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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. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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''

  5. 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

  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. 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

  9. 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

  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. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

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

    2014-04-01

    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.

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  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. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  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. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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.

  19. 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

  20. 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

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  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. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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.)

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  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. 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...

  3. 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

  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. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  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. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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);…

  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. 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

  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. 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

  5. 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.)

  6. 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.)

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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)

  18. 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)

  19. 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

  20. 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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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)

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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.

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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)

  1. 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

  2. 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

  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. 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.)

  5. 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.)

  6. 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.)

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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.)

  10. 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.)

  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. 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

  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. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  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. 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

  17. 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

  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. 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.)

  20. 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

  1. 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.)

  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. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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.)

  7. 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.)

  8. 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.)

  9. 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.)

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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.)

  13. 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)

  14. 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

  15. 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.)

  16. 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.)

  17. 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.)

  18. 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.)

  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. 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

  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. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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…

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  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.

    The popularization of science, as a part of Culture, has and continues to be a constant concern for the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC), reflected in important actions, such as public outreach campaigns at educational institutions, open days at the Observatories, courses and conferences, exhibits, cooperation with publishing companies and awards, educational programmes, printed (IAC Noticias) and online newsletters, online scientific outreach, radio programmes (“Canarias Innova”) and attention to the media, besides the public outreach and communication of the Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC) and several special activities related to astronomical phenomena like eclipses, transits, comets or meteor showers. This poster introduces the digital newsletters GTC Digital and Caosyciencia, as well as the educational projects Educating in the Cosmos (Cosmoeduca) and Odyssey in Space-Time.

  17. Nuclear data newsletter. No. 39

    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

  18. Nuclear data newsletter. No. 38

    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

  19. Nuclear data newsletter. No.25

    The issue of the Nuclear Data Newsletter dated June 1998 gives information on the following topics: Computer code development, New data files and libraries, Major outcome of the NDS data development activity, Selected reports and documents on nuclear data, Chart of nuclides, Conference proceedings, Conference and meetings announcement, Forthcoming meetings held by NDS, Technical co-operation programme for 2001-2002, The address of the co-operating nuclear data service centres

  20. Mutation breeding newsletter. No. 41

    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

  1. 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

  2. Soils newsletter. V. 10, no. 2

    This newsletter disseminates information arising out of international cooperative efforts in the use of nuclear techniques for research into soil fertility, fertilizer usage, plant nutrition, soil moisture and irrigation. Reports of the coordinated research programmes are also highlighted in this newsletter

  3. Soils newsletter. V. 3, no. 1

    This newsletter disseminates information arising out of international cooperative efforts in the use of nuclear techniques for research into soil fertility, fertilizer usage, plant nutrition, soil moisture and irrigation. Reports of the coordinated research programmes are also highlighted in this newsletter

  4. Soils newsletter. V. 2, no. 1

    This newsletter disseminates information arising out of international cooperative efforts in the use of nuclear techniques for research into soil fertility, fertilizer usage, plant nutrition, soil moisture and irrigation. Reports of the coordinated research programmes are also highlighted in this newsletter

  5. Soils newsletter. V. 3, no. 2

    This newsletter disseminates information arising out of international cooperative efforts in the use of nuclear techniques for research into soil fertility, fertilizer usage, plant nutrition, soil moisture and irrigation. Reports of the coordinated research programmes are also highlighted in this newsletter

  6. Soils newsletter. V. 5, no. 1

    This newsletter disseminates information arising out of international cooperative efforts in the use of nuclear techniques for research into soil fertility, fertilizer usage, plant nutrition, soil moisture and irrigation. Reports of the coordinated research programmes are also highlighted in this newsletter

  7. Soils newsletter. V. 2, no. 2

    This newsletter disseminates information arising out of international cooperative efforts in the use of nuclear techniques for research into soil fertility, fertilizer usage, plant nutrition, soil moisture and irrigation. Reports of the coordinated research programmes are also highlighted in this newsletter

  8. Soils newsletter. V. 11, no. 1

    This newsletter disseminates information arising out of international cooperative efforts in the use of nuclear techniques for research into soil fertility, fertilizer usage, plant nutrition, soil moisture and irrigation. Reports of the coordinated research programmes are also highlighted in this newsletter

  9. Soils newsletter. V. 1, no. 1

    This newsletter disseminates information arising out of international cooperative efforts in the use of nuclear techniques for research into soil fertility, fertilizer usage, plant nutrition, soil moisture and irrigation. Reports of the coordinated research programmes are also highlighted in this newsletter

  10. Soils newsletter. V. 5, no. 2

    This newsletter disseminates information arising out of international cooperative efforts in the use of nuclear techniques for research into soil fertility, fertilizer usage, plant nutrition, soil moisture and irrigation. Reports of the coordinated research programmes are also highlighted in this newsletter

  11. Soils newsletter. V. 4, no. 1

    This newsletter disseminates information arising out of international cooperative efforts in the use of nuclear techniques for research into soil fertility, fertilizer usage, plant nutrition, soil moisture and irrigation. Reports of the coordinated research programmes are also highlighted in this newsletter

  12. Soils newsletter. V. 6, no. 1

    This newsletter disseminates information arising out of international cooperative efforts in the use of nuclear techniques for research into soil fertility, fertilizer usage, plant nutrition, soil moisture and irrigation. Reports of the coordinated research programmes are also highlighted in this newsletter

  13. Soils newsletter. V. 4, no. 2

    This newsletter disseminates information arising out of international cooperative efforts in the use of nuclear techniques for research into soil fertility, fertilizer usage, plant nutrition, soil moisture and irrigation. Reports of the coordinated research programmes are also highlighted in this newsletter

  14. Wind Program Newsletter, May 2016 Edition

    2016-05-01

    The U.S. Department of Energy Wind Program Newsletter provides wind industry stakeholders and the public with information about the Wind Program R&D efforts funded by the Wind and Water Power Technologies Office. The newsletter comes out twice a year and is sent electronically to subscribers and distributed in hard copy to conference attendees.

  15. Soils newsletter. V. 8, no. 1

    This newsletter disseminates information arising out of international cooperative efforts in the use of nuclear techniques for research into soil fertility, fertilizer usage, plant nutrition, soil moisture and irrigation. Reports of the coordinated research programmes are also highlighted in this newsletter

  16. Soils newsletter. V. 1, no. 2

    This newsletter disseminates information arising out of international cooperative efforts in the use of nuclear techniques for research into soil fertility, fertilizer usage, plant nutrition, soil moisture and irrigation. Reports of the coordinated research programmes are also highlighted in this newsletter

  17. Soils newsletter. V. 23, no. 1

    This newsletter disseminates information arising out of international cooperative efforts in the use of nuclear techniques for research into soil fertility, fertilizer usage, plant nutrition, soil moisture and irrigation. Reports of the coordinated research programmes are also highlighted in this newsletter

  18. Soils newsletter. V. 7, no. 1

    This newsletter disseminates information arising out of international cooperative efforts in the use of nuclear techniques for research into soil fertility, fertilizer usage, plant nutrition, soil moisture and irrigation. Reports of the coordinated research programmes are also highlighted in this newsletter

  19. Soils newsletter. V. 6, no. 2

    This newsletter disseminates information arising out of international cooperative efforts in the use of nuclear techniques for research into soil fertility, fertilizer usage, plant nutrition, soil moisture and irrigation. Reports of the coordinated research programmes are also highlighted in this newsletter

  20. ECM (Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing) newsletter

    This newsletter is published quarterly at Sandia Laboratories to disseminate information obtained from research and development programs and demonstration, testing, and evaluation projects at DOE facilities on environmentally conscious manufacturing processes. Inside this issue: TDI-free rigid polyurethane foam encapsulants; news in brief; a compatibility study relating organic materials and non-halogenated cleaning materials; asilamine aromatic diamine curing agents; solvent substitution at Allied Signal-Kansas City division; overview of DOE's industrial waste reduction program; and the RIOTECH environmentally conscious manufacturing technology development program

  1. Nuclear data newsletter. No. 1

    The main function of the IAEA Nuclear Data Section (NDS) is to serve as an international data centre for nuclear data required for the development of nuclear sciences and technology for peaceful purposes. The centre coordinates the production and compilation of needed nuclear data and distributes these data on a cost free basis to the Member Countries, particularly developing countries. This Nuclear Data Newsletter was created to improve the flow of nuclear data information from the IAEA nuclear data center to the continuously increasing number of its customers, and is planned to be issued as required at irregular intervals

  2. Clean Cities Now Vol. 16.1

    None

    2012-05-01

    Biannual newsletter for the U.S. Department of Energy's Clean Cities initiative. The newsletter includes feature stories on advanced vehicle deployment, idle reduction, and articles on Clean Cities coalition successes across the country.

  3. Clean Cities Now Vol. 17, No. 1

    None

    2013-05-24

    Biannual newsletter for the U.S. Department of Energy's Clean Cities initiative. The newsletter includes feature stories on advanced vehicle deployment, idle reduction, and articles on Clean Cities coalition successes across the country.

  4. Nuclear Data Newsletter, No. 56, November 2013

    Since the previous newsletter there has been a major effort to restore the functioning of the NDS web pages and to ensure that users have access to the full range of services. This has essentially been achieved and in the process several applications such as IBANDL and LiveChart have been rewritten to improve security and functionality. Although the move of servers from the IAEA data centre to the 'cloud' is transparent to users, the actual availability has recently become superior to what could have been pro- vided on the IAEA network. Automated procedures ensure that the site is updated regularly. While a few niggles remain, we are proud of the service we can now provide. Parts of the webpage are mirrored on sites in India, and recently China, giving flexibility to the many users in these two regions. Another achievement has been the release of an Android app, Isotope Browser, suitable for tablets and smartphones which provides summary information on over 4,000 nuclides. While information from this app is not in the detail available in LiveChart, it is suitable as a summary reference when no internet access is possible or where it is slow. Please visit http://play.google.com/store/apps and search for 'isotope browser' to be able to see all the features available and if you have an Android device, to download the app. There have been several recent staff changes, Rosalinda Rangel Alvarez became the Section Secretary and Andras Vasaros becoming the IT Systems Engineer. Andrej Trkov has been confirmed as a new member of the Nuclear Data Development Unit and we expect him to start in the New Year

  5. Animal production and health newsletter. No. 23

    The Newsletter presents the staffing, past and forthcoming workshops, status of the existing coordinated research programmes in the area of application of nuclear and biotechnology techniques in animal production and health

  6. Animal production and health newsletter. No. 39

    In addition to highlights of research coordination meetings, training events and announcements of upcoming events, this issue of the Newsletter carries editorial note regarding the potential of biotechnology in animal health and production for developing countries

  7. Soils newsletter. V. 19, no. 2

    The Newsletter announces meetings, training programs and short communications on coordinated research programs in soil fertility and crop production. The training courses mainly deal with application of nuclear techniques in nitrogen fixation and efficient use of fertilizers

  8. ITER EDA Newsletter. V.3, no.4

    This ITER EDA Newsletter issue contains a report on the fifth meeting of the ITER Management Advisory Committee and a summary of a magnet and safety technical meeting held at Naka, February 22-25, 1994

  9. ITER EDA newsletter. V. 8, no. 7

    This newsletter contains an article concerning the ITER divertor cassette project meeting in Bologna, Italy (May 26-28, 1999), and an emotional outburst, concerning the closure of the ITER site in San Diego, USA

  10. ITER EDA newsletter. V. 5, no. 8

    This issue of the Newsletter on the Engineering Design Activities (EDA) for the ITER Tokamak project contains a report on the divertor remote handling development (and of a summer party at the ITER Joint Work Site in Garching, Germany)

  11. ITER EDA newsletter. V. 9, no. 6

    This newsletter contains the reports of the twelfth meeting of the ITER physics expert group on diagnostics and the 14. international conference on plasma-surface interactions in controlled fusion devices. Individual abstracts have been prepared

  12. ITER EDA newsletter. V. 7, no. 7

    This newsletter contains the articles: 'Extraordinary ITER council meeting', 'ITER EDA final safety meeting' and 'Summary report of the 3rd combined workshop of the ITER confinement and transport and ITER confinement database and modeling expert groups'

  13. Nuclear Data Newsletter, No. 54, November 2012

    This issue of Nuclear Data Newsletter features Message from the Section Head; Nuclear Data Section IT resources; Computer codes and data libraries - News; NDS meeting reports; Selected charts, reports and documents; Coordinated research projects; Staff items and Forthcoming event.

  14. TASCC newsletter volume 5 no. 5

    A newsletter produced by Chalk River's Tandem Accelerator Superconducting Cyclotron Facility. Included in this May issue is information on a workshop for material science studies, a facility report and operating record and the experiments conducted. 1 fig

  15. ITER EDA newsletter. V. 7, no. 6

    This newsletter contains the articles: 'ITER representation at the 11th Pacific Basin Nuclear Conference', 'Summary of discussion points and further deliberations in the special committee on the ITER project in the Atomic Energy Commission', and 'ITER radio frequency systems'

  16. Animal production and health newsletter. No. 32

    Project reviews and research coordination meetings on milk production, rinderpest diagnosis, animal vaccinations, quality assurance in veterinary diagnostic laboratories and evaluation of animal feeds are the major highlights of this issue of the Newsletter

  17. Animal production and health newsletter. No. 24

    The Newsletter announces meetings and training programs in animal husbandry and animal health related activities undertaken by the IAEA. Short communications on coordinated research programs in animal production and health are included

  18. Animal production and health newsletter. No. 26

    This issue of the newsletter highlights coordinated research programs in animal diseases including ELISA and RIA techniques in reproductive studies. Announcement of staff changes and forthcoming events are also covered

  19. TASCC newsletter volume 6 no. 6

    A newsletter produced by Chalk River's Tandem Accelerator Superconducting Cyclotron Facility. Included in this June issue is a report on operator training, operating record and facility report and a listing of experiments conducted in June

  20. TASCC newsletter volume 9 no. 4

    A newsletter produced by Chalk River's Tandem Accelerator Superconducting Cyclotron Facility. Included in this April issue of TASCC is an update of the facility, analysis of Chernobyl samples, staff changes, Internet availability and a listing of April's experiments. 1 fig

  1. Soils newsletter. V. 19, no. 1

    The Newsletter announces meetings, training programs and short communications on coordinated research programs in soil fertility and crop production. The training courses mainly deal with application of nuclear techniques in nitrogen fixation and efficient use of fertilizers

  2. ITER EDA newsletter. V. 2, no. 11

    This issue of the ITER EDA (Engineering Design Activities) Newsletter contains an ITER EDA Status Report, and a report on the Fourth International Fusion Neutronics Workshop at the University of California, Los Angeles Campus, October 20-21, 1993

