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  1. Nuclear power newsletter Vol. 2, no. 2

    The main topics in the newsletter are: International Ministerial Conference 'Nuclear Power for the 21st Century 'NPP operating performance and life cycle management; improving human performance quality and technical infrastructure; and technology development and applications for advanced reactors

  2. Nuclear power newsletter Vol. 1, no. 2

    The newsletter provides information on: Nuclear Power Plant Operating Performance and Life Cycle Management; Improving Human Performance, Quality and Technical Infrastructure Co-ordination of International Collaboration for the Development of Innovative Nuclear Technology; Technology Developments and Applications for Advanced Reactors

  3. Nuclear power newsletter Vol. 2, no. 1

    This newsletter presents information on the following topics: 7th meeting of the INPRO Steering Committee; Nuclear Power Plant Operating Performance and Life Cycle Management; Improving Human Performance, Quality and Technical Infrastructure; Co-ordination of International Collaboration for the Development of Innovative Nuclear Technology; Technology Developments and Applications for Advanced Reactors; 1st European Nuclear Assembly

  4. Soils Newsletter. Vol. 14, no. 2

    This newsletter lists the co-ordinated research programmes managed by the Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture and gives brief details on the training courses to be held in 1992. Technical Co-operation Programmes in Asia and the Pacific Region are summarized

  5. ITER EDA Newsletter. Vol. 1, No. 1

    After the ITER Engineering Design Activities (EDA) Agreement and Protocol 1 had been signed by the four ITER parties on July 21, 1992 and had entered into force, the ITER Council suggested at its first meeting (Vienna, September 10-11, 1992) that the publication of the ITER Newsletter be continued during the EDA with assistance of the International Atomic Energy Agency. This suggestion was supported by the Agency and subsequently the ITER office in Vienna assumed its responsibilities for planning and executing activities related to the publication of the Newsletter. The ITER EDA Newsletter is planned to be a monthly publication aimed at disseminating broad information and understanding, including the description of the personal and institutional involvements in the ITER project in addition to technical facts about it. The responsibility for the Newsletter rests with the ITER council. In this first issue the signing of the ITER EDA Activities and Protocol 1 is reported. The EDA organizational structure is described. This issue also reports on the first ITER EDA council meeting, the opening of the ITER EDA NAKA Co-Centre, the first meeting of the ITER Technical Advisory Committee, activities of special working groups, an ITER Technical Meeting, as well as ''News in Brief'' and ''Coming Events''

  6. Nuclear power newsletter Vol. 2, no. 3

    The topics presented in this newsletter are: factors contributing to increased nuclear electricity production for the period 1990-2004 ; NPP operating performance and life cycle management; improving human performance quality and technical infrastructure; and technology development and applications for advanced reactors. Three factors contributing the electricity production increase are analysed and presented - growth due to new power plants building (36%); existing NPP uprating (7%); and energy availability improvements (57%). Trends of installed capacity and available production are given. The newsletter also presents technical issues that influence decisions on operation and nuclear power infrastructure and delayed NPPs. In the last article technology advances are presented in details for water cooled reactors, fast reactors and accelerator driven systems, gas cooled reactors and desalination plants

  7. Food irradiation newsletter. Vol. 15, no. 2

    This newsletter contains brief summaries of three coordinated research meetings held in 1991: irradiation in combination with other processes for improving food quality; application of irradiation technique for food processing in Africa; and food irradiation programme for Middle East and European countries. The first Workshop on Public Information on Food Irradiation is summarized, and a Coordinated Research Programme on Irradiation as a Quarantine Treatment of Mites, Nematodes and Insects other than Fruit Fly is announced. This issue also contains a report on the status of food irradiation in China, and a supplement lists clearances of irradiated foods. Tabs

  8. Food Irradiation Newsletter. Vol. 15, no. 1

    This Newsletter contains reports of the Final FAO/IAEA Research Coordination Meeting (RCM) on the Latin American Regional Cooperative Programme on Food Irradiation, the first FAO/IAEA RCM of the Research Coordination Programme on Analytical Detection Methods for Irradiation Treatment of Foods, and the final FAO/IAEA RCM on the Use of Irradiation as a Quarantine Treatment of Food and Agriculture Commodities. Also included are excerpts of the Seventh Annual Meeting of the International Consultative Group on Food Irradiation (ICGFI) and a summary of an ICGFI Task Force Meeting on Irradiation as a Quarantine Treatment of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables. The new regulations on food irradiation in the United Kingdom, effective 1 January 1991, are summarized

  9. Nuclear power newsletter. Vol. 1, no. 1

    This first issue of newsletter describes the Nuclear Power Division of the Department of Nuclear Energy responsible for implementation of the IAEA programme on Nuclear Power. The mission of the Division is to increase the capability of interested Member States to implement and maintain competitive and sustainable nuclear power programmes and to develop and apply advanced nuclear technologies. The topics covered in this publication are: Engineering and Management Support for Competitive Nuclear Power; Improving Human Performance, Quality and Technical Infrastructure; Co-ordination of International Collaboration for the Development of Innovative Nuclear Technology; Technology Developments and Applications for Advanced Reactors; The International Conference on 'Fifty Years of Nuclear Power - the Next Fifty Years'. A list of documents published recently by the Nuclear Power Division in enclosed

  10. ITER newsletter. Vol. 4, no. 4

    Issue No. 4 of Volume 4 of the ITER Newsletter, prepared and published by the IAEA in order to disseminate news on the ITER project, reports on the following topics: (i) The fourth and final meeting of quadripartite EDA negotiators (QEN-4) on November 13 and 14, 1991 in Moscow, during which the ITER E(ngineering) D(esign) A(ctivities) Agreement was initialled, the expected ITER Council members were identified, and appreciation for the IAEA's support of the ITER project was expressed. (ii) The September meeting of the Quadripartite Engineering Design Activities Negotiators' (QEN) Working Group at the IAEA Headquarters in Vienna on September 11-13, 1991, in preparation of the aforementioned November meeting in Moscow, in which topics associated with future project implementation were addressed. (iii) The ITER Workshop on ''Radiation Effects on Diagnostic Components'', St. Petersburg, USSR, October 14-17, 1991, during which radiation issues affecting performance of diagnostic components were clarified, and during which it was confirmed that a large variety of irradiation facilities could be made available for testing of diagnostic materials. (iv) The ''ITER Magnet R and D Workshop'', September 23-27, 1991, at Naka Fusion Research Establishment, JAERI, Japan, during which preliminary designs and test programmes for C(entral) S(olenoid) and T(oroidal) F(ield) model coils were reported, and various approaches to the TF model coil's tests were presented and discussed. The plan for magnet R and D was reviewed. (v) The ITER Neutral Beam Heating, held in Moscow, October 21-23, 1991, during which the status of the neutral beam development was reviewed. The plan was formed to evolve common designs for the E(lectro) S(tatic) and E(lectro) S(tatic) Q(uadrupole) negative ion beams accelerator concepts. (vi) A two-page overview by V. Sulc of the research activity on the LiPb blanket for ITER in the nuclear research institute, REZ, CSFR

  11. Soils newsletter. Vol. 25, No. 1

    This issue of the Newsletter announces the two new co-ordinated research projects (CRPs), each of 5 years duration, were approved in March: Assess the effectiveness of soil conservation techniques for sustainable watershed management using fallout radionuclides; Selection for greater agronomic water use efficiency in wheat and rice using carbon isotope discrimination. Both CRPs are interdisciplinary - the first with the Isotope Hydrology Section and the second with the Plant Breeding and Genetics Section. Research contract and agreement proposals are presently being invited for the first project, which will be implemented in 2002, while the second project will be implemented in 2003. Preparations for Symposium 59 'Towards Integrated Soil, Water and Nutrient Management in Cropping Systems: the Role of Nuclear Techniques' at the 17th World Congress of Soil Science, 14-21 August 2002, Bangkok, Thailand, are being finalized. Due to the large response to the call for papers, the symposium was extended from a half-day to a full-day event, with 14 oral presentations and approximately 80 poster presentations scheduled. As sponsors of Symposium 59, we have been offered a cost-free booth to display our projects and products. The symposium and booth are both important mechanisms to increase awareness and visibility and demonstrate sub-programme activities to a large cross section of the international scientific community concerned with natural resource management. The Agency is providing financial support to nine participants from developing countries to attend the Congress. Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) were signed recently with several Organisations to foster international co-operation and collaboration. The agreements are with the International Fertilizer Development Centre (IFDC), the Tropical Soil Biology and Fertility Programme (TSBF) and the International Wheat and Maize Improvement Centre (CIMMYT). MOUs were previously agreed with IRRI, ICRAF, ICRISAT, ICARDA

  12. Soils newsletter. Vol. 24, No. 1

    of the Joint Division supports the efforts of other UN organizations (FAO, UNEP), the CGIAR (ICARDA, ICRAF) and other advanced research institutes in combating land degradation and soil erosion. Full advantage will be taken of existing frameworks such as WOCAT (The World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies), co-sponsored by FAO and UNEP, among others, through standardized approaches and methodologies. WOCAT is a worldwide network of soil and water specialists, organized as a consortium of national and international institutions operating in a de-centralized manner. A wealth of information on soil and water conservation (SWC) technologies is stored in a database with easy access through books, CE maps and the Internet. WOCAT promotes sustainable land management, thus contributing to the implementation of the United Nations Conventions, such as the Convention to Combat Desertification (CCD), the Framework Convention on Climate Change (FCCC), and the Convention for Biodiversity (CBD)

  13. Soils Newsletter, Vol. 32, No. 1, July 2009

    In this Newsletter, one will see several developments in the Soil and Water Management and Crop Nutrition Section Subprogramme which provide information and technical support to Member States in the areas of land and water management for sustainable agriculture

  14. Clean Cities Now: Vol. 18, No. 1, Spring 2014 (Newsletter)

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    Spring 2014 edition of the biannual newsletter of the U.S. Department of Energy's Clean Cities program. Each issue contains program news, success stories, and information about tools and resources to assist in the deployment of alternative fuels, advanced vehicles, idle reduction, fuel efficiency improvements, and other measures to cut petroleum use in transportation.

  15. Soils newsletter. Vol. 28, no. 1, July 2005

    This issue of the Newsletter reports on status of technical cooperation projects, research coordination meetings and training courses offered on Soil, Water and Nutrient Management and staff related news at the Soil and Water Management and Crop Nutrition Section of the Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture

  16. Soils newsletter. Vol. 28, no. 2, January 2006

    This issue of the Newsletter reports on status of technical cooperation projects, research coordination meetings and training courses offered on Soil, Water and Nutrient Management and staff related news at the Soil and Water Management and Crop Nutrition Section of the Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture

  17. Soils newsletter. Vol. 29, no. 2, December 2006

    This issue of the Newsletter reports on status of technical cooperation projects, research coordination meetings and training courses offered on Soil, Water and Nutrient Management and staff related news at the Soil and Water Management and Crop Nutrition Section of the Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture

  18. Soils newsletter. Vol. 27, no. 2, December 2004

    This issue of the Newsletter reports on status of technical cooperation projects, research coordination meetings and training courses offered on Soil, Water and Nutrient Management and staff related news at the Soil and Water Management and Crop Nutrition Section of the Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture

  19. Soils newsletter. Vol. 27, no. 1, June 2004

    This issue of the Newsletter reports on status of technical cooperation projects, research coordination meetings and training courses offered on Soil, Water and Nutrient Management and staff related news at the Soil and Water Management and Crop Nutrition Section of the Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture

  20. Food and environmental protection newsletter. Vol. 6, No. 1

    This issue of the Newsletter provides a summary of the 20th Meeting of the International Consultative Group on Food Irradiation, which was recently held at WHO Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, from 7-9 October 2003. FAO/IAEA workshops, Research Coordination Meetings on developments in food irradiation, contamination and related issues are also covered

  1. Food and environmental protection newsletter. Vol. 4, No. 2

    In this issue of the newsletter forthcoming research coordination meetings and international workshops on sample processing for analysis of food contaminants, including mycotoxins, bacterial pathogens, as well as irradiation as phytosanitary treatment of food and agricultural commodities were announced. Past meetings and training events are also reported

  2. Soils newsletter. Vol. 29, no. 1, July 2006

    This issue of the Newsletter reports on status of technical cooperation projects, research coordination meetings and training courses offered on Soil, Water and Nutrient Management and staff related news at the Soil and Water Management and Crop Nutrition Section of the Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture

  3. Soils newsletter. Vol. 26, no. 2, January 2004

    This issue of the Newsletter reports on status of technical cooperation projects, research coordination meetings and training courses offered on Soil, Water and Nutrient Management and staff related news at the Soil and Water Management and Crop Nutrition Section of the Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture

  4. Soils newsletter. Vol. 30, no. 1, July 2007

    This issue of the Newsletter reports on status of technical cooperation projects, research coordination meetings and training courses offered on Soil, Water and Nutrient Management and staff related news at the Soil and Water Management and Crop Nutrition Section of the Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture

  5. Nuclear power newsletter Vol. 3, no. 2, June 2006

    The topics presented in this newsletter are: The 7th IAEA - FORATOM Joint Workshop on Successful Management of Organizational Change; Message from the Director of the Division of Nuclear Power; Nuclear power plant operation; Management system, infrastructure and training; International Project on Innovative Nuclear Reactors and Fuel Cycles; Technology developments and applications for advanced reactors

  6. Nuclear power newsletter Vol. 4, no. 1, March 2007

    The topics presented in this newsletter are: Workshop on Issues for the Introduction of Nuclear Power; Message from the Director of the Division of Nuclear Power: The Nuclear Energy Series documents: Structure and the process; Nuclear power plant operation; Strengthening nuclear power infrastructures; Technology developments and applications for advanced reactors; New staff in Nuclear Power Division; Current vacancy notice for professional posts in Nuclear Power Division; Meetings in 2007

  7. Nuclear power newsletter Vol. 4, no. 2, June 2007

    The topics presented in this newsletter are: International Conference on Non-Electric Application of Nuclear Power; Message from the Director of the Division of Nuclear Power; Nuclear power plant operation; Management systems, nuclear power infrastructures and human resources; Technology developments and applications for advanced reactors; New staff in Nuclear Power Division; Current vacancy notice for professional post in Nuclear Power Division; Upcoming meetings; 2nd International Symposium on PLiM; 8th IAEA-FORATOM Joint Workshop

  8. Nuclear power newsletter Vol. 2, no. 4, December 2005

    The topics presented in this newsletter are: Small and medium sized reactors for developing countries and remote applications; Message from the Director of the Division of Nuclear Power; International workshop on external flooding hazards at nuclear power plant sites; Nuclear power plant operating performance and life cycle management; Improving human performance, Quality and technical infrastructure; Technology developments and applications for advanced reactors; Recent publications; Planned meetings in 2006; WebSite link

  9. Nuclear power newsletter Vol. 3, no. 4, December 2006

    The topics presented in this newsletter are: The 1st Joint IAEA-EPRI Workshop on Modernization of Instrumentation and Control Systems in Nuclear Power Plants; Message from the Director of the Division of Nuclear Power; Nuclear power plant operation; Management system, infrastructure and training; International Project on Innovative Nuclear Reactors and Fuel Cycles; Technology developments and applications for advanced reactors; Planned meetings in 2007

  10. Nuclear Power Newsletter, Vol. 9, No. 1, January 2012

    This is the first issue of the Nuclear Power Newsletter in 2012. The 55th IAEA General Conference was successfully held in September 2011 with various events, including the exhibition of the Department of Nuclear Energy and the three side events on nuclear power issues, i.e. highlights of INPRO, developments in the introduction of nuclear power, and the Nuclear Industry Cooperation Forum. Other major activities during the past few months included the preparation of detailed actions, in the short, mid, and long term, for the IAEA Action Plan on Nuclear Safety, the International Workshop on Public Information and Understanding to Introduce New Nuclear Power Plants held in the Republic of Korea in October, an Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review (INIR) mission to Bangladesh in November and the 18th INPRO Steering Committee Meeting in November. A good number of publications were issued recently and a listing of them is found in this newsletter. The first retreat on administrative matters was held on 5 August with all general service staff of the NENP Division and Heads of the Sections/Groups. We are now planning the 4th Divisional Retreat during the first quarter of 2012. A great opportunity for networking and getting to know new colleagues was the first 'Divisional Sports Day' on 10 September on the outskirts of Vienna. In this issue, three staff members are introducing their home towns - Ballycastle, Northern Ireland (Brian Molloy), Phoenix, Arizona (Ness Kilic), and Multan, Pakistan (Kamran Qureshi). The Nuclear Power Newsletters will now be published only three times per year, in January, May and September. The January and May issues will be published electronically only on the IAEA's websites, while the September issue will also be available in printed form for the participants of the General Conference.

  11. Fuel cycle and waste newsletter Vol. 1, No. 1

    The purpose of the NEFW Newsletter is to inform a wider audience about the activities performed in the Division, as well as to provide topical articles in the field. The News letter informs about the Symposium on Uranium Production and Raw Materials for the Nuclear Fuel Cycle - Supply and Demand, Economics, the Environment and Energy Security, held in Vienna, June 2005. In this first issue the activities in the Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Materials Section (NFCMS) and Waste Technology Section (WTS) are presented. The article 'The Promise of underground geological repositories' is presented

  12. Nuclear power newsletter Vol. 3, no. 1, April 2006

    The topics presented in this newsletter are: Nuclear power technology and operations databases; Message from the Director of the Division of Nuclear Power; Announcement of Mr. Atam Rao, the new Head of Nuclear Power Technology Development Section; Nuclear power plant operating performance and life cycle management; Improving human performance, quality and technical infrastructure; Technology developments and applications for advanced reactors; Recent publications; Planned meetings in 2006; Division of Nuclear Power Web site links; The 7th IAEA - FORATOM Joint Workshop on Successful Management of Organizational Change

  13. Food and environmental protection newsletter. Vol. 9, No. 1

    As indicated in the July 2005 issue of our newsletter, future 2006-2007 activities of the Food and Environmental Protection Section of the Joint Programme and the Agrochemicals Unit of the FAO/IAEA Agriculture and Biotechnology Laboratory in Seibersdorf will encompass a coordinated and comprehensive 'farm to fork' approach to food production systems, i.e. strengthening compliance with food and environmental safety standards through good agricultural practices. Laboratories and trained staff capable of establishing reliable sampling and analytical regimes for quantifying potential hazards within specific production practices or in individual food products are indispensable for informed decision-making and improved food safety and environmental protection. In this regard, we recently concluded a training workshop on an Introduction to QA/QC Measures in Pesticide Residue Analytical Laboratories at our Joint FAO/IAEA Agriculture and Biotechnology Laboratory in Seibersdorf from 12 September to 7 October 2005. The Workshop was attended by 23 participants from 22 developing countries and to date, both verbal and written feedback indicates that the workshop was very successful. We are planning to hold similar workshops on an annual basis in the future so that we might better respond to our Member State requests for laboratory training that further strengthens our efforts in enhancing good agricultural practices. Further details on the workshop are highlighted in the Feature Article Section of this newsletter

  14. Food and environmental protection newsletter. Vol. 7, No. 1

    This issue of the Newsletter contains a Feature Article on our participation at the FAO/WHO Global Forum of Food Safety Regulators - Building Effective Food Safety Systems in Bangkok, Thailand from 12-14 October 2004. Similar to the First FAO/WHO Global Forum of Food Safety Regulators held in Morocco in January 2002, this Second Global Forum provided the opportunity for food safety regulators from all regions of the world to meet together to consider, discuss and share experiences on food safety issues of concern. The Global Forum was attended by almost 400 participants from over 90 countries and 10 international governmental and non-governmental organizations. The Global Forum presented an excellent opportunity for the Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture to report on its food safety and food control activities and to highlight its collaborative efforts in preparedness and response to nuclear emergencies affecting agriculture, including the application of appropriate agricultural countermeasures. This international meeting also provided the opportunity to address one of the recommendations arising from the Working Group Meeting on the International Consultative Group on Food Irradiation (ICGFI) by convening a Seminar on the Application of Irradiation for Sanitary and Phytosanitary Purposes immediately prior to the Global Forum on 11 October 2004. The Joint FAO/IAEA/WHO Seminar was attended by over 30 participants from 11 IAEA Member States, two representatives from WHO and one representative each from FAO and WHO/PAHO. I would like to note that despite the dissolution of ICGFI in May 2004, our Newsletter contains summaries of this and other ongoing and future activities related to the application of irradiation taking place under the various mechanisms available. These include the sponsoring of visiting scientists, the convening on an ad hoc basis groups of experts to provide independent and authoritative advice, collaboration with

  15. Soils Newsletter, Vol. 33, No. 2, January 2011

    In this Newsletter under the Feature Article and Status of Coordinated Research Project (CRP) headings, you will see that stable isotopes can be combined with fallout radionuclides to effectively identify hot spots in critically-degraded areas of agricultural catchments and hence help to target cost-effective measures to conserve soil quality for production and reduce not only soil erosion, but also others forms of soil degradation such as soil salinization. With increasing water scarcity in many parts of the world resulting from the competition for water use from non-agricultural sectors and the impacts of climate change and variability on rainfall distribution, salinization, which is the process of soil and water salinity development and aggravation, can seriously affect crop and livestock production and ultimately farmers' livelihoods. In the Feature Article of this Newsletter, you will find an Abstract relating to a review paper on salinization conducted by the SWMCN Subprogramme which was recently published in the internationally-recognized Advances in Agronomy Journal. In October of this year, I was in Valencia, Spain, to attend the 'Global Forum on Salinization and Climate Change' as a Member of both the Organizing and Scientific Committees. The Forum highlighted the increasing concern in many Member States with this global issue of salinization. A successful integrated approach, involving soil-water management and crop improvement, is evident in the number of technical cooperation projects (TC) that the SWMCN and Plant Breeding and Genetics Sections have been jointly involved in during 2010. Since integrated cropping-livestock production systems are increasingly practiced in many parts of the world, an holistic farm management approach, taking into account the interaction between soil, water and livestock is important to ensure sustainable land productivity for livestock farming. Towards this aim, the SWMCN Section and the Animal Production and Health

  16. Nuclear Power Newsletter, Vol. 11, No. 3, September 2014

    The International Conference on Human Resource Development for Nuclear Power Programmes: Building and Sustaining Capacity, was successfully held at the IAEA in mid-May 2014 with over 300 participants. The Conference focused on the global challenges of capacity building, human resource development, education and training, nuclear knowledge management and establishing and maintaining knowledge networks. The Conference concluded that good progress has been made in human resource development in the last few years. Also, capacity building continues to be important in ensuring the continued availability of competent personnel for the safe, secure and sustainable use of nuclear power. During the 58th IAEA General Conference, to be held on 22–26 September 2014, the Division of Nuclear Power is organizing three side events which will address IAEA services on nuclear power infrastructure, the 4th Nuclear Operator Organizations Cooperation Forum, and new developments in power reactor technologies, cogeneration, and fuel cycle back end. Short descriptions of the side events are on the front page of this newsletter. We look forward to welcoming many delegates. The Division will also participate in the exhibi-tion of the Department of Nuclear Energy held during the General Conference. The past few months have been a busy time for all of us. Among other major activities were the Phase 2 INIR Mission to Jordan; the Joint IAEA-GIF Workshop on Safety of Sodium-Cooled Fast Reactors; the 22nd INPRO Steering Committee Meeting, the Technical Meeting on Updating the Milestones document; an Interregional Workshop on Design, Technology and Deployment Considerations for SMRs; an Interregional Training Course on Nuclear Power Infrastructure Capacity Building in Member States Introducing and Expanding Nuclear Power; and the first module of the 2014 International Nuclear Leadership Education Program, held at the Massachusetts Institute for Technology (MIT), USA. More information on these

