2003 Como Workshop

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SAFEGUARDS PERSPECTIVES

FOR A FUTURE NUCLEAR ENVIRONMENT


Challenges for safeguards: today

  • How can today's safeguards challenges be met cost effectively?
    - Spent fuel storage, reprocessing, enrichment, final disposal
  • How could integrated safeguards under Additional Protocols evolve?
    - Preparing for integrated safeguards
    - Applying integrated safeguards in the European Union
    - Applying integrated safeguards in specific States (Canada, Japan)
  • How could international safeguards interface with nuclear security?
    - Are there technological synergies?

Challenges for safeguards: future

  • How will the evolution of nuclear energy usage impact safeguards?
    - Safeguards and non-proliferation; safeguards and nuclear security
    - Innovative fuel cycles and proliferation resistance
  • How will energy infrastructure evolve and what will it mean for safeguards?
    - Energy infrastructure evolution (open electricity markets, role of nuclear and renewable energy in sustainable development, energy parks
    - Safeguards impacts (role of global standards)
  • How will steps toward disarmament interface with safeguards?
    - Prospects for IAEA verification of excess weapon material
    - Fissile Material Cutoff - what would it mean for safeguards?

Future safeguards solutions and directions

  • Conclusions of the ESARDA Workshop on "R&D responses to the new safeguards environment" (May 2002)
  • What technical solutions are available for application to future challenges?
    - Information technologies; monitoring technologies; environmental sampling; satellite imagery; other verification regimes: What could be applicable?
    - Incorporate emerging technologies into safeguards approaches?
  • What directions could institutional solutions take?
    - What role for Regional and State systems?
    - How could proliferation resistance be incorporated into the non-proliferation regime?
    - International storage of spent fuel and nuclear waste; integrated nuclear sites; nuclear fuel cycle parks
  • What directions could political solutions take?
    - Enforcement of treaty commitments

Booklet of abstracts (as of 08.10.2003) available for download

Como Workshop Proceedings

Plenary session - Tuesday 14th morning

Challenges for the next decade
C. Cleutinx (EC TREN) 
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Challenges for the next decade
E. N. Avrorin (Russia)
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Benefits and challenges of international cooperation
J-P Contzen (ISTC)
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WG1: Challenges for Safeguards: Today

Current safeguards challenges from the IAEA view
J. Cooley (IAEA) 
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Safeguards challenges from the European Union view
H. Nackaerts (EC TREN)
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Safeguards Challenges: A Canadian Perspective
J. Casterton (Canada)
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Safeguards challenges from the Japanese view
K. Naito (Japan)
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Safeguards challenges from the Korean view
Young Myung Choi (Korea)
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Safeguards challenges from the ABACC point view
M. Marzo (ABACC)
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Safeguards technology challenges today
S. Kadner (US industry)
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Safeguards interface with nuclear security
D. Flory (France)
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International safeguards and verification challenges
J. Tape (US)
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The problems, trends, development and achievement in the field of NMAC technology applied in Minatom of RF (development tendency)
N. Isaev (Russia)
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WG2: Challenges for Safeguards: Future

Energy infrastructure evolution
Dr. Schrattenholzer (IIASA) 
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Impact of energy infrastructure evolution on safeguards
B Burrows (UK BNFL)
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Impact of energy infrastructure evolution on safeguards
C. Jorant (France Cogéma)
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Proliferation resistance modelling
Robert A. Bari (US, BNL)
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Proliferation resistance modelling
K. Budlong Sylvester (US, LANL)
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Verification challenges
J. Baute (IAEA)
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Prospects for excess material verification and prospects for a fissile material cut off Treaty
T. Shea (IAEA)
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Risk and countermeasures
G. Pshakin, A. V. Zrodnikov (FEI)
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International Satellite Monitoring Agency – Has the time come for its establishment?
B. Jasani (King's Coll. London)
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WG3: Future Safeguards solutions and directions: technological

Conclusions of Luxembourg workshop
M. Loos (ESARDA)
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Technical solutions and directions
S. Guardini (ESARDA/INMM)
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Technical solutions and directions
A. Poucet (EC JRC)
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Technical solutions and directions
D. Keeffe (Canada)
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Approaches to the creation of a closed nuclear fuel cycle in Russia: nonproliferation aspects
V. Rachkov (Russia)
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Technical solutions and directions - wide area monitoring
K. Nicholson (UK)
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Emerging technologies
J. Matter (US)
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Emerging technologies
J. Altmann (Germany)
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Global methodologies of nuclear non proliferation regime and other regime
M. Richard (France)
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 WG4: Future Safeguards solutions and directions: institutional and political

Safeguards and non-proliferation - seriously challenged
B. Pellaud (Switzerland) 
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Impact of Iraq and DPRK
J. Pilat (US)
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Nuclear Safeguards – A Holistic View
J. Carlson (Australia)
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Institutional and political solutions
W. Gmelin (Germany)
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Proliferation resistance in the NPT regime
E. Haeckel (Germany)
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New nuclear technologies and proliferation resistance
Kun Mo Choi (IAEA)
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Training and formation of international officers
D. Dickman (PNL)
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 Conclusion of the workshop

Presentation of report by WG 1  File
Presentation of report by WG 2 File
Presentation of report by WG 3 File
Presentation of report by WG 4 File
Closing Remarks
B. Burrows (UK BNFL)
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