  3. Mutation Breeding Newsletter. No. 39

    This newsletter contains brief articles on the use of radiation to induce mutations in plants; radiation-induced mutants in Chrysanthemum; disrupting the association between oil and protein content in soybean seeds; mutation studies on bougainvillea; a new pepper cultivar; and the use of mutation induction to improve the quality of yam beans. A short review of the seminar on the use of mutation and related biotechnology for crop improvement in the Middle East and Mediterranean regions, and a description of a Co-ordinated Research Programme on the application of DNA-based marker mutations for the improvement of cereals and other sexually reproduced crop species are also included. Two tables are given: these are based on the ''FAO/IAEA Mutant Varieties Database'' and show the number of mutated varieties and the number of officially released mutant varieties in particular crops/species. Refs and tabs

  4. Plant breeding and genetics newsletter. No. 1

    This is the first issue of the Plant Breeding and Genetics Newsletter. The Newsletter will inform you about current activities of the FAO/IAEA sub-programme on plant breeding and genetics which is implemented by the Plant Breeding and Genetics Section of the Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture (Vienna) in close collaboration with the Plant Breeding Unit of the FAO/IAEA Agriculture and Biotechnology Laboratory (Seibersdorf)

  5. Plant breeding and genetics newsletter. No. 2

    This is the second issue of the Plant Breeding and Genetics Newsletter. The Newsletter will inform you about current activities of the FAO/IAEA sub-programme on plant breeding and genetics which is implemented by the Plant Breeding and Genetics Section of the Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture (Vienna) in close collaboration with the Plant Breeding Unit of the FAO/IAEA Agriculture and Biotechnology Laboratory (Seibersdorf)

  6. Marine environment news Vol. 4, no. 1, June 2006

    The last six months have been a frenetically busy time for us in Monaco. Our Marine Programmes have been positively reviewed by the Standing Advisory Group on Nuclear Applications (SAGNA) and by an External Evaluation of our Programme. Both Groups report to the Director General, Mr Mohammed ElBaradei, and we hope that new investment in personnel and equipment may eventually result from their evaluations and feedback. We were honoured by the visit of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco in March 2006 to our facilities. HSH continues to take a personal interest in MEL's isotopic and pollutant analyses of biota and environmental samples from the Arctic environment which we sampled during His Highness' cruise in June 2005 (see Vol. 3. No 2. MEL Newsletter). This issue also shows that MEL has hosted several important workshops and meetings. The US Research Vessel Endeavour visited the port of Monaco in April and MEL hosted an informal reception for the crew. The visit was in connection with ongoing, joint MEL-US studies in ocean carbon sinks in the Mediterranean (the MEDFLUX programme). More recently, MEL has been involved in discussion with Gulf Member States for a Marine Radioactivity Baseline Study. Finally, I am pleased to note that our MEL Newsletter is clearly having a positive outreach with Member States, since we are currently witnessing a doubling in Member States requests through the TC Concept Proposals (2007-2008) for fellowships, courses and capacity building in marine environment

  7. Mathematics & database (open) access

    Guillopé, Laurent

    2003-01-01

    The textual version of this presentation at the Conference "Open Access to Scientific and Technical Information: State of the Art and Future Trends" was published with the title 'Mathematics and databases: Open Access' in "Information Services and Use", vol. 23 (2003), issue 2-3, p. 127-131.

  8. In-House Company Newsletters: A Marketing Plan Worth Following.

    Wassom, Julie

    1988-01-01

    Discusses the use of in-house company newsletters as an effective means of marketing day care centers. Describes benefits to the company, planning of the article, ways to contact company newsletter editors, and provision of information for articles. (RJC)

  9. Plasma Physics Network Newsletter. No. 2

    The IAEA Fellowship Programme providing for in general up to two years of training at a host laboratory or university is accessible for Member State scientists (contact the editor); so are IAEA research contracts (up to $ 5000 per year for up to 3 years). An overview of meetings on fusion or fusion-related topics is given for June-October 1990. It is announced that the full IFCR status report on fusion is due to be published in the September issues of Nuclear Fusion, and that the ''Third World Plasma Research Network'' (TWPRN) has been set up to ''provide an international forum for plasma research centres of the Third World countries'' to promote ''closer interactions among them'' and to strengthen their scientific programmes. The network also ''envisages active participation of small scale research programmes from developed countries that pursue basic plasma studies and development objectives''. Furthermore, this newsletter contains (1) the minutes of the steering committee meeting of the TWPRN, New Delhi, November 1989; (2) a contribution from A. Rodrigo, Argentina, entitled ''Collaboration and Scientific Exchange in Latin American Plasma Physics Laboratories'', listing for each country (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Venezuela) (i) key contact persons, (ii) main areas for collaboration/scientific exchange, and (iii) list of foreign laboratories having close contacts; (3) ''Plasma Research at the Institute of Nuclear Science and Technology of Bangladesh'', by U.A. Mofiz, giving an overview of plasma research activities there; (4) A summary by P.K. Kaw and A. Sen of the 1989 International Conference on Plasma Physics held in New Delhi; (5) the announcement of the first South-North International Workshop on Fusion Theory, Tipaza, Algeria, September 16-23, 1990

  10. Nuclear data newsletter. No. 20. Nuclear structure and decay data network

    This special issue of the Nuclear Data Newsletter dated November 1994 gives information on the Nuclear Structure and Decay Data (NSDD) Network established in 1974 under the auspices of the IAEA and comprising 17 laboratories and universities in 10 countries. The procedures for online access to US National Nuclear Data Center, NEA Data Bank in Paris and IAEA Nuclear Data Section in Vienna are presented

  11. The Transformation of Observatory Newsletters - A Gemini Perspective

    Zhang, Xiaoyu

    2015-08-01

    Astronomical observatories publish newsletters to communicate the observatory’s new discoveries and activities with its user communities, funding agencies, and general public. Gemini Observatory started publishing the newsletter in March 1992. Over the years, it transformed from a no-frills black and white publication to a full-color magazine type newsletter with a special name “GeminiFocus”. Since 2012, the contents of GeminiFocus moved from print to digital with an additional print issue of the Year in Review. The newsletter transformation is in sync with the rapid development of the internet technologies. We discuss here the evolvement of Gemini newsletter and the lessons learned.

  12. Soils newsletter. V. 15, no. 1

    The First Soils Newsletter of 1992 summarizes the status of the six coordinated research programs (CRPs) currently in progress and announces a new CRP on ''The Use of Nuclear and Related Techniques in the Evaluation of the Agronomic Effectiveness of Phosphate Fertilizers, in Particular Rock Phosphates''. The first Research Coordination Meeting on ''The Use of Nuclear and Related Techniques in Assessment of Irrigation Schedules of Field Crops to Increase Effective Use of Water in Irrigation Projects'', was held in Vienna in February 1992, and excerpts from the presented reports are also included in the Newsletter. In addition, there are brief summaries of the Technical Cooperation Projects in the Middle East and Europe region

  13. Food irradiation newsletter. V.18, no.1

    This newsletter contains a report on the 10th Annual Meeting of the International Consultative Group on Food Irradiations, summaries of the Second Research Co-ordination Meetings(RCMs) and Final RCM of the Asian Regional Co-operative Project on Food Irradiation with Emphasis on Process Control and Applications(RPFI-Pase III), the resolutions and considerations of food irradiation by the IAEA Board and summaries of the Regional Project for Research, Developing and Training on the Application of Nuclear Techniques to Food Preservation in the Near East. Reviews and order information for new publications and a listing of future meetings and workshops are located in the back of this newsletter

  14. PSI life sciences newsletter 1988

    Even as separate institutes, the EIR (Eidg. Institut fuer Reaktorforschung and the SIN (Schweiz. Institut fuer Nuklearforschung) made use of ionizing radiation and radioactivity in medical diagnosis and therapy. After their fusion into a national laboratory, the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), these projects were combined with those of the Radiation Protection Group and the Life Sciences Department was formed. In equality with the departments of Nuclear and Particle Physics, Condensed Matter and Materials Sciences, and Energy Research and Engineering Sciences, the department of Life Sciences is one of the major pillars of the new center. The activities are divided into three areas: radiation medicine, radiopharmacy, and radiation protection. The goal of the first two is to develop social and economic uses of radioactivity and elementary particles. The Division of Radiation Medicine proposes to achieve this through the development of original, dynamic and conformal tumor therapy with charged particles and the Division of Radiopharmacy through the investigation into, and the production of, highly specific diagnostic systems for SPECT, PET and MRI and the investigation of the use of radionuclides in therapy. The third division, Radiation Protection, evaluates the risks of ionizing radiation in biology and the ecosphere and proposes adequate protection measures. The present report describes, in the first section, the outstanding scientific results of the past year and, in the second section, gives a progress report on the on-going programs. It is the first report in this style, but it can be considered as a continuation of the earlier Medical Newsletter of SIN. (author) 59 figs., 19 tabs., 61 refs

  15. Output-Based Aid in Bolivia : Balanced Tender Design for Sustainable Energy Access in Difficult Markets

    Reiche, Killian; Rysankova, Dana; Goldmark, Susan

    2007-01-01

    This newsletter looks at how Bolivia is implementing an innovative public-private approach to increase rural electricity access to extremely remote areas via Solar Home Systems (SHS) and how Novel Medium-term Service Contracts (MSCs) balance the Government's wish for sustainable service and maximum control with providers' aim for minimal risk exposure. The newsletter also provides informat...

  16. Animal production and health newsletter. No. 19

    This newsletter includes brief reviews of three Research Coordination Meeting held in September 1993 to November 1993. It also announces a new Coordinated Research Programme entitled ''Improved Diagnosis and Control of Foot-and-Mouth Disease in South East Asia Using ELISA-Based Technologies''. Applications for participation in this Programme should be sent to the IAEA and should arrive by 31 May 1994

  17. Animal production and health newsletter. No. 29

    This issue of the newsletter outlines activities and coordinated research programmes in the areas of animal production and animal health for the year 1999 by the Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in food and agriculture and FAO/IAEA Agriculture and Biotechnology Laboratory, Seibersdorf

  18. EuCARD Newsletter Issue 2

    Kahle, K L M; Pascoli, S; Palladino, V; Zimmermann, F; Assmann, R; Caldwell, A; Xia, G; Lotov, K; Pukhov, A

    2009-01-01

    European Coordination for Accelerator Research and Development (EuCARD) Newsletter Issue 2: July - September 2009 * A word from the Governing Board Chairman * Amassing the neutrino community * Start by probing the crab cavities * Breaking news for Proton "Surfatrons" * For EuCARD members: Interim reporting

  19. Soils Newsletter. V. 11, no. 2

    This Newsletter contains a report of the second research co-ordination meeting on nuclear techniques to improve crop production on salt-affected soils (October 1988, IAEA, Vienna) and lists some of the technical co-operation programmes in Europe and the Middle East

  20. Animal production and health newsletter. No. 34

    This issue of the newsletter briefs on forthcoming events and on-going activities of the Joint Division. Active Co-ordinated Research Programmes, training workshops, expert meetings in the fields of animal feed supplementation, animal productivity and reproductive efficiency, and diagnostic methodologies in disease control are highlighted

  1. ITER ITA newsletter. No. 17, September 2004

    This issue of ITER ITA (ITER Transitional Arrangements) newsletter contains concise information about ITER related meeting, namely, the 23rd Symposium On Fusion Technology (SOFT), which was held on 22-24 September 2004 in Venice and information about the International Atomic Energy Agency's fusion activities in 2004-2005

  2. ITER EDA newsletter. V. 2, no. 9

    This ITER EDA (Engineering Design Activities) Newsletter issue contains a report on the third meeting of the ITER Technical Advisory Committee, a summary report for the ITER Magnetic Technical Meeting, a brief account of the International Workshop on Nuclear Data for Fusion Reactor Technology, and a description of approved arrangements for visiting home team personnel

  3. ITER EDA newsletter. V. 2, no. 12

    This issue of the ITER EDA (Engineering Design Activities) Newsletter contains a report of the Second ITER Technical Committee Meeting on Safety, Environment, and Regulatory Approval, San Diego, USA, November 3-12, 1993, and a summary report on an ITER Magnet Technical Meeting, Naka, Japan, October 5-8, 1993

  4. ITER ITA newsletter. No. 5, June 2003

    This issue of ITER ITA (ITER transitional Arrangements) newsletter contains concise information about ITER related activities, one of them retirement of Dr. Michel Huguet, deputy director of the ITER central team and the Head of Naka joint work site and another about 10.5 years of his activities at this site

  5. ITER EDA newsletter. V. 10, no. 6

    This ITER EDA Newsletter issue includes information about the ITER Management Advisory Committee Meeting held in Vienna on 16 July 2001 and also a summary of the ninth ITER Technical Meeting on safety and environment held at the ITER Garching Joint Work site, 8 to 10 May, 2001

  6. Insect and pest control newsletter. No. 56

    This Newsletter announces research coordination meetings, status of existing research coordinated research programmes on the use of nuclear applications such as the sterile insect technique (SIT) in insect and pest control. Training courses as well as new coordinated research programmes in the pipeline are also highlighted

  7. ITER ITA newsletter. No. 8, September 2003

    This issue of ITER ITA (ITER transitional Arrangements) newsletter contains concise information about ITER related activities including Robert Aymar's leaving ITER for CERN, ITER related issues at the IAEA General Conference and status and prospects of thermonuclear power and activity during the ITA on materials foe vessel and in-vessel components

  8. Anglo-Australian Observatory February 2010 Newsletter

    Brough, Sarah

    2010-01-01

    The Feburary 2010 edition of the AAO newsletter contains articles on Helium-rich subluminous B stars, the discovery of large-scale gravitationall infall in a massive proto-stellar cluster, HERMES: the new multi-object high-resolution spectrograph for the AAT, future fibre positioning technology and a number of regular features.

  9. TASCC newsletter volume 8 no. 8

    A newsletter produced by Chalk River's Tandem Accelerator Superconducting Cyclotron Facility. Included in this August issue of TASCC is an update of the facility, personnel changes at TASCC, awards to TASCC personnel, workshop on deflectors, beam calculations on PC's and a listing of August's experiments. 2 figs

  10. ITER EDA newsletter. V. 7, no. 10

    This newsletter contains three articles, namely a report on an ITER meeting (October 20-21,1998) in Yokohama, Japan, a short note on the 17th IAEA Fusion Energy Conference (October 19-24, 1998) in Yokohama and a monograph by ITER Director R. Aymar on 'the Legacy of Artsimovitch and the lessons of ITER'

  11. Solar Energy Technologies Program Newsletter - July 2009

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    2009-07-01

    This quarterly newsletter is intended for participants and stakeholders in the DOE Solar Program. The content includes features on technology development, market transformation, and policy analysis for solar. Highlights include solar industry updates, DOE funding opportunity announcements and awards, and national laboratory technology developments.