  17. Food and environmental protection newsletter. Vol. 6, No. 2

    This issue of our newsletter also includes a summary of the consideration of the revised Codex Guideline Levels for Radionuclides in Foods for Use in International Trade under our Feature Article. The Guideline Levels were considered by the 36th Session of the Codex Committee on Food Additives and Contaminants (CCFAC), which was held in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, from 22-26 March 2004. We are pleased to report that the full plenary session of the CCFAC agreed to forward the proposed draft Revised Guideline Levels for Radionuclides in Foods for Use in International Trade to the forthcoming 27th Session (June 2004) of the Joint FAO/WHO Codex Alimentarius Commission for preliminary adoption. It is anticipated that the technical assistance provided by our colleagues in the Division of Radiation and Waste Safety will help to ensure the successful final adoption of the Guideline Levels by the 28th Session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission in 2005. It is recalled from the January 2004 issue of our Newsletter, the 20th Meeting (October 2003) of the Joint FAO/IAEA/WHO International Consultative Group on Food Irradiation (ICGFI) agreed that a new successor organization would not be created and that prior to the expiration of the ICGFI mandate on 8 May 2004, a working group consisting of government-designated experts would meet in Vienna in early 2004 to discuss and provide advice on future activities related to the application of irradiation for sanitary and phytosanitary purposes. The Report on The International Consultative Group on Food Irradiation (see page 13) provides a summary of the ICGFI Working Group deliberations, including its conclusions and recommendations to its sponsoring organizations and ICGFI member governments. These working group recommendations led in part to the holding of a successful Consultants Meeting on the Use of Ionising Radiation as a Quarantine Treatment which, among other responsibilities, proposed specific irradiation doses for

  18. SSDL Newsletter, No. 62, Vol. 02, December 2013

    This issue of the SSDL Newsletter contains six contributions. The first contribution is a report of the Technical Meeting on Dosimetry and Comparisons in Diagnostic Radiology held at the IAEA in November 2012. The second contribution is a summary from a consultants'meeting on evaluating the Need for an International Code of Practice for Brachytherapy Dosimetry held at the IAEA Headquarters in May 2013. The third contribution is a report of the Regional Training Course on Activity Measurements using Quantitative Image Techniques held at IAEA Laboratories in Seibersdorf in May 2013. The next two contributions describing protection level comparisons organized by the Regional Metrology Organizations in the Africa region (AFRIMETS) and in the Euro-Asian region (COOMET). The main purpose of these comparisons is to harmonize practices in dosimetry measurements and provide supporting evidence to the SSDLs aspiring to publish their Calibration and Measurement Capabilities in the Key Comparison Database of the CIPM MRA. The sixth contribution describes events occurred during the exchange of a Co-60 source in the therapy level irradiator at the SSDL of Greece

  19. Soils Newsletter, Vol. 34, No. 1, July 2011

    The impact reports in this Soils Newsletter highlight the importance of water management in agriculture and the contribution of nuclear techniques to unravel processes that affect the interactions between soil, water and crops which in turn influence water use efficiency and crop productivity. The importance of water management in agriculture cannot be over-emphasized. With 70% of freshwater usage dedicated to agriculture and 40% of the world food supply produced from irrigated agriculture, the efficient use of every drop of water coming from either irrigation in irrigated agriculture or rainfall under rainfed conditions (60% of the world food supply) is of vital importance if we are to grow enough food to meet the demands of more than 9 billion people by 2050. Besides these demands from the world population, the competition for water with other sectors and the impacts of climate change and variability on water availability are expected to put more pressure on the efficient use of water for sustainable agriculture (both in food production and environmental sustainability). Besides water management, improving soil conditions is increasingly viewed as an important issue to enhance food security and climate change mitigation and adaptation. Even in poorly developed economies, soil is no longer viewed as an academic subject but as a lifelong management art to enhance sustainable economic and social development. Without properly managed soils, crop growth can be limited and soil degradation and erosion can be major constraints for food security and environmental sustainability. With the aim of promoting the exchange of information among the scientific community and policy makers on the importance of soil management in food security in the face of climate change and variability, the SWMCN Subprogramme is also busy planning and organizing the International Symposium on Managing Soils for Food Security and Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation. This Symposium will be

  20. Soils Newsletter, Vol. 37, No. 1, July 2014

    With increasing concern for the impacts of climate change and extreme weather events on the fragility of food production systems, food security and the natural resource base, there is an urgent need to enhance soil resilience to erosion, salinization, droughts, floods, and changes in soil and air temperature. By 2050, the world population will reach nine billion people, compared with the present number of nearly seven billion. The greatest challenge we face, is to meet the food demand associated with this increase in population growth without degrading the natural resource base and at the same time, minimizing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, which contribute to climate change. Integrated management of soil and water resources can make a positive difference, not only towards food security and sustainable agriculture but also to sustainable development (SD), since SD as defined by the United Nations, encompasses the importance of soil and water management for food security and poverty alleviation. Isotopic and nuclear techniques play an important role in assessing the impacts of climate change and variability on the natural resource base and evaluating different soil and water management practices on soil fertility, water use efficiency and land productivity for climate change adaptation and mitigation. Some of these aspects will be discussed in detail in one of the feature articles in this Soils Newsletter. More information on the use of isotopic and nuclear techniques in soil and water management can be seen in the FAO/IAEA Proceedings on Managing Soils for Food Security and Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation which will be published this year. This publication is a compilation of selected papers presented at the International Symposium organized by the Joint FAO/IAEA Division from 23-27 July 2012

  1. Soils Newsletter, Vol. 35, No. 1, July 2012

    In this Soils Newsletter, you will learn more about our recently initiated (February 2012) coordinated research project (CRP; D1.50.12) relating to mulch-based cropping systems, which aim to promote soil carbon sequestration and land productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa. Another new CRP (D1.50.13) jointly managed by the Plant Breeding and Genetics Section and the SWMCN Section on Approaches to Improvement of Crop Genotypes with High Water and Nutrient use efficiency for Water Scarce Environments was initiated to optimize crop adaptability and productivity using improved crop varieties and best fit soil and water management practices. For the three following CRPs, which have been initiated for more than 3 years and address key issues relating to managing soils for food security and climate change adaptation and mitigation, up-to-date results will be presented and shared with participants at the forthcoming FAO/IAEA International Symposium: i. Managing irrigation water to enhance crop productivity under water-limiting conditions: A role for isotopic techniques (D1.20.09). ii. Strategic placement and area-wide evaluation of water conservation zones in agricultural catchments for biomass production, water quality and food security (D1.20.10). iii. Integrated isotopic approaches for an area-wide precision conservation to control the impacts of agricultural practices on land degradation and soil erosion (D1.20.11). Besides providing technical support to ongoing CRPs, the SWMCN team currently conducts a three-month training course in soil and water management to 11 participants from Afghanistan, Kenya, Mali, Oman, Sudan and United Republic of Tanzania. The training course is being held in the SWMCN Laboratory, Seibersdorf. All fellows will have the opportunity to attend the Symposium. The SWMCN Team also provides technical back-up to 55 technical cooperation projects (TCPs) which cover a range of topics relating to the FAO/IAEA Symposium. Scientists and policy makers

  2. Soils Newsletter, Vol. 33, No. 1, July 2010

    continuingly working with scientists in Member States (MS) to find ways to sequester carbon dioxide in soils and reduce GHG emissions through conservation tillage and appropriate nitrate fertiliser and crop residue applications. Some of this information and exciting developments in this area can be viewed in the Status of Coordinated Research Projects (CRPs ) and Publications sections of this Newsletter

  3. Soils Newsletter, Vol. 36, No. 1, July 2013

    Seibersdorf or in Member States on a range of topics, including agricultural water management, fertilizer and nutrient use efficiency, soil organic carbon management, soil erosion and soil conservation measures. All these courses aim to generate the capacity necessary for Member States to improve land productivity and increase soil resilience to climate change and variability. With increasing global concern on the impacts of climate change and variability on food production and security, the conservation of finite resources such as soil and water for basic needs and the increasing global population and demand for food quantity and quality, the SWMCN Subprogramme is focusing its activities on supporting Member States to meet new challenges by developing appropriate land-water technology packages for climate smart agriculture. You can read more in this Soils Newsletter about these activities, including the modernization of equipment and infrastructure in the SWMCN Laboratory

  4. Soils Newsletter, Vol. 35, No. 2, January 2013

    One of the notable successes of the SWMCN Subprogramme in 2012 was the FAO/IAEA Symposium on 'Managing Soils for Food Security and Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation'. This International Symposium was held from 23-27 July, with the participation of over 400 scientists and policy makers from 80 Member States. There were 85 oral papers and 136 poster papers covering a wide range of topics, including managing soils for crop production and ecosystem services, preserving and protecting soil resources, soil and water conservation for pollution control, managing soils for climate change adaptation and mitigation, managing agricultural water for climate change adaptation, recent advances in nuclear techniques and applications and the Global Soil Partnership. The Joint FAO/IAEA Division joined forces with the FAO-Land and Water Division to promote awareness of the FAO Global Soil Partnership. Mr. Alexander Mueller, Assistant Director General of the FAO Natural Resources Department, delivered an exciting opening address on the importance of soil and land management for sustainable agriculture. Following on the heels of the FAO/IAEA Symposium was the 2012 IAEA Scientific Forum (18-19 September) entitled 'Food for the Future: Meeting the Challenges with Nuclear Applications'. This Forum brought together distinguished scientists and policy makers from different countries, highlighting the successful applications of nuclear techniques in plant breeding and genetics, animal production and health, insect pest control, food and environmental protection and soil and water management and crop nutrition. Further details of the FAO/IAEA Symposium and the 2012 Scientific Forum can be found in the Feature Article Section of this Newsletter. After September, the following three Consultants Meetings (CM) were held at IAEA in Vienna, with contributions from FAO colleagues and international experts: (i) 'Area-wide water salinity management for improving agricultural productivity and

  5. Food and Environmental Protection Newsletter, Vol. 17, No. 1, January 2014

    The Food and Environmental Protection Subprogramme is pleased to report on its continuing efforts with the FAO and the IAEA to protect human health and improve food safety by providing research, technical support and training leading to the development and application of international standards that facilitate agricultural trade. These activities are primarily related to the implementation of traceability systems and analytical techniques to control food contaminants, the use of ionizing radiation to control food bacteria and harmful insect pests, and the management of nuclear and radiological emergencies affecting food and agriculture. The Feature Article in this edition of the newsletter relates to a project that is building a sustainable network to improve food safety and quality using nuclear related technology. This three-year project was initiated in March 2012 and is funded under the Peaceful Uses Initiative (PUI), which supports the IAEA in facilitating greater access for Member States to peaceful applications of nuclear technology. In regard to the year ahead, the subprogramme is organizing an International Symposium entitled 'Food Safety and Quality: Applications of Nuclear and Related Techniques'. The symposium will take place at the IAEA Headquarters in Vienna, Austria from 10-13 November 2014 and we extend our warm invitation to scientists, laboratory analysts, policymakers, regulators, food producers and others concerned with food safety and quality as well as with the integrity of the food supply chain, who are all welcomed to participate in the symposium. More information on the symposium is available in the Forthcoming Events section of this newsletter. In relation to our Food and Environmental Protection Laboratory (FEPL), a new capital investment project to support the renovation and modernization of the laboratories of the Agency's Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications (NA laboratories) at Seibersdorf has been included in the Agency

  6. Fuel Cycle and Waste Newsletter, Vol. 8, No. 3, September 2012

    This Newsletter consists of topics on: - The Disposal of Spent Fuel Is in the Foreseeable Future; - Fuelling the Safe and Secure Use of Nuclear Technologies; - Action Plan Status; Mexican TRIGA Mark III Is Now Fuelled with LEU; - Getting a Research Reactor Up and Running; - Decommissioning Research Reactors; - Preserving of Records, Knowledge and Memory across Generations; - Where Do We Stand with EPPUNE?; - Recovering Irradiators in Costa Rica; - Global Uranium Supply Ensured for Long Term, New 'Red Book' Shows; - Recent Publications; - Introduction of Authors; - Upcoming Meetings 2012; - Division of Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Waste Technology - Web Links and Organizational Structure; - Sneak Preview of the Next Newsletter.

  7. Food and environmental protection newsletter. Vol. 10, No. 2, July 2007

    This issue of the newsletter reports on the participation of the FAO in the IAEA sponsored Interagency Committee on Response to Nuclear Accidents (IACRNA), whose purpose is to coordinate the arrangements of the relevant of intergovernmental organization for preparing for, and responding to nuclear and radiological emergencies

  8. Food and Environmental Protection Newsletter, Vol. 14, No. 2, July 2011

    The magnitude 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami that struck off the east coast of Honshu, Japan on 11 March 2011 resulted in significant damage to the nuclear power plant (NPP) at Fukushima Daiichi, with the consequent release of radioactive material into the environment. Air, soil, water and agricultural produce around the damaged NPP were contaminated with radionuclides, chiefly iodine-131, caesium-134 and caesium-137. Several activities were initiated by the Joint FAO/IAEA Division in relation to the emergency, including recent and ongoing efforts to help ensure the dissemination of information on food monitoring and food restrictions, the consideration of agricultural countermeasures and remediation strategies to mitigate immediate and longer term effects arising from radionuclide contamination, and the interpretation of standards related to radiological protection of the public, to FAO, IAEA and other international organization Member States. These activities are carried out within the context of FAO obligations as a full party to the IAEA Early Notification and Assistance conventions, and under the FAO co-sponsored Joint Radiation Emergency Management Plan of the International Organizations (EPR JPLAN 2010), which provides the management tools for coordinating international organization arrangements in preparing for, and responding to, nuclear or radiological emergencies. Additional details are provided in the Feature Article section of this Newsletter. The Joint Division also continues to strengthen other joint efforts with FAO sister divisions and the IAEA to ensure food safety and facilitate international agricultural trade through activities related to the use of ionizing radiation and the implementation of traceability systems and analytical techniques to control food contaminants and improve food safety. Specifically, in the area of food irradiation, subprogramme research activities have led to the adoption of three additional phytosanitary

  9. Nuclear power newsletter Vol. 3, no. 3, special issue, September 2006

    The topics presented in this newsletter are: IAEA's Contribution to Peaceful Use of Nuclear Power by Mr. Sinha; IAEA's Contribution to Peaceful Use of Nuclear Power by Mr. Tipping; Message from the Director of the Division of Nuclear Power; Nuclear power plant operating performance and life cycle management; Improving organizational performance; Coordination of INPRO; Technology development for advanced reactors; Support for non-electric applications of nuclear power; Planned meetings in 2006 and 2007; Division of Nuclear Power Web site link. The first two topics have been indexed separately

  10. Fuel Cycle and Waste Newsletter, Vol. 10, No. 1, March 2014

    Since the last issue of our Newsletter, we have had quite important meetings and missions. As you will be reading from the detailed interview with the IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano, we have taken up an important assignment for the next General Conference in September 2014: As the Department taking the lead on the technology of the fuel cycle, we are also asked to take the lead for the Scientific Forum that will focus on the technical aspects of radioactive waste management. We will do our best, working in a one-house approach with colleagues from across the Agency, to offer you an interesting Forum that will discuss the latest developments as well as the challenges for the safe management of radioactive waste. Following up on our coverage in the September 2012 issue of this Newsletter, we want to highlight that there are indeed technical solutions to it. In this issue, you will read about our continued engagement with Japan’s intensive environmental remediation work off-site the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant and the decommissioning work at the facility. As Director General Amano told the IAEA Board of Governors on 3 March, “the situation remains complex, and challenging issues must be resolved to ensure the plant's long-term stability.”

  11. Fuel cycle and waste newsletter. Vol. 3, No. 1, April 2007

    This issue of the Fuel Cycle and Waste Newsletter reports on the international conference on lessons learned from the decommissioning of nuclear facilities and the safe termination of nuclear activities. It discusses the next steps related to the Net-Enabled Waste Management DataBase (NEWMDB) and informs about BOSS (BOrehole disposal of Sealed radioactive Sources), and about predisposal activities in 20067. Furthermore it includes a peer review of the Romanian project for low and intermediate waste disposal - WATRP mission. It stresses the need for research reactor coalitions and centres of excellence and lists a workplan for this initiative, including the complementary Technical Coordination project RER/4/029. The development of inert matrix fuels (IMF) for reducing plutonium stock-piles is discussed, as well as power reactor engineering and spent fuel repackaging preparations at the Vinca institute. Relevant meetings and recent publications are listed

  12. Fuel cycle and waste newsletter, Vol. 4, No. 1, April 2008

    This issue of the Fuel Cycle and Waste Newsletter presents the International Decommissioning Network, the cooperation between INPRO (the International Project on Innovative Nuclear Reactors and Fuel Cycles) and NEFW (IAEA's Division of Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Waste Technology), the policies and strategies for spent fuel and radioactive waste management, recent developments of decommissioning waste, integrated approach to decommissioning and environmental remediation, CEG Workshop, repatriation of sealed sources in Latin America, the technical working Group on research reactors (TWGRR), an update on research reactor networks, Atominstitut Vienna, modernization and refurbishment of research reactors, a new CRP on innovative methods in research reactor analysis, management of damaged spent nuclear fuel, influence of high-burnup UOX and MOX water reactor fuel on spent fuel management, a new CRP on improvement in the computer code modelling of high burnup nuclear fuel (FUMEX-3), reuse options for reprocessed uranium (RepU), a basic fact-book on coated particle fuel, recent publications and upcoming meetings

  13. Fuel cycle and waste newsletter. Vol. 2, No. 3, December 2006

    This issue of the Fuel Cycle and Waste Newsletter is entirely devoted to the work performed within the Waste Technology Section of the IAEA's Fuel Cycle and Waste Technology Division. It covers the broad spectrum of activities from waste characterisation and conditioning to disposal, decommissioning and site remediation. The safe and efficient management of radioactive waste is a prerequisite for the continued successful use of nuclear power. The management of low and intermediate level waste is a mature and evolving activity in most Member States with a nuclear power programme, although not all have operating disposal facilities. Suitable strategies and infrastructures can be developed in other countries and international work will continue on the safe disposal of disused sealed radioactive sources. Progress in Finland, France, Sweden and the USA indicates that the first geological repository for High Level and Fuel Wastes may be in operation before 2020. However, the siting of repositories remains of concern and requires the involvement of all of the different stakeholders. Decommissioning of power reactors is a commercially mature technology. In this context, the transfer of experiences to countries with small nuclear systems or only research reactors and other research facilities will remain very important. The newsletter reports on the Vinca-VIND Programme, radioactive waste management, e.g. waste retrieval at Solymar, Hungary, radioactive waste disposal (low level waste at the Centre de L'Aube, France), decommissioning of installations, e.g. decommissioning project Maine USA (Yankee reactor), environmental site remediation, management of disused sealed radioactive sources, and the NET-Enabled Waste Management Database. It furthermore informs that the cooperation with the Russian Federation in the area of the nuclear legacy clean-up has substantially expanded within the framework of Global Partnership Programme, initiated by the G8 countries, which covers the

  14. Fuel cycle and waste newsletter, Vol. 3, No. 3, December 2007

    This issue of the Fuel Cycle and Waste Newsletter reports on the IAEA's International Conference on Research Reactors which focused on sharing the latest scientific, technical and safety information related to research reactors including projects on design, construction and commissioning of new research facilities. This issue further covers reports of some of the activities performed by the Division of Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Waste Technology including information on upgrading radioactive waste management facilities, aqueous homogeneous reactors for isotope production, activities of the contact experts group in 2007, current activities related to HEU minimization, repatriation of radioactive sources in Nigeria, the 2007 TWGNFCO (Nuclear Fuel Cycle Options and Spent Fuel Management) meeting, the stakeholder involvement in decommissioning (draft technical report in preparation), initial activities of the International Decommissioning Network (IDN), spent fuel publications, the thorium fuel cycle, the Nuclear Fuel Cycle Simulation System (NFCSS). Finally, it presents a bibliography of recent publications of IAEA's Division of Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Waste Technology as well as a list of Meetings in 2008

  15. Fuel cycle and waste newsletter, Vol. 4, No. 3, December 2008

    The top story of this Newsletter highlights the very important subject how to ensure a secure and continuous supply of radioactive isotopes for medical use. During the last year and a half interruptions have occurred in the supply of such isotopes, not least molybdenum 99 (99Mo), which is the mother nuclide for technetium 99m that is used in many different types of medical examinations and treatments. Most of the world demand of 99Mo is produced in only five research reactors. When these, for different reasons, have had problems the vulnerability of the supply comes to the surface. The multifaceted actions described are thus very timely to improve the middle- to long term situation. Two reports are dedicated on new services provided by the IAEA, the Uranium Production Site Appraisal Team (UPSAT) and the Decommissioning Peer Review. Other topics covered are spent fuel reprocessing options, the role of advanced partitioning methods in enhancing proliferation resistance, FUMEX II Fuel Modelling at Extended Burnup, source inventory operation in Nigeria, IDN workshops in Belgium and Spain: breaking the mold on traditional training, developments and trends in environmental remediation, and news on decommissioning funding. New staff members, recent publications and upcoming meetings are listed

  16. Food and Environmental Protection Newsletter, Vol. 17, No. 2, July 2014

    The Food and Environmental Protection Subprogramme is part of the Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture (the Joint Division) which this year celebrates its half century of exemplary collaboration within the United Nations system. During this time the Joint Division has promoted the mandates of both the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) through peaceful uses of nuclear-related technology to promote global health and prosperity and of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in its efforts to eliminate world hunger and reduce poverty through sustainable agricultural and rural development, improved nutrition and food security. By reading this newsletter I hope you will appreciate how the Food and Environmental Protection Subprogramme helps build and strengthen the capabilities of member countries in their use of nuclear-related techniques. For example, by developing techniques to support sustainable food security and disseminating such techniques through international activities in research, training and outreach in FAO and IAEA Member Countries. The subprogramme responds to the needs of Member Countries by coordinating and supporting research; providing technical and advisory services; providing laboratory support and training; and by the collation, analysis and dissemination of information. Our activities are implemented through technical cooperation and coordinated research projects in the main work areas of food authenticity and traceability; the analysis and control of chemical contaminants; food irradiation; and nuclear and radiological emergency preparedness, response and management relating to food and agricultural production

  17. Food and Environmental Protection Newsletter, Vol. 15, No. 1, January 2012

    The Food and Environmental Protection Subprogramme continues to strengthen our joint efforts to protect human health and facilitate international agricultural trade by providing technical support and training for the development and application of international standards. These activities are primarily related to the use of ionizing radiation, the implementation of traceability systems and analytical techniques to control food contaminants and improve food safety, and the management of nuclear and radiological emergencies affecting food and agriculture. These efforts include on-going activities initiated by the Joint FAO/IAEA Division in relation to the Japanese nuclear emergency, including the dissemination of information on food monitoring and food restrictions, the consideration of agricultural countermeasures and remediation strategies to mitigate immediate and longer term effects arising from radionuclide contamination, and the interpretation of standards related to radiological protection of the public. These activities are carried out within the context of the FAO's obligations as a full party to the IAEA Early Notification and Assistance Conventions, and under the FAO cosponsored Joint Radiation Emergency Management Plan of the International Organizations (EPR JPLAN 2010), which provides the management tools for coordinating international organization arrangements in preparing for, and responding to, nuclear or radiological emergencies. Additional details are provided in the Past Events section of this Newsletter.

