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Jul 7 – 10, 2014
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Scientific Program

  • Nuclear Forensics within a National Nuclear Security Infrastructure


    This topic encompasses the following subjects:
    1) The role of nuclear forensics.
    2) Threat of nuclear and other radioactive materials out of regulatory control: nuclear smuggling, orphan sources.
    3) The IAEA’s Incident and Trafficking Database (ITDB) findings and lessons learned.
    4) Nuclear forensics awareness and understanding.
    5) National framework for implementing nuclear forensics capabilities.
    6) International instruments and national legislation and regulations bearing on nuclear forensics.

  • Implementing Nuclear Forensics in Support of Investigations


    This topic encompasses the following subjects:
    1)Model Action Plan for Nuclear Forensics.
    2) Organizational structure: administrative, technical and human capital.
    3) Radiological crime scene management.
    4) Nuclear forensics laboratory.
    5) Interpretation and attribution.
    6) Utilization of a national nuclear forensics library.

  • Applications of Nuclear Forensics in Nuclear Security


    This topic encompasses the following subjects:
    1)Examination of nuclear and other radioactive materials.
    2) Handling of evidence contaminated with radioactive material.
    3) Interactions with other investigating agencies.
    4) Synergies and utilizing existing resources — national experiences.

  • Nuclear Forensics Science - An Emerging Discipline


    This topic encompasses the following subjects:
    1) Signatures.
    2) Methods.
    3) Data interpretation.
    4) The effect of radiation on forensic evidence.
    5) Future of nuclear forensics (panel discussion — capacity building).
    6) Synergies with other scientific disciplines (e.g. geology, materials science, etc.).

  • Nuclear Forensics Findings


    This topic encompasses the following subjects:
    1) Confidence in nuclear forensics findings (e.g. procedures, standards, demonstrated competencies, national nuclear forensics library).
    2) Reporting and communication of findings.

  • Nuclear Forensics Capacity Building


    This topic encompasses the following subjects:
    1) Awareness, training and exercises.
    2) Research and development.
    3) Education and development of expertise.

  • International and Regional Coordination and Cooperation to Provide Assistance in Nuclear Forensics


    This topic encompasses the following subjects:
    1) IAEA nuclear security recommendations and guidance and the relevant national experience.
    2) Nuclear Forensics International Technical Working Group (ITWG).
    3) Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism (GICNT).
    4) Other initiatives and Summits.
    5) Current and future role of the IAEA in nuclear forensics.