  12. TASCC newsletter volume 9 no. 7

    A newsletter produced by Chalk River's Tandem Accelerator Superconducting Cyclotron Facility. Included in this July issue of TASCC is an update of the facility, submission of report by the Program Advisory Committee, government program review begins at AECL, awards to TASCC personnel and a listing of July's experiments. 2 figs

  13. TASCC newsletter volume 7 no. 9

    A newsletter produced by Chalk River's Tandem Accelerator Superconducting Cyclotron Facility. Included in this September issue is an update on the facility report, doppler dispersion, major proposals submitted to NSERC to be situated at TASCC, RCE resonances, beam transport for SNO test, and a listing of September's experiments. 2 figs

  14. ITER EDA Newsletter. V. 3, no. 6

    This issue of the ITER EDA (Engineering Design Activities) Newsletter contains reports on the Technical Committee Meeting of the Working Group on Gyrotrons and Windows, held at the Garching Joint Work Site from 16-18 May 1994, and on the Technical Committee Meeting on the ITER Power Supply held at the Naka Joint Work Site from May 10-13, 1994. 1 tab

  15. ITER EDA newsletter. V. 7, No. 3

    This issue of the ITER Newsletter contains an article of the Status of the ITER EDA and the progress of the ITER activities and a report on the 5th Technical Meeting on Quality which was held in San Diego on 20-22 October 1997

  16. Animal production and health newsletter. No. 3

    This Newsletter announces research coordination meetings, status of existing research coordinated research programmes on the use of isotope application in animal reproduction, nutrition and disease diagnostics. Training courses as well as new coordinated research programmes in the pipeline are also highlighted

  17. Animal production and health newsletter. No. 11

    This Newsletter announces research coordination meetings, status of existing research coordinated research programmes on the use of isotope application in animal reproduction, nutrition and disease diagnostics. Training courses as well as new coordinated research programmes in the pipeline are also highlighted

  18. Animal production and health newsletter. No. 2

    This Newsletter announces research coordination meetings, status of existing research coordinated research programmes on the use of isotope application in animal reproduction, nutrition and disease diagnostics. Training courses as well as new coordinated research programmes in the pipeline are also highlighted

  19. PSI nuclear and particle physics newsletter 1990

    This newsletter contains reports on nuclear and particle physics supported by the F1 division of PSI. Groups were invited to present new preliminary or final results obtained in 1990. As ususal, the contributions were not referred. They should be quoted after consultation with the authors only. (author) figs., tabs., refs

  20. ITER EDA newsletter. V. 8, no. 9

    This edition of the ITER EDA Newsletter contains a contribution by the ITER Director, R. Aymar, on the subject of developments in ITER Physics R and D report on the completion of the ITER central solenoid model coils installation by H. Tsuji, Head fo the Superconducting Magnet Laboratory at JAERI in Naka, Japan. Individual abstracts are prepared for each of the two articles

  1. Animal production and health newsletter. No. 1

    This Newsletter announces research coordination meetings, status of existing research coordinated research programmes on the use of isotope application in animal reproduction, nutrition and disease diagnostics. Training courses as well as new coordinated research programmes in the pipeline are also highlighted

  2. Animal production and health newsletter. No. 10

    This Newsletter announces research coordination meetings, status of existing research coordinated research programmes on the use of isotope application in animal reproduction, nutrition and disease diagnostics. Training courses as well as new coordinated research programmes in the pipeline are also highlighted

  3. Animal production and health newsletter. No. 12

    This Newsletter announces research coordination meetings, status of existing research coordinated research programmes on the use of isotope application in animal reproduction, nutrition and disease diagnostics. Training courses as well as new coordinated research programmes in the pipeline are also highlighted

  4. Plasma Physics Network Newsletter. No. 3

    This issue of the Newsletter contains a report on the First South-North International Workshop on Fusion Theory, Tipaza, Algeria, 17-20 September, 1990; a report in the issuance of the ''Buenos Aires Memorandum'' generated during the IV Latin American Workshop on Plasma Physics, Argentina, July 1990, and containing a proposal that the IFRC establish a ''Steering Committee on North-South Collaboration in Controlled Nuclear Fusion and Plasma Physics Research''; the announcement that the 14th International Conference on Plasma Physics and Controlled Nuclear Fusion will be held in Wuerzburg, Germany, September 30 - October 7, 1992; a list of IAEA technical committee meetings for 1991; an item on ITER news; an article ''Long-Term Physics R and D Planning (for ITER)'' by F. Engelmann; in the planned sequence of ''Reports on National Fusion Programmes'' contributions on the Chinese and Yugoslav programmes; finally, the titles and contacts for two other newsletters of potential interest, i.e., the AAAPT (Asian African Association for Plasma Training) Newsletter, and the IPG (International Physics Group-a sub-unit of the American Physical Society) Newsletter

  5. ITER EDA newsletter. V. 10, special issue

    This ITER EDA Newsletter includes summaries of the reports of ITER EDA JCT Physics unit about ITER physics R and D during the Engineering Design Activities (EDA), ITER EDA JCT Naka JWC ITER technology R and D during the EDA, and Safety, Environment and Health group of ITER EDA JCT, Garching JWS on EDA activities related to safety

  6. Soils newsletter. V. 20, no. 1

    The newsletter reports highlights of the third Research Coordination Meeting of the IAEA/FAO CRP on ''the use of Nuclear and related techniques for evaluating the agronomic effectiveness of phosphate fertilizers, in particular rock phosphates'' which was held in Vienna, Austria, 17-21, 1997. Training seminars conducted are also discussed

  7. TASCC newsletter volume 7 no. 4

    A newsletter produced by Chalk River's Tandem Accelerator Superconducting Cyclotron Facility. Included in the April issue is information on damage tests of satellite instrumentation, general news on success of beams achieved, assessment by NPPAP panel on TASCC programs, staff changes and a listing of April's experiments. 2 figs

  8. Agrochemicals and Residues Newsletter. No. 6

    This newsletter provides very brief summaries of the current coordinated research programs and of the completed coordinated research program on the study of the biological activity and bioavailability of bound pesticide residues using nuclear techniques (a more complete report will be published in the IAEA Panel Proceedings series). Research in progress at the Agrochemicals Unit of the IAEA Laboratory in Seibersdorf is also described

  9. Insect and pest control newsletter. No. 55

    This Newsletter announces research coordination meetings, status of existing research coordinated research programmes on the use of nuclear applications such as the sterile insect technique (SIT) in insect and pest control. Training courses as well as new coordinated research programmes in the pipeline are also highlighted

  10. Insect and pest control newsletter. No. 53

    This Newsletter announces research coordination meetings, status of existing research coordinated research programmes on the use of nuclear applications such as the sterile insect technique (SIT) in insect and pest control. Training courses as well as new coordinated research programmes in the pipeline are also highlighted

  11. ITER EDA Newsletter. V. 4, no. 5

    This issue of the ITER EDA (Engineering Design Activities) Newsletter contains comments on the ITER project by the Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the International Organizations in Vienna; a report on the ITER Magnet Technical Meeting held at the Joint Work Site at Naka, Japan, April 19-21, 1995; and a contribution entitled ''ITER spouses cross the cultures''

  12. Insect and pest control newsletter. No. 50

    This Newsletter announces research coordination meetings, status of existing research coordinated research programmes on the use of nuclear applications such as the sterile insect technique (SIT) in insect and pest control. Training courses as well as new coordinated research programmes in the pipeline are also highlighted

  13. TASCC newsletter volume 7 no. 11

    A newsletter produced by Chalk River's Tandem Accelerator Superconducting Cyclotron Facility. Included in this November issue of TASCC is an update of the facility, news of a purchase of phase-shifters and a listing of experiments run in November. 2 figs

  14. ITER EDA newsletter. V. 7, no. 12

    This edition of the ITER EDA Newsletter is dedicated to celebrate the achievements of the ITER activities at the San Diego Joint Work Site. Articles by E. Velikhov, A. Davies and R. Aymar mark the final days of American participation in the ITER program

  15. Animal production and health newsletter. No. 7

    This Newsletter announces research coordination meetings, status of existing research coordinated research programmes on the use of isotope application in animal reproduction, nutrition and disease diagnostics. Training courses as well as new coordinated research programmes in the pipeline are also highlighted

  16. Insect and pest control newsletter. No. 52

    This Newsletter announces research coordination meetings, status of existing research coordinated research programmes on the use of nuclear applications such as the sterile insect technique (SIT) in insect and pest control. Training courses as well as new coordinated research programmes in the pipeline are also highlighted

  17. Insect and pest control newsletter. No. 54

    This Newsletter announces research coordination meetings, status of existing research coordinated research programmes on the use of nuclear applications such as the sterile insect technique (SIT) in insect and pest control. Training courses as well as new coordinated research programmes in the pipeline are also highlighted

  18. TASCC newsletter volume 8 no. 9

    A newsletter produced by Chalk River's Tandem Accelerator Superconducting Cyclotron Facility. Included in this September issue of TASCC is an update of the facility, winner of Nobel prize, dating of fossil seeds using Chlorine 36, promotion of TASCC at a local fair and a listing of September's experiments. 1 fig

  19. Animal production and health newsletter. No. 8

    This Newsletter announces research coordination meetings, status of existing research coordinated research programmes on the use of isotope application in animal reproduction, nutrition and disease diagnostics. Training courses as well as new coordinated research programmes in the pipeline are also highlighted

  20. TASCC newsletter volume 9 no. 8

    A newsletter produced by Chalk River's Tandem Accelerator Superconducting Cyclotron Facility. Included in this August issue of TASCC is an update of the facility, improvement in memory effects by the AMS at TASCC, personnel news and a listing of August's experiments. 3 figs

  1. TASCC newsletter volume 9 no. 12

    A newsletter produced by Chalk River's Tandem Accelerator Superconducting Cyclotron Facility. Included in this December issued of TASCC is an update of the facility, a year -end review of TASCC by the director and a listing of December's experiments. 1 fig

  2. Animal production and health newsletter. No. 5

    This Newsletter announces research coordination meetings, status of existing research coordinated research programmes on the use of isotope application in animal reproduction, nutrition and disease diagnostics. Training courses as well as new coordinated research programmes in the pipeline are also highlighted

  3. ITER ITA newsletter. No. 10, November 2003

    This issue of ITER ITA (ITER transitional Arrangements) newsletter contains concise information about an ITER related meeting, namely, the Ninth ITER Negotiations Meeting (N-9), which was held on 9-10 November 2003 at the Fragrant Hill Golden Resources Commerce Hotel in Beijing and information about research on magnetic confinement fusion (MCF) in China

  4. Animal production and health newsletter. No. 4

    This Newsletter announces research coordination meetings, status of existing research coordinated research programmes on the use of isotope application in animal reproduction, nutrition and disease diagnostics. Training courses as well as new coordinated research programmes in the pipeline are also highlighted

  5. Soils Newsletter. V. 13, no. 1

    This Newsletter includes a report on the recently completed co-ordinated research programme on the use of nuclear techniques in improving pasture management, and briefly describes the technical co-operation programme on the effect of changing land use on the ecology and climate of the Brazilian Amazon

  6. Animal production and health newsletter. No. 36

    This issue of the Newsletter highlights the importance of Information and Communication technologies (ICTs) in improving all aspects of human social, economic and cultural life and the role played by the IAEA's Animal Production and Health Sub-programme, in using these technologies to undertake training programmes in Africa. Coordinated research programmes, training and other events are also announced

  7. ITER ITA newsletter. No. 27, January 2006

    This issue of ITER ITA (ITER transitional arrangements) newsletter contains concise information about two ITER related meetings including the twelfth ITER Negotiations Meeting and The Ninth Meeting of the ITPA Topical Group (TG) on Diagnostics was held at the National Fusion Research Centre (NFRC), Daejeon, Korea, from 10-14 October 2005

  8. Animal production and health newsletter. No. 30

    This issue of the Newsletter highlights forthcoming events including regional workshops, research coordination meetings and training courses on use isotope application in the diagnosis of animal diseases. Status of existing co-ordinated and technical co-operation research projects is also summarized

  9. ITER EDA newsletter. V. 5, no. 9

    This issue of the Newsletter on the Engineering Design Activities (EDA) for the ITER project contains an overview of one of the seven large ITER Research and Development Projects identified by the ITER Director, namely the Vacuum Vessel Sector, as well as an account of computer animation created for ITER

  10. TASCC newsletter volume 7 no. 8

    A newsletter produced by Chalk River's Tandem Accelerator Superconducting Cyclotron Facility. Included in this August issue is information on the status of the TRC's written report, visitors to TASCC, the facility report and new intruder bands that were discovered, as well as a listing of August 's experiments. 2 figs

  11. ITER ITA newsletter. No. 2, March 2003

    This ITER ITA newsletter contains concise information about the JASS (Joint Assessment of Specific Sites) final report. The main conclusion is that all four sites are sound and fully capable to respond to all ITER Site Requirements and Design assumptions, as approved by the ITER Council in its January 2000 Meeting

  12. Animal production and health newsletter. No. 6

    This Newsletter announces research coordination meetings, status of existing research coordinated research programmes on the use of isotope application in animal reproduction, nutrition and disease diagnostics. Training courses as well as new coordinated research programmes in the pipeline are also highlighted

  13. ITER EDA newsletter. V. 7, no. 1

    This issue of the ITER Newsletter contains a summary report on the Thirteenth meeting of the ITER Management Advisory Committee (MAC), a report on ITER at the International Conference on Fusion Reactor Materials and a report of a Russian scientist working at ITER Garching JWS

  14. ITER ITA newsletter. No. 6, July 2003

    This issue of ITER ITA (ITER transitional Arrangements) newsletter contains concise information about ITER related activities. One of them was the farewell party for for Annick Lyraud and Robert Aymar, who will take up his position as Director-General of CERN in January 2004, another is information about Dr. Yasuo Shimomura, ITER interim project leader, and ITER technical work during the transitional arrangements

  15. ITER EDA newsletter. V. 8, no. 12

    This ITER EDA Newsletter reports about the ITER Management Advisory Committee Meeting in Naka, the ITER Technical Advisory Committee Meeting in Naka and the meeting of the ITER SWG-P2 in Vienna. A separate abstract is prepared for each meeting

  16. Soils Newsletter. V. 10, no. 1

    This Newsletter contains reports of the Advisory Group Meeting on the use of Nuclear and related techniques in studying the roles of trees in restoring and maintaining soil fertility (November 1986, Vienna) and the first Research Co-ordination Meeting on nuclear techniques to improve production in salt-affected soils (December 1986, IAEA, Vienna)

  17. Food Irradiation Newsletter. V. 17, no. 1

    This newsletter carries reports of the Research Co-ordination Meetings, Workshops and Training Seminars held between April and September 1992. Consumer acceptance of irradiated foods is extensively discussed, and a Seminar on Food Irradiation held in Marseille in September 1992 attended by about 30 journalists from the European community is described

  18. Soils newsletter. V. 22, no. 1

    This issue of the Newsletter highlights a number of coordinated research project meetings including isotope techniques in studies on management of organic matter and nutrient turnover, use of irradiated sewage sludge ti increase soil fertility, assessment of soil erosion. Status of existing co-ordinated and technical co-operation research projects is also summarized

  19. TASCC newsletter volume 8 no. 5

    A newsletter produced by Chalk River's Tandem Accelerator Superconducting Cyclotron Facility. Included in this May issue of TASCC is an update of the facility, a visit by the Nuclear Physics Technical Review Committee, sizing of meteors, Deep River Science Academy on TASCC projects and a listing of May's experiments. 2 figs