  18. Food and Environmental Protection Newsletter, Vol. 12, No. 2, July 2009

    This most recent edition of Food and Environmental Protection newsletter highlights the continuing efforts at strengthening inter-agency collaboration in activities related to food contamination, including the ongoing participation in subsidiary bodies of the Joint FAO/WHO Codex Alimentarius Commission. Among other issues are recent activities of jointly managed (with our Monaco laboratories) Coordinated Research Project (CRP) on Applications of Radiotracer and Radioassay Technologies to Seafood Safety Risk Analysis, and on Survey of Fumonisin B1 Contamination of Food Grade Commercial Maize Kernel Lots in Nigeria, at the recently held 3rd Session of the Codex Committee on Contaminants in Foods (CCCF). These discussions led to Codex agreement to consider research arising from the CRP in the establishment of maximum levels for cadmium (oysters, scallops and cephalopods) in seafood, as well as the consideration of the IAEA generated data on fumonisins. Other inter-agency collaborative activities include input to the recently held Fourth Session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) under the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC), particularly in relation to the development of standards for the use of irradiation as a quarantine treatment

  19. Fuel cycle and waste newsletter. Vol. 3, No. 2, July 2007

    The top stories in this issue of the Fuel Cycle and Waste Newsletter highlight some important activities of the Division to reduce the nuclear threats worldwide. It involves conditioning and possible repatriation spent sealed radioactive sources, conversion of research reactors from high enriched uranium fuel to low enriched uranium and return of the fuel to the USA and to the Russian Federation. These activities have great technical challenges and are connected with important legal and administrative work. Topics covered are mobile hot cell (SHARS) for conditioning of spent high-activity sealed radioactive sources and support of global efforts to remove highly enriched uranium from international commerce. The activities of the waste technology section (WTS), and of the nuclear fuel cycle and materials section (NFC and MS) are presented as well as the launch of the IAEA's international decommissioning network. Further discussions include the development and implementation of radioactive waste management policies and strategies, the national reporting tool upgrade of the Net -Enabled Waste Management Data Base (NEWMBD), spent fuel assessment and research, spent fuel treatment options, FUMEX (FUel Modelling at EXtende Burnup), FUWAC (Fuel and Water Chemistry), the International Nuclear Fuel Cycle Information System (INFCIS), research reactor availability and reliability, research reactor coalitions and upcoming training course on research reactor water quality management as well as ongoing activities related to Advanced Fuel Cycles (AFC). Recent publications and meetings in 2007 are listed

  20. Fuel cycle and waste newsletter. Vol. 2, No. 2, August 2006

    Over the last few years there has been a contiguously increasing interest in the issues connected to the nuclear fuel cycle. After more than 10 years of low and stable uranium prices, the prices on the spot market have rapidly increased. The latest published spot market price (∼ 47 US$/lb U3O8) is about 7 times the historic low registered at the beginning of 2001, reflecting the inbalance between primary supply and demand and the expected reduction in stockpiles and other secondary supplies. This has lead to increased activities on exploration and mining developments. In many countries we see signs of rising expectations for the use of nuclear energy. This puts focus on the long term uranium supply and the long term sustainability of nuclear power. The interest for closed fuel cycle activities has therefore increased substantially also in countries that until recently did not consider recycling. Within the Generation IV International Forum four of the six concepts studied are fast or epithermal reactors with a closed fuel cycle. Recent initiatives like the Russian proposal for an International Fuel Cycle Centre and the US proposal for a Global Nuclear Energy Partnership also involves development work on treatment and recycling of fuel. But recycling also raises issues of proliferation and the recent initiatives also have components addressing this. This issue of the Fuel Cycle and Waste Newsletter is entirely devoted to the work performed within the Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Materials Section of our Division. It reviews the International Conference on Management of Spent Fuel from Nuclear Power reactors and it covers a very broad spectrum of activities from uranium and thorium exploration, through the use of nuclear fuel in reactors to the management of the spent fuel and its subsequent recycling. Furthermore it lists coordinated research projects, recent publications, forthcoming meetings, conference announcements and web links

  1. Fuel cycle and waste newsletter Vol. 2, No. 1, April 2006

    In this issue of the Newsletter the wide spectrum of support activities that are performed within the TC programme by the TOs of the Division of Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Waste Technology are presented. They range from uranium exploration to the management of spent nuclear fuel and disposal of radioactive waste. As the staff of the Division has been involved in 76 TC projects during the 2005-2006 budget cycle, it is not possible to present all typical examples. The activities of a TC project differ from project to project. They have to be adapted to the specific requirements of each Member State and each project and range from training courses and fellowships, through expert advice to providing equipment and actual implementation of physical projects. The planning and implementation of the projects builds on the expertise of the TOs and their network of experts around the world. It is obvious that this work cannot be performed by the Agency's staff alone. The success of the projects is highly dependant on the dedicated work performed by experts from many countries with long experience in the topics covered. On an average more than 200 expert missions are carried out annually to support the TC projects operated by the Division of Nuclear Fuel cycle and Waste Technology. Furthermore this issue reports on the conversion of research reactors from HEU to LEU fuel, projects on disused sealed radioactive sources, the IAEA International Conference on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Disposal, recent publications, forthcoming meetings, conference announce,ent and website links

  2. Fuel cycle and waste newsletter, Vol. 4, No. 2, September 2008

    The lead article in this issue of the Fuel Cycle and Waste Newsletter deals with the future of uranium resources. Furthermore this issue presents information about the IAEA's new publications series called the Nuclear Energy Series (NES) and discusses coordinated research projects of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Materials Section including 'Fuel Performance Modelling under Extended Burn-up (FUMEX)', 'Fuel Structural Materials and Water Chemistry Management in Nuclear Power Plants (FUWACC)', 'Hydrogen and Hydride Degeneration of Mechanical and Physical Properties of Zr-Alloys - Delayed Hydride Cracking (DHC) of Zirconium Alloy Fuel Cladding', 'Accelerator Simulation and Theoretical Modelling of Radiation Effects (SMoRE)', 'Spent Fuel Performance and Research (SPAR)' and 'Process-losses in Separation Processes in Partitioning and Transmutation (P and T) Systems in View of Minimizing Long-term Environmental Impacts'. This issue also covers information about the estimation of plutonium and minor actinides using NFCSS (Nuclear Fuel Cycle Simulation System), fabrication, properties and irradiation behaviour of stainless steel cladding and fuel assembly materials for liquid metal-cooled fast reactors, fabrication, processing, properties and the creation of a bibliographic database related to minor actinide fuel target, status and development of the IAEA PIE database, the international low level waste disposal network (DISPONET), retrievability in geological disposal and the review of Slovenian national repository for low- and intermediate level radioactive waste programme. A new tool for the reporting of national radioactive waste and spent fuel inventories is presented as well as the Eurobarometer survey on radioactive waste 2008, the radioactive waste assesment methodology and economics of radioactive waste management, recent activities of the International Decommissioning Network (IDN), and D and D Fuel Pools: a huge legacy worldwide. The issue closes with a list of

  3. Food and environmental protection newsletter. Vol. 13, No. 1, January 2010

    The Food and Environmental Protection Section (Vienna) and the Agrochemicals Unit of the Agriculture and Biotechnology Laboratory (Seibersdorf) have greatly strengthened our joint efforts to protect human health and facilitate trans-boundary agricultural trade by providing technical support and training for the development and application of international standards. These activities are primarily related to the use of ionizing radiation, the control of pesticide and veterinary drug residues and the management of nuclear and radiological emergencies affecting food and agriculture. In particular, this most recent edition of our newsletter highlights our intensive efforts over the last six months in implementing activities to improve food safety and enhance international trade through our Food and Environmental Protection Subprogramme. In addition to the holding of two research coordination meetings, the subprogramme has also conducted three training courses and one workshop with a total of 129 meeting participants. In the area of food contamination, the subprogramme has successfully commenced a Coordinated Research Project on the Development of Radiometric Analytical Methods for the Control of Antibiotic and Anthelmintic Veterinary Drug Residues (D5.20.36). In addition to considering the results of our partnership with the EU FP6 project on ProSafe- Beef related to the development and validation of multi-residue isotope dilution assay for 38 anthelmentic drugs, the CRP will also study the utilization of isotopic techniques for pharmacokinetic studies, residue screening and confirmatory methods; will provide new tools to understand and assess the environmental impact of veterinary drugs, and; will assess the impact of naturally occurring antimicrobial compounds on veterinary drug regulations. In the area of food irradiation, the subprogramme has successfully initiated a Coordinated Research Project on the Development of Generic Irradiation Doses for Quarantine

  4. Fuel cycle and waste newsletter, Vol. 5, No. 1, April 2009

    The articles in this issue of the newsletter of the Division of Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Waste Technology cover a broad range of activities ranging from support of uranium mining to the disposal of radioactive waste. The lead article discusses the important subject of how to ensure the sustainable management of disused sealed radioactive sources and in particular how to dispose of them. This is a topic that will become important for most Member States. One option is disposal in deep boreholes, a concept that has been developed and evaluated but as yet needs to be implemented in a Member State. Another article concerns a new network that is under preparation, the Environet network on environmental remediation. This follows up on the successful introduction of networks for research for geological disposal, decommissioning and low-level waste disposal. The network concept provides a forum for exchange of information between the countries with experience and for transfer of knowledge to the countries initiating similar work. It is thus a very useful tool to both strengthen capabilities and provide technical cooperation assistance, through hands-on training courses, site visits and fellowships. Further information is provided on the Reactor Conference - RRFM 2009 which was hosted by the IAEA, the International Project on Innovative Nuclear Reactors and Fuel Cycles (INPRO); on the repackaging of the degraded spent nuclear fuel currently stored in the fuel basins at the RA research reactor at the Vinca Institute of Nuclear Sciences, Belgrade, Serbia; on the international workshop on Disposal of Radioactive Waste at Intermediate Depth which was hosted by the Republic of Korea; on the upsurge in uranium production cycle activity; on national fuel cycle strategies; on experiences and plans of the disposal of radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel in the Russian Federation (CEG Meeting); on the 2nd annual TWGRR (Technical Working Group on Research Reactors) meeting; on the EC

  5. Food and Environmental Protection Newsletter, Vol. 18, No. 1, January 2015

    The International Symposium on Food Safety and Quality: Applications of Nuclear and Related Techniques was held to widely acclaimed success at the IAEA Headquarters in Vienna, Austria from 10 to 13 November 2014. We welcomed more than 300 scientists, laboratory analysts, policymakers, regulators, food producers and others concerned with food safety and quality, and the integrity of the food supply chain. As you will see from the article inside this edition, the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Joint Division was held on the 29 September 2014 in conjunction with the “ground-breaking” for the project to modernize the Nuclear Sciences and Applications Laboratories in Seibersdorf. It is fitting that this important landmark year also coincides with the capital investment project to support the renovation and modernization of laboratories including the Food and Environmental Protection Laboratory (FEPL). As you will recall, the Member States of the IAEA have called for this initiative, which is termed the ReNuAL project. This is particularly important for the Joint FAO/IAEA Division with its five laboratories collectively known as the Agriculture and Biotechnology Laboratories at the Seibersdorf complex, including our FEPL. There are two feature articles in this newsletter. Each provides an overview of the subprogramme achievements, one focusing on our new direction which includes the development and promulgation of methods to analyse food to determine its authenticity in terms of composition and/or geographical origin and the other providing more information on our developing laboratory networks. The International Symposium on Food Safety and Quality and subsequent feedback has confirmed the relevance of the Food and Environmental Protection Subprogramme and of nuclear and related techniques. Our focus will remain on meeting the needs of Member States. Feedback from the Symposium underlined the importance of our strategy to develop novel, cost effective

  6. Fuel cycle and waste newsletter, Vol. 5, No. 2, August 2009

    The articles in this issue of the newsletter of the Division of Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Waste Technology cover information about the IAEA International Conference on Remediation of Land Contaminated by Radioactive Material Residues which took place in Astana, Kazakhstan. The main focus was on legacy sites from uranium mining and milling activities. The Waste Technology Section of the Department of Nuclear Energy reports on its three major areas: the development and implementation of mechanisms for better waste technology transfer and information exchange; the promotion of sustainable and safer processes and procedures for managing the radioactive waste; and the provision of peer reviews and direct technical assistance related to waste management, decommissioning and environmental remediation. Further information is provided on the International Symposium on Uranium Raw Material for the Nuclear Fuel Cycle, URAM 2009, which was hosted by the IAEA; on the spent fuel management activities in the Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Materials Section; on advanced nuclear fuel cycles; on recent IAEA activities in the area of radiation materials science; on the discussion of the Contact Expert Group (CEG) on the operation of Mayak at the occasion of the CEG workshop on Management of Spent Nuclear Fuel and Radioactive Waste: Regulatory and Licensing Issues which took place in St. Petersburg, Russian federation; on the Research Reactor Group fellowship training; on a new technology for the conditioning of disused high activity radioactive sources in a mobile hot cell; on the Beijing International Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Energy in the 21th Century; on the development of a national RWM (Radioactive Waste Management) policy and infrastructure as a condition for implementing a nuclear energy programme; on IAEA data resources and the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel and Radioactive waste Management; on the IAEA Coordinated Research Project (CRP) on the behaviours of

  7. Food and Environmental Protection Newsletter, Vol. 16, No. 2, July 2013

    isotope techniques as an advanced tool to probe and verify the origin and authenticity of foodstuffs. Analytical protocols for stable isotope techniques are being developed and refined with particular emphasis on practical issues, such as the adulteration of honey. Important technical work in support of these stable isotope approaches also includes ensuring that appropriate standard reference materials are available for analytical laboratories worldwide. The laboratory is working with other IAEA laboratories and collaborating institutes to develop certified reference materials for future use in food traceability and authenticity. Research has identified several candidate materials and work is continuing to verify that they meet the necessary stringent criteria. In the area of food contamination, our extra-budgetary funding, obtained under the US Peaceful Uses Initiative (PUI), is helping to facilitate our train-the-trainer activities related to the establishment of food control systems that lead to enhanced food safety and quality. An example is the workshop hosted at the Food and Environmental Protection Laboratory in Seibersdorf, Austria, from 25 February-8 March, which involved analysts from 15 different member states. A comprehensive set of lectures and practical laboratory sessions were used to present and discuss a range of nuclear related technologies for the integrated control of contaminants in food, with special emphasis on pesticides. A full report on this can be found in the Food and Environmental Protection Laboratory section of this newsletter. The Past Events section of the Newsletter also provides further reports on workshops and training initiatives related to capacity building projects. These are funded through the IAEA Technical Co-operation programme and are enabling the Food and Environmental Protection Subprogramme to address requests for support from many different Member States. An example of activities in this area includes a recent workshop in

  8. Food and Environmental Protection Newsletter, Vol. 16, No. 1, January 2013

    The Food and Environmental Protection Subprogramme continues to strengthen our joint efforts with FAO and IAEA to protect human health and improve food safety by providing research, technical support and training, including technical support leading to the development and application of international standards that facilitate agricultural trade. These activities are primarily related to the implementation of traceability systems and analytical techniques to control food contaminants, the use of ionizing radiation to control food bacteria and harmful insect pests, and the management of nuclear and radiological emergencies affecting food and agriculture, particularly following the accident at TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. In this regard, one recent event that we are especially proud of is the successful convening of the IAEA Scientific Forum on Food for the Future - Meeting the Challenges with Nuclear Applications, in September 2012. The Scientific Forum examined challenges related to the improvement of food production, food protection and food safety through the use of nuclear technologies. The 2012 Scientific Forum was organized into three sessions addressing Increasing Food Production, Ensuring Food Protection and Enhancing Food Safety, with the Food Safety session focussing on panel discussions related to food contamination and food irradiation. Additional details on the Scientific Forum are contained in the Past Events section of this Newsletter. In relation to the Japanese nuclear emergency and in follow-up to discussions at the 35th Session of the Joint FAO/WHO Codex Alimentarius Commission (July 2012), we are pleased to report that the IAEA, and particularly the Joint FAO/IAEA Division, is fully involved in the proposed review and potential revision of the Joint FAO/WHO Codex Alimentarius Guideline Levels for Radionuclides in Foods. As many of you are aware, these activities are part of the key role of the Joint FAO/IAEA Division in preparing

  9. Food and environmental protection newsletter, Vol. 12, No. 1, January 2009

    The Food and Environment subprogramme is committed to developing a new Coordinated Research Project over the next five years on the Development of Generic Irradiation Doses for Quarantine Treatments. A consultants meeting to develop this CRP proposal took place in Vienna from 3 to 7 November 2008 in close collaboration with the FAO/IAEA Insect Pest Control subprogramme. The expanded development of irradiation technology will be further enhanced through strengthened international cooperation between the FAO/IAEA and Member States via the dissemination of information on the benefits of irradiation as a post harvest treatment technology. Our training activities include a forthcoming regional training workshop on the Application of International Standards related to Irradiation for Sanitary and Phytosanitary Purposes that is being organised by the IAEA and the Philippines Nuclear Research Institute in Manila from 8 to 12 December 2008 for participants from the Asia and Pacific region. Under the regional TC project RAS/5046 on Novel Applications of Food Irradiation Technology for Improving Socioeconomic Development, we will also be holding an IAEA Regional Training Course on the Use of Irradiation as a Phytosanitary Application for Economically Important Fruits in Beijing, China from 23 to 27 February 2009. The Joint Division looks forward to its continuing collaboration with both FAO and IAEA Member States in facilitating trans-boundary agricultural trade by providing technical support for the development and harmonization of international sanitary and phytosanitary standards and to facilitate access to international markets and foreign exchange. The Joint Division looks forward to its continuing collaboration with both FAO and IAEA Member States in facilitating trans-boundary agricultural trade by providing technical support for the development and harmonization of international sanitary and phytosanitary standards and to facilitate access to international markets and

  10. Fuel Cycle and Waste Newsletter, Vol. 6, No. 2, August 2010

    Short, medium and long term horizons look very interesting for all of us in our Member States and here in the IAEA working in the nuclear fuel cycle, waste technology and research reactor areas. Important challenges are growing - and continue to do so for years to come - in the chancing nuclear world both in the existing and new nuclear programs. We have to pay constant attention to the changing operational environment to be able to meet and respond to the needs of our Member States in a timely fashion. I would like to mention a few of the growing challenges we will address: Uranium production cycle: even uranium resource base is adequate to meet the projected requirements, the challenge to develop environmentally sustainable mining operations and to bring increasing quantities of uranium to the market in a timely fashion, must not be underestimated or misjudged. Assistance and attention is more and more needed in relation to new mines in less prepared locations. New demands for spent fuel management and disposal: Spent fuel with higher burnups will have to be stored for longer periods (100 years and beyond) than initially intended. Every country operating a nuclear plant needs access to waste disposal. We are likely to give higher priority to spent fuel and disposal issues as they are often seen as creating potential risks and unsolved problems and have a high public visibility. However, there are lots of good industrial practices in spent fuel and nuclear waste management. Therefore, we will also look at identifying and sharing good practices. In addition to being useful to the technical community, hopefully we are able to de-mystify some of the public's disbeliefs and misperceptions so often attached to the waste issues. Public relations stay high in the Agenda. Low and intermediate level waste management has been established in several countries. However, support will be needed to develop pre-disposal technologies further and to implement disposal in additional

  11. Wheat Newsletter

    This review was written for readers of the Annual Wheat Newsletter, Volume 53. It summarizes activities on wheat research during 2006 at the U.S. Grain Marketing Research Laboratory (USGMRL). The article includes technical abstracts of research accomplishments from the Grain Quality and Structure ...

  12. EMTC Newsletter

    Ridder, Hanne Mette Ochsner; Lerner, Adrienne; Suvini, Ferdinando

    2014-01-01

    The EMTC is a confederation of professional music therapy associations, working actively to promote the further development of professional practice in Europe, and to foster exchange and collaboration between member countries. The overall purpose of the EMTC is to nurture mutual respect......, understanding and exchange between music therapists in Europe. The president and two vice-precidents publishes a newsletter to the country representatives four times a year with information about activities and news....

  13. Soils newsletter. Vol. 26, No. 1

    Water is a scarce and finite resource, and the FAO Committee on Agriculture (COAG) recently identified the sustainable use of natural resources as a priority area within the agriculture programme. COAG made specific reference to the need for better water management and the improvement of land, soil and water quality. The sub-programme is currently engaged in several projects on water, and will endeavour to expand these activities in the future through both the regular and technical co-operation programmes of the Agency. The final Consultants' Meeting of a 3-year study on 'The comparison of the soil moisture neutron probe with time-domain reflectometry and capacitance methods' was held at IAEA HQ, Vienna, in March 2003. Experts from Australia, Austria, France and the United States of America, and the SSU Seibersdorf, conducted the comparative assessment under various soil and climatic conditions and cropping systems. Two sets of guidelines will be issued from this project. One will be a technical guide to the use of various soil water monitoring instruments and the other will provide guidelines for choosing a soil water measurement sensor. In addition, it is planned to publish a special issue of The Vadose Zone Journal containing scientific articles on the experimental work undertaken in the project. An FAO/IAEA Interregional Training Course on the 'Use of Nuclear and Related Techniques to Increase Water Use Efficiency in Rainfed and Irrigated Agriculture' will be held at the SSU, Seibersdorf, from 1 - 25 July 2003. Fifteen candidates from FAO and IAEA Member States in all regions have been selected to participate. The objective of the course is to transfer knowledge and practical experience to developing countries on the use of nuclear and related techniques to measure and monitor soil water status, including technologies, strategies and approaches to conserve water, reduce wastage and increase water use efficiency in irrigated and rainfed cropping systems, especially in arid and semi-arid areas. The sub-programme and other international institutions are co-operating with the Land and Water Development Division of FAO on a project to review and develop simulation methodologies to assess crop water productivity (CWP) relationships. Two expert consultations have been held since the project began in December 2001. Considerable progress has been made towards developing a new dynamic crop growth and water stress model, adapted to assess and evaluate different environmental and management conditions affecting CWP, from optimum to severely water stressed. The collaborating institutions have jointly submitted a proposal to the CGIAR Challenge Programme to further broaden the expertise and knowledge base. Additional data collection and model testing will be carried out through the award of individual contracts under the IAEA Research Contracts Programme. The sub-programme is implementing a Co-ordinated Research Project on 'Integrated Soil, Water and Nutrient Management for Sustainable Rice-Wheat Cropping Systems in Asia'. The overall objective is to improve the productivity and sustainability of rice-wheat cropping systems through increased efficiency of water and nutrient use. The specific objective is to modify existing water and nutrient management systems, and improve soil management in both traditional and emerging tillage systems, for sustainable intensification of cereal production. Considerable savings of water have been demonstrated for both wheat and paddy rice grown on permanent raised beds with minimum tillage and furrow irrigation compared with flood irrigation in conventionally tilled systems. The sub-programme has awarded two research contracts on hydraulic lift (HL) in the dry Sub-Saharan, West Sahel region of Africa. It is hypothesized that water can move from relatively wet to dry soil layers through tree roots during the night when leaf stomata are closed. The process is driven by differences in water potential, with the major water potential gradient between the deeper and wetter roots and the drier roots in t

  14. Soils newsletter. Vol. 24, No. 2

    The potential for interdisciplinary research activities within the Joint Division was highlighted recently at a Consultant's Meeting on identification of crop species/cultivars for drought and salinity tolerance for sustained crop yields using carbon isotope discrimination. The meeting was organized by the Soil and Water Management and Crop Nutrition sub-programme in co-operation with the Plant Breeding and Genetics sub-programme. The Meeting served to heighten awareness of the important role that isotopic marker techniques can play in selection and breeding of germplasm with superior plant physiological traits. In particular, the use of the 13 C isotope discrimination technique to select for improved yield and agronomic water use efficiency in cereal and legume crops under conditions of abiotic stress was discussed and critically analysed. Five internationally recognized scientists reviewed the current state-of the-art and formulated recommendations and conclusions for a future Co-ordinated Research Project (CRP) on the further validation of the δ13C technique for wheat and rice under a range of environmental conditions. Yield plateaux for both wheat and rice are being approached through established breeding programmes in favourable as well as water-limited environments. However, recent advances in the understanding of physiological traits that contribute to yield has created new opportunities to increase yield through genetic improvement. Carbon isotope discrimination has been shown to have substantial potential application as a screening tool in breeding programmes to increase the rate of genetic increase in yield. This approach is attractive because it provides both temporal and spatial integration of the important traits influencing carbon gain and water use by plants. A milestone was reached recently in Australia with the release of a new wheat variety, Drysdale, with increased yield under stored soil moisture conditions in the northern summer rainfall zone. This variety was bred for low carbon isotope discrimination. However, many important questions remain unanswered, e.g.: The relationship between yield and carbon isotope discrimination in other environments, including well watered, water limited and saline; The influence of genetic background; The efficiency of different breeding methods; The plant part to be sampled. The Consultants concluded that the sub-programme was well positioned to mount an experimental programme to answer these and related questions, with comparative advantages in managing and funding international research networks and the capacity to carry out numerous, precise measurements of carbon isotope discrimination. The Consultants provided a framework for future activities through formulation of a project document that included overall and specific objectives, work plan, expected research outputs and potential sites and partner selection. The sub-programme looks forward to further planning this initiative in 2002 with implementation of a new CRP in 2003. The involvement of scientists from NARS, CIMMYT, IRRI and CSIRO is foreseen. The Soil Science Unit, Seibersdorf, will play a key role in supporting the CRP through provision of analytical services for δ13C analyses, the cost of which is often a deterrent to the wider use of the technique in crop breeding programmes

  15. Food Irradiation Newsletter. Vol. 11, No. 1

    This issue reports a number of activities which took place during the second half of 1986 and early 1987: In Point of Fact - Food Irradiation was published in February 1987; Twenty-five participants joined the FAO/IAEA Study Tour on Radiation Disinfestation of Grain which visited the Netherlands, Hungary and the USSR from 18 August to 5 September 1986; An IFFIT training course was held in 1986; Report of the results of feeding trials of irradiated food in human volunteers in the People's Republic of China; An up-dated list of clearances of irradiated foods in different countries

  16. TASCC newsletter. Vol. 5 No. 3

    The TASCC superconducting cyclotron produced iodine-127 beams at both 15 and 19 MeV per nucleon, with total energyies of 1.91 and 2.41 GeV, the highest ion-beam energies recorded in Canada. Planned experiments and staff changes are noted

  17. TASCC newsletter. Vol. 5 no. 9

    Scheduled experiments included superdeformation studies with the 8-pi spectrometer, redevelopment of 40 MeV/nucleon nitrogen and irradiation of metal samples plus first development of a uranium beam with the superconducting cyclotron, and tests of the Q3D spectrometer as an alternative to a gassy magnet for AMS development. (L.L.)

