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(Virtual Event) IAEA — International Conference on the Safe and Secure Transport of Nuclear and Radioactive Materials
December 13, 2021 @ 4:00 am - December 17, 2021 @ 8:30 am ESTFree
This conference will provide an opportunity for IAEA Member States to further develop their understanding of the issues relating to transport safety, transport security and the interface between, to inform their work to develop or strengthen their transport safety and security regulatory infrastructures.
National and regional needs from the regulator and operator viewpoints will feature in the conference. There will be also the opportunity to discuss and recommend improvements to the IAEA programmes that are designed to support Member States’ work to develop their transport safety and transport security infrastructures.
Transport of nuclear and radioactive materials is a vital activity that enables Member States to meet the growing global demand for the use of radioactive material and nuclear energy in our societies. The role of Transport is captured in international conventions, in IAEA standards and guidelines, and in legal instruments of Member States thereby providing multiple anchor points for sustainable transport, in the context of regulations, both safety and security, public transport systems, transport affordability, efficiency and convenience, as well as to improve the regulatory framework and infrastructure.
The transport of nuclear and radioactive materials, both nationally and internationally, involves moving products that are essential for public health, manufacturing, agriculture and energy production. Developing robust, effective and appropriate transport safety and transport security infrastructures, either separately or combined, is a challenge for Member States, in areas of (1) development and implementation of a national legal regime; (2) development and issue of transport safety and transport security regulations, either separately or combined; (3) establishment of a competent authority at national level that has the legally delegated or invested powers to issue authorizations, perform compliance monitoring and has powers of enforcement with respect to the aforementioned national laws and regulations; and (4) development of competencies of the authority to achieve the sustained delivery of effective regulatory oversight.
Objective of Conference
To achieve its objective, the conference will:
- Facilitate the international exchange of good and appropriate practices for the safe and secure transport of nuclear and radioactive materials;
- Identify the challenges related to safety and security during transport, and their interface; including recent experiences with COVID 19;
- Provide a forum to share good and appropriate practices in addressing the challenges; and
- Identify opportunities, such as the provision of Agency assistance to support the Member States in its development of a comprehensive and appropriate transport safety and security framework.
The Agency and Member States will use the inputs of the conference to inform the development of mechanisms for coordinating and enhancing the interface between transport safety and transport security interface in transport.
Persons who would like to attend the conference virtually and to have access to the virtual conference platform, can register as an observer here.
The conference platform will feature all conference related material (e.g. abstracts, presentations, posters) and a chat function. The access code to the platform will be sent out in the week before the event.
Persons who only want to follow the presentations can do so via the Live Video Stream without having to register.