  20. Animal production and health newsletter. No. 9

    This Newsletter announces research coordination meetings, status of existing research coordinated research programmes on the use of isotope application in animal reproduction, nutrition and disease diagnostics. Training courses as well as new coordinated research programmes in the pipeline are also highlighted

  1. TASCC newsletter volume 9 no. 1

    A newsletter produced by Chalk River's Tandem Accelerator Superconducting Cyclotron Facility. Included in this January issue of TASCC is an update of the facility, news on distribution of Nuclear Physics News International, installation of the Penning trap mass spectrometer, workshop to be held in June on nuclear physics research, and a listing of January's experiments. 1 fig

  2. ITER ITA newsletter. No. 22, May 2005

    This issue of ITER ITA (ITER transitional Arrangements) newsletter contains concise information about Japanese Participant Team's recent activities in the ITER Transitional Arrangements(ITA) phase and ITER related meeting the Fourth IAEA Technical Meeting (IAEA-TM) on Negative Ion Based Neutral Beam Injectors which was held in Padova, Italy from 9-11 May 2005

  3. ITER EDA newsletter. V. 7, no. 5

    This newsletter contains the articles 'The materials selection in ITER and the first materials workshop', 'US fusion community discussion on fusion strategies', 'ITER central solenoid model coil heat treatment complete and assembly started' and 'Programme of the 17th IAEA fusion energy conference'. There is also a note in memoriam of Hiroschi Shibata, who died on the 5th of June 1998

  4. ITER ITA newsletter. No. 3, April 2003

    This issue of ITER ITA (ITER transitional Arrangements) newsletter contains concise information about ITER related fourth meeting of the ITPA topical group on diagnostics which was held at ENEA-CNR, Padova, Italy, from 18 to 21 February 2003 and ITER delegation visit the Republic of Korea on 14-16 April 2003

  5. ITER EDA Newsletter. V.3, no.3

    This ITER EDA Newsletter issue contains reports on (i) the completion of the ITER EDA Protocol 1, (ii) the signing of ITER EDA Protocol 2, (iii) a technical meeting on pumping and fuelling and (iv) a technical meeting on the ITER Tritium Plant

  6. ITER EDA newsletter. V. 2, no. 2

    This issue of the ITER EDA (Engineering Design Activities) Newsletter contains a progress report by the Director, a report on the completion of the first activities of the Special Work Group 2 (SWG-2), a report on a magnet technical meeting, held at Naka, Japan, 26-29 January 1993, and on the US Home Team National Meeting, 25-26 January 1993

  7. ITER EDA Newsletter. V. 3, no. 8

    This ITER EDA (Engineering Design Activities) Newsletter issue reports on the sixth ITER council meeting; introduces the newly appointed ITER director and reports on his address to the ITER council. The vacuum tank for the ITER model coil testing, installed at JAERI, Naka, Japan is also briefly described

  8. ITER EDA newsletter. V. 4, no. 9

    This issue of the ITER EDA (Engineering Design Activities) Newsletter contains reports on the first meeting of the ITER Test Blanket Working Group held 19-21 July 1995 at the ITER Garching Joint Work Site, and on the second workshop of the ITER Expert Group on Confinement and Transport

  9. ITER EDA Newsletter. V. 2, no. 1

    This ITER EDA (Engineering Design Activities) Newsletter issue is dedicated to the description of the ITER EDA Home Teams (European Community, Japan, Russian Federation, USA), in particular their composition, tasks, responsibilities, national support and activities, aimed to design the ITER tokamak

  10. ITER EDA newsletter. V.7, No. 2

    This issue of the ITER Newsletter contains a report on the 13th Meeting of the ITER council, which were held in San Diego, February 18 -19, 1998 and a report on the 13th Meeting of the ITER Technical Advisory Committee which took place in San Diego on January 12-16, 1998

  11. Food irradiation newsletter. V. 20, no. 1

    This issue of the newsletter presents excerpts of the 12th Annual Meeting of the International Consultative Group on Food Irradiation which was held in Vienna, 13-15 November 1995. A summary of a symposium on Control of Foodborne Illness: Radiation and other Non-Thermal Treatments is also featured

  12. Insect and pest control newsletter. No. 51

    This Newsletter announces research coordination meetings, status of existing research coordinated research programmes on the use of nuclear applications such as the sterile insect technique (SIT) in insect and pest control. Training courses as well as new coordinated research programmes in the pipeline are also highlighted

  13. Soils Newsletter. V. 12, no. 1

    This Newsletter includes a report of the second research co-ordination meeting on the use of isotopes to improve yield and nitrogen fixation of the common bean in Latin America (April 1989, Irapuato, Mexico), and describes some of the technical co-operation programmes in the Africa region

  14. Nuclear Desalination Newsletter, No. 3, September 2011

    The continuing improvement of technologies and decrease of cost, seawater desalination is expected to play an important role in the global economic and social development as well as in the ecological environment, especially for regions having severe water shortages such as China and the Middle East. Seawater desalination using nuclear energy is not only technically feasible but economically an option in varying site conditions and with a variety of nuclear reactor concepts. In any given country, nuclear desalination will become a viable option if the following two prerequisites exist: lack of potable water and the ability to deploy nuclear energy. In most regions, only one of the two is fulfilled. Many countries; e.g. China, the Republic of Korea and, even more so, India and Pakistan have both factors present. These countries already account for almost half the world's population, and thus represent a potential long term market for nuclear desalination. The accumulated experience in nuclear desalination will undoubtedly contribute to what many consider as the world wide central issue of the 21st century: the crucial need for new sources of freshwater for sustainable development. Within its continuing efforts to support Member States through various forums of information exchange, technical cooperation projects, and publications, the IAEA updated and released a new version of Desalination Economic Evaluation Program (DEEP 4.0) in 2011 with new features and easier usability for both newcomers and experts. The IAEA also released a new tool named DEsalination Thermodynamic Optimization Program (DE-TOP), which complements DEEP and is used to analyze the thermodynamics of cogeneration systems with emphasis on water desalination. The IAEA toolkit on nuclear desalination, intended for Member States considering nuclear power for seawater desalination, provides access to information on nuclear desalination including DEEP and DE-TOP. This tool was further improved in 2010

  15. Clean Cities Now, Vol. 18, No. 1

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    2014-04-30

    The Spring 2014 edition of the semi-annual newsletter for the U.S. Department of Energy's Clean Cities initiative. The newsletter includes feature stories on deployment of alternative fuels and advanced vehicles, and articles on Clean Cities coalition successes across the country.

  16. Clean Cities Now Vol. 17, No. 2

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    2013-10-23

    The Fall 2013 issue of the biannual newsletter for the U.S. Department of Energy's Clean Cities initiative. The newsletter includes feature stories on deployment of alternative fuels and advanced vehicles, and articles on Clean Cities coalition successes across the country.

  17. Food and environmental protection newsletter. Vol. 10, No. 1, January 2007

    The Food and Environmental Protection subprogramme has initiated a coordinated research project (CRP) on Integrated Analytical Approaches to Assess Indicators of the Effectiveness of Pesticide Management Practices at a Catchment Scale. This CRP integrates risk assessment tools and targeted analytical monitoring as a cost-effective option for developing countries to identify specific water pollutants, their sources and occurrences. Nuclear and related techniques will assist in generating CRP outputs such as harmonized protocols for sampling and analysis of surface water. In addition, the FAO/IAEA Training and Reference Centre for Food and Pesticide Control of our Seibersdorf Laboratories is organizing a training workshop on Introduction to Quality Assurance/Quality Control Measures in Pesticide Residue Analytical Laboratories in Seibersdorf, Austria, from 11 September to 6 October 2006. The workshop is aimed at qualified analysts who are working in laboratories performing official control on behalf of their Governments. The objective is to introduce and discuss in detail the QA/QC principles relevant to pesticide residue analysis. Practical examples and hands-on training will be used to demonstrate the general requirements outlined in ISO/IEC Standard 17025 and the OECD Principles of Good Laboratory Practices (GLP)

  18. Food and environmental protection newsletter. Vol. 9, No. 2, July 2006

    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 subprogramme that provides assistance related to strengthening compliance with food and environmental safety standards through good agricultural and laboratory practices. These activities include cooperation and assistance in the elaboration and application of international standards related to processes, such as the use of irradiation as a sanitary and phytosanitary treatment for food and agricultural commodities, and on guidelines related to contamination, such as guideline levels for radionuclides in foods. Technologies and capacity building in the application of good practices for the management of food and environmental hazards is also an important aspect of our work. Assistance is provided 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 our recently finalized report on the delivery of outputs and outcomes for 2004-2005. The recent updating of our database on approvals of irradiated foods clearly demonstrated that food irradiation is currently used by almost 60 countries worldwide, which reflects a 15% increase over the previous biennium. Recent data also indicates that there has been a considerable rise in the use of irradiation for phytosanitary purposes and over twenty countries have approved the use of this process for pest control and quarantine purposes. The Food and Environmental Protection subprogramme has also initiated a coordinated research project (CRP) on Integrated Analytical Approaches to Assess Indicators of the Effectiveness of Pesticide Management Practices at a Catchment Scale. This CRP integrates risk assessment tools and targeted analytical monitoring as a cost-effective option for developing countries to identify specific water pollutants, their sources and occurrences. Nuclear and related techniques will assist in generating CRP outputs such as harmonized protocols for sampling and analysis of surface water. In addition, the FAO/IAEA Training and Reference Centre for Food and Pesticide Control of our Seibersdorf Laboratories is organizing a training workshop on Introduction to Quality Assurance/Quality Control Measures in Pesticide Residue Analytical Laboratories in Seibersdorf, Austria, from 11 September to 6 October 2006. The workshop is aimed at qualified analysts who are working in laboratories performing official control on behalf of their Governments. The objective is to introduce and discuss in detail the QA/QC principles relevant to pesticide residue analysis. Practical examples and hands-on training will be used to demonstrate the general requirements outlined in ISO/IEC Standard 17025 and the OECD Principles of Good Laboratory Practices (GLP)

  19. Fuel Cycle and Waste Newsletter, Vol. 7, No. 2, September 2011

    This issue contains the following topics: Fukushima clean-up; The nuclear world continues to change, whether we want it to or not; Decontaminating radioactive water using mobile technologies; Spent fuel management post-Fukushima; Yes, it will be safe; Leading spent fuel repository project reached its full length; Magnox decommissioning: an IAEA peer review; Mission to Malaysia: the Lynas project; the Internet reactor; New research reactor database interface; Converting research reactors from high to low enriched uranium; The IAEA peaceful uses initiative.

  20. Food and environmental protection newsletter. Vol. 11, No. 1, January 2008

    This issue announces that the Centro de Investigacion en Contaminacion Ambiental (CICA) of the University of Costa Rica was inaugurated as an IAEA Collaborating Centre for eLearning and Accelerated capacity Building for Food and Environmental Protection (EACB). CICA was designated as the lead institution, or Collaborating Centre, acting in cooperarion with the advanced Radiation Technology Institute (ARTI) of the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute and the Food Science and Technolgy Programme (FST) of the National University of singapore. Research and education are the major areas of cooperation

  1. Fuel Cycle and Waste Newsletter, Vol. 9, No. 2, September 2013

    An IAEA expert team encouraged Japan to continue with its efforts to decommission Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. It also offered advice for improvement. The Government of Japan invited the IAEA to review its ''Mid-and-Long-Term Roadmap towards the Decommissioning of TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (NPS) Units 1-4''. The mission from mission from 15 to 22 April 2013 was aimed at assessing strategy, planning and timing of decommissioning phases and reviewing short-term issues and challenges, such as the current condition of the reactors and spent fuel pools, the management of the huge amount of contaminated water accumulated at the site, as well as the radioactive releases

  2. Food and environmental protection newsletter. Vol. 11, No. 2, July 2008

    The Food and Environmental Protection Section of the Joint FAO/IAEA Division and the Agrochemicals Unit of the FAO/IAEA Agriculture and Biotechnology Laboratory implements the food and environmental safety subprogramme that provides assistance in four main areas, namely, coordinating and supporting research, providing technical and advisory services, providing laboratory support and training, and collecting, analyzing and disseminating information, primarily in areas related to the use of ionizing radiation, pesticide and veterinary drug residues, and radioactive contamination of foodstuffs. Many of our subprogramme activities are undertaken in collaboration with other international bodies, such as the Joint FAO/WHO Codex Alimentarius Commission, by providing direct support in their efforts to enhance food quality and safety, protect consumers and promote trade in food and agricultural products. This assistance is primarily directed to the Codex Committee on Contaminants in Foods, the Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues and the Codex Committee on Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Foods

  3. Food and environmental protection newsletter. Vol. 13, No. 2, July 2010

    The Food and Environmental Protection Subprogramme continues to strengthen our joint efforts with FAO to protect human health and facilitate international agricultural trade by providing technical support and training for the development and application of interna- tional standards. These activities are primarily related to the use of ionizing radiation, the control of food contaminants and the management of nuclear and radiological emergencies affecting food and agriculture. Specifically, in the area of food irradiation, Subprogramme research activities have led to the adoption of three additional phytosanitary irradiation treatments at the most recent Fifth Meeting of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC). These treatments are in addition to the eight irradiation treatments accepted by the IPPC in 2009, making a total of eleven internationally adopted post-harvest phytosanitary irradiation treatments for inclusion in the IPPC Standard on Phytosanitary Treatments for Regulated Pests. It has been confirmed at our first research coordination meeting (October 2009) held under the Coordinated Research Project (CRP) on the Development of Generic Irradiation Doses for Quarantine Treatments that the development of additional generic and specific doses for pests and pest groups of quarantine importance (29 insect species from 13 arthropod families) will eventually be submitted to the IPPC for the potential adoption of additional irradiation treatments