  18. Nuclear Data Newsletter. No. 17

    This issue of the Nuclear Data Newsletter dated September 1992, gives information on the following topics: Data indexes and bibliographies, IAEA Nuclear Data Information System-on-line access, nuclear data processing computer codes, new data libraries, multigroup nuclear data, selected new publication on nuclear data, the network of nuclear data service centers which are all related to the activity of the Nuclear Data Section (NDS) of the IAEA

  19. Nuclear data newsletter. No. 23

    This issue of the Nuclear Data Newsletter dated April 1997 gives information on the following topics: New nuclear data libraries received including package of eleven data libraries, Chart of nuclides, Conference announcements, Nuclear data handbooks, Selected reports and documents on nuclear data. The addresses of the co-operating nuclear data SERVICE centers are given. The method of accessing to NDIS via Internet (TCP/IP) and to open areas for FTP file transfer are explained

  20. Wind Program Newsletter: October 2014 Edition (Newsletter)

    2014-10-01

    The U.S. Department of Energy's Wind Program Newsletter, supported by the EERE Wind and Water Power Technologies office, highlights the Wind Program's key activities, events, and funding opportunities.

  1. ISAM newsletter. No. 6

    This issue of the ISAM newsletter informs on the ISAM Co-ordinating Group Meeting held in September 2000 at the IAEA Headquarters in Vienna and provides a brief overview of the final report on Safety Assessment Methodologies for Near Surface Waste Disposal Facilities. The newsletter announces the new IAEA co-ordinated research project - Application of Safety Assessment Methodologies for Near Surface Disposal Facilities (ASAM). The newsletter also briefs on the related IAEA activities

  2. Disarmament. Newsletter. V. 11, no. 1

    The newsletter presents materials covering the following subjects: signing of START 2 treaty by Russia and the United States; arms regulation and disarmament in the post-cold war area; accession of new countries to the Non-Proliferation Treaty; trends towards fewer nuclear-weapon tests

  3. International Neutron Radiography Newsletter

    Domanus, Joseph Czeslaw

    1986-01-01

    At the First World Conference on Neutron Radiography i t was decided to continue the "Neutron Radiography Newsletter", published previously by J.P. Barton, as the "International Neutron Radiography Newsletter" (INRNL), with J.C. Doraanus as editor. The British Journal of Non-Destructive Testing...

  4. CSW Newsletter Winter, 1991

    1991-01-01

    The Winter 1991 CSW newsletter includes articles on Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Middle East, Prenatal Diagnostic Testing, Feminism and Psychoanalytic theory, Immigrant Women, Lesbian Literature, and Latina lives.

  5. CSW Newsletter Winter 1992

    1992-01-01

    The Winter 1992 CSW Newsletter features articles on the "Learning from Latin America" conference, women and post-communist transition, Gender and International Trade, women and democratic citizenship, and feminism and Chinese literature.

  6. BIOMASS newsletter. No. 8

    The International Atomic Energy Agency Programme on Biosphere Modelling and Assessment (BIOMASS) Newsletter has been launched with general objectives of providing an international focal point in the area of biosphere assessment modelling, developing methods for analysis of radionuclide transfer in the biosphere for use in radiological assessment, improving modelling methods, and developing international consensus on biosphere modelling philosophies, approaches and parameter values. The main themes included in the Newsletter include radioactive waste disposal (reference biosphere), environmental releases and biosphere processes

  7. BIOMASS newsletter. No. 5

    The International Atomic Energy Agency Programme on Biosphere Modelling and Assessment (BIOMASS) Newsletter has been launched with general objectives of providing an international focal point in the area of biosphere assessment modelling, developing methods for analysis of radionuclide transfer in the biosphere for use in radiological assessment, improving modelling methods, and developing international consensus on biosphere modelling philosophies, approaches and parameter values. The main themes included in the Newsletter include radioactive waste disposal (reference biosphere), environmental releases and biosphere processes

  8. BIOMASS newsletter. No. 3

    The International Atomic Energy Agency Programme on Biosphere Modelling and Assessment (BIOMASS) Newsletter has been launched with general objectives of providing an international focal point in the area of biosphere assessment modelling, developing methods for analysis of radionuclide transfer in the biosphere for use in radiological assessment, improving modelling methods, and developing international consensus on biosphere modelling philosophies, approaches and parameter values. The main themes included in the Newsletter include radioactive waste disposal (reference biosphere), environmental releases and biosphere processes

  9. BIOMASS newsletter. No. 4

    The International Atomic Energy Agency Programme on Biosphere Modelling and Assessment (BIOMASS) Newsletter has been launched with general objectives of providing an international focal point in the area of biosphere assessment modelling, developing methods for analysis of radionuclide transfer in the biosphere for use in radiological assessment, improving modelling methods, and developing international consensus on biosphere modelling philosophies, approaches and parameter values. The main themes included in the Newsletter include radioactive waste disposal (reference biosphere), environmental releases and biosphere processes

  10. BIOMASS newsletter. No. 7

    The International Atomic Energy Agency Programme on Biosphere Modelling and Assessment (BIOMASS) Newsletter has been launched with general objectives of providing an international focal point in the area of biosphere assessment modelling, developing methods for analysis of radionuclide transfer in the biosphere for use in radiological assessment, improving modelling methods, and developing international consensus on biosphere modelling philosophies, approaches and parameter values. The main themes included in the Newsletter include radioactive waste disposal (reference biosphere), environmental releases and biosphere processes

  11. Nuclear data newsletter. No. 22

    This issue of the Nuclear Data Newsletter dated November 1996 gives information on the following topics: Online nuclear data service, Fendl summary, Fendl Benchmarks, Information about how access to Fendl files could be done, Information about the IAEA Nuclear Data Section's home page on Internet, New nuclear data libraries received including package of nine data libraries, Chart of nuclides, Nuclear data processing computer codes, Data indexes and bibliographies, Selected reports and documents on nuclear data, Conference proceedings, Nuclear data handbooks. Conference announcements and the addresses of the co-operating nuclear data service centers are included. The method of accessing to NDIS via Internet (TCP/IP) and to open areas for FTP file transfer are explained

  12. CERN Diversity Newsletter - March 2016

    Kaltenhauser, Kristin; CERN. Geneva. HR Department

    2016-01-01

    Quarterly CERN Diversity Newsletter, informing on recent and ongoing diversity activities, and interesting reads, videos and other links related to diversity. Subscribe here: https://diversity.web.cern.ch/2015/07/subscribe-diversity-newsletter

  13. CERN Diversity Newsletter - November 2015

    Kaltenhauser, Kristin; CERN. Geneva. HR Department

    2015-01-01

    Quarterly CERN Diversity Newsletter, informing on recent and ongoing diversity activities, and interesting reads, videos and other links related to diversity. Subscribe here: https://diversity.web.cern.ch/2015/07/subscribe-diversity-newsletter

  14. International Neutron Radiography Newsletter

    Domanus, Joseph Czeslaw

    1986-01-01

    At the First World Conference on Neutron Radiography i t was decided to continue the "Neutron Radiography Newsletter", published previously by J.P. Barton, as the "International Neutron Radiography Newsletter" (INRNL), with J.C. Doraanus as editor. The British Journal of Non-Destructive Testing (BJNDT) has agreed to publish the INRNL in i t s column "NDT Bookcase". The Revue Practique de Control Industriel has also agreed to publish the French version of the INRNL. Up t i l l now 12 issues of...

  15. ISAM newsletter. No. 4

    This newsletter summarises the progress made by its three Working Groups (Scenario Generation and Justification; Modelling and Data; and Confidence Building), three Safety Case Groups (Vault; Radon-type facility; and Borehole Safety Case Groups) and ISAM Virtual Workspace Group during the second RCM along with plans for future work. The document also provides a list of currently available ISAM documents

  16. ISAM newsletter. No. 2

    The first Research Co-ordinating Meeting on the ISAM Programme was held in Vienna from 24 to 28 November 1997. This newsletter summarises the meeting, describes activities which have been undertaken between November 1997 and March 1998 and sets out forthcoming events

  17. SSDL newsletter. No. 33

    The newsletter presents report of the sixth meeting of the SSDL Scientific Committee held in Vienna in March 1995. Major issues discussed include programmes and activities of the Dosimetry Section, statistical data on the SSDL network and IAEA activities on high-dose measurements. It also present uncertainty of the calibration factor

  18. SSDL newsletter. No. 27

    This issue of the newsletter presents a report of the third meeting of the SSDL Scientific Committee. Articles on ''Absorbed dose determination in photon and electron beams'' and ''Comparison of absorbed dose determinations using the IAEA dosimetry protocol and the ferrous sulphate dosimeter'' are the major topics covered

  19. Adolescence Education Newsletter, 2001.

    Villanueva, Carmelita L., Ed.; Espada-Carlos, Lichelle Dara, Ed.

    2001-01-01

    This document comprises the two 2001 issues of a UNESCO newsletter addressing topics related to adolescent well-being in the Asia-Pacific region, particularly reproductive and sexual health. Each issue contains news from the region on various initiatives related to adolescent health and education, as well as Web links and publications on the…

  20. Adolescence Education Newsletter, 2002.

    Villanueva, Carmelita L., Ed.; Espada-Carlos, Lichelle Dara, Ed.

    2002-01-01

    This document consists of the two 2002 issues of a UNESCO newsletter addressing topics related to adolescent well-being in the Asia-Pacific region, particularly reproductive and sexual health. Each issue includes news from the region on various initiatives related to adolescent health and education, as well as Web links and publications on the…

  1. Wilderness Medicine Newsletter, 1999.

    Weber, Holly A., Ed.

    1999-01-01

    The six issues of Wilderness Medicine Newsletter published in 1999 provide medical and rescue information for the nonphysician in remote wilderness areas. Feature articles include: "Tendinitis: Overdoing a Good Thing" (Buck Tilton); "A Sport for the Season: Trail Running" (injuries and health problems common to trail runners) (Rebecca S. Newton);…

  2. Mutation breeding newsletter. No. 43

    This issue of the Newsletter includes articles dealing with radiation induced mutation based plant breeding research findings aimed at improving productivity, disease resistance and tolerance of stress conditions

  3. Uranium Newsletter. No. 1

    The new Uranium Newsletter is presented as an IAEA annual newsletter. The organization of the IAEA and its involvement with uranium since its founding in 1957 is described. The ''Red Book'' (Uranium Resources, Production and Demand) is mentioned. The Technical Assistance Programme of the IAEA in this field is also briefly mentioned. The contents also include information on the following meetings: The Technical Committee Meeting on Uranium Deposits in Magmatic and Metamorphic Rocks, Advisory Group Meeting on the Use of Airborne Radiometric Data, and the Technical Committee Meeting on Metallogenesis. Recent publications are listed. Current research contracts in uranium exploration are mentioned. IAEA publications on uranium (in press) are listed also. Country reports from the following countries are included: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China (People's Republic of), Denmark, Finland, Germany (Federal Republic of), Malaysia, Philippines, Portugal, South Africa (Republic of), Spain, Syrian Arab Republic, United Kingdom, United States of America, Zambia, and Greece. There is also a report from the Commission of European Communities

  4. Powernext newsletter n. 28

    Powernext SA is a Multilateral Trading Facility which organizes and warrants the transactions on the European power exchange market. This issue of Powernext newsletter presents the highlights of the European power trade markets during February, March and April 2005. It reports on some daily market statistics related to prices and volumes traded on Powernext Day-AheadTM in the case of day-ahead contracts, and on Powernext FuturesTM in the case of medium-term contracts. (J.S.)

  5. SSDL Newsletter. No. 34

    This issue of the SSDL newsletter contains recommendations on the use and dissemination of SSDLs of ND,W factors; these should not be transferred to hospital ionization chambers or used by SSDLs for calibration of therapy beams until a new code of Practice, replacing TRS-277, becomes available. Description of the on-going and planned activities of the IAEA Dosimetry Section is also presented. Refs, figs, tabs

  6. Powernext newsletter n. 27

    Powernext SA is a Multilateral Trading Facility which organizes and warrants the transactions on the European power exchange market. This issue of Powernext newsletter presents the highlights of the European power trade markets during January, February and March 2005. It reports on some daily market statistics related to prices and volumes traded on Powernext Day-AheadTM in the case of day-ahead contracts, and on Powernext FuturesTM in the case of medium-term contracts. (J.S.)

  7. Nuclear Power Newsletter, Vol. 10, No. 3, September 2013

    Nuclear power remains an important option for many countries to improve energy security, provide energy for development and fight climate change. Nuclear safety has been strengthened worldwide in the wake of the Fukushima Daiichi accident, and high levels of nuclear safety remain a necessary prerequisite for future growth of nuclear power. These were some of the major conclusions of the International Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power in the 21st Century. Thirty-eight ministers were among the 500 participants from more than 80 countries and international organizations who gathered in St Petersburg, Russian Federation, from 27-29 June 2013. The Conference was organized by the IAEA in cooperation with the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and hosted by the Government of the Russian Federation through the State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM. The main event of the conference was the 50 national statements made by IAEA Member States on the prospects of nuclear power development. In addition, four panels of high-level experts addressed four key issues on nuclear power development: - Energy and the Environment; - Nuclear Safety and Reliability through International Cooperation; - Infrastructure, Technology and Institutional Development - The Way Forward; - Drivers for Deployment of Sustainable and Innovative Technology

  8. Nuclear Power Newsletter, Vol. 8, No. 3, September 2011

    In the wake of the 11 March 2011 nuclear accident at TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station in Japan, which was caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, the IAEA Director General, Mr. Yukiya Amano, convened an IAEA Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Safety in Vienna from 20 to 24 June 2011. The main objective of the Conference was to identify the lessons learned from the accident and strengthen nuclear safety throughout the world. The Conference provided an opportunity to undertake a thorough preliminary assessment of the accident and discuss broader issues relating to nuclear safety including emergency preparedness and response. The specific objectives of the Conference were to: (i) make a preliminary assessment of the accident at TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station; (ii) assess national and international emergency preparedness and response levels in light of the accident, with a view to strengthening them; (iii) discuss safety implications and identify those areas of the global nuclear safety framework which may be reviewed with a view to strengthening them through launching a process to that effect; (iv) identify lessons learned and possible future actions. These issues were discussed at the ministerial and senior technical level in plenary sessions and in greater depth in three working sessions.

  9. Food and environmental protection newsletter. Vol. 5, No. 1

    The feature article in this issue are as follows: The International Database on Insect Disinfestation and Sterilization; and Sistema Internacional sobre Contaminantes y Residuos en Alimentos (SICRA). it includes a list of forthcoming events, past events, status of existing Coordinated Research Projects (CRPs), activities of International Consultative Group on Food Irradiation (ICGFI), Training and Reference Centre (TRC) and Emergency Preparedness, as well as a list of recent publications

  10. Nuclear power newsletter. Vol. 7, no. 4, December 2010

    The IAEA marked the 10th anniversary of INPRO on the opening day of the 54th IAEA General Conference in September 2010. IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano led the celebrations for INPRO, thanking the 31 members participating in the project for their support. Representatives from leading INPRO member states and partners expressed their support for the project

  11. Nuclear Power Newsletter, Vol. 11, no. 1, January 2014

    An IAEA-led team of international experts reviewed Turkey's programme for introducing nuclear power and found that important progress has been made in the development of the country's nuclear infrastructure. In November 2013, an Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review (INIR) mission, invited by the Government of Turkey, reviewed the country's progress in developing a national infrastructure for Turkey's new nuclear power programme. The INIR Mission team consisted of IAEA staff from the Departments of Nuclear Energy, Nuclear Safety and Security, Safeguards and Technical Cooperation, the IAEA Office of Legal Affairs and international experts recruited by the IAEA in consultation with Turkey. Turkey, which has considered nuclear power generation since the 1970s, decided to build nuclear power plants to meet the rapidly increasing demand for electricity and support the country's economic development. The share of nuclear power in Turkish electricity generation is aimed to reach at least 10 per cent by 2023. In 2010, Turkey and the Russian Federation signed an agreement for the construction and operation of the first nuclear power plant at the Akkuyu site in southern Turkey, as a build-own-operate (BOO) project. The first of Akkuyu's four units, with a total capacity of 4800 MWe, is scheduled to be commissioned in 2021. A second nuclear power plant will be built at the Sinop site on the Black Sea, with Japan. Turkey and the IAEA agreed on a close cooperation in the development of the national nuclear infrastructure already a year ago, when the roadmap for the INIR mission was established during a meeting of IAEA and Turkish senior officials in November 2012. This included IAEA assistance for the self-evaluation. During the two-week meetings, the review team worked closely with Turkish counterparts from the 25 organizations involved in building the national nuclear infrastructure, such as the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (MENR), which hosted the mission in Ankara, the Turkish Atomic Energy Authority (TAEK), which is the regulatory body, the Akkuyu Project Company, the national Electricity Generation Joint Stock Company EUAS, which will be in charge of the second nuclear power plant project, and other organizations. Based on Turkey's Self-Evaluation Report, submitted to the IAEA earlier in 2013, the mission team reviewed in particular the development status of the infrastructure issues as defined in the IAEA’s Milestones approach, identified areas that need further actions and provided recommendations and suggestions to Turkey regarding its infrastructure development. The experts noted that the programme enjoys strong government support and recognized several good practices, such as effective coordination among Government organizations, and the plan to establish a fund for future safety upgrades at the Akkuyu nuclear power plant. The mission’s recommendations included further actions, such as completing a national policy on nuclear energy, strengthening the regulatory body, and developing a national plan for human resource development

  12. Soils Newsletter, Vol. 38, No. 1, July 2015

    During the 68th UN General Assembly, 2015 was declared the International Year of Soils (IYS), a year to raise awareness and understanding on the importance of soil for food security and essential ecosystem functions. The Soil and Water Management and Crop Nutrition Subprogramme is joining international organizations in celebrating and commemorating the IYS, with participation at several international events. In March this year, our Subprogramme participated, together with scientists from IAEA Technical Cooperation projects across the world, at an IAEA side-event on “The importance of quantitative soil erosion data: How isotopic techniques can provide evidence for combating desertification and climate change”, organized at the 3rd UNCCD Scientific Conference in Mexico on “Combating desertification/land degradation and drought for poverty reduction and sustainable development: The contribution of science, technology, traditional knowledge and practices”. Several success stories of socio-economic and environmental importance have also been published on the websites of IAEA and the Joint FAO/IAEA Division, and these articles were included in a special edition of the IAEA Bulletin on peaceful uses of nuclear technology. Furthermore, an animated infographic was made to explain how the use of fallout radionuclides (caesium-137) techniques and how they can become the basis for developing soil conservation measures and strategies

  13. Nuclear power newsletter, Vol. 5, no. 4, December 2008

    The current issue presents information about the following: New Publication on the evaluation of National Nuclear Infrastructure Development Status; Second Common User Considerations Workshop concluding a two year INPRO activity to identify common considerations related to safety regulation and licensing, cost information, optimization of resources, 'proven- ness' of technology and standardization; CRP entitled 'Development of Methodologies for the Assessment of Passive Safety System Performance in Advanced Reactors' (2008-2011); and other technical meetings and seminars. A list of IAEA meetings for 2009 is included

  14. Soils Newsletter, Vol. 34, No. 2, January 2012

    Features some of the exciting developments of the Soil and Water Management and Crop Nutrition Section in 2011. The most notable accomplishment was the participation of all SWMCN team members, both Laboratory and HQ, in the IAEA scientific forum entitled: Water Matters: Making a Difference with Nuclear Techniques, which took place from 20-21 September 2011 during the 55th IAEA General Conference. This forum was the initiative of IAEA Director General Mr Yukiya Amano, to promote the joint engagement of Member States and other international organizations with the IAEA in key water issues, by informing high level conference participants of the numerous and highly successful cooperative projects in IAEA Member States in the fields of agricultural water management, water resource assessment and aquatic pollution control. These are the three key pillars of water activities in the IAEA. Besides the scientific water forum, a new coordinated research project (CRP) on Soil Quality and Nutrient Management for Sustainable Food Production in Mulch-based Cropping Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa was launched last year. This exciting CRP will help to provide valuable information on the use of nuclear techniques to address key issues in soil and nutrient management in Sub-Saharan Africa. The first research coordination meeting for this CRP will be held in Vienna from 30 January to 3 February 2012. Another new CRP, which aims to enhance crop productivity through an integrated approach using improved crop varieties and best soil-nutrient-water management practices, has also been jointly launched by the SWMCN and Plant Breeding and Genetics Subprogrammes. The SWMCN Subprogramme has been busy planning the FAO/IAEA international symposium on Managing Soils for Food Security and Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation, which will be held in Vienna from 23-27 July 2012.

