course on Nuclear Safeguards and Non-proliferation

Presentation    Paper

Sotiris Synetos, EU/EC/DG ENERGY: Safeguards Inspectors Training at the European Commission

Willem Janssens: Training a new generation of nuclear professionals on the web

Presentation

4.3 Knowledge Management

Thomas Jonter: Chair ESARDA WG TKM - Stockholm University, Sweden: What do we mean with the Term "Knowledge Management"?

Presentation    Paper

4.4 Safeguards and Security synergies

Thierry Massard: CEA/DAM HEAD ISENDe

Presentation    Paper

Claude Guet, Director if International relations I2EN, France: Nuclear Education in France

Presentation    Paper

P. Heine, ANL: Export Control Training, US

Presentation    Paper

J.UK Lee: Kinac, Current Status of International Training Center for Nuclear Security and Security Issues in Korea

Presentation    Paper

Craig Everton, ASNO: Strengthening Safeguards Through Regional Cooperation - The Asia-Pacific Safeguards Network (APSN)

Presentation

L.V. Bril: Concept on capacity building in CBRN security in the Centres of Excellence, EU/EC/ESEA

Presentation

Minaa Singelee, INES International Network of Emerging Nuclear Specialists

Presentation    Paper