  4. Food and environmental protection newsletter. Vol. 14, No. 1, January 2011

    The Food and Environmental Protection Subprogramme continues to strengthen our joint efforts with FAO and IAEA 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. Specifically, in the area of food irradiation, we are pleased to report that the first research coordination meeting under our new Coordinated Research Project on Irradiated Foods for Immunocompromised Patients and other Potential Target Groups was recently held in Vienna from 23-27 August 2010. The activity was initiated on the basis of a project proposal developed by a consultants meeting held in Vienna in November 2009. This project will research and ultimately promote the application of food irradiation to increase the range and variety of foods available for those with impaired immune systems (e.g. neutropenic patients) or patients who require other special foods, e.g. blended (nasogastric) hospital diets. ther activities related to food irradiation include the hosting of several meetings under Asian regional technical cooperation project RAS/5/050 on Enhancing Sanitary and Phytosanitary Treatment of Regional Products for Export by Irradiation. Our most recent meeting, which convened in Daejeon, Republic of Korea, from 13-16 July 2010, was the first international meeting held at the newly built Advanced Radiation Technology Institute (ARTI) of the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) international conference and training venue, which is part of the IAEA Collaborating Centre for eLearning and Accelerated Capacity Building for Food and Environmental Protection (EACB) led by the Centro de Investigacion en Contaminacion Ambiental of the University of Costa Rica. The main purpose of the meeting was to allow nuclear authorities and quarantine/ plant-health authorities from participating Regional Asian Member States to review, revise and agree on guidelines for the audit and accreditation of food irradiation facilities that seek to irradiate produce as a phytosanitary measure. In the area of traceability and food contamination control, the Subprogramme contributed to a number of international conferences and regional and national meetings and training events, including the Korean Society of Environmental Agriculture (KSAE) 30th Anniversary International Symposium on Management and Strategy on Sustainable Environment Leading to Food Safety, the 6th International Symposium on Hormone and Veterinary Drug Residue Analysis (Belgium), a decision makers' forum on The Role of the Analytical Laboratory in Food Safety (Panama), the 21st Annual International Conference of the International Environmetrics Society (Venezuela), and The World Mycotoxin Forum, 6th Conference on Mycotoxins, Plant Toxins and Marine Biotoxins (The Netherlands). A manual, prepared and edited in the Subprogramme, on Sampling Procedures to Detect Mycotoxins in Agricultural Commodities was also recently published by Springer. The Subprogramme has also successfully continued its collaboration with the IAEA Environment Laboratory in Monaco under the Coordinated Research Project on Applications of Radiotracer and Radioassay Technologies to Seafood Safety Risk Analysis. In this regard, we presented an information document to the most recent 33rd Session of the Joint FAO/WHO Codex Alimentarius Commission (Geneva, Switzerland, 5-9 July 2010) that highlighted the consideration of research data arising from the Project at the 73rd Meeting of Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (June 2010) in order to establish international standards for maximum levels of cadmium in seafood (oysters, scallops and cephalopods) thorough Codex. This presentation also included a further summary of our activities related to food safety, including the control of food contaminants, particularly pesticide and veterinary drug residues, the use of ionizing radiation and the management of nuclear and radiological emergencies. Other activities related to food contamination include our recently held Joint FAO/IAEA Regional Training Course on Linking Soil and Pesticide Behaviour at a Landscape Scale (Seibersdorf, 15-19 November 2010) under the Latin American and Caribbean regional technical cooperation project RLA/5/053 on Implementing a Diagnosis System to Assess the Impact of Pesticide Contamination in Food and Environmental Compartments at a Catchment Scale. Within the context of FAO obligations related to food and agriculture as a full party to the IAEA Early Notification and Assistance Conventions, and in collaboration with our FAO colleagues in Rome, the 21st Regular Meeting of the Inter-Agency Committee on Radiological and Nuclear Emergencies (IACRNE) took place in Geneva, Switzerland from 16-17 June 2010. The World Health Organization hosted the meeting. FAO and the Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture were represented by Mrs. Admira Mara, Operations Officer, FAO Food Chain Crisis - Emergency Management Unit, at the IACRNE Meeting. FAO regularly participates in the IAEA sponsored IACRNE meetings, whose purpose is to coordinate the arrangements of the relevant international intergovernmental organizations in preparing for and responding to nuclear and radiological emergencies, including their participation in international nuclear emergency exercises

  5. Fuel Cycle and Waste Newsletter, Vol. 6, No. 1, March 2010

    The top story in this issue is about the work of a Uranium Production Site Assessment Team (UPSAT) in Brazil. This peer review service, provided by the IAEA, covers both the technical and safety aspects of uranium production and is especially timely in light of the expansion we see in uranium mining around the world. It will continue to be of utmost importance that best practices and experiences are shared in order to avoid future legacies. It is also in this context that we should also see our newest network, the Environet, that will deal with environmental remediation. A third review service that will also become increasingly important is the Waste Management Assessment Programme (WATRP), which we carry out in close cooperation with the Department of Nuclear Safety and Security

  6. Animal Production and Health Newsletter, No. 55, January 2012

    The biggest event in 2011 was the declaration of global freedom from rinderpest by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). The IAEA celebrated this momentous occasion on the 20th of September 2011, during the IAEA 55th General Conference. The commitment, dedication and hard work of past and present IAEA staff were commended by all participants as the contribution of the IAEA was a critical and essential component of the eradication success. Building on the success of the rinderpest campaign, technology transfer in the field of animal health continued to be a top priority of the Subprogramme during 2011 and this will continue for the future since our next target disease for eradication is peste des petits ruminants (PPR). Member States received support through Technical Cooperation Projects. In most of the tropics, climatic variation, rainfall patterns and droughts reduce plant growth and feed availability and quality leading to extensive livestock losses and reduced productivity. With the assistance of the IAEA, tremendous improvement has been achieved in terms of quantity and quality of the available feed resource base, particularly, in terms of nutritive value, palatability and/or cold and drought tolerance - vital benefits whose effectiveness can be monitored using nuclear technology. Both past and future activities are described in detail in this newsletter and are also accessible at our website (http://www-naweb.iaea.org/nafa/aph/index.html); I thus need not mention them in this section. Please contact us if you have any further ideas, comments, concerns or questions. As discussed in previous newsletters, the Animal Production and Health Subprogramme will continue to move progressively forward and in pace with developments within the livestock field, to optimally serve our Member States.

  7. IEC Newsletter, No. 51, First Quarter, 2015

    The IEC Newsletter is prepared by the Incident and Emergency Centre (IEC), Department of Nuclear Safety and Security of the IAEA. The Incident and Emergency Centre (IEC) is the global focal point for emergency preparedness and response for nuclear and radiological safety or security related incidents, emergencies, threats or events of media interest. The IEC is also the world’s centre for coordination of international assistance in emergency. The following topics are presented in this newsletter: IEM 8; Internal Full Response Exercise; Board of Governors establishes Safety Requirements in EPR as IAEA Safety Standard; ConvEx-2a; EURDEP Meeting; Train the Trainers Workshop on Medical Aspects of EPR; EPR-Medical 2005 Review Process; EPRIMS; Member State Preparedeness; EPREV Mission to Kenya; RENEB Meeting; Update by Finland of its RANET registration; Recent Events; Upgraded IEC videoconferencing infrastracture; EPREG Meeting and Forthcoming Event: EPR Conference

  8. IEC Newsletter, No. 50, Fourth Quarter, 2014

    The IEC Newsletter is prepared by the Incident and Emergency Centre (IEC), Department of Nuclear Safety and Security of the IAEA. The Incident and Emergency Centre (… IEC) is the global focal point for emergency preparedness and response for nuclear and radiological safety or security related incidents, emergencies, threats or events of media interest. The IEC is also the world’s centre for coordination of international assistance in emergency. The following topics are presented in this newsletter: Three Workshops at the Fukushima RANET Capacity Building Centre; Belgium joins RANET; IEC Response to Recent Events; Recent Exercises; Israel conducts National Response Exercise at Soreq; IACRNE: 24th Regular Meeting; Safety Requirements on Emergency Preparedness and Response; NIRS 2014 Workshop on Radiation Emergency Medicine; Member State Preparedness; New Publications and Translations and Forthcoming Events

  9. The CERN & Society programme launches its newsletter

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  10. Nuclear data newsletter. No. 41, May 2006

    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

  11. Nuclear data newsletter. No. 43, May 2007

    This periodic newsletter provides information relevant to the work of the IAEA Nuclear Data Section. This issue announces the online 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. Further it contains meeting reports of selected technical meetings

  12. Nuclear data newsletter. No. 40, September 2005

    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

  13. Animal production and health newsletter. No. 33

    A full report on the final research coordination meeting on the long running Coordinated Research Project supporting rinderpest eradication is contained in this Newsletter. It is reported that all the national rinderpest vaccination campaigns have been terminated and except for a very few isolated areas where vaccination continues, the effort is now on disease surveillance to demonstrate freedom from rinderpest. Other research coordination meetings on animal diseases and productivity as well as new projects are highlighted in this issue

  14. ECM (Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing) newsletter, April 1992

    This newsletter is disseminates information obtained from research and development programs and demonstration, testing, and evaluation at research facilities on environmentally conscious manufacturing processes. In this issue the following topics are presented: ultrasonics in soldering technology, supercritical carbon dioxide for cleaning, ECM at AT ampersand T, practical considerations in waste minimization, decision making, partnerships in ECM, and sorting waste plastics using neural networks and infrared spectroscopy

  15. ITER EDA Newsletter. V. 3, no. 7

    This ITER EDA (Engineering Design Activities) Newsletter issue reports on the sixth meeting on the ITER management advisory committee (MAC-6); on the sixth meeting of the ITER technical advisory committee (TAC-6); a summary of a magnet technical meeting, held at Naka, Japan, June 27-30 1994 is also included. It finally contains an in memoriam on the passing away of Dr. A.I. Kostenko

  16. Animal Production and Health Newsletter. No. 15

    This newsletter contains brief reviews of the meetings held between September and November, 1991, and a list of the nine co-ordinated research projects (CRPs) organized by the Animal Production and Health Section of the Joint FAO/IAEA Division is given. A tenth CRP, focussing on the development of supplementation strategies for milk-producing animals in tropical and subtropical environments, is currently being planned. Developments at the Animal Production Unit of the IAEA Laboratory, Seibersdorf are detailed

  17. ITER CTA newsletter. No. 15, December 2002

    This ITER CTA newsletter issue contains brief information about several meetings related to ITER. One of them is the seventh ITER Negotiations Meetings that took place in Barcelona, Spain on 9-10 December 2002, another is the final ITER CTA Project Board Meeting, which took place in Barcelona, Spain on 8 December 2002 and the last one is the Third Meeting of the International Tokamak Physics Activity (ITPA) Topical Group on diagnostics held in Toki, Japan on 18-21 September 2002

  18. Plant breeding and genetics newsletter. No. 3

    This third issue of the Plant Breeding and Genetics Newsletter highlights forthcoming events including regional (Afra) training course on 'molecular characterization of genetic biodiversity in traditional and neglected crops selected for improvement through mutation techniques' and seminar on 'mutation techniques and biotechnology for tropical and subtropical plant improvement in Asia and Pacific regions'. Status of existing co-ordinated and technical co-operation research projects is also summarized

  19. Insect and Pest Control Newsletter. No. 46

    This newsletter lists the FAO/IAEA meetings in the field of pest control held between September 1990 and February 1991 and provides very brief summaries of their contents. It also features a special report on the New World Screwworm in North Africa. An eradication programme, organized by the IAEA and the FAO and based on the sterile insect technique, was implemented, and as a result it is expected that the area will be declared free of the pest during autumn 1991

  20. ITER EDA newsletter. V. 7, no. 11

    This ITER EDA Newsletter contains a report on the delivery of the outer module of the CS model coil to Naka by K. Okuno et al, a special lecture by H. Yoshikawa, the president of the Science Council of Japan on the future outlook of nuclear fusion and a report on an ITER display during the 17th IAEA Fusion Energy Conference, held in Yokohama, Japan, from October 19 to 24, 1998

  1. ITER EDA Newsletter. V. 6, no. 7

    This issue of the newsletter on the Engineering Design Activities (EDA) for the ITER Tokamak project contains a report on the Twelfth Meeting of the ITER Council (IC-12) held on July 23-24, 1997 in Tampere, Finland; and a report on the Sixth All-Russian Conference on Engineering Problems of Thermonuclear Reactors (EPTR-6) Meeting held in St. Petersburg from 27-29 May 1997

  2. ITER EDA Newsletter. V. 3, no. 12

    This ITER EDA (Engineering Design Activities) Newsletter issue reports on (i) the seventh Meeting of the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC-7) held at the Joint Work Site in Naka, Japan, 5-7 December 1994; (ii) the seventh Meeting of the ITER Management Advisory Committee (MAC-7) held at the Naka Joint Work Site, November 30 - December 1, 1994; (iii) the Magnet Technical Meeting, held at the Naka Joint Work Site on November 8-11, 1994

  3. Plant breeding and genetics newsletter. No. 4

    The Newsletter reports development of new Coordinated Research Projects (CRPs) and on efficient implementation of Technical Coperaton Projects related to regional activities. Following the organization of the CRP on 'Molecular characterization of mutated genes controlling important traits for seed crop improvement' the CRP on 'Mutational analysis of root characters in annual food plants related to plant performance' was also established with the participation of 21 institutes. It also presents recent training activities and meetings undertaken

  4. Animal production and health newsletter. No. 22

    This newsletter contains brief reports on 9 workshops, research coordination meetings, consultant meetings and training courses held between January-June 1995, the status of 6 co-ordinated research programmes organized by the Animal Production and Health Section of the Joint FAO/IAEA Division, recent developments at the Animal Production Unit of the IAEA Laboratory Seibersdorf, a presentation of 4 forthcoming events (meetings, workshops, training courses) and 3 software programs in the field

  5. ITER CTA newsletter. No. 11, August 2002

    This ITER CTA Newsletter issue includes conclusions of the Fusion Fast Track experts meeting held on 27 November 2001, which were presented to the European Research Council. The term 'Fast Track' has its origin in an initiative taken by the Belgian Presidency of the European Research Council to investigate whether it might be possible to accelerate the development of fusion, setting a goal for thermonuclear energy production with 20-30 years

  6. Nuclear data newsletter, No. 45, May 2008

    This periodic newsletter provides information relevant to the work of the IAEA Nuclear Data Section. This issue announces the online and database news concerning nuclear data libraries, computer codes and coordinated research projects and lists selected charts, reports and documents on nuclear data. Further it contains meeting reports of the Second Research Coordination Meeting (RCM) on Reference Database for Neutron Activation Analysis, 7?9 May 2007, IAEA Vienna

  7. ITER EDA newsletter. V. 8, no. 10

    This ITER EDA Newsletter contains summary reports on the seventh meeting of the ITER physics expert group on energetic particles, heating and steady state operations in Frascati, Italy, on the fifth international symposium on fusion nuclear technology in Rome, Italy and on the IAEA technical committee meeting on electron cyclotron resonance heating physics and technology for fusion devices in Oh-arai, Japan. Individual abstracts are prepared for the three contributions

  8. ITER EDA newsletter. V. 8, no. 5

    This newsletter reports on the sequence of events related to the installation of the two central solenoid model coil modules and of the central solenoid insert coil in the testing vacuum tank at JAERY Naka Fusion Research Establishment and on the combined meeting of the core confinement and internal transport barrier expert group, confinement database and modeling expert group and edge pedestal expert group in Garching, Germany

  9. Soils newsletter. V.17, no.1

    The purpose of this newsletter is to provide current information on tracer techniques used to study soil fertility, irrigation and crop production. This issue contains short descriptions of coordinated research programs, listings future of Food and Agriculture Organization and International Atomic Energy Agency (FAO/IAEA) training courses, listings of future meetings, workshops, symposia and seminars, and discriptions of current technical cooperation programmes from the Asia and Pacific Region

  10. ITER EDA Newsletter. V.4, no.1

    This ITER EDA (Engineering Design Activities) Newsletter issue reports on (i) the seventh ITER Council Meeting held at the Naka Joint Work Site on 14-15 December 1994, (ii) the ''Confinement Modelling and Database Expert Group Workshop'' held in Seville, Spain, 3-4 October 1994, and (iii) the first meeting of the International Organizing Committee for the Seventh International Fusion Reactor Materials Conference