  15. Food and environmental protection newsletter. Vol. 8, No. 1

    Since 1964, the Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture has been in a unique position to promote the mandates of both FAO in its efforts to eliminate world hunger and poverty through sustainable agricultural development, improved nutrition and food security and the IAEA through peaceful uses of atomic energy to accelerate and expand the contributions of these technologies to health and prosperity worldwide. The Food and Environmental Protection Section of the Joint Division and the Agrochemicals Unit of the FAO/IAEA Agriculture and Biotechnology Laboratory in Seibersdorf comprise a sub-programme that provides assistance related to risk analysis methodologies and capacity building for compliance with food safety standards. These activities include the elaboration and application of international standards and guidelines on the use of irradiation as a sanitary and phytosanitary treatment for food and agricultural commodities as well as the use of analytical methods and strengthened capacities for risk analysis related to food through program activities related to coordination and support in research, providing technical and advisory services, providing laboratory support and training, and collecting, analyzing and disseminating information. The success of these activities is reflected in part by the publication of two IAEA technical documents in early 2005 on the use of Irradiation as a Phytosanitary Treatment of Food and Agricultural Commodities (IAEA TECDOC 1427) and on the Determination of Human Pathogen Profiles in Food by Quality Assured Microbial Assays (IAEA TECDOC 1431). In addition, one combined TECDOC on the Validation of Thin-Layer Chromatographic Screening Methods for Pesticide Residue Analysis and on Alternative Methods to Gas and High Performance Liquid Chromatography for Pesticide Residue Analysis in Grain will be published in the near future. Several documents are also currently under consideration or in the process of being adopted as Guidelines by the Codex Alimentarius Commission (see details in the Past Events section of this issue). The future activities of the Food and Environmental Protection sub-programme will include a coordinated and comprehensive 'farm to fork' approach to food production systems, i.e., strengthening compliance with food and environmental safety standards through good agricultural practices. This will include the enhancement of Member State capabilities to reduce food safety hazards and protect the environment through the application of nuclear and related analytical techniques and the identification, development and adoption of good agricultural practices that reduce the risks to food safety and the environment from chemical, microbiological and radionuclide contamination. These practices aim to limit the introduction of hazards at their source while at the same time emphasizing the application of agrochemicals in amounts and timing appropriate to agronomic, food safety and environmental requirements, including withholding periods. Laboratories and trained staff capable of establishing reliable sampling and analytical regimes for quantifying potential hazards within specific production practices or in products are indispensable for informed decision making and improved food safety and environmental protection. In this regard, the Food and Environmental Protection Section has been assigned seventeen new IAEA technical cooperation projects for the 2005-2006 biennium covering, among other areas, the use of irradiation for sanitary and phytosanitary purposes and in the implementation of quality assurance and quality control procedures in both pesticide and veterinary drug residue laboratories. The Joint Division also welcomes the strengthening of our current technical inputs to other inter-agency initiatives, including in the adaptation and validation of screening and confirmatory methodologies for veterinary drugs, pesticides and other contaminants; the training of trainers and auditors in the application of methods of analysis and sampling for complia

  16. Nuclear power newsletter, Vol. 5, no. 2, June 2008

    The current issue presents information about the following: Development of Nuclear Energy Series - Clickable Map; Consultants meeting, held with the participation of 13 experts at the IAEA headquarters on 11-13 March 2008 to initiate a reference base-document that defines the core knowledge on instrumentation and control in general terms, relevant to both operating NPP and future builds; Workshop on Continued Operations Beyond 60 Years in Nuclear Power Plant; the consultants meeting on development of Initiating Events database, held at the IAEA headquarters in Vienna on 11-13 December 2007 - the purpose of the meeting was to discuss suggested implementation of Initiating Event (IE) data into Power Reactor Information System (PRIS); the first draft of a new NE-Series-Report on Assessment of the National Nuclear Infrastructure Development Status; the IAEA Workshop at the World's First AP-1000 Site, Sanmen Nuclear Power Company, China; acceptance testing of full-scope simulators, held at the Tianwan Nuclear Power Station (TNPS), INPRO meeting - topics include nuclear power for small countries, nuclear fuel cycle issues, environmental impacts, safety issues, proliferation resistance, non-stationary nuclear power plants, and the global architecture of future innovative nuclear systems, including the fuel cycle; INPRO Action Plan for 2008-2009; technology advance for water, reactors, gas-cooled reactors, fast reactors and ADS and other

  17. Nuclear power newsletter, Vol. 5, no. 3, September 2008

    The current issue presents information about the following: Human Resources - a key for success; Meeting on Master Curve Approach to Monitor Fracture Toughness of Reactor Pressure Vessels in NPPs, 7- 11 April 2008; INPRO Collaborative Projects progress; training courses on natural circulation systems; Technical Meeting on Lessons Learned in Large Modernization Projects in Nuclear Power Plant Instrumentation and Control Systems, held in IAEA Headquarters on 6-9 May 2008; The 3rd Research Coordinated Meeting (RCM) on Master Curve Approach to Monitor Fracture Toughness of Reactor Pressure Vessels in Nuclear Power Plants; Workshop on Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC) under the Regional Technical Cooperation Project RLA4021; the regional workshop on Reliability Database for WWER NPPs held at the Scientific and Engineering Centre for Nuclear and Radiation Safety (SEC NRS) in Moscow from 10 to 14 March 2008; Enhancement and Continual Improvement of Management Systems (CIMS Service); IAEA Technical Meeting Further needs in the Area of management systems - Safety culture, leadership and preoperational stages of nuclear project; Latin American regional meeting on Application of Effective Management Systems; New INPRO Collaborative Project: Investigation of technological challenges related to the removal of heat by liquid metal and molten salt coolants from reactor cores operating at high temperatures (COOL); Proliferation Resistance: Acquisition/Diversion Pathway Analysis (PRADA); Global Architecture of Innovative Nuclear Systems based on thermal and fast reactors including a closed fuel cycle (GAINS) progress; technology progress in reactors; divisions news and new documents

  18. Nuclear power newsletter, Vol. 6, no. 1, March 2009

    The main topics in the current issue are: Natural Circulation Phenomena, Modelling, and Reliability of Passive Systems that Utilize Natural Circulation; Training and Development for Nuclear Power Plant Managers; Review Mission on the Ageing Management Programme Held at Paks Nuclear Power Plant; Detection, Research, Management and Monitoring of Ageing Factors in Nuclear Power Plants; Good Practices to Manage Stress Corrosion Cracking of Austenitic Alloys in Light Water Reactors; Management Systems; Strengthening Nuclear Power Infrastructure; PRADA and a systematic approach of Acquisition/Diversion Pathway Analysis; Natural Circulation Phenomena, Modeling, and Reliability of Passive Systems that Utilize Natural Circulation; Small Reactors without On-site Refueling; Developing Methodologies to Assess Passive Safety System Performance in Advanced Reactors; IAEA Fast Reactor Knowledge Preservation Initiative (FRKP)

  19. Nuclear power newsletter. Vol. 6, no. 3, September 2009

    The IAEA continues to see rising expectations as to the role of nuclear power. Hence, the IAEA considers eight key challenges for successful expansion of nuclear power in the near term. Today, more than 60 new countries informed the IAEA, through various channels, that they are considering embarking on nuclear power programme. The IAEA has a role under its statute to accelerate and enlarge the contribution of atomic energy to peace, health and prosperity throughout the world. At the same time, the IAEA needs to ensure protection, that, wherever nuclear energy is used to produce electricity (or for district heating, desalination, or hydrogen production), it is used safely, securely, and with minimal proliferation risk. The IAEA has to take a leadership role in these efforts and to ensure that the needs of developing countries are taken into account

  20. Nuclear Power Newsletter, Vol. 10, No. 1, January 2013

    Several countries have made a decision to start a nuclear power programme in recent years. The IAEA has been providing them with integrated assistance across a wide range of infrastructure areas. The Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review (INIR) missions are a key component in assessing infrastructure status and identifying areas for further action. INIR missions have been conducted to Bangladesh, Belarus, Indonesia, Jordan, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Vietnam since the mission was established in 2009. In 2013, INIR missions are planned to South Africa - the first country with an operating nuclear power programme that has requested this service - Poland and Turkey. Bangladesh and Jordan may consider follow-up missions while other countries such as Egypt, Kenya, Malaysia, and Nigeria have also expressed interest in receiving this mission. The INIR Mission is an integral part of the IAEA's Milestones approach, which comprises three phases of development of a national nuclear infrastructure programme and covers 19 infrastructure issues, ranging from a government's national position on nuclear power to the procurement of items and services for the first nuclear power plant. The end of each phase is marked by a 'milestone', i.e. when a country is making the decision to move forward with nuclear power (Milestone 1), as a follow-up review of progress and before initiating the bidding process (Milestone 2), and at the end of phase three, when a country is ready to commission and operate its first nuclear power plant (Milestone 3). 'The INIR Mission can support Member States in building confidence that their national infrastructure is adequately established, by identifying areas which need further recommendations on progress towards the next milestone', explained JK Park, Director of the Division of Nuclear Power, who has been the IAEA team leader for most INIR Missions. By providing a comprehensive assessment of all facets of a nuclear power programme, spanning the regulatory body, utility and all relevant government stakeholders involved, INIR is a valuable tool for promoting transparency and openness. This was also recognized as an important element of the IAEA Action Plan on Nuclear Safety, in the actions for embarking countries. The INIR Mission is a holistic IAEA coordinated peer review, requested by the host country. It can assist the Member State in developing the infrastructure necessary for the introduction of nuclear power, evaluate the development status according to the 19 issues, identify gaps and areas where further work is needed to reach a given milestone and make recommendations and specific suggestion for progress. INIR Mission Team: 'The INIR Mission is conducted by a multidisciplinary team of experts who have experience in different aspects of devel- oping and deploying nuclear infrastructure' said Anne Starz, Head of the Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Group, which is responsible for the mission. 'In my experience as team coordinator for several missions, delivering the final INIR Mission report to a high level in the Government can ensure that the cross-cutting recommendations are meaningful and useful to the country as it makes progress toward nuclear power.' To benefit from the expertise available in countries with nuclear power programmes and add to a pool of expertise, the IAEA has recently requested Member States to identify senior experts from national regulatory bodies, nuclear operating and other relevant organizations, who can share their experience with 'newcomer' countries.

  1. Nuclear Power Newsletter, Vol. 9, No. 2, May 2012

    The 11th of March was the first anniversary of the tragic accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan. The IAEA has made considerable efforts to support Japan in restoring normality at the plant and in implementing detailed activities of the IAEA Action Plan on Nuclear Safety, which was approved by the General Conference in September 2011. The Division of Nuclear Power (NENP) has actively participated in all IAEA activities concerning the Fukushima nuclear accident. An International Experts Meeting on Reactor and Spent Fuel Safety took place at IAEA Headquarters from 19 to 21 March, in which some 250 international experts participated. All staff of the NENP Division will do their best to support the successful implementation of the Action Plan. The first Divisional retreat in 2012 was held on 2-3 March. The main topic was a preliminary discussion on planning the 2014-2015 and the 2016-2017 Programmes of the Division. Sixteen staff members from the Sections and Groups of the Division joined the retreat, including the Section Heads of Nuclear Power Engineering and Nuclear Power Technology Development, and the Group Heads of INPRO and the Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Group (INIG). Among the issues raised and discussed were the coordination of our work with other international organizations related to the Fukushima nuclear accident, and the coordination with other Departments such as Technical Cooperation and Nuclear Safety and Security to determine how to improve external communications, how to recover public confidence in nuclear power, and others. It was decided to revisit these issues in the next Divisional retreat. One of the major activities during the last few months was the follow-up Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review (INIR) Mission to Jordan, conducted from 17-19 January 2012 upon the request of Jordan. The main purpose was to review the implementation of the Jordan's Action Plan based on the recommendations of the 2009 INIR mission. It was the first Follow-up INIR Mission. The seventh INIR Mission is planned for Belarus from 18-29 June 2012, which will cover both Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the Milestones approach. A pre-INIR mission to Belarus took place in April 2012, to better prepare the upcoming INIR mission in June.

  2. Nuclear power newsletter. Vol. 7, no. 3, September 2010

    The Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Group (INIG) was established by the IAEA Director General, effective 1 July 2010. Its objective is to manage activities related to the introduction of nuclear power in Member States and to improve coordination within the IAEA of integrated services. The establishment of INIG allows the IAEA to better implement the comprehensive approach to nuclear power development described in the Milestones publication. In addition to the launching of the Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review (INIR), another means for strengthening support to countries introducing nuclear power is in the establishment of a Technical Working Group (TWG) for Nuclear Power Infrastructure. This TWG will be composed of experts from countries introducing nuclear power and those with operating experience. It will provide means for ensuring that the IAEA programme is aligned with the priority needs of Member States and a forum for information sharing and coordination of bilateral assistance and IAEA activities

  3. Nuclear Power Newsletter, Vol. 8, No. 2, June 2011

    The Technical Working Group on Nuclear Power Infrastructure (TWG-NPI) is a group of international experts from 19 Member States and includes both nuclear power newcomer and experienced countries. The TWG is designed to provide valuable advice to the IAEA which relates to the development and implementation of national nuclear power programmes. The second meeting of the TWG-NPI was held at the IAEA on 23-26 May 2011. Twenty-four experts discussed topics such as IAEA technical assistance to new- comers; the role of research in nuclear power infrastructure development; 'soft' coordination between bilateral assistance and IAEA assistance; and future IAEA activities for newcomers. The possible impacts of the Fukushima Daiichi accident on the Milestone approach (documented in IAEA Nuclear Energy Series No. NGG-3.1) were also on the meeting's agenda. As everybody knows, a monster earthquake and an unpredictable tsunami that struck Japan on 11 March 2011 crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Units 1 to 4 and destroyed offsite power lines and emergency diesel generators. The IAEA Incident and Emergency Centre (IEC) immediately started its action to respond to the Fukushima accident from day 1 and the IAEA Director General, Mr Y. Amano, established the Fukushima Accident Coordination Team (FACT) to coordinate the response to the accident in-house, with the Japanese Government and Nuclear Industry Safety Authority (NISA), Member States and international organizations such as CTBTO, WMO and FAO. Many staff members of the Division of Nuclear Power volunteered to support coordination activities of the IAEA, working day and night shifts at the IEC, the Reactor Engineering Support Team and the Fukushima Nuclear Safety Team. Special thanks go to Mr Masahiro Aoki of the Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Group (INIG) who volunteered to join NISA in Tokyo to coordinate the IAEA activities with Japanese authorities for a month working 12-17 hours a day. Mr Katsumi Yamada of the Nuclear Power Technology Development Section (NPTDS) coordinated the IAEA response with experts of the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) as well as Japanese authorities by visiting Japan including the Fukushima site. NENP will do its best in coordination with others in the IAEA to support Japan to bring the crisis into a stable condition as announced by the TEPCO in the Roadmap towards Restoration from the Accident at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station on 17 April within 6 to 9 months. Among many other activities of the NENP, meetings of Technical Working Groups on nuclear desalination, fast reactors, NPP instrument and control and nuclear infrastructure were held in April and May. The 17th INPRO Steering Committee meeting was held in May and discussed a vision for INPRO to 2016 and the action plan for the next biennium.

  4. Nuclear Power Newsletter, Vol. 11, No. 2, May 2014

    Some 300 international experts, decision makers, government officials, regulators and industry representatives are expected for this event, which follows the first major con-ference on human resource development for introducing and expanding nuclear power programmes, held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, in 2010. Capacity building is a major first step in the process of ensuring that a qualified work-force is available and ready to assume the responsibility for safe, responsible and sus-tainable use of nuclear technologies. Capacity building needs to be sustained throughout the life of a nuclear power programme. The IAEA Action Plan on Nuclear Safety (2011) underlined the importance of capacity building: one of the actions calls upon both oper-ating and 'newcomer' Member States to strengthen, develop, maintain and implement their capacity building programmes. Also, the critical role of human resources and ca-pacity building in developing and maintaining nuclear infrastructure was reiterated by subsequent international experts' meetings related to this topic. The IAEA is pleased to announce that Mr Pal Kovacs, Minister of State for Energy Affairs at the Ministry of National Development of Hungary has accepted the role of President of the 2014 Conference. Individual session chairs will represent newcomer and operating countries, heads of organizations leading nuclear power programmes, regulatory bodies, technical support organizations and nuclear power plants. Interest has been high in the international community, which is evident from the high number of expected participants as well as from the 137 papers submitted. The conference focuses on the global challenges of capacity building, human resource development, education and training, nuclear knowledge management and establishing and maintaining knowledge networks. In particular, the conference reviews developments in the global status of human resource development since the 2010 international conference, emphasizes the role of human resources and capacity building programmes at the national and organizational level for achieving safe, secure and sustainable nuclear power programmes, and discusses the importance of building competence in nuclear safety and security. The conference provides also a forum for information exchange on national and international policies and practices and allows participants to share key elements and best practices related to the experiences of Member States that are introducing, operating or expanding nuclear power programmes. Several key issues have been identified as topics for the five conference sessions: Human Resources and Capacity Building: this session addresses current global demand for, and supply of, human resources for nuclear power programmes, reviews initiatives being taken by various organisations, and presents initiatives to enhance understanding of the relationship between nuclear safety and security. Building and Sustaining Capacity through Education and Training: this session addresses education and training, from specific programmes in different organizations or countries, to common challenges and innovative tools and techniques. This session also discusses lessons learned in the assessment of training needs and the application of a model for a competency framework. Preparing the Next Generation of Nuclear Professionals: this session focuses on how to attract the next generation of professionals to the field of nuclear power, how to reach out to young people through education and how to converge education and training activities. Knowledge Management: this session addresses good practices and lessons learned in nuclear knowledge management, its integration into day-to-day activities and various implementation issues. It will also provide a forum for discussion of knowledge management in countries which are in different phases of a nuclear power programme and newcomer countries' needs. Knowledge Networks: This session discusses several nuclear knowledge networks and related initiatives and programmes. The session also looks at the experiences of global, regional and topical networks and methods to improve their sustainability

  5. Soils Newsletter, Vol. 31, No. 2, January 2009

    The global food crisis in 2008 has brought worldwide attention to issues relating to food and agriculture, including the impacts of climate change, extreme climatic variability and finite fossil fuel energy resources on sustainable agriculture. The underlying causes of this food crisis are complex and require not only immediate but also long term solutions. To enhance long term food security, it is important to improve land productivity by improving soil fertility and soil organic matter status and enhancing soil nutrient, fertilizer and water use efficiency under both rain-fed and irrigated conditions. Our preoccupation with addressing the immediate food crisis means that issues such as land management, which require long term solutions, are frequently neglected. Yet inappropriate land management not only causes a reduction in land productivity, thus creating food insecurity and poverty, but it also leads to the degradation of farmers' environments through reductions in the quality and quantity of water supplies for rural and downstream communities and an increase in socioeconomic and -political instability. To combat land degradation, it is important to restore soil health through improving soil fertility and soil organic matter and also to mitigate the causes of land degradation. Some of these causes include: (i) inadequate use of fertilizers to combat soil nutrient deficiencies and to compensate for nutrient removal from animal and crop products, (ii) intensive land cultivation without adequate crop residue return, (iii) overgrazing or poor grazing management which destroys soil structure through soil trampling by livestock and (iv) poor irrigation, leading to salinity and excessive loss of soil nutrients to groundwater. The activities of the Soil and Water Management and Crop Nutrition (SWMCN) Section and Soil Science Unit in 2008 both through the network of coordinated research projects (CRPs) and technical cooperation projects (TCPs) have focused on providing information and capacity building in the use of isotopic techniques to Member States as they seek to address the issues outlined above

  6. Nuclear power newsletter, Vol. 5, no. 1, March 2008

    The current issue presents information about the following: Development of Nuclear Energy Series - Clickable Map; NPP I and C Technologies; Plant Life Management; NPP Databases; Management Systems; NPP Infrastructure; Training and NPP Personnel; INPRO; Water Cooled Reactors; Fast Reactors and Accelerator Driven Systems; Small and Medium Sized Reactors; Gas Cooled Reactors; Nuclear Desalination and other

  7. Fuel cycle and waste newsletter Vol. 1, No. 2

    Information is given about the results of the WATRP Mission to Korea with respect to procedures on siting of a repository for low and intermediate level radioactive wastes.The activities in the Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Materials Section (NFCMS) and Waste Technology Section (WTS) for the last three months are presented

  8. Food and environmental protection newsletter. Vol. 4, No. 1

    The 49th Extraordinary Session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, held in Geneva, 26-27 Switzerland, in September 2001, agreed to advance the draft Proposed Revised Codex General Standard for Irradiated Foods to Step 6 of the Codex procedure. The same Session also decided to accept the Proposed Codex Code of Practice for Radiation Processing of Food as new work for the Codex. Both the revised Codex Standard and Code of Practice, included in this issue, will be considered at the forthcoming Session of the Codex Committee on Food Additives and Contaminants, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 11-15 March 2002. The 18th Annual Meeting of the International Consultative Group on Food Irradiation (ICGFI), Rome, Italy, 23-25 October 2001, decided to phase out its activities with a final two year extension of its mandate from May 2002 to May 2004. This decision came following the successful achievements under the ICGFI mandate and the need to move on to a new type of organization with more emphasis on implementing the technology to meet the needs of member countries through enhancing food safety, security and trade and with active participation of the private sector. The highlights of the 18' ICGFI Meeting as well as its decisions are included in this issue. Irradiated food is gaining acceptance in many countries especially in the USA where over 2000 supermarkets are putting it on sale on a routine basis, apparently with no opposition from consumers. Sale of irradiated food went well beyond expectations. The tragic events of September 11 in New York and Washington, D.C. changed the world significantly. With the threat of anthrax spores in the mail, the reader may be interested to know that irradiation provides a ready solution to this problem as the US Postmaster General decided to purchase eight electron beam irradiators to treat mail to inactivate anthrax spores. While these machines are being built/installed, some one million pieces of mail have already been irradiated and distributed, using other commercially available machines. Two new Co-ordinated Research Projects (CRPs) were implemented by the Section during the past year: (i) Use of Irradiation to Ensure Hygienic Quality of Fresh, Pre-Cut Fruits and Vegetables and other Minimally Processed Food of Plant Origin; and (ii) Irradiation to Ensure the Safety and Quality of Prepared Meals. Another CRP is in the pipeline and will be implemented in early 2002, i.e. Testing the Efficacy and Uncertainty of Sample Processing for Analysis of Food Contaminants. The details of these CRPs are described in this issue

  9. Food and environmental protection newsletter. Vol. 5, No. 2

    The new management of Food and Environmental Protection Section of the Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture looks forward to strengthening our collaboration with, among others, related units in the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the World Health Organization, the Codex Alimentarius Commission and the World Trade Organization. These efforts will include subjects addressing overall food security, including food quality, food safety, plant health and the promotion of food trade in the areas of food irradiation and methods of analysis and sampling for contaminants, with a specific emphasis on developing countries. Increased efforts will also be applied in the application of safe technologies through the provision of training and support in the utilization of sound analytical methods, research, and web-based information systems for both sanitary and phytosanitary measures. It also plan to enhance the preparedness of our Member States in the application of the Joint Radiation Emergency Management Plan and in strengthening links with other Units of the Division and the Seibersdorf Laboratories, specifically in the areas of agrochemicals, biotechnology and radionuclides. There are numerous activities planned in the form of Research Coordination Meetings, Workshops and Seminars on subjects ranging from pesticide residue analysis and formulation control, the use of irradiation to ensure the quality and safety of foods and the transfer of radionuclides from soils to plants