  11. ITER EDA newsletter. V. 9, no. 11

    This issue of the ITER EDA Newsletter contains discussions of three meetings, i.e., (1) the Third ITER International Industry Liaison Meeting held in Toronto, Canada (November 7-9, 2000), (2) an informal meeting on ITER developments held in Sorrento, Italy (October 9, 2000), and (3) the Thirteenth Meeting of the ITER Physics Expert Group on Diagnostics held in Naka, Japan (September 21-22, 2000)

  12. Animal production and health newsletter. No 16

    This Newsletter contains reports on the meetings and training courses held between January and April 1992, including a detailed summary of the final FAO/IAEA Research Coordination Meeting on ''Development of Feeding Strategies for Improving Ruminant Productivity in Areas of Fluctuating Nutrient Supply through the Use of Nuclear and Related Techniques'', held in Vienna from 30 March to 3 April. Status reports are presented for the existing nine coordinated research programs, and developments at the Animal Production Unit, Seibersdorf are described

  13. ITER ITA newsletter. Special issue - December 2006

    This issue of ITER ITA (ITER transitional arrangements) newsletter contains information about signing ITER Agreement, which took place on 21 November 2006 in Paris, France. It was great day for fusion research as Ministers from the seven ITER Parties in the presence of President Jacques Chirac and President of European Commission Jose Barroso and some 400 invited guests signed the Agreement setting up the ITER International Fusion Energy Organization. This issues contains the speeches, statements and remarks of Presidents and Ministers

  14. ITER EDA newsletter. V. 9, no. 8

    This ITER EDA Newsletter reports on the ITER meeting on 29-30 June 2000 in Moscow, summarizes the status report on the ITER EDA by R. Aymar, the ITER Director, and gives overviews of the expert group workshop on transport and internal barrier physics, confinement database and modelling and edge and pedestal physics, and the IEA workshop on transport barriers at edge and core. Individual abstracts have been prepared

  15. ITER EDA Newsletter. V. 3, no. 11

    This ITER EDA (Engineering Design Activities) Newsletter issue reports on (i) the third Technical Meeting on Safety and Environment held at the San Diego Joint Work Site, October 10-14, 1994; (ii) the ITER Expert Group Meeting on Disruptions, Plasma Control and MHD, held in Seville, Spain, September 29-30, 1994; in addition to a brief contribution on aspects of family life for foreigners at the Naka Joint Work Site

  16. Animal Production and Health Newsletter. No. 17

    This newsletter contains brief reports of Research Coordination Meetings held between September and December 1992 and summaries of the status of other Coordinated Research Programmes (CRPs). Two new CRPs are announced, both to be based in the Africa region. One is to focus on food supplementation strategies to improve the productivity of dairy cattle on smallholder farms, and the other will concentrate on the use of immunoassay methods to improve the diagnosis of trypanosomiasis. Applications for participation in these CRPs are included

  17. Animal production and health newsletter. No.21

    This newsletter contains brief reports on 7 meetings, workshops and training courses held between september and december 1994, the status of the 6 co-ordinated research programmes organized by the Animal Production and Health Section of the Joint FAO/IAEA Division, recent developments at the Animal Production Unit at the IAEA Laboratory Seibersdorf and a presentation of 5 forthcoming meetings, workshops and training courses

  18. ITER EDA Newsletter. V. 10, no. 7

    This ITER EDA Newsletter presents an overview of meetings held at IAEA Headquarters in Vienna during the week 16-20 July 2001 related to the successful completion of the ITER Engineering Design Activities (EDA). Among them were the final meeting of the ITER Council, the closing ceremony to commemorate the EDA completion, the final meeting of the ITER Management Advisory Committee, a briefing of issues related to ITER developments, and discussions on the possible joint implementation of ITER

  19. ITER EDA newsletter. V. 5, no. 7

    This issue of the Newsletter on the Engineering Design Activities (EDA) for the ITER Tokamak project contains a report on the Tenth ITER Council Meeting, held July 24-25, 1996, in St. Petersburg, Russia; a description of the Status of the ITER EDA by the ITER Director, Dr. R. Aymar; and a report on the so-called Task Number One by the ITER Special Working Group (Basis for the Start of Explorations, presenting possible scenarios toward siting, licensing and host support)

  20. ITER EDA Newsletter. V. 6, no. 9

    This issue of the Newsletter reports on new ITER Home Page and contains a report on the combined workshop of the ITER confinement and transport expert group and of the confinement modeling and database expert group, by D. Boucher, V. Mukhavatov (both ITER JCT), J.G. Cordey, JET Joint Undertaking , M. Wakatani, Kyoto University held at the Max-Planck-Institut for Plasmaphysik, Garching, Germany on September 25 - 30 1997

  1. PSI nuclear and particle physics newsletter 1988

    The present Newsletter contains reports on nuclear and particle physics supported by the F1 division of PSI. Groups were invited to present new preliminary or final results obtained in 1989. As usual there has been no refereeing. The contributions must not be quoted without previous consultation with the authors. Spokespersons are indicated by superscripts 'S' following their names in the headings of the contributions. (author) 65 figs., 9 tabs., 189 refs

  2. ITER EDA Newsletter. V. 4, no. 3

    This ITER EDA (Engineering Design Activities) Newsletter issue reports on (i) the ITER Magnet Technical Meeting held at the Naka Joint Work Site on February 7-10, 1995; (ii) the Second Technical Meeting on ITER Power Supply held on February 20-24, 1995, in St. Petersburg (Russian Federation); and (iii) a description by the Nuclear Data section of the IAEA (Vienna, Austria) on the availability and current status of the FENDL-1 Nuclear Data Libraries for fusion applications

  3. ITER EDA Newsletter. V. 2, no. 3

    This ITER EDA (Engineering Design Activities) Newsletter issue includes a description of the ITER Joint Central Team's management, the ITER Management System and supporting software progress, activities of the Special Working Group 2, a brief summary of a technical meeting on the experimental approach to the physics of the high density divertor, a summary on the status of the International Fusion Evaluated Nuclear Data Library (FENDL), and an obituary on Dr. Henry Seligman (IAEA)

  4. ITER EDA newsletter. V. 2, no. 10

    This issue of the ITER EDA (Engineering Design Activities) Newsletter contains progress reports on the Fourth ITER Council Meeting in San Diego, 29 September - 1 October 1993, on the Third Meeting of the ITER Management Advisory Committee (MAC) in Naka, Japan, 16-17 September 1993, and on the flag raising ceremony at the US hosted joint work site in San Diego, California, 1 October 1993

  5. ITER EDA newsletter. V. 4, no.12

    This issue of the ITER EDA (Engineering Design Activities) Newsletter contains a report on the ninth ITER council meeting held December 12 - 13, 1995 in Garching near Munich, Germany (by Dr. E. Canobbio), a report on the status of the ITER EDA (by Dr. R. Aymar, ITER Director) and a report on the ninth meeting of the ITER Technical Advisory Committee (by Professor P. Rutherford, TAC Chair) held 27 - 29 November 1995, in Garching near Munich, Germany

  6. ITER EDA Newsletter. V.2, no.5

    This ITER EDA (Engineering Design Activities), Newsletter issue includes reports on the third ITER council meeting in Tokyo on the involvement of other countries, on an outline of the report by the Management Advisory Committee (MAC), on such involvement, and on the improvement by the MAC and the ITER Council to proceed with Task Agreements on the Research and Development programme of the Superconductor Coils and Structures Division

  7. ITER EDA Newsletter. V. 2, no. 4

    This issue of the newsletter on the ITER Engineering Design Activities includes the following topics: (i) The second meeting of the ITER Technical Committee, (ii) the second meeting of the ITER Management Advisory Committee, (iii) completion of a draft for protocol 2 by the Special Working Group 2 (SWG-2), (iv) integration of the safety and environmental features of ITER, and (v) a list of coming events

  8. ITER EDA Newsletter. V. 4, no. 4

    This issue of the ITER EDA (Engineering Design Activities) Newsletter reports on (i) the Second Meeting of the ITER Physics Expert Group on Diagnostics held at the Japanese Atomic Energy Research Institute, Naka, Japan, on February 8-10, 1995; and (ii) a summary of the Second Workshop of the Confinement Modelling and Database Expert Group, held at the ITER San Diego Work Site, March 13-15, 1995

  9. PSI nuclear and particle physics newsletter 1989

    The present newsletter contains reports on nuclear and particle physics supported by the F1 division of PSI. Groups were invited to present new preliminary or final results obtained in 1989. As usual there has been no refereeing. The contributions must not be quoted without previous consultation with the authors. Spokespersons are indicated by superscripts 'S' following their names in the headings of the contributions. (author) 85 figs., 10 tabs., 307 refs

  10. XRF newsletter, No. 17, July 2009

    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, quality control, etc. A few selected examples of the recent activities in the IAEA XRF Laboratory and its results in the field of XRF are presented: Automation of micro-beam scanning XRF spectrometer

  11. ITER CTA newsletter. No. 13, October 2002

    This ITER CTA newsletter issue comprises concise information about an ITER related meeting concerning the joint implementation of ITER - the fifth ITER Negotiations Meeting - which was held in Toronto, Canada, 19-20 September, 2002, and information about assessment of the possible ITER site in Clarington, Ontario, Canada, which was the subject of the first official stage of the Joint Assessment of Specific Sites (JASS) for the ITER Project. This assessment was completed just before the Fifth ITER Negotiations Meeting

  12. SSDL newsletter No. 52, July 2006

    This issue of the SSDL Newsletter contains the report of the 12th SSDL Scientific Committee (SSC) Meeting held at the IAEA Headquarters from 7-10 March 2006. The SSC conducts biennial reviews and evaluations of the Dosimetry and Medical Radiation Physics activities. Following each meeting, the report of the SSC is addressed to the Directors General of the IAEA and WHO and circulated subsequently to Member States through this Newsletter. The report is pending acceptance by the IAEA and WHO. The second article is a brief note on the polarity of electrometers. The IAEA has received many queries from SSDLs on the definitions used by manufacturers of ionization chambers concerning the sign of the polarity of the chamberelectrometer connecting systems. The lack of clarity has also induced mistakes in some dosimetry comparison exercises where inconsistent polarities were used by some participants. It is hoped that this note will help clarify the issue. The readers were informed in the SSDL Newsletter No. 51 on the extension of the calibration facilities at Seibersdorf. It is a pleasure to announce that less than one year later, the construction of the new wing was completed. The inauguration ceremony was held on June 1 2006

  13. Animal production and health newsletter. No. 41

    In the June 2004 Newsletter, we focused on the topic of molecular diagnostic technologies and the way forward. It is clear from the feedback, that there is a strong desire for having reliable, definitive, sensitive, specific, cost effective and on-site diagnostic tests, in parallel with so-called herd or population surveillance tests. This will allow for the implementation of more effective disease control strategies. It is indeed exciting to consider the current technological explosion and its consequences and what potential advantages might be in store for many of our Member States. This will also help to ensure that we keep abreast of new developments and employ the most appropriate tools.The conclusions and recommendations will be placed on the web as soon as they are available and published in the next Newsletter. The second topic under discussion in this Newsletter will focus on the management of animal genetic resources. Both past and future activities are described in further detail in this issue

  14. Spent Fuel Management Newsletter. No. 1

    This Newsletter has been prepared in accordance with the recommendations of the International Regular Advisory Group on Spent Fuel Management and the Agency's programme (GC XXXII/837, Table 76, item 14). The main purpose of the Newsletter is to provide Member States with new information about the state-of-the-art in one of the most important parts of the nuclear fuel cycle - Spent Fuel Management. The contents of this publication consists of two parts: (1) IAEA Secretariat contribution -work and programme of the Nuclear Materials and Fuel Cycle Technology Section of the Division of Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Waste Management, recent and planned meetings and publications, Technical Co-operation projects, Co-ordinated Research programmes, etc. (2) Country reports - national programmes on spent fuel management: current and planned storage and reprocessing capacities, spent fuel arisings, safety, transportation, storage, treatment of spent fuel, some aspects of uranium and plutonium recycling, etc. The IAEA expects to publish the Newsletter once every two years between the publications of the Regular Advisory Group on Spent Fuel Management. Figs and tabs

  15. Plant breeding and genetics newsletter. No. 5

    The fifth issue of the Plant Breeding and Genetics Newsletter brings information on our activities in the first half of 2000. A new Co-ordinated Research Project (CRP) on 'Mutational analysis of root characters in annual food plants related to plant performance' was initiated with the first Research Co-ordination Meeting (RCM) held in February 2000 in Vienna. Scientists participating in the RCM presented papers and discussed work plans on the use of mutants for genetic analysis of root system morphology, tolerance to soil stresses and mycorrhizal relationships. Mutated genes responsible for defined root characters will be incorporated to molecular markers based genetic maps by building their root systems to make them more adaptive to particular soil conditions. Preparation for initiation of another CRP on 'Improvement of tropical and subtropical fruit trees through induced mutations and biotechnology' has been completed. We are expecting 14 participants at the first RCM, which will be held in Vienna in September 2000. It is expected that this CRP will make a real breakthrough in application of induced mutations for improvement of fruit trees. In vitro, especially somatic embryogenesis as well as conventional breeding methods will be used in combination with mutation techniques. Significant progress was noted, at the second RCM, on the application of biotechnology and mutation techniques for the improvement of local food crops in LIFCs held in San Jose, Costa Rica, June 2000. The RCM was combined with a workshop on 'In vitro culture techniques for the improvement of vegetatively propagated tropical fruit crops'. The Regional training course on 'New frontiers of developing and handling mutants' was organized under the Technical Cooperation Project on 'Mutational enhancement of genetic diversity in rice' and hosted by the Institute of Nuclear Agricultural Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China in June 2000. The course focus on current induced mutation

  16. Marine environment news. Vol. 2, no. 1

    In this issue of the IAEA's Marine Environment Newsletter topics including radiotracers as new barometers of ocean-climate coupling, bio-indicatos species in detecting marine radioactvity and pollution as well as training activities are covered

  17. Society for Research in Child Development Newsletter, 2000.

    Reid, Pamela Trotman, Ed.

    2000-01-01

    This document consists of the four 2000 issues of a newsletter disseminating information on the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) and providing a forum for important news, research, and information concerning advancements in child growth and development research. Each issue of the newsletter provides announcements and notices of…

  18. Society for Research in Child Development Newsletter, 2002.

    Reid, Pamela Trotman, Ed.; Tucker, Thelma, Ed.

    2002-01-01

    This document consists of the four 2002 issues of a newsletter disseminating information on the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) and providing a forum for important news, research, and information concerning advancement in child growth and development research. Each issue of the newsletter includes announcements and notices of…

  19. Society for Research in Child Development Newsletter, 2003.

    Reid, Pamela Trotman, Ed.; Ehart, Bridget, Ed.

    2003-01-01

    This document consists of the four 2003 issues of a newsletter disseminating information on the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) and providing a forum for important news, research, and information concerning advancement in child growth and development research. Each issue of the newsletter includes announcements and notices of…

  20. Society for Research in Child Development Newsletter, 2001.

    Reid, Pamela Trotman, Ed.