  10. Nuclear power newsletter. Vol. 7, no. 2, June 2010

    The IAEA has started a new CRP on Beyond 50 or 60 Years, Operations of Nuclear Power Plants. Although the need will be slightly different from country to coun try, the global demand for electricity is expected to double by year 2030. Moreover, the first term of life extensions from 30 to 60 years for existing nuclear power plants (NPPs) will expire by the middle of this century. In order to cope with this rapidly growing demand for electricity and the potential retirement of the current NPP fleet, many countries are now considering all possible countermeasures, including the construction of new NPPs and extending the lifetime of existing facilities to 80 years. The overall objective of the CRP is the establishment of quantitative evaluation methodology for continued operations beyond 50 or 60 years in NPPs. The results of the CRP will be used in assessing the safe long term operation of passive systems, structures and components (SSCs), management of age-related degradation issues, and application of new technologies for monitoring, diagnostics, and performance prediction. This will substantially contribute to better technical support of NPP operation safety and life management for long term operations (LTO)

  11. Nuclear power newsletter, Vol. 6, no. 2, June 2009

    The main topics in the current issue are: Construction technology for new nuclear power plants; I and C system technologies; VERLIFE -The Lifetime Assessment Procedure for WWER NPPs; Significance of Pressurized Thermal Shock to Reactor Pressure Vessel Integrity; Erosion-Corrosion in Nuclear Power Plants; Supporting Latin American and Caribbean Countries Contemplating New Nuclear Programmes; Guidance for Nuclear Facility Personnel Training; INIR: The New IAEA Peer Review Service; INPRO information; Developing Methodologies to Assess Passive Safety System Performance in Advanced Reactors; 21st Meeting of the Technical Working Group on Gas-Cooled Reactors (TWG-GCR-21); Technical Meeting on Performance of Test Reactors and Use of Data for Benchmarking; International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Research Applications and Utilization of Accelerators; Technical Working Group on Fast Reactors (TWG-FR)

  12. Soils Newsletter, Vol. 36, No. 2, January 2014

    The end of 2013 is fast approaching. The challenges and opportunities for the SWMCN Subprogramme are exciting, with the ever greater focus and awareness of policy makers and farming communities around the world on the management of land and agricultural water resources for sustainable agriculture. In addition, there is mounting pressure on the agricultural sector to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Development of land-water management tools and techniques is increasingly required by cropping and livestock farmers to improve soil and water quality, reduce soil erosion-land degradation, minimize GHG from farm lands, improve soil fertility and produce more food per drop in both rainfed and irrigated lands without compromising water quality and quantity. The SWMCN Subprogramme has launched two new Coordinated Research Projects (CRPs) in 2013 which aim to address major soil, water and nutrient management issues for climate smart agriculture, and integrated cropping livestock agriculture. Conservation of natural resources for food security is an important consideration in climate smart agriculture. There is increasing attention to land resource management for food security throughout the world. The Global Soil Week entitled 'Losing Ground?' convened in Berlin, Germany, from 27-31 October 2013, with more than 450 participants (scientists, policy makers and land managers) from over 70 countries has raised major concerns about land degradation which affects soil fertility, crop nutrition, food productivity, water quantity and quality. It has highlighted the importance of climatesoil- water nexus in food security. Besides CRPs, the SWMCN Subprogramme also provided technical support to 52 Technical Cooperation Projects (TCPs) in 2013 and about 30 new TCPs will be implemented in 2014-2015. The SWMCN Laboratory of the SWMCN Subprogramme has also provided support to CRPs through research and development in soil carbon sequestration, GHG emissions and agricultural water management. In addition, 70 fellows were trained in the SWMCN Laboratory in 2013

  13. Nuclear Power Newsletter, Vol. 9, No. 3, September 2012

    The IAEA Action Plan on Nuclear Safety (the Action Plan) was adopted by the IAEA's Board of Governors a year ago and subsequently unanimously endorsed by the 55th IAEA General Conference. Strengthening nuclear safety in light of the accident at TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (the Fukushima accident) is addressed through a number of measures covered in this Action Plan, including 12 main actions, each with corresponding sub-actions. The IAEA and its Member States are now implementing the Action Plan to further strengthen the global nuclear safety framework. The Division of Nuclear Power (NENP) has established good cooperation with the IAEA Nuclear Safety Action Team, identified all activities within the scope of its responsibilities related to the implementation of the Action Plan as its first priority, and is contributing to the majority of the action items. This article highlights some of the important events implemented with NENP's contribution.

  14. Nuclear power newsletter. Vol. 7, no. 1, March 2010

    Among many other activities of the NENP, supporting the Member States with operating nuclear power plants (NPPs) for safe and effective operation is very important since a lot of the operating NPPs are over 20 years and they are getting old every year. This is also important to the Member States considering the introduction of the first NPP for better public acceptance on nuclear power. The NENP, in coordination with other departments in the Agency, will try its best to support existing fleet for the safe and improved performance as was done in previous years. The NENP will keep focusing on the development of advanced/innovative nuclear power technologies for the preparation of the future needs for sustainable development. The NENP will continue focusing on the timely sharing of scientific and technical information related to advances in nuclear power technology and its various applications including non electric applications such as seawater desalination, hydrogen production and other industrial applications. Major activities in 2010 will focus on the issues for the near term technologies of various types and sizes of nuclear reactors with major focus on water cooled reactors. There will be a series of meeting/ workshops and CRP's, to address the issues for the development and applications of water cooled reactors through the 21st century including economics and sustainability. Similarly, the Agency will continue to play a major role in the technology sharing and development related to fast reactors through CRP's and meetings related to both the startup and shut down of major fast reactor projects globally

  15. Food and environmental protection newsletter. Vol. 3, No. 2

    Significant progress on international standard setting has been made in recent months. Firstly, the Codex General Standard for Irradiated Foods was accepted for amendment at Step 5 by the 33rd Session of the Codex Committee on Food Additives and Contaminants (CCFAC), The Hague, The Netherlands, 12-16 March 2001, by removing the maximum dose limit of 10 kGy. Secondly, the 3rd Session of the Interim Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (ICPM), the standard setting body of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC), Rome, Italy, 2-6 April 2001 agreed to develop a new international standard on irradiation as a phytosanitary measure. Finally, the Codex Committees on Pesticide Residues and on Veterinary Drug Residues agreed to accept the Guidelines on Single Laboratory Method Validation for further development as their standards. It is expected that all these developments will lead to international standards in respective fields by 2003. Following a positive development on certification of irradiation as a .sanitary and phytosanitary treatment in Asia and the Pacific through a regional workshop held in Sydney, Australia in December 2000 (see details in this issue), another regional workshop on the same subject will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the benefit of Latin American countries. A new Co-ordinated Research Project (CRP) on Irradiation to Ensure Hygienic Quality of Fresh, Pre-Cut Fruits and Vegetables and Other Minimally Processed Food of Plant Origin is now being implemented jointly with the Pan American Health Organization. The first Research Co-ordination Meeting (RCM) of this CRP will be held later this year. Progress made through RCMs on Irradiation as a Phytosanitary Treatment of Food and Agricultural Commodities, on Transfer Factors of Radionuclides from Soil to Reference Plants and on Quality Control of Pesticide Products, held during the past six months, is reported in this issue

  16. Soils newsletter, Vol. 30, No. 2, January 2008

    The Soil and Water Management and Crop Nutrition (SWMCN) Section and the Soil Science Unit (SSU) have successfully achieved their tasks planned for 2007. The SWMCN subprogramme was also fortunate to receive support from its loyal ex-staff member, Mr. Felipe Zapata who was willing to help beyond the normal call of duty to assist the SWMCN Section in the implementation of its activities. I remain grateful for the dedicated support of both existing and ex-staff team members. In 2007, the SWMCN subprogramme continued its focus on land degradation, soil conservation measures and agricultural water management. The new Coordinated Research Project (CRP) on Managing Irrigation Water to Enhance Crop Productivity Under Water-Limiting Conditions: A Role for Isotopic Techniques was initiated in 2007 and the first Research Coordination Meeting (RCM) of this CRP was held from 26 to 30 November. Besides this RCM, November and December were also a busy time for the SWMCN subprogramme, with three Consultants Meetings (CM) held in Vienna, Austria on a range of issues that are directly relevant to Member States' concerns. These CMs created excellent opportunities and forums for the SWMCN-SSU team and international consultants to identify information gaps and key research areas that will assist in the development of land and water management technology packages to enhance soil carbon sequestration for climate change adaptation, minimize non-point (diffuse) pollution and appropriately target water conservation areas (WSA) within agricultural watersheds for biomass production and environmental quality. Two consultants, Yong Li and Peggy Macgaine who arrived during this busy period also provide valuable inputs to SWMCN-SSU activities. The SWMCN-SSU team also continued to provide a technical backstop to Technical Cooperation projects (TCPs), covering a range of issues in agriculture such as soil fertility management, land degradation, soil erosion, fertigation and drip irrigation. 2008 will provide the SWMCN subprogramme with additional opportunities for serving the Member States through an increasing numbers of TCPs in agricultural water management and soil conservation. Three RCMs will be held in 2008: Soil, Water and Nutrient Management for Conservation Agriculture (D1.50.09), Selection and Evaluation of Food (Cereal and Legume) Crop Genotypes Tolerant to Low Nitrogen and Phosphorus Soils Through the Use of Isotopic and Nuclear-related Techniques (D1.50.10) and Selection for Greater Agronomic Water Use Efficiency in Wheat and Rice Using Carbon Isotope Discrimination (D1.20.08). The success of these RCMs will depend on the commitment of contract holders, technical contractors, agreement holders and the support of Member States acting as RCM hosts

  17. Soils newsletter, Vol. 31, No. 1, July 2008

    January 2008 saw us embarking on the new programme of work for the 2008-2009 biennium, with three major projects, namely (i) Soil Management and Conservation for Sustainable Agriculture and the Environment, (ii) Technologies and Practices for Sustainable Use and Management of Water in Agriculture and (iii) Integrated Soil-Plant Approaches to Increase Crop Productivity in Harsh Environments. The third project is jointly implemented with the IAEA Plant Breeding and Genetics Section. The Soils Subprogramme has been involved in the evaluation and modification of 27 concept notes (including four regional projects) for national and regional technical cooperation projects which aim to address the conservation and management of land and water for crop production and environmental protection in Member States to enhance food security, crop productivity and the conservation of soil and water resources for sustainable agricultural systems and their environments in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe. Currently the Team in the Soils Subprogramme collectively provides technical support to 45 technical cooperation projects (TCPs) in a range of areas described above. It is so pleasing to receive articles from our counterparts, who inform us of the success of their projects through the involvement with IAEA under coordinated research projects (CRPs) or technical cooperation projects (TCPs)

  18. Soils Newsletter, Vol. 38, No. 2, January 2016

    In 2015 the Soil and Water Management and Crop Nutrition (SWMCN) Subprogramme held several events to celebrate the “International Year of Soils” (IYS), to raise awareness and improve the understanding on the importance of soil for food security and essential ecosystem functions. The side event on ‘Managing Soils for Climate-Smart Agriculture’ on 16 September 2015 during the 59th IAEA General Conference was well attended with more than 80 participants including many country delegations attending the IAEA General Conference. The four speakers from Member States showcased the successes and impacts in the field as well as their experience on the importance of soils in global food security, the impacts of climate change on soil and the crucial roles of nuclear applications for climate-smart agriculture. Similarly, the one-day conference on 7 December 2015 on “Celebration of the 2015 International Year of Soils: Achievements and Future Challenges”, with the International Union of Soil Science (IUSS), to coincide with World Soil Day on 5 December and to mark the closing of IYS. Speakers from all Regional Soil Science Societies reported on their achievements with regards to managing soils for sustainable crop production and intensification. Working groups discussed future challenges and opportunities for soil research and development, and international partnership and collaboration. The roles of isotopic and nuclear techniques for managing soils to combat land degradation, improve soil fertility and resource use efficiency, while reducing the environmental impacts of agriculture, and improving the nutritional quality of crops were highlighted during the conference. At the event, participants proclaimed the ‘Vienna Soil Declaration: Soil matters for humans and ecosystems’, which sets the framework for future research in soil science and links achievements to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and global endeavours to combat climate change. It sends a strong message for the future that we want

  19. Nuclear Power Newsletter, Vol. 10, No. 2, May 2013

    The world's fast reactor community met in Paris in March 2013 to explore new opportunities in the development of fast reactor and related fuel cycles. Fast reactor technology has the potential to ensure that energy resources, which would run out in a few hundred years using today's technology, will actually last several thousand years. Fast reactors also reduce the volume and toxicity of the final waste. The IAEA has been supporting fast reactors technology and providing a forum for international cooperation. The most important event dedicated to this technology is the International Conference on Fast Reactors and Related Fuel Cycles organized by the IAEA and held every four years since 2009, when Japan hosted the conference in Kyoto (FR09). Four years later, almost 700 experts from 34 countries and 3 international organizations gathered in Paris on 4-7 March 2013 for the International Conference on Fast Reactors and Related Fuel Cycles: Safe Technologies and Sustainable Scenarios (FR13). 'The IAEA remains the unique collaboration forum for ensuring continued progress in fast reactor technology', said IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano in a video opening address. 'We provide an umbrella for knowledge preservation, information exchange and collaborative R and D in which resources and expertise are pooled', Mr Amano added. 'Promising innovation routes are now clearly identified to further enhance safety, reduce capital cost and improve efficiency, reliability and operability, making the Generation IV sodium fast reactor concept an attractive option for electricity production', said Laurent Michel, Director General, French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, in his opening remarks. Main advances in the key areas of technological development were presented during the 41 technical sessions of the conference, including advances in fast reactors and fuel cycles technology, safety, and economic and proliferation resistance related issues. The conference also identified gaps and key issues that need to be addressed in the industrial-scale introduction of fast reactors, including public acceptance. Several existing fast reactors, current construction projects, and innovative fast reactors concepts under development at the national level and by international initiatives were reviewed and discussed. ''Since the 2009 conference, the fast reactor community has achieved very promising results in the field of Generation IV safety design criteria, prevention and mitigation of severe accidents, advanced steam generators and power conversion systems, low swelling steels for fuel cladding, multi-physics coupling and high performance computing'', summarized Christophe Behar, Director of Nuclear Energy at CEA and Chairperson of the Conference. Safety and Sustainability In line with this year's focus on safety and sustainability, two panels were devoted to the safety of innovative fast neutron systems and to the sustainability of the related fuel cycles.

  20. Nuclear power newsletter. Vol. 6, no. 4, December 2009

    Rising expectations of the role of nuclear power to respond to the increased number of newcomers and global environmental considerations over fossil fuel have led the IAEA to continue to provide support to Member States in all required areas such as support to operating nuclear power plants, nuclear infrastructure building for newcomers, and assessment of different technology options of reactor designs, innovative technologies and their applications. The theme of the International Conference on Opportunities and Challenges for Water Cooled Reactors in the 21st Century, which was held in Vienna on October 2009, was on the future of nuclear power and the role of water cooled reactors will play in this future. As the world moves into the 21st Century and faces new challenges, including the growth in world energy demand or the threat of global climate change, nuclear energy is seen as one of the sources that could substantially and sustainably contribute to powering the world

  1. Nuclear Power Newsletter, Vol. 8, No. 1, March 2011

    Countries have improved their understanding of the issues of a nuclear programme and are making progress in their infrastructure development. This was a main conclusion from an annual workshop entitled Introduction of Nuclear Power Programmes: Management and Evaluation of a National Nuclear Infrastructure, held in Vienna from 8-11 February 2011. Since the first workshop in 2006, countries have been participating in annual workshops to share their experiences and find solutions to common challenges. This year, 89 participants from more than 45 countries discussed the development of a national position, their experiences with self-evaluation of infrastructure status and Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review Missions. Many countries made presentations on their infrastructure status. They also exchanged views on becoming an intelligent customer, international cooperation, and received updates on IAEA activities related to the introduction of nuclear power. A highlight of the agenda was a keynote address by Ambassador Al-Kaabi of the United Arab Emirates. As in past years, the participants appreciated the opportunity to discuss common challenges and to share their experiences in smaller groups in breakout sessions. Participants identified that engaging all political parties and the public in the development of a national position can lead to a stable Government policy over a multi year planning timeline. The relationship between the technical community performing studies on nuclear power and the policy-makers (Government bureaucrats) together with media, public and decision-makers at the political level all contribute to the development of a national position. A clear position on how nuclear power will be introduced will form the foundation for the planning and implementation of the national infrastructure and nuclear power plant project. The use of self-evaluations to support continuous improvement was recognized. Countries gave their experiences that they can be in one Phase for some of the Milestones issues, and in another Phase for other issues. The self-evaluation report can contribute to prioritizing international assistance. Experience of the five countries who have received INIR missions was also discussed. INIR missions are international expert reviews of the infrastructure status organized by the IAEA. They identified the benefits of the INIR mission as confidence building, as identifying gaps and ways to fill the gaps, and in making the best use of international assistance. The workshop concluded that self-evaluations are essential to the success of INIR missions. In general the evaluation methodology was found to be very useful, and some areas for improvement were identified. Workshop materials, interviews with some participants and other resources are available at the following website: www.iaea.org/NuclearPower/Infrastructure

  2. Soils Newsletter, Vol. 37, No. 2, January 2015

    The subprogramme can look back with pride over its achievements in the past 50 years with major milestones accomplished. These include the development of nitrogen-15 labelled fertilizer technique for nitrogen use efficiency; the nitrogen-15 isotope dilution method for assessment of biological nitrogen fixation in particular with common beans in Latin America; the development of FRNs to assess soil erosion; the utilization of phosphate rock sources through the use of phosphorus-32 for agricultural production; the comparison of the soil moisture neutron probe with other soil moisture sensors and the publication of a practical guide on methods, instrumentation and sensor technology and the application of oxegyn-18 stable isotopic technique for evapotranspiration separation for improving water use efficiency in cropping systems. Recently, we also embarked on the use of compound specific stable isotope (CSSI) technique for assessing sediment and soil erosion transport and their sources, and the use of cosmic ray neutron probe for area-wide soil water monitoring

  3. CERN Diversity Newsletter - July 2015

    Kaltenhauser, Kristin; CERN. Geneva. HR Department

    2015-01-01

    The first official edition of the CERN Diversity Newsletter, informing on recent and ongoing diversity activities, and interesting reads, videos and other links related to diversity. Subscribe here: https://diversity.web.cern.ch/2015/07/subscribe-diversity-newsletter

  4. XRF newsletter. No. 2

    This periodical XRF Newsletter is to inform the XRF laboratories in IAEA Member States on recent developments in the field of XRF spectrometry and to exchange views on fundamental and applied aspects of sampling, sample preparation, instrumentation, quantitation, quality control, etc. It presents the XRF activities and the main XRF results obtained at the IAEA's model XRF Laboratory in Seibersdorf and in XRF laboratories in the Member States. It includes input from the Member States to help the XRF laboratories to improve their analytical performance, extend the applicability range of XRF techniques and initiate co-operation

  5. Powernext newsletter n. 36

    Powernext SA is a Multilateral Trading Facility which organizes and warrants the transactions on the European power exchange and CO2 exchange markets. This issue of Powernext newsletter presents the highlights of the European power and carbon trade markets from 2005 up to January 2006. It reports on some market statistics related to prices and volumes traded on Powernext Day-AheadTM in the case of day-ahead contracts, on Powernext FuturesTM in the case of medium-term contracts, and on Powernext Carbon in the case of CO2. (J.S.)

  6. ISAM newsletter. No. 3

    This issue of the ISAM newsletter informs on the past and forthcoming ISAM Co-ordinating Group meetings and highlights working group and safety case activities. The document briefs on the particular safety cases: Vault safety case; Radon-type facility safety case; and Borehole safety case. The document highlights also the ISAM Virtual Workspace which provides the opportunity through the World Wide Web for ISAM participants to share information and to work together on the Safety Cases and Working Group Activities. A list of ISAM documents is provided

  7. SSDL Newsletter. No. 30

    This Secondary Standard Dosimetry Laboratories (SSDL) newsletter features a report of the 4th meeting of the SSDL Scientific Committee, held in Vienna in November, 1990. It also contains a report on the dosimetry audit programme for radiotherapy centres in the United States, from which it is evident that the programme has considerably improved the accuracy of dosimetry in the U.S. Finally, this issue reports the findings of an intercomparison programme to assess the dosimetric accuracy in radiotherapy in Turkey. Refs, figs and tabs

  8. Powernext newsletter n. 33

    Powernext SA is a Multilateral Trading Facility which organizes and warrants the transactions on the European power exchange and CO2 exchange markets. This issue of Powernext newsletter presents the highlights of the European power and carbon trade markets during August, September and October 2005. It reports on some daily market statistics related to prices and volumes traded on Powernext Day-AheadTM in the case of day-ahead contracts, on Powernext FuturesTM in the case of medium-term contracts, and on Powernext Carbon in the case of CO2. (J.S.)

  9. Powernext newsletter n. 30

    Powernext SA is a Multilateral Trading Facility which organizes and warrants the transactions on the European power exchange and CO2 exchange markets. This issue of Powernext newsletter presents the highlights of the European power and carbon trade markets during April, May and June 2005. It reports on some daily market statistics related to prices and volumes traded on Powernext Day-AheadTM in the case of day-ahead contracts, and on Powernext FuturesTM in the case of medium-term contracts. It presents the very first results of Powernext Carbon, the newly launched CO2 trade market. (J.S.)

  10. Powernext newsletter n. 32

    Powernext SA is a Multilateral Trading Facility which organizes and warrants the transactions on the European power exchange and CO2 exchange markets. This issue of Powernext newsletter presents the highlights of the European power and carbon trade markets during July, August and September 2005. It reports on some daily market statistics related to prices and volumes traded on Powernext Day-AheadTM in the case of day-ahead contracts, on Powernext FuturesTM in the case of medium-term contracts, and on Powernext Carbon in the case of CO2. (J.S.)

  11. Powernext newsletter n. 34

    Powernext SA is a Multilateral Trading Facility which organizes and warrants the transactions on the European power exchange and CO2 exchange markets. This issue of Powernext newsletter presents the highlights of the European power and carbon trade markets during September, October and November 2005. It reports on some daily market statistics related to prices and volumes traded on Powernext Day-AheadTM in the case of day-ahead contracts, on Powernext FuturesTM in the case of medium-term contracts, and on Powernext Carbon in the case of CO2. (J.S.)

  12. Powernext newsletter n. 35

    Powernext SA is a Multilateral Trading Facility which organizes and warrants the transactions on the European power exchange and CO2 exchange markets. This issue of Powernext newsletter presents the highlights of the European power and carbon trade markets during the last 3 months of 2005. It reports on some daily market statistics related to prices and volumes traded on Powernext Day-AheadTM in the case of day-ahead contracts, on Powernext FuturesTM in the case of medium-term contracts, and on Powernext Carbon in the case of CO2. (J.S.)

  13. Powernext newsletter n. 31

    Powernext SA is a Multilateral Trading Facility which organizes and warrants the transactions on the European power exchange and CO2 exchange markets. This issue of Powernext newsletter presents the highlights of the European power and carbon trade markets during June, July and August 2005. It reports on some daily market statistics related to prices and volumes traded on Powernext Day-AheadTM in the case of day-ahead contracts, on Powernext FuturesTM in the case of medium-term contracts, and on Powernext Carbon in the case of CO2. (J.S.)

  14. Powernext newsletter n. 29

    Powernext SA is a Multilateral Trading Facility which organizes and warrants the transactions on the European power exchange market. This issue of Powernext newsletter presents the highlights of the European power trade markets during March, April and May 2005. It reports on some daily market statistics related to prices and volumes traded on Powernext Day-AheadTM in the case of day-ahead contracts, and on Powernext FuturesTM in the case of medium-term contracts. A cooperation agreement in the CO2 market is announced between the European Climate Exchange (ECX) and Powernext. Powernext Carbon will be launched on June 24, 2005. (J.S.)

  15. Newsletter '77 in stereology

    There are three groups of contributions forming the present Newsletter in Stereology which are such of theoretical type, stereological activities in bio-sciences and quatitative image analysis in materials science. The report is introduced by two papers treating theoretical problems as the definition of particle size based on the total curvature and the definition of pattern recognition categories. It than follows a summarizing description and comparison of alternative techniques used to measure and conclude stereological parameters in bio-sciences. The discussion includes the sample preparation, semi- and complete automatic measuring procedures as well as the computation of primary data. The biological part ends by considering the use of those quantitative microscopical methods to investigate and classify foreign compounds inside the human liver stereologically. The materials science part reports about tests made on steel specimens to evaluate the accuracy of automatic microstructural analyses and about the use of image 'erosion' and 'dilatation' to measure microstructural parameters automatically. The last subject is part of a serie on morphology in quantitative metallography started in the previous Newsletter '76. The last paper on materials sciences considers the use of stereology and microstructural analysis in respect to a quality control, choosing WC-Co hardmetals as an example, where stereologically defined microstructural parameters do not serve only to describe microstructures quantitatively but also provide a usefull tool to determine properties indirectly. (orig.)

  16. INDAG newsletter. No. 4

    INDAG, so far, has been the only IAEA group to publish its Newsletter regularly before each General Conference Meeting. It is no doubt mainly this motivation for communication with complete transparency, coupled with expert advice, that led the independent panel for the evaluation of IAEA's nuclear desalination activities to highly commend INDAG for its actions. This time, INDAG brings you some concrete results of the International cooperation activities, strongly supported by INDAG and carried out under the aegis of IAEA's INT/4/134 programme: Thus, the Kalpakkam nuclear desalination complex in India is nearly completed, the Pakistani project for desalination with the Karachi nuclear power plant is now well on the way. At the same time, two technical and economic feasibility studies of nuclear desalination have also been completed. The final report on the feasibility of SMART + MED based integrated desalination system for the Madura island in Indonesia (Collaboration between South Korea and Indonesia) has already been published. That from the French -Tunisian collaboration, known as the TUNDESAL project, would come out as this Newsletter reaches you. As INDAG has consistently tried to communicate, these two studies have independently concluded that nuclear desalination is indeed a viable option for the future. The CRP on the economic assessment of site-specific cases, launched after INDAG's recommendation, continues to move forward. It was indeed the revised new models in DEEP that permitted the comprehensive economic evaluation of desalination costs in the two international feasibility studies

  17. Mutation breeding newsletter. No. 13

    This issue of the Newsletter presents new reports on mutation breeding programs using radiation or chemical mutagenesis to improve productivity, introduce disease resistance or induce morphological changes in crop plants

  18. Nuclear data newsletter. No. 31

    This periodic newsletter provides information relevant to the work of the IAEA Nuclear Data Section. This issue includes announcement of new data libraries, and gives citations for various current nuclear data publications

  19. Mutation breeding newsletter. No. 17

    This issue of the Newsletter presents new reports on mutation breeding programs using radiation or chemical mutagenesis to improve productivity, introduce disease resistance or induce morphological changes in crop plants

  20. Mutation breeding newsletter. No. 24

    This issue of the Newsletter presents reports and research abstracts on mutation breeding programs using radiation or chemical mutagenesis to improve productivity, introduce disease resistance or induce morphological changes in crop plants

  1. Mutation breeding newsletter. No. 10

    This issue of the Newsletter presents new reports on mutation breeding programs using radiation or chemical mutagenesis to improve productivity, introduce disease resistance or induce morphological changes in crop plants

  2. Mutation breeding newsletter. No. 9

    This issue of the Newsletter presents new reports on mutation breeding programs using radiation or chemical mutagenesis to improve productivity, introduce disease resistance or induce morphological changes in crop plants

  3. Mutation breeding newsletter. No. 29

    This issue of the Newsletter presents reports and rea search abstracts on mutation breeding programs using radiation or chemical mutagenesis to improve productivity, introduce disease resistance or induce morphological changes in crop plants

  4. Mutation breeding newsletter. No. 45

    This issue of the Mutation Breeding newsletter contains 39 articles dealing with radiation induced mutations and chemical mutagenesis techniques in plant breeding programs with the aims of improving crop productivity and disease resistance as well as exploring genetic variabilities

  5. Mutation breeding newsletter. No. 25

    This issue of the Newsletter presents reports and research abstracts on mutation breeding programs using radiation or chemical mutagenesis to improve productivity, introduce disease resistance or induce morphological changes in crop plants

  6. Mutation breeding newsletter. No. 33

    This issue of the newsletter reports a number of research news and research abstracts on application of radiation induced mutation techniques to increase mutagenesis and mutation frequency in plant breeding projects

  7. Mutation breeding newsletter. No. 27

    This issue of the Newsletter presents reports and research abstracts on mutation breeding programs using radiation or chemical mutagenesis to improve productivity, introduce disease resistance or induce morphological changes in crop plants

  8. Mutation breeding newsletter. No. 22

    This issue of the Newsletter presents new reports on mutation breeding programs using radiation or chemical mutagenesis to improve productivity, introduce disease resistance or induce morphological changes in crop plants

  9. Mutation breeding newsletter. No. 6

    This issue of the Newsletter presents reports and rea search abstracts on mutation breeding programs using radiation or chemical mutagenesis to improve productivity, introduce disease resistance or induce morphological changes in crop plants

  10. Mutation breeding newsletter. No. 15

    This issue of the Newsletter presents new reports on mutation breeding programs using radiation or chemical mutagenesis to improve productivity, introduce disease resistance or induce morphological changes in crop plants

  11. Mutation Breeding Newsletter. No. 37

    This newsletter contains a brief account of FAO/IAEA meetings held in 1990 on plant breeding involving the use of induced mutations. It also features a list of commercially available plant cultivars produced by such techniques. Refs and tabs

  12. Mutation breeding newsletter. No. 12

    This issue of the Newsletter presents new reports on mutation breeding programs using radiation or chemical mutagenesis to improve productivity, introduce disease resistance or induce morphological changes in crop plants

  13. Mutation breeding newsletter. No. 14

    This issue of the Newsletter presents new reports on mutation breeding programs using radiation or chemical mutagenesis to improve productivity, introduce disease resistance or induce morphological changes in crop plants

  14. Mutation breeding newsletter. No. 18

    This issue of the Newsletter presents new reports on mutation breeding programs using radiation or chemical mutagenesis to improve productivity, introduce disease resistance or induce morphological changes in crop plants

  15. Mutation breeding newsletter. No. 20

    This issue of the Newsletter presents new reports on mutation breeding programs using radiation or chemical mutagenesis to improve productivity, introduce disease resistance or induce morphological changes in crop plants

  16. Mutation breeding newsletter. No. 4

    This issue of the Newsletter presents reports and rea search abstracts on mutation breeding programs using radiation or chemical mutagenesis to improve productivity, introduce disease resistance or induce morphological changes in crop plants

  17. Mutation breeding newsletter. No. 3

    This issue of the Newsletter presents reports and rea search abstracts on mutation breeding programs using radiation or chemical mutagenesis to improve productivity, introduce disease resistance or induce morphological changes in crop plants

  18. Mutation breeding newsletter. No. 11

    This issue of the Newsletter presents new reports on mutation breeding programs using radiation or chemical mutagenesis to improve productivity, introduce disease resistance or induce morphological changes in crop plants

  19. Mutation breeding newsletter. No. 23

    This issue of the Newsletter presents new reports on mutation breeding programs using radiation or chemical mutagenesis to improve productivity, introduce disease resistance or induce morphological changes in crop plants

  20. Mutation breeding newsletter. No. 30

    This issue of the Newsletter presents new reports on mutation breeding programs using radiation or chemical mutagenesis to improve productivity, introduce disease resistance or induce morphological changes in crop plants

  1. Mutation breeding newsletter. No. 31

    This issue of the Newsletter presents new reports on mutation breeding programs using radiation or chemical mutagenesis to improve productivity, introduce disease resistance or induce morphological changes in crop plants

  2. Mutation breeding newsletter. No. 7

    This issue of the Newsletter presents reports and rea search abstracts on mutation breeding programs using radiation or chemical mutagenesis to improve productivity, introduce disease resistance or induce morphological changes in crop plants

  3. Mutation breeding newsletter. No. 5

    This issue of the Newsletter presents reports and rea search abstracts on mutation breeding programs using radiation or chemical mutagenesis to improve productivity, introduce disease resistance or induce morphological changes in crop plants

  4. Mutation breeding newsletter. No. 28

    This issue of the Newsletter presents reports and research abstracts on mutation breeding programs using radiation or chemical mutagenesis to improve productivity, introduce disease resistance or induce morphological changes in crop plants

  5. Mutation breeding newsletter. No. 1

    This issue of the Newsletter presents reports and rea search abstracts on mutation breeding programs using radiation or chemical mutagenesis to improve productivity, introduce disease resistance or induce morphological changes in crop plants

  6. Mutation breeding newsletter. No. 36

    This issue of the Newsletter presents abstracts and short communications of research results on radiation and chemical induced mutation breeding projects. Positive traits such as disease resistance and increased productivity are highlighted

  7. Mutation breeding newsletter. No. 26

    This issue of the Newsletter presents reports and research abstracts on mutation breeding programs using radiation or chemical mutagenesis to improve productivity, introduce disease resistance or induce morphological changes in crop plants

  8. Mutation breeding newsletter. No. 2

    This issue of the Newsletter presents reports and rea search abstracts on mutation breeding programs using radiation or chemical mutagenesis to improve productivity, introduce disease resistance or induce morphological changes in crop plants

  9. Mutation breeding newsletter. No. 8

    This issue of the Newsletter presents new reports on mutation breeding programs using radiation or chemical mutagenesis to improve productivity, introduce disease resistance or induce morphological changes in crop plants

  10. Mutation breeding newsletter. No. 16

    This issue of the Newsletter presents new reports on mutation breeding programs using radiation or chemical mutagenesis to improve productivity, introduce disease resistance or induce morphological changes in crop plants

  11. Mutation breeding newsletter. No. 32

    This issue of the Newsletter presents new reports on mutation breeding programs using radiation or chemical mutagenesis to improve productivity, introduce disease resistance or induce morphological changes in crop plants

  12. Mutation breeding newsletter. No. 34

    This issue of the Newsletter presents abstracts and short communications of research results on radiation and chemical induced mutation breeding projects. Positive traits such as disease resistance and increased productivity are highlighted

  13. Computer Program Newsletter No. 7

    This issue of the Computer Program Newsletter updates an earlier newsletter (Number 2, September 1979) and focuses on electrical network analysis computer programs. In particular, five network analysis programs (SCEPTRE, SPICE2, NET2, CALAHAN, and EMTP) will be described. The objective of this newsletter will be to provide a very brief description of the input syntax and semantics for each program, highlight their strong and weak points, illustrate how the programs are run at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory using the Octopus computer network, and present examples of input for each of the programs to illustrate some of the features of each program. In a sense, this newsletter can be used as a quick reference guide to the programs

  14. Mutation breeding newsletter. No. 44

    This issue of the Newsletter presents research reports on the role of radiation induced mutation and chemical mutagens in improving productivity, disease resistance; cold and salinity tolerance of various crops and ornamental plants

  15. Mutation breeding newsletter. No. 19

    This issue of the Newsletter presents new reports on mutation breeding programs using radiation or chemical mutagenesis to improve productivity, introduce disease resistance or induce morphological changes in crop plants

  16. POWERNEXT Newsletter n. 41

    NONE

    2006-01-15

    Powernext SA is a Multilateral Trading Facility which organizes and warrants the transactions on the European power exchange and CO{sub 2} exchange markets. This issue of Powernext newsletter presents the highlights of the European power and carbon trade markets for the past months and up to January 2006 (editorial: let's give the organized market its due place). It reports on some market statistics related to prices and volumes traded on Powernext Day-Ahead{sup TM} in the case of day-ahead contracts (January 2006 to January 2007), on Powernext Futures{sup TM} in the case of medium-term contracts (December 2005 to December 2006), and on Powernext Carbon in the case of CO{sub 2} (December 2005 to December 2006). Some Powernext and market news are summarized at the end of the document. (J.S.)

  17. SSDL Newsletter. No. 38

    This issue of the SSDL Newsletter consists of three reports. The first article is a report from the first Research Coordination Meeting (RCM) for the Coordinated Research Programme (CRP E2.10.02) on the development of a quality assurance programme for SSDLs. The objective of this CRP is to develop specific guidance for the SSDLs to establish Quality Systems and to prepare appropriate Quality Manuals. The second article reports on the results of the 1997 intercomparison of ionization chamber calibration factors in the IAEA/WHO Network of SSDLs. Since January 1998, this service is offered to all Network members. The third article reports on a national quality audit programme for radiotherapy centers in Iran. This programme has been set up and run by the SSDL in Iran. It is worthwhile mentioning that many SSDL Network members have now started to run quality audit programmes for end users in their countries

  18. INDAG newsletter. No. 3

    This third issue of the Newsletter is characterised by the key words 'demonstration' and 'scientific maturity' as opposed to the 'winds of change' in the second issue. Nuclear desalination studies in the INDAG member countries have moved from the generic studies to site-specific (e.g. the CRP on economics) studies and now to demonstration projects. The demonstration project at KALPAKKAM (INDIA) is now going on at full speed. That of KANNUP (PAKISTAN) will begin soon. A Similar project for the MEDITERRANEAN region is currently under consideration in France. Similarly, in its latest call for proposals for its 6th Framework programme, the European Commission has launched an ambitious programme of research and technological development in the field of Management of scarce water resources and mitigation technologies. This programme specifically calls for research in desalination

  19. SSDL newsletter. No. 37

    This is a special issue of the SSDL Newsletter. It consists of only one document, a Charter for the Network of SSDLs which was drafted during an Advisory Group Meeting held at the IAEA Headquarters in May 1997. The Charter follows a recommendation of the SSDL Scientific Committee during its Seventh Meeting, held at the IAEA Headquarters from 30 September to 4 October 1997, that the Agency develops an SSDL Charter detailing the responsibilities and tasks of the SSDL Network members. As a follow-up of this recommendation, a Consultant Meeting on this task was organized and held at the Agency in May 1997. For the development of the Charter, the consultants reviewed the IAEA publication ''Secondary Standard Dosimetry Laboratory: Development and trends'' (1985) and took into account the past 20 years experience of the Agency

  20. SSDL newsletter. No. 49

    This issue of the SSDL Newsletter starts with a report of the first Research Co-ordination Meeting of the Co-ordinated Research Project (CRP) on the development of TLD-based quality audits for radiotherapy dosimetry in non-reference conditions. The meeting was held at the IAEA's Headquarters in Vienna during 30 September - 4 October 2002. The meeting gathered the CRP participants from Algeria, Argentina, Austria, Bulgaria, China, India, France and Poland. The second article is also a meeting's report on the development of quality assurance procedures for dosimetry calculations in radiotherapy. The meeting was held at the IAEA's Headquarters in Vienna during 13-18 October 2003. Three consultants from Austria, the Netherlands and the USA have attended the meeting and made specific recommendations to the Agency on the initiation of a CRP on Quality Assurance for dosimetry calculations in radiotherapy

  1. POWERNEXT Newsletter n. 41

    Powernext SA is a Multilateral Trading Facility which organizes and warrants the transactions on the European power exchange and CO2 exchange markets. This issue of Powernext newsletter presents the highlights of the European power and carbon trade markets for the past months and up to January 2006 (editorial: let's give the organized market its due place). It reports on some market statistics related to prices and volumes traded on Powernext Day-AheadTM in the case of day-ahead contracts (January 2006 to January 2007), on Powernext FuturesTM in the case of medium-term contracts (December 2005 to December 2006), and on Powernext Carbon in the case of CO2 (December 2005 to December 2006). Some Powernext and market news are summarized at the end of the document. (J.S.)

  2. SSDL newsletter. No. 43

    The main article of this issue of the SSDL Newsletter deals with the calibration of low energy photon sources and beta-ray brachytherapy sources. It contains guidelines to SSDLs and hospital physicists for the calibration of these sources. The report has been prepared in close collaboration with the ICRU Report Committee on this subject, who is also planning to publish a report on the calibration of these types of sources. During the sixties and seventies, the IAEA published documents on computerized radiotherapy dose calculations, such as TRS-8 on Single-Field Isodose Charts for High-Energy Radiation (1962) and the 4 Volumes of the ''Atlas of Radiation Dose Distributions'' (1965-1972). During the eighties and nineties, no document was published by the IAEA in this field, even if major developments had occurred in that period. Specifically, fast computers and powerful Monte Carlo systems and application codes, addressed to radiotherapy treatment planning, were developed with the aim to provide sufficiently accurate dose calculations and great increases in speed. A consultants' meeting was held at the IAEA with a group of experts in the field to discuss current needs and trends, and to make recommendations to the IAEA. The consultants emphasized the need for the IAEA to play an active role in this field. Their full report is the second article of this Newsletter. Four new SSDLs have recently joined our Network: these are from Germany, Greece, Ethiopia and Vietnam. They have been added to the database of the IAEA/WHO Network of SSDLs and are listed on pages 44-45 of Member Laboratories

  3. Nuevo Leon State Central Public Library “Fray Servando Teresa de Mier," Newsletter November 2000. Vol. 1. No. 1. A term paper for the Marketing Information Services course at the Master in Library Science Program, Department of Library and Information Studies, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY (USA)

    Muela-Meza, Zapopan Martín

    2000-01-01

    This library newsletter is made as a term paper for the course 581 of Marketing Information Services for Libraries at the Master in Library Science Program at the State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA; Associate Professor of the course Dr.John Ellison, November 30, 2000. It focuses on the actual services of the Nuevo Leon State Central Public Library "Fran Servando Teresa de Mier" in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

  4. Food Irradiation Newsletter. V. 10, no. 1

    This issue includes reports of the Task Force Meeting on Irradiation as a Quarantine Treatment (Chiang Mai, Thailand, February 1986), of the first Research Coordination Meeting on the Use of Irradiation as a Quarantine Treatment of Food and Agricultural Commodities (Chiang Mai, Thailand, February 1986), and of the ASEAN Workshop on Food Irradiation (Bangkok, Thailand, November 1985). This Newsletter also contains a publication by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in the Federal Register, Vol. 51, No. 75 (Friday, April 18, 1986) 21 CFR Part 179, Irradiation in the Production, Processing and Handling of Food, Final Rule, which lists general provisions for food irradiation and permitted applications of ionizing radiation for (a) control of Trichinella spiralis in pork carcasses or fresh, non-heat processed cuts of pork carcasses (min. dose 0.3 kGy - max. dose 1 kGy); (b) growth and maturation inhibition of fresh foods (max. dose 1 kGy); (c) disinfestation of anthropod pests in food (max. dose 1 kGy); (d) microbial disinfestation of dry or dehydrated enzyme preparations (max. dose 10 kGy); (e) microbial disinfection of dry or dehydrated aromatic vegetable substances, culinary herbs, seeds, spices, teas, vegetable seasonings, and blends of these aromatic substances, (max. dose 30 kGy). Provisions for labelling of irradiated foods at retail level are contained in the rule

  5. SSDL newsletter. No. 44

    The first article of this issue of the SSDL Newsletter is the report of the 9th SSDL Scientific Committee Meeting held from 13-17 November 2000. The editor wishes to draw the readers' attention to recommendations xviii, xxi and xxvi of the Scientific Committee, to evaluate the potential needs of SSDLs for the audit and calibration services in diagnostic radiology, brachytherapy and nuclear medicine metrology. For that purpose, the Secretariat of the IAEA/WHO network is preparing a survey form to be sent to all SSDLs of the network. It is hoped that the network members will fill in the questionnaire and return it to the Secretariat as soon as possible. The second article is a technical note prepared by the staff of the Dosimetry and Medical Radiation Physics Section that deals with the ''effect of humidity on measurements with a well type chamber''. Those SSDL members possessing a well type chamber are encouraged to conduct similar frequent constancy checks and submit their contributions to the editor for publication in a forthcoming issue of the Newsletter. Contributions will be duly acknowledged. The third article is a report of the Second Research Co-ordination Meeting (RCM) for the Co-ordinated Research Project (CRP E2.40.07) on ''the development of a quality assurance programme for radiation therapy dosimetry in developing countries'', held at IAEA Headquarters from 4-8 December 2000. The aim of the CRP is to establish national Quality Assurance (QA) networks for external quality audits for radiotherapy hospitals in developing countries. This is done by setting up national External Audit Groups (EAGs) with laboratory backup for operating TLD audits for radiotherapy dosimetry. The main results achieved under this CRP are included in the report. A new SSDL has recently joined our Network: the Laboratory of State Dosimetry Standards of the Belarussian State Institute of Metrology (Gosstandart). The SSDL has been added to the database of the IAEA/WHO Network of

  6. POWERNEXT Newsletter n. 40

    NONE

    2006-09-15

    Powernext SA is a Multilateral Trading Facility which organizes and warrants the transactions on the European power exchange and CO{sub 2} exchange markets. This issue of Powernext newsletter presents the highlights of the European power and carbon trade markets for the past months and up to September 2006 (editorial: liberalization, prices and tariffs: restoring a couple of true facts about the electricity market, partial aspect of French market's opening disrupts its operation and not the opposite, the return to a completely regulated market threatens the balance of the French electricity system and the construction of the Europe of energy). It reports on some market statistics (August 2005 to August 2006) related to prices and volumes traded on Powernext Day-Ahead{sup TM} in the case of day-ahead contracts, on Powernext Futures{sup TM} in the case of medium-term contracts, and on Powernext Carbon in the case of CO{sub 2}. Some Powernext and market news are summarized at the end of the document. (J.S.)