    2001-01-01

    This document consists of the four 2001 issues of a newsletter disseminating information on the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) and providing a forum for important news, research, and information concerning advancements in child growth and development research. Each issue of the newsletter includes announcements and notices of…

  1. Society for Research in Child Development Newsletter. 1999.

    Reid, Pamela Trotman, Ed.

    1999-01-01

    This document consists of the three 1999 issues of a newsletter disseminating information on the Society for Research in Child Development and providing a forum for important news, research, and information concerning advancements in child growth and development research. Each issue of the newsletter includes announcements and notices of…

  2. Clean Cities Now: Vol. 16, No. 1, May 2012 (Brochure)

    2012-05-01

    Biannual newsletter for the U.S. Department of Energy's Clean Cities initiative. The newsletter includes feature stories on advanced vehicle deployment, idle reduction, and articles on Clean Cities coalition successes across the country.

  3. Clean Cities Now, Vol. 15, No. 1, April 2011 (Brochure)

    2011-04-01

    Biannual newsletter for the U.S. Department of Energy's Clean Cities initiative. The newsletter includes feature stories on electric vehicle deployment, renewable natural gas, and articles on Clean Cities coalition successes across the country.

  4. Clean Cities Now: Vol. 17, No. 1, Spring 2013 (Brochure)

    Sutor, J.; Tucker, E.; Thomas, J.

    2013-05-01

    Biannual newsletter for the U.S. Department of Energy's Clean Cities initiative. The newsletter includes feature stories on advanced vehicle deployment, idle reduction, and articles on Clean Cities coalition successes across the country.

  5. Clean Cities Now: Vol. 16, No. 2, Fall 2012 (Brochure)

    2012-09-01

    Biannual newsletter for the U.S. Department of Energy's Clean Cities initiative. The newsletter includes feature stories on advanced vehicle deployment, idle reduction, and articles on Clean Cities coalition successes across the country.

  6. Plasma Physics Network Newsletter. No. 1

    This is the first issue of a quarterly newsletter published by the International Atomic Energy Agency in order to provide news of potential interest of fusion scientists in developing countries. According to the foreword to this first issue, the purpose of the newsletter, as well as the organization called ''Third World Network'', is to ''start the process of unifying the developing country fusion community into some type of cohesive entity and to bring the efforts of the developing countries in the plasma physics research area to the attention of the world fusion community at large''. Furthermore, this first issue contains information about (i) Nuclear Fusion Research in Argentina, (ii) Chinese Fusion Efforts, (iii) Plasma and Fusion Physics in Egypt, (iv) Fusion Research in India, (v) Fusion Research in the Republic of Korea, (vi) Fusion Programmes in Malaysia, (vi) the Agency's Fusion Programme, (vii) a proposal for a workshop on computational plasma physics, sponsored by the Third World Plasma Research Network, (viii) the announcement of the formation of the ''Asian African Association for Plasma Training'', - for the promotion of the initiation/strengthening of plasma research, especially experimental, in developing countries in Asia and Africa, as well as the cooperation and sharing of technology among plasma physicists in the developing countries in the region; (ix) a communication entitled ''Fusion Research in ''Small'' Countries'', I.R. Jones, School of Physical Sciences, The Flinders University of South Australia, Bedford Park, Australia, on the desirability of the pursuit of fusion research in ''small'' countries, i.e., those countries that do not have a national fusion research programme; (x) and, finally, a newsletter on the ITER project

  7. Animal production and health newsletter. No. 37

    This issue focuses on the specific biotechnological methods that have the greatest potential for livestock production and health in developing countries, and which of these require nuclear and related techniques? The consultants' meeting that we held during 2001 (http://www.iaea.org/programmes/nafa/d3/public/ gene-technologies.pdf) provided us with the answers. We have subsequently discussed these concepts further with FAO, ILRI and other partners, and have planned a series of activities over the next two years to facilitate the transition of our Sub-programme. The first is an FAO/IAEA International Symposium on 'Applications of Gene Based Technologies for Improving Animal Production and Health in Developing Countries' which will be held here in Vienna from 6 to 10 October 2003. The official announcement is included in this Newsletter. This will be followed by three inter-regional training courses, to be held during 2004 and 2005, to train scientists in developing countries on the molecular techniques currently being used in the fields of animal nutrition, genetics and disease diagnosis. Subsequently, four new CRPs will be initiated during 2005-2006, dealing with (a) rumen molecular techniques for predicting and enhancing productivity; (b) manipulation of nutrition in utero to alter gene expression; (c) characterization of small ruminant genetic resources aimed at selection for parasite resistance; and (d) improvement of diagnostic tests for African Swine Fever to assist in molecular epidemiology. The announcements for the first two have already appeared in previous Newsletters and that for the third will be in the next issue. The projects that have been approved for implementation during the next biennium (2003-2004) are listed in this Newsletter

  8. Vibration Theory, Vol. 1B

    Asmussen, J. C.; Nielsen, Søren R. K.

    The present collection of MATLAB exercises has been published as a supplement to the textbook, Svingningsteori, Bind 1 and the collection of exercises in Vibration theory, Vol. 1A, Solved Problems. Throughout the exercise references are made to these books. The purpose of the MATLAB exercises is to...... give a better understanding of the physical problems in linear vibration theory and to surpress the mathematical analysis used to solve the problems. For this purpose the MATLAB environment is excellent....

  9. Nuclear data newsletter, No. 44, September 2007

    This periodic newsletter provides information relevant to the work of the IAEA Nuclear Data Section. This issue announces the online and database news concerning nuclear data libraries, data processing codes and coordinated research projects and lists selected charts, reports and documents on nuclear data. Further it contains meeting reports of the Coordination of the International Network of Nuclear Structure and Decay Data Evaluators, 11?15 June 2007, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation and the Second Research Coordination Meeting on Development of a Reference Database for Ion Beam Analysis, 18?21 June 2007, IAEA Headquarters, Vienna, Austria

  10. Nuclear data newsletter. No. 42, September 2006

    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. Further it contains technical meetings of note of the consultants meeting on beta decay and decay heat (OECD/NEA, Paris, 2006) and a comprehensiv list of all INDC(NDS) papers published since 1968

  11. Animal production and health newsletter. No. 18

    This newsletter contains brief summaries of the final Research Co-ordination Meetings of Co-ordinated Research Programmes on ''Strengthening Animal Reproduction Research in Asia Through the Application of Immunoassay Techniques'' and ''Strengthening Animal Disease Diagnosis in Asia Through Application of Immunoassay Techniques'' and of the first Research Co-ordination Meeting on ''Development of Feed Supplementation Strategies for Milk-Producing Animals in Tropical and Subtropical Environments Through the Use of Nuclear and Related Techniques''. Developments at the IAEA's Animal Production Unit, Seibersdorf, are described

  12. Soils Newsletter. V. 15, no. 2

    This newsletter contains reports of the five Research Co-ordination Meetings held in 1992; the descriptions of the meetings on ''The use of nuclear and related techniques in the management of nitrogen-fixing trees for enhancing soil fertility and soil conservation'' and ''The use of isotope studies on increasing and stabilizing plant productivity in low phosphate and semi-arid and sub-humid soils of the tropics and sub-tropics'' contain excerpts from presented reports. Also included is a feature on some of the the Technical Co-operation Projects coming under the umbrella of the Regional African Project on Biological Nitrogen Fixation

  13. Soils Newsletter. V. 9, no. 1

    This Newsletter describes the opening of the Soils and Plant Breeding Laboratory at the IAEA Seibersdorf Laboratory and describes the research taking place in the new unit. The Research Co-ordination Meetings on the improvement of yield and nitrogen fixation of the common bean in Latin America (December 1985, CENA, Piracicaba, Brazil), the management of legumes in pastures (March 1986, IAEA, Vienna) and isotopic studies of nitrogen fixation and nitrogen cycling by blue-green algae and Azolla (May 1986, International Rice Research Institute, The Philippines) are summarized, and recent publications are briefly described. Tabs

  14. XRF newsletter. No. 8, October 2004

    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, quality control, etc. A few selected examples of the recent activities in the IAEA XRF Laboratory and its results in the field of XRF are presented: In-situ applications of XRF techniques; quantifying uncertainty in XRF analysis; recent involvement of IAEA in international discussions on air pollution issues; combined X-ray fluorescence and absorption microtomography on U- and Pu-rich particles

  15. ITER ITA Newsletter. No. 29, March 2006

    This issue of ITER ITA (ITER transitional Arrangements) newsletter contains concise information about ITER related activities and meetings, namely, the ITER Director-General Nominee, Dr. Kaname Ikeda, took up his position as ITER Project Leader in Cadarache on 13 March, the consolidation of information technology infrastructure for ITER and about he Thirty-Fifth Meeting of the Fusion Power Co-ordinating Committee (FPCC), which was held on 28 February-1 March 2006 at the headquarters of the International Energy Agency (IEA) in Paris

  16. Soils newsletter. V. 16, no. 2

    This newsletter summarizes the status of ongoing Co-ordinated Research Programmes and reports on Meetings and workshops held between May 1993 to December 1993. The descriptions of two meetings, on the assessment of irrigation schedules of field crops to increase the effective use of water in irrigation products and on the improvement and yield of grain legumes with the aim of increasing food production and saving N fertilizer in the tropics and sub-tropics of Asia, are fairly detailed and include excerpts from presented papers

  17. XRF newsletter. No. 11, July 2006

    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, quality control, etc. A few selected examples of the recent activities in the IAEA XRF Laboratory and its results in the field of XRF are presented: Application of X ray imaging techniques to the study of the morphology of malaria mosquitoes; Preparation of insect specimens for micro-XRF analysis; Coordinated Research Project on Unification of nuclear spectrometries: integrated techniques as a new tool for material research

  18. ITER EDA Newsletter. V. 3, no. 9

    This ITER EDA (Engineering Design Activities) Newsletter issue contains a description of the ITER Physics Research and Development (F.Perkins), a report on the first meeting of the ITER Divertor Physics and Divertor Modelling and Database Expert Groups (D. Post, G. Janeschitz, R. Stambaugh, M. Shimada), a report on the first meeting of the ITER Physics Expert Group on Diagnostics (A.E. Costley and K.M. Young), and a contribution entitled ''to meet or not to meet? If yes, for how long?'' (L. Golubchikov)

  19. Animal Production and Health Newsletter. No. 13

    This newsletter includes reports of FAO/IAEA-organized meetings held between 17 September 1990 and 23 November 1990, with emphasis on the development and application of radioimmunoassay and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay techniques to study Foot and Mouth Disease, bluetongue vins and other diseases, and animal reproduction. The status of existing coordinated research programmes is summarized, and a new coordinated research programme on the development of supplementation strategies for milk-producing animals in tropical and subtropical environments is announced. Applications for contracts to participate in this programme are invited. The role of the Section's Animal Production Unit at Seibersdorf is reviewed, and a list of forthcoming events is given

  20. ITER EDA Newsletter. V. 6, no. 6

    This issue of the newsletter on the Engineering Design Activities (EDA) for the ITER Tokamak project contains a report on the Twelfth Meeting of the ITER Management Advisory Committee (MAC-12) held 26-27 June 1997, at the ITER Joint Work Site in Garching, Germany; and a report on the Twelfth Meeting of the ITER Technical Advisory Committee held 30 June - 2 July 1997 at the Joint Work Site in Garching, Germany; and a report on the (Non Site Specific Safety Report-2) NSSR-2 and (Final Design Report) FDR-Safety Meeting held 21-25 1997 at the ITER San Diego Joint Work Site, USA

  1. ITER CTA newsletter. No. 16, January 2003

    This ITER CTA newsletter contains information about some ITER related activities including ITER transitional arrangements (ITA) which will start on 1 January 2003, the USA rejoining ITER and People's Republic of China joining ITER, the visit of Mr. J. Koizumi, Prime Minister of Japan, to Kurchatov Institute, Moscow, Russian Federation on 11 January 2003, and the most recent meeting of the Scrape-Off Layer (SOL) and Divertor Physics Group of the International Tokamak Physics Activity (ITPA), which was held in Lausanne, Switzerland, on October 21-23, 2002 at the CRPP/EFL laboratory

  2. XRF newsletter, No. 13, August 2007

    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, quality control, etc. A few selected examples of the recent activities in the IAEA XRF Laboratory and its results in the field of XRF are presented: Application of X-ray imaging techniques for studying the morphology of malaria-transmitting mosquitoes; International workshop on X-ray Emission Techniques for Forensic Applications; First Research Coordination Meeting under Coordinated Research Project on Unification of Nuclear Spectrometry; Integrated Techniques as a New Tool for Material Research

  3. Animal production and health newsletter. No. 40

    This issue of the Newsletter highlights the activities of the Animal Production and Health Section and the Sub-programme. Apart from the regular Coordinated Research Project (CRP) activities and the customary technical support given to national and regional Technical Cooperation (TC) projects, the personnel were involved in the technical evaluation of applications for new TC projects by Member States for the 2005/2006 biennial project cycle. The Section also was also occupied with preparing the IAEA's 2006/2007 Work and Budget Programme

  4. XRF newsletter. No. 9, May 2005

    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, quality control, etc. A few selected examples of the recent activities in the IAEA XRF Laboratory and its results in the field of XRF are presented: In-situ analysis of bronzes by portable X-ray fluorescence spectrometry; Micro-beam X-ray absorption and fluorescence measurement with synchrotron radiation; 5th International BioPIXE Symposium; the spreadsheet method for calculating uncertainty in total reflection x-ray fluorescence analysis

  5. Spent fuel management newsletter. No. 2

    This issue of the newsletter consists of two parts. The first part describes the IAEA Secretariat activities - work and programme of the Nuclear Materials and Fuel Cycle Technology Section of the Division of Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Waste Management, recent and planned meetings and publications, Technical Co-operation projects, Co-ordinated Research programmes. The second part contains country reports - national programmes on spent fuel management: current and planned storage and reprocessing capacities, spent fuel arisings, safety, transportation, storage and treatment of spent fuel

  6. Animal production and health newsletter. No. 35

    The editorial of this issue of the Newsletter carries a strong message to its readers how the events of 11 September and the release of anthrax in the USA have affected all those involved in laboratory activities related to infectious agents. In future, it is may be needed to keep detailed records of all dangerous pathogens and account for their production, storage, and use in ways that will prevent, or at least, significantly reduce the risk of their use as bio-weapons. The rest of this issue briefly highlights FAO/IAEA consultants meeting, coordinated research programs and technical cooperation projects

  7. Food Irradiation Newsletter. V. 12, no. 2

    This Newsletter reports activities of two ICGFI training workshops convened in Santiago, Chile, and Rehovot, Israel, in the past six months. The summary report of the FAO/IAEA Seminar on Food Irradiation for Developing Countries in Africa is also included. A follow-up to this Seminar is the ''Co-ordinated Research Programme on Food Irradiation for African Countries'' which will be implemented as soon as funds become available. Further, this issue contains a report of the Working Group on Food Irradiation of the European Society for Nuclear Agriculture convened in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria in 1987 and status reports of practical applications of food irradiation in different countries. 2 tabs