  7. SSDL newsletter. No. 42

    Almost 25 years after its foundation, the IAEA/WHO Network of SSDLs comprises 70 members in 59 Member States and is supported by 15 Primary Standards Dosimetry Laboratories and 5 international bodies and committees. The close link between the Network and other metrology bodies has contributed substantially to achieving consistency in the dosimetry of ionizing radiation. The first article of this issue of the SSDL Newsletter is devoted to the story of SSDL under the title 'the SSDL story' so that the 'SSDL memory' becomes recorded. The second article is a report of the Third Research Co-ordination Meeting (RCM) for the Coordinated Research Project (CRP E2.10.02) on 'the development of a quality assurance programme for SSDLs', held at the IAEA Headquarters from 29 November to 3 December 1999. The objective of the CRP is to prepare practical guidelines to SSDLs for the development of a quality system based on ISO/IEC standards. The main results achieved under this CRP are included in this report and will be published in the form of an IAEA document to be distributed to all SSDL members. The third article is a report from the SSDL in Tanzania, which describes the quality control programme implemented in the laboratory

  8. SSDL Newsletter. No. 39

    This issue of the Newsletter opens with the note on ''x-ray calibration qualities''. The IAEA Technical Report Series No.374 ''Calibration of Dosimeters Used in Radiotherapy'' (IAEA, Vienna, 1994) is intended for hospitals and SSDLs that carry out calibration of therapy level dosimeters. The second article is a report from the First Research Co-ordination Meeting (RCM) for the Coordinated Research Projects on ''the Development of a Quality Assurance Programme for Radiation Therapy Dosimetry in Developing Countries'', held at the IAEA Headquarters from 6 to 10 October 1997. The third article is also a report from the Second Research Co-ordination Meeting (RCM) for the Co-ordinated Research Projects (CRP E2 40 06) on ''Characterization and Evaluation of High-Dose Dosimetry Techniques for Quality Assurance in Radiation Processing'' which was held at the IAEA Headquarters in Vienna, from 6 through 10 October 1997. This CRP investigates the influence of various external parameters on the performance of several routine dosimeters presently in use, and a possible transfer dosimetry system for electron beams of energy less than 4 MeV

  9. Powernext, newsletter no.18

    This newsletter provides information and statistical data on the four business unit of Powernext: Powernext Day-Ahead, Powernext Carbon, Powernext Futures and Powernext Weather. Powernext Day-Ahead provides a short term price reference to manage the volume risk. Powernext Day-Ahead counts close to 50 members among producers, suppliers, eligible consumers, etc. Powernext Carbon is a spot market of CO2 allowances. The market model is the result of a three-fold partnership between Powernext, Caisse des Depots and Euronext. Powernext Carbon counts close to 30 active members. More than 2 Million tonnes of CO2 have been traded since the launch of the market on 24 June. Powernext Carbon has made a name for itself as the most liquid CO2 allowances spot market in Europe to date. Powernext Futures has made a name for itself as a price reference for the medium term market. Its market makers and members guarantee a high-quality market over a time period going up until 2008. Powernext Weather is a range of economically weather driven temperature indices provided by our partner Meteo France. These indices are decision making or hedging tools. This analysis concerns February and March 2004. (A.L.B.)

  10. Newsletter '76 in stereology

    The present newsletter on stereology deals with a brief outlook about stereological problems to be solved in the future, compares definitions in pattern recognition and stereology and exposes the main notions of mathematical morphology used in quantitative metallography. This includes the description of the main stereological equations relating the parameters describing the dimensional features to the parameters measured in plane sections as well as a special type of equation for practical uses by which the average fiber length in composite materials can be determined. In this context the methods of particle shape descriptions have been summarized and reviewed and an example is given, how particle size and shape distributions can be measured statistically by automatic feature analysis of morphometric sections. - The introduction of stereological microstructural parameters into microstructure - property equations opens the way to calculate the materials properties by a stereological microstructure analysis and extends the possibilities of the common microstructural quality control. This is demonstrated for WC-Co hard metals. (orig./GSC)

  11. INDAG newsletter. No. 2

    This second issue, you cannot fail to notice the winds of change: changes in the individual programmes of the Member States are now progressively moving from paper studies to realistic site specific investigations; changes in the very orientation of INDAG, in which the accent is now more and more on technical issues and discussions; and changes in the Newsletter itself - in this issue you have not one but three technical notes (see the insert: INDAG Technical Brief), summarising the presentations made during the last INDAG Meeting held from 10 to 12 July, 2002. Reflecting these changes, INDAG has recommended the organisation of Technical Meetings to take place in alternate years between INDAG meetings. Yet another domain where noticeable changes are apparent is the area of International collaborations, which have become realities from just ideas. The EURODESAL project is well underway. This is also the case for the collaboration between South Korea and Indonesia, between France and Tunisia and between France and Morocco, all three dealing with site-specific studies with a view to furnish technical and economic specifications for eventual, integrated nuclear desalination plants. The collaboration between Russia and Canada on a floating nuclear desalination facility continues at an advanced stage

  12. INDAG newsletter. No. 1

    The International Nuclear Desalination Advisory Group, INDAG, was created following the 1996 General Conference Resolution (GC(40)/RES/14) requesting the IAEA to take the appropriate measures to assist Member States in the process of preparatory actions for nuclear desalination demonstration projects. This resolution was reiterated in the following IAEA General Conferences and INDAG is now in its second term, ending in 2004. From its very beginning, INDAG has actively contributed to the promotion and stimulation of nuclear desalination activities in IAEA Member States. Its achievements are numerous but they are perhaps relatively less well known to people outside IAEA and related organisations. INDAG, through its meetings, has provided common methodology, computer tools and activities which have encouraged other Member States to engage in nuclear desalination activities in a more coherent manner. Similarly, under INDAG recommendations and suggestions, IAEA has already implemented important activities for the promotion of the cause for nuclear desalination in the world launching of the Coordinated Research Program on 'Optimisation of the coupling of nuclear reactors and desalination systems' (1998-2003). This first issue of the Newsletter prepared by INDAG members brings not only a report of INDAG activities but presents the latest innovations and advances taking place in Member States in the field of nuclear desalination

  13. POWERNEXT Newsletter n. 40

    Powernext SA is a Multilateral Trading Facility which organizes and warrants the transactions on the European power exchange and CO2 exchange markets. This issue of Powernext newsletter presents the highlights of the European power and carbon trade markets for the past months and up to September 2006 (editorial: liberalization, prices and tariffs: restoring a couple of true facts about the electricity market, partial aspect of French market's opening disrupts its operation and not the opposite, the return to a completely regulated market threatens the balance of the French electricity system and the construction of the Europe of energy). It reports on some market statistics (August 2005 to August 2006) related to prices and volumes traded on Powernext Day-AheadTM in the case of day-ahead contracts, on Powernext FuturesTM in the case of medium-term contracts, and on Powernext Carbon in the case of CO2. Some Powernext and market news are summarized at the end of the document. (J.S.)

  14. POWERNEXT Newsletter n. 38

    NONE

    2006-05-15

    Powernext SA is a Multilateral Trading Facility which organizes and warrants the transactions on the European power exchange and CO{sub 2} exchange markets. This issue of Powernext newsletter presents the highlights of the European power and carbon trade markets for the past months and up to April 2006 (editorial: knowing the fair price in order to take on the energy and climate challenges, need for a better coordination of the information at the European level, a liberalization of the French power market at the standstill for the benefit of the German market and prices). It reports on some market statistics related to prices and volumes traded on Powernext Day-Ahead{sup TM} in the case of day-ahead contracts (April 2005 to April 2006), on Powernext Futures{sup TM} in the case of medium-term contracts (February to April 2006), and on Powernext Carbon in the case of CO{sub 2} (June 2005 to April 2006). Some Powernext and market news are summarized at the end of the document. (J.S.)

  15. Powernext, newsletter no.20

    This newsletter provides information and statistical data on the four business unit of Powernext: Powernext Day-Ahead, Powernext Carbon, Powernext Futures and Powernext Weather. Powernext Day-Ahead provides a short term price reference to manage the volume risk. Powernext Day-Ahead counts close to 50 members among producers, suppliers, eligible consumers, etc. Powernext Carbon is a spot market of CO2 allowances. The market model is the result of a three-fold partnership between Powernext, Caisse des Depots and Euronext. Powernext Carbon counts close to 30 active members. More than 2 Million tonnes of CO2 have been traded since the launch of the market on 24 June. Powernext Carbon has made a name for itself as the most liquid CO2 allowances spot market in Europe to date. Powernext Futures has made a name for itself as a price reference for the medium term market. Its market makers and members guarantee a high-quality market over a time period going up until 2008. Powernext Weather is a range of economically weather driven temperature indices provided by our partner Meteo France. These indices are decision making or hedging tools. This analysis concerns May 2004. (A.L.B.)

  16. Powernext, newsletter no.27

    This newsletter provides information and statistical data on the four business unit of Powernext: Powernext Day-Ahead, Powernext Carbon, Powernext Futures and Powernext Weather. Powernext Day-Ahead provides a short term price reference to manage the volume risk. Powernext Day-Aheado counts close to 50 members among producers, suppliers, eligible consumers, etc. Powernext Carbon is a spot market of CO2 allowances. The market model is the result of a three-fold partnership between Powernext, Caisse des Depots and Euronext. Powernext Carbon counts close to 30 active members. More than 2 Million tonnes of CO2 have been traded since the launch of the market on 24 June. Powernext Carbon has made a name for itself as the most liquid CO2 allowances spot market in Europe to date. Powernext Futures has made a name for itself as a price reference for the medium term market. Its market makers and members guarantee a high-quality market over a time period going up until 2008. Powernext Weather is a range of economically weather driven temperature indices provided by our partner Meteo France. These indices are decision making or hedging tools. This analysis concerns February and march 2005. (A.L.B.)

  17. Powernext, newsletter no.26

    This newsletter provides information and statistical data on the four business unit of Powernext: Powernext Day-Ahead, Powernext Carbon, Powernext Futures and Powernext Weather. Powernext Day-Ahead provides a short term price reference to manage the volume risk. Powernext Day-Ahead counts close to 50 members among producers, suppliers, eligible consumers, etc. Powernext Carbon is a spot market of CO2 allowances. The market model is the result of a three-fold partnership between Powernext, Caisse des Depots and Euronext. Powernext Carbon counts close to 30 active members. More than 2 Million tonnes of CO2 have been traded since the launch of the market on 24 June. Powernext Carbon has made a name for itself as the most liquid CO2 allowances spot market in Europe to date. Powernext Futures has made a name for itself as a price reference for the medium term market. Its market makers and members guarantee a high-quality market over a time period going up until 2008. Powernext Weather is a range of economically weather driven temperature indices provided by our partner Meteo France. These indices are decision making or hedging tools. This analysis concerns January 2005. (A.L.B.)

  18. Powernext, newsletter no.19

    This newsletter provides information and statistical data on the four business unit of Powernext: Powernext Day-Ahead, Powernext Carbon, Powernext Futures and Powernext Weather. Powernext Day-Ahead provides a short term price reference to manage the volume risk. Powernext Day-Ahead counts close to 50 members among producers, suppliers, eligible consumers, etc. Powernext Carbon is a spot market of CO2 allowances. The market model is the result of a three-fold partnership between Powernext, Caisse des Depots and Euronext. Powernext Carbon counts close to 30 active members. More than 2 Million tonnes of CO2 have been traded since the launch of the market on 24 June. Powernext Carbon has made a name for itself as the most liquid CO2 allowances spot market in Europe to date. Powernext Futures has made a name for itself as a price reference for the medium term market. Its market makers and members guarantee a high-quality market over a time period going up until 2008. Powernext Weather is a range of economically weather driven temperature indices provided by our partner Meteo France. These indices are decision making or hedging tools. This analysis concerns April 2004. (A.L.B.)

  19. ICFA Beam Dynamics Newsletter

    Ben-Zvi I.; Kuczewski A.; Altinbas, Z.; Beavis, D.; Belomestnykh,; Dai, J. et al

    2012-07-01

    The Collider-Accelerator Department at Brookhaven National Laboratory is building a high-brightness 500 mA capable Energy Recovery Linac (ERL) as one of its main R&D thrusts towards eRHIC, the polarized electron - hadron collider as an upgrade of the operating RHIC facility. The ERL is in final assembly stages, with injection commisioning starting in October 2012. The objective of this ERL is to serve as a platform for R&D into high current ERL, in particular issues of halo generation and control, Higher-Order Mode (HOM) issues, coherent emissions for the beam and high-brightness, high-power beam generation and preservation. The R&D ERL features a superconducting laser-photocathode RF gun with a high quantum efficiency photoccathode served with a load-lock cathode delivery system, a highly damped 5-cell accelerating cavity, a highly flexible single-pass loop and a comprehensive system of beam instrumentation. In this ICFA Beam Dynamics Newsletter article we will describe the ERL in a degree of detail that is not usually found in regular publications. We will discuss the various systems of the ERL, following the electrons from the photocathode to the beam dump, cover the control system, machine protection etc and summarize with the status of the ERL systems.

  20. Powernext, newsletter no.21

    This newsletter provides information and statistical data on the four business unit of Powernext: Powernext Day-Ahead, Powernext Carbon, Powernext Futures and Powernext Weather. Powernext Day-Ahead provides a short term price reference to manage the volume risk. Powernext Day-Ahead counts close to 50 members among producers, suppliers, eligible consumers, etc. Powernext Carbon is a spot market of CO2 allowances. The market model is the result of a three-fold partnership between Powernext, Caisse des Depots and Euronext. Powernext Carbon counts close to 30 active members. More than 2 Million tonnes of CO2 have been traded since the launch of the market on 24 June. Powernext Carbon has made a name for itself as the most liquid CO2 allowances spot market in Europe to date. Powernext Futures has made a name for itself as a price reference for the medium term market. Its market makers and members guarantee a high-quality market over a time period going up until 2008. Powernext Weather is a range of economically weather driven temperature indices provided by our partner Meteo France. These indices are decision making or hedging tools. This analysis concerns July 2004. (A.L.B.)

  1. POWERNEXT Newsletter n. 38

    Powernext SA is a Multilateral Trading Facility which organizes and warrants the transactions on the European power exchange and CO2 exchange markets. This issue of Powernext newsletter presents the highlights of the European power and carbon trade markets for the past months and up to April 2006 (editorial: knowing the fair price in order to take on the energy and climate challenges, need for a better coordination of the information at the European level, a liberalization of the French power market at the standstill for the benefit of the German market and prices). It reports on some market statistics related to prices and volumes traded on Powernext Day-AheadTM in the case of day-ahead contracts (April 2005 to April 2006), on Powernext FuturesTM in the case of medium-term contracts (February to April 2006), and on Powernext Carbon in the case of CO2 (June 2005 to April 2006). Some Powernext and market news are summarized at the end of the document. (J.S.)

  2. SSDL newsletter. No. 41

    The first article of this issue of the SSDL Newsletter is a synopsis of the Ph.D. thesis submitted by Karen Rosser to the University of London in May 1996. If the reader would like the complete version of the thesis, he/she should contact the author at NPL. Readers are reminded that a second edition of the IAEA TRS-277 was published in 1997 (Spanish version in 1998) and the related changes together with the scientific manuscripts were also published as IAEA TECDOC-897. The update concerns primarily the dosimetry of kilovoltage x-rays. The second article presents the IAEA standards for radiation protection and diagnostic radiology. It is worthwhile mentioning that although about 80% of the SSDL laboratory members conduct both radiotherapy and radiation protection calibrations, only few protection level secondary standards are calibrated at the AlEA. During recent years, calibration of protection level secondary standards has represented only a few percent of the therapy level calibrations. It is hoped that this article will give some insight into the activities of the IAEA in the dissemination of standards at radiation protection level dosimetry where proper traceability of measurements with a defined level of uncertainty is as important as in radiotherapy. The last article is the report from a Consultants Meeting related to dosimetry in diagnostic radiology, held at the IAEA in May 1999. The consultants overviewed the scientific achievements in the field and made recommendations to the Agency on the need for further developments. The consultants emphasized the need to develop a Code of Practice which will provide guidance on the establishment of radiation qualities and on the calibration procedures for dosimetry in diagnostic radiology

  3. SSDL newsletter. No. 46

    The first two articles of this issue of the SSDL Newsletter deal with guidelines for setting up the TLD based Quality Assurance (QA) network at the national level and propose a set of standardized procedures for onsite dosimetry review visits to hospitals for resolving discrepancies occurred in the TLD audits. The third article presents an analysis of the deviations identified through the IAEA/WHO TLD audit service. The fourth article is a short technical note on the results of a comparison conducted between the IAEA and the SSDL-STUK (Finland) of calibration coefficients of a well type chamber. This note is followed by an announcement on the publication of an update of the IAEA TECDOC-1079. The new document is published as IAEA TECDOC-1274. The fifth article is also a technical note on a pilot study to verify electrometer calibration coefficients. The note describes the procedures to be used and invites interested SSDLs of the IAEA/WHO network to participate in the pilot study. The IAEA Dosimetry Laboratory will participate in this pilot study. The verification of calibration coefficients of electrometers is of particular interest to SSDLs who have their reference ionization chamber calibrated alone (without the electrometer) in terms of air kerma or absorbed dose per unit charge or current collected. Before the chamber can be used with an electrometer, it is necessary to verify the calibration coefficient of the electrometer (in terms of charge or current). The sixth article was prepared by the Head of a new SSDL member, the Ionizing Radiation Metrology Laboratory (IRML) of South Africa, who has recently joined the network. It gives an overview of the facilities, activities and QA programme of the IRML. The last article is a short note prepared by the IAEA Secretariat on the use of calibration coefficients instead of calibration factors

  4. Nuclear data newsletter. No. 18

    This issue of the Nuclear Data Newsletter dated November 1993 gives information on the following topics: data indexes and bibliographies, new nuclear data libraries received including a package of three data libraries on photon-electron interaction, a list of selected new publications on nuclear data

  5. Nuclear data newsletter. No. 30

    Issue No. 30 of the Nuclear Data Newsletter gives information about the following: new data libraries available at the IAEA (photonuclear data library, charged-particle cross section database for medical radioisotope production); updated databases and libraries; computer codes and packages; list of selected reports and documents; and co-operating nuclear data service centres

  6. Mutation breeding newsletter. No. 40

    This newsletter contains an obituary to Iosif Abramovitch Rapoport and an outline of three new co-ordinated research programmes as well as a number of short contributed articles concerning the development and testing of mutant plant lines. These contributed articles have been indexed separately

  7. Nuclear Data Newsletter. No. 24

    This issue of the nuclear data newsletter gives information on the following topics: staff changes in the Data Center, new data libraries, charts of nuclides, conference announcement, data indexes and bibliographies, Nuclear Data Center coordination, nuclear data standards and some nuclear data

  8. Nuclear data newsletter. No. 19

    This issue of the Nuclear Data Newsletter dated September 1994 contains information on the following topics: WRENDA 93/94, online nuclear data service, data indexes and bibliographies, new nuclear data libraries received, a list of publications on nuclear data libraries grouped by type and field

  9. Project Solo; Newsletter Number Fourteen.

    Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Project Solo.

    Revised material from earlier Project Solo newsletters is presented here. The revised material updates programs to explain the law of sines and cosines and to apply the idea of rectangular coordinates approach to aircraft navigation systems such as VORTAC. A brief discussion of the value of off-line as opposed to on-line activity is also…

  10. ITER CTA newsletter. No. 6

    This ITER CTA Newsletter issue comprises information about the following ITER Meetings: The second negotiation meeting on the joint implementation of ITER, held in Tokyo(Japan) on 22-23 January 2002, and an international ITER symposium on burning plasma science and technology, held the day later after the second negotiation meeting at the same place

  11. ITER CTA newsletter. No. 1

    This ITER CTA newsletter comprises reports on ITER co-ordinated technical activities, information about the Meeting of the ITER CTA project board which took place in Vienna on 16 July 2001, and the Meeting of the expert group on MHD, disruptions and plasma control which was held on 25-26 June 2001 in Funchal, Madeira

  12. ITER CTA newsletter. No. 2

    This ITER CTA newsletter contains results of the ITER toroidal field model coil project presented by ITER EU Home Team (Garching) and an article in commemoration of the late Dr. Charles Maisonnier, one of the former leaders of ITER who made significant contributions to its development

  13. ITER CTA newsletter. No. 7

    This issue of ITER CTA newsletter contains information about the meeting of the ITER CTA project board, which took place in Moscow, Russian Federation on 22 April 2002 on the occasion of the Third Negotiators Meeting (N3), and about the meeting 'EU divertor celebration day' organized on 16 January 2002 at Plansee AG, Reutte, Austria

  14. SSDL newsletter. No. 28

    This issue of the newsletter is devoted to the TL services provided by the IAEA/WHO for Radiotherapy Centres during 1969-1987. The postal dosimetry service based on the LiF dosimeter has been successfully used during 20 years time by the IAEA/WHO and has covered about than 700 radiotherapy centres. The main features of this programme have been: The dose values reported to the participants are in close accordance with the international reference standard. The traceability has since 1976 been attained, for each set of TL powder through parallel calibrations of dosimeters at a PSDL (or BIPM). The mean deviation of the dose values reported by the IAEA compared to the primary standards has been - 0.26 ± 0.18 per cent (one standard deviation of the mean for 29 such comparisons is given). One standard deviation of a single result is 1 per cent. Most of the spread seems to be due to random uncertainties in the TLD method. It is probably not possible to achieve better results using the TL-method. The dosimetry at most of the investigated radiotherapy centres is rather unsatisfactory. The present study shows however that there has been a significant improvement for those centres participating several times. This shows that this programme has been of great importance to improve the Co-60 dosimetry on a worldwide scale. A similar programme is however needed for other beam qualities used in radiotherapy. A worldwide postal dosimetry programme is very complicated to carry out from the administrative point of view. The present procedure functions reasonably well. However, there are problems that are related to the TL-method. Thus it is very difficult to make the irradiation for the purpose of calibration at the IAEA (and a PSDL) at the same time that a large number of radiotherapy centres in a region of the world are irradiating their dosimeters. This is needed in order to avoid corrections for fading. Such corrections would increase the uncertainty. Furthermore, the dosimeters

  15. EVALUATION OF THE MASTER MARKETER NEWSLETTER

    McCorkle, Dean A.; Waller, Mark L.; Amosson, Stephen H.; Smith, Jackie; Bevers, Stanley J.; Borchardt, Robert

    2001-01-01

    Several support programs have been developed to help support, reinforce, enhance, and improve the effectiveness of the educational experience of Master Marketer graduates and other marketing club participants. One of those products, the Master Marketer Newsletter, is currently mailed to over 700 Master Marketer graduates and Extension faculty on a quarterly basis. In the June 2000 newsletter, a questionnaire was sent to newsletter recipients asking them to evaluate the various sections of the...

  16. Digital Newsletters And Educational Projects

    Del Puerto, C.; Concepción Anguita, M.; Domènech, A.; Zelman, N. R.; Ventura, L.

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    This newsletter contains short descriptions of research methods for the use of radiation to induce mutations and facilitate plant breeding. This method is used to develop species of plants that can survive in harsh climates and thus provide a food supply for humans and animals. Some of the mutants discussed include a salt tolerant barley, a disease resistant shrub, a cold tolerant chickpea, a highly productive Canavalia virosa and productive tomato. Refs, figs and tabs

  18. Nuclear data newsletter. No. 36

    This periodic newsletter provides information relevant to the work of the IAEA Nuclear Data Section. This issue announces the online and offline news concerning nuclear data libraries and data processing codes. It includes announcements on development activities of IAEA in the field of nuclear data collections and coordinated research projects and lists selected reports and documents on nuclear data as well as cooperating nuclear data service centres

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    This periodic newsletter provides information relevant to the work of the IAEA Nuclear Data Section. This issue announces the online and offline news concerning nuclear data libraries and data processing codes. It includes announcements on development activities of IAEA in the field of nuclear data collections and coordinated research projects and lists selected reports and documents on nuclear data as well as cooperating nuclear data service centres

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    This periodic newsletter provides information relevant to the work of the IAEA Nuclear Data Section. This issue announces the online and offline news concerning web and database services, nuclear data libraries and data processing codes. It includes announcements on development activities of IAEA in the field of nuclear data collections and coordinated research projects and lists selected reports and documents on nuclear data as well as cooperating nuclear data service centres

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