  8. XRF newsletter, No. 16, December 2008

    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, quality control, etc. A few selected examples of the recent activities in the IAEA XRF Laboratory and its results in the field of XRF are presented: In vivo investigation of the physiology of larvae, pupa, and adult species of Tsetse flies by high speed X-ray phase-contrast imaging; Proficiency test for XRF laboratories (PTXRFIAEA05); Quality Management - related activities in the IAEA X-ray fluorescence laboratory

  9. Food Irradiation Newsletter. V. 16, no. 1

    This newsletter contains a report on the final FAO/IAEA Research Coordination Meeting (RCM) on the use of irradiation to control the infectivity of food-borne parasites, held in Mexico City in June, 1991, and a brief summary of the second FAO/IAEA RCM on the Asian Regional Cooperative Project on food irradiation, with emphasis on process control and acceptance. The workshops and training courses held between September and December 1991 are presented, and a short article reports the opening of the USA's first commercial food irradiator and describes the initial public reaction

  10. ITER ITA newsletter. No. 23, June 2005

    This issue of ITER ITA (ITER transitional Arrangements) newsletter contains concise information about ITER related meeting the Eighth Meeting of the ITPA Topical Group (TG) on Diagnostics was held at the Culham Science Centre, UKAEA, from 14-18 March 2005 and the Third International Atomic Energy Agency - Technical Meeting (TM) on Electron Cyclotron Resonance Heating (ECRH) in ITER, following those in Oharai, Japan in 1999, and in Kloster Seeon, Germany in 2003, was held in Como, Italy, from May 2 to May 5, 2005, in a two-and-half day intense workshop

  11. XRF newsletter, No. 14, December 2007

    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, quality control, etc. A few selected examples of the recent activities in the IAEA XRF Laboratory and its results in the field of XRF are presented: Proficiency test for XRF laboratories; Workshop on Non-destructive and Micro analytical Techniques in Art and Cultural Heritage Research; ANKA users meeting, Karlsruhe; School on Pulsed Neutron Sources: Characterization of Materials; ICT-based Module on Ion Beam Analysis for Learning and Teaching

  12. ITER ITA newsletter. No. 9, October 2003

    This issue of ITER ITA (ITER transitional arrangements) newsletter contains concise information about three ITER related meetings including the second meeting of the ITER preparatory committee held on 24 September at the JET facilities at Culham, UK., the tenth meeting of the ITER negotiators' standing sub-group(NSSG-10) and related meetings, which were held during period 18-27 September 2003 at Culham, UK, and the fifth meeting of the ITPA topical group on diagnostics held at the Ioffe educational center in St.Petersburg, Russian Federation from 16 to 18 July 2003

  13. Food irradiation newsletter. V. 19, no. 2

    A number of important developments on food irradiation has been included in this issue of the Newsletter. First, the updated computerized list of clearance of irradiated food in different countries is published as a Supplement to this issue. The readers are requested to inform the Food Preservation Section of any mistakes in the list as soon as possible. Our experience with the list which was last published in 1991 showed that it has a strong demand by scientists, regulatory authorities, consumer groups and the media. The list therefore must be accurate as it is often referred to in literature

  14. ITER ITA newsletter. No. 7, August 2003

    This issue of ITER ITA (ITER transitional Arrangements) newsletter contains concise information about ITER related meetings including the ninth meeting of the ITER Negotiators' Standing Sub-Group (NSSG-9), which was held on 28 and 29 July 2003 at Mita International Conference Center in Tokyo and the Confinement Database and Modelling (CDB and M) and Transport and Internal Transport Barrier (T and ITB) Topical Groups (TGs) joint meeting, which was held in St. Petersburg, Russia from 8 to 12 April 2003 and about retirement of Boris Kuvshinnikov, senior information officer, after 13 years at the ITER office Vienna

  15. XRF newsletter. No. 3, January 2002

    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, quality control, etc. A few selected examples of the recent activities in the IAEA XRF Laboratory and its results in the field of XRF are presented: the assessment of a new detectors for XRF analysis, the IAEA mailing list for XRF laboratories, the training opportunities at the IAEA Laboratories at Seibersdorf and the implementation of a quality assurance system in XRF laboratory

  16. ITER EDA newsletter. V. 3, no. 2

    This issue of the ITER EDA (Engineering Design Activities) Newsletter contains reports on the Fifth ITER Council Meeting held in Garching, Germany, 27-28 January 1994, a visit (28 January 1994) of an international group of Harvard Fellows to the San Diego Joint Work Site, the Inauguration Ceremony of the EC-hosted ITER joint work site in Garching (28 January 1994), on an ITER Technical Meeting on Assembly and Maintenance held in Garching, Germany, January 19-26, 1994, and a report on a Technical Committee Meeting on radiation effects on in-vessel components held in Garching, Germany, November 15-19, 1993, as well as an ITER Status Report

  17. Plant breeding and genetics newsletter. No. 14

    These last six months, the Plant Breeding and Genetics (PBG) Section of the Joint FAO/IAEA Division (NAFA/AGE) implemented five Research Coordination Meetings (RCMs) and one Consultants Meeting for a new Coordinated Research Project (CRP) on 'Molecular tools for quality improvement in vegetatively propagated crops including banana and cassava' (8-11 November 2004, Vienna). Other salient points were the training courses we implemented this semester in the framework of different Technical Cooperation (TC) projects.Details about these activities inside this Newsletter

  18. ITER EDA Newsletter. V. 4, no. 8

    This ITER EDA (Engineering Design Activities) Newsletter issue contains reports on the 8th meeting of the ITER council and on the first Special Review Group (SRG) meeting held 21-23 June, 1995, at the San Diego Joint Work Site, USA. The SWG was established in July 1994 to review the technical, social, and the safety and environmental requirements for siting ITER which will be prepared by the Director and the JCT, and to report the results of the review to the council. Furthermore, a description of the design office at the Garching Joint Work Site is given

  19. ITER EDA Newsletter. V. 4, no. 7

    This ITER EDA (Engineering Design Activities) Newsletter issue contains reports on (i) the 8th meeting of the ITER Technical Advisory Committee (TAC-8) held on June 29 - July 7, 1995 at the ITER San Diego Work Site, (ii) the 8th meeting of the ITER Management Advisory Committee (MAC-8) held at the ITER San Diego Work Site on July 9-10, 1995, (iii) the 33rd meeting of the International Fusion Research Council (FRC), held July 11, 1995 at the IAEA Headquarters in Vienna, Austria, and (iv) the ITER participation in the fifth topical meeting on Tritium Technology in Fission, Fusion and Isotopic Applications

  20. ITER EDA Newsletter. V. 3, no. 10

    This ITER EDA (Engineering Design Activities) Newsletter issue reports on (i) the ITER-relevant statements made at the occasion of the 15th IAEA fusion conference in Seville, Spain, September 26 - October 1, 1994; (ii) a comprehensive technical presentation of the ITER EDA developments at the same conference; (iii) the first Workshop of the ITER Expert Group on Confinement and Transport, held at the San Diego Joint Work Site on 22-25 August 1994; and (iv) the visit to the San Diego Work Site of the representatives of a local philanthropic group, the ARCS Foundation (Achievement Rewards for College Scientists)

  1. ITER EDA newsletter. V. 6, no. 1

    This issue of the ITER EDA (Engineering Design Activities) Newsletter reports on the STATUS OF THE ITER EDA Overview, Design Work, ITER Physics; contains a report of the Third Technical Meeting on Quality Assurance was held at the ITER Garching Joint Work Site on 25-27 November 1996. The objectives of the meeting were to review the progress made in the Implementation of QA and to identify weal areas which require improvement. The focus was on the Large R and D Projects assigned to the EU Home Team(HT) or placed under the responsibility of the Garching JWS. 1 fig, 3 tabs

  2. XRF newsletter No. 12, December 2006

    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, quality control, etc. A few selected examples of the recent activities in the IAEA XRF Laboratory and its results in the field of XRF are presented: Development of a flexible multi-channel digital spectrometer; Support to Technical Cooperation projects. Conferences and workshops in this field are listed

  3. Food irradiation newsletter. V. 17, no. 2

    This issue of the Food Irradiation Newsletter includes reports of a number of activities of the Food Preservation Section of the FAO/IAEA from the final quarter of 1992 to the middle of 1993. In addition there is a summary of food irradiation activities in the USA, an excerpt from the Official Gazette of the French Republic concerning the use of ionizing radiation to treat camembert made from raw milk, and a discussion of the potential for the application of food irradiation in Russia

  4. Soils Newsletter. V. 13, no. 2

    This Newsletter contains a report of the final research co-ordination meeting on the use of isotopes in studies to enhance the biological nitrogen fixation in the common bean in Latin America (September 1990, Vienna), and describes some aspects of the research on nitrogen-fixing trees at the Seibersdorf IAEA Laboratory. Two FAO/IAEA Training Courses are announced: on the use of isotope and radiation techniques in studies of soil/plant relationships with emphasis on plant nutrition; and on isotope and nuclear techniques in studies on soil/plant relationships with emphasis on agroforestry and on plant nutrition

  5. Plant breeding and genetics newsletter. No. 13

    This issue reports on the creation of the Agency's Subprogramme of Sustainable Intensification of Crop Production Systems (E1) through the merger of the Soils and Plant Breeding and Genetics Subprogrammes together with part of the Entomology Subprogramme activities. Implementation of a new Coordinated Research Project (CRP) on the Effects of Mutagenic Agents on the DNA Sequence in Plants, and the successful submission of a new CRP proposal on Pyramiding of Mutated Genes Contributing to Crop Quality and Resistance to Stress Affecting Quality were among the major activities of our Subprogramme during the last six months. We actively participated in the International Year of Rice (IYR 2004) events such as the Meeting of the Informal International Working Group on the International Year of Rice (IIWG) and the FAO Rice Conference on Rice in Global Markets and Sustainable Production Systems (Rome, Italy), both in February this year. A lot of work has been concentrated this last semester on the preparation of Programme and Budget for the biennium 2006-2007 and the appraisal of TC proposals for the biennium 2005-2006. The Mutation Breeding Newsletter and the Mutation Breeding Review will merge to become the Mutation Breeding Newsletter and Reviews (MBN and R). Starting at the end of July, the MBN and R will appear on a regular basis

  6. Astronomy Career Profiles from the AAS Newsletter Archives

    Metcalfe, Travis; McDaid, Liam; Bullock, Blake; Pulliam, Christine; Williams, Peter; Roth, Joshua; Whitney, Barb; Olsen, Knut; Howell, Andy; Keller, Luke

    2011-01-01

    This is a collection of articles that were originally published in the Newsletter of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) between May 2008 and September 2011 by the Committee on Employment. Authors representing a wide range of career paths tell their stories and provide insight and advice that is relevant to success in various job sectors. Although all of these articles are available individually from the AAS archives, we are posting the complete collection here to make them more accessible as a resource for the astronomy community. The collection includes the following articles: (1) Changing Priorities: the Hard Money Wild Card, (2) Beyond Ivory Towers, (3) Astronomers Working in Public Outreach, (4) Bush-Whacking a Career Trail, (5) Science Communication as a Press Officer, (6) Jobs in Industry, (7) Back to School: A Ph.D. Enters the Classroom, (8) Working at a Soft-Money Institute, (9) Balancing Research and Service at NOAO, (10) Succeeding in a Large Research Collaboration, and (11) Preparing for the C...

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    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

  8. ITER ITA newsletter No. 33, August-September-October 2006

    This issue of ITER ITA (ITER transitional arrangements) newsletter contains concise information about ITER related events such as public debate on ITER in Provence and fiftieth annual General Conference of the IAEA. Eight ITER related statements were made during Conference

  9. Five Years of Magellanic Clouds Research: A Newsletter Editors' Perspective

    Grebel, Eva K.; Chu, You-Hua; Gallagher, John S.; Harbeck, Daniel

    2001-01-01

    We analyze the topical and demographic evolution of Magellanic Clouds research over the past five years based on submissions of abstracts of refereed papers to the electronic Magellanic Clouds Newsletter (http://www.astro.uiuc.edu/projects/mcnews/MCNews.html).

  10. Nuclear data newsletter, No. 46, September 2008

    This periodic newsletter provides information relevant to the work of the IAEA Nuclear Data Section. This issue announces the online and database news concerning nuclear data libraries, computer codes and coordinated research projects and lists selected charts, reports and documents on nuclear data. Further it contains meeting reports of the Biennial Meeting of the International Nuclear Data Committee, 22-25 April 2008, IAEA Headquarters, Vienna, Austria; the Joint ICTP-IAEA Advanced Workshop on Model Codes for Spallation Reactions, 4-8 February 2008, ICTP, Trieste, Italy; the Workshop on Nuclear Structure and Decay Data: Theory and Evaluation, 28 April ? 9 May 2008, ICTP Trieste, Italy; the Joint ICTP-IAEA Workshop on Nuclear Reaction Data for Advanced Reactor Technologies, 19-30 May 2008, ICTP, Trieste, Italy and the Consultants Meeting on High-precision Beta-intensity Measurements and Evaluations for Specific PET Radioisotopes, 3-5 September 2008, IAEA, Vienna, Austria

  11. XRF Newsletter, No. 23, September 2012

    The XRF Newsletter is prepared twice a year by the IAEA Laboratories in Seibersdorf. Contents: Activities in the IAEA XRF Laboratory: Preliminary results on the application of grazing incidence X ray fluorescence analysis in confocal measuring geometry for thin films characterization. Trace element concentration as a tool for predicting tolerance to salinity in rice varieties; Support to Technical Cooperation Projects: RTC on advanced characterization of cultural heritage artefacts using nuclear analytical techniques. RTC on air sampling and nuclear analytical characterization of atmospheric particulate matter (apm) including quality assurance/quality control (AQ/QC); X ray Fluorescence in Member States: Australia, Ghana, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay; Publications of potential interest to the XRF community; 50th Anniversary of the Agency's Nuclear Sciences and Applications Laboratories Seibersdorf.

  12. ITER EDA newsletter. V. 4, no. 11

    This issue of the ITER EDA (Engineering Design Activities) Newsletter contains a report on the Ninth Meeting of the ITER Management Advisory Committee held in St. Petersburg, Russia, on November 3, 1995; a report on the Seventh International Conference on Fusion Reactor Materials held at Obninsk, Russia, 25-29 September, 1995; on the presentation of the ITER Project during a symposium on fusion energy held at Champaign, Illinois, USA, October 1-5, 1995; and on two meetings on ITER diagnostics, i.e., an international workshop on diagnostics for ITER held in Varenna, Italy, 28 August - 1 September, 1995; followed by the Third Diagnostics Expert Group Workshop held September 4-5 in the same location

  13. SSDL Newsletter, No. 61, June 2013

    The first article of this issue of the SSDL Newsletter is a report of the 15th SSDL Scientific Committee (SSC) Meeting held at the IAEA Headquarters in March 2012. An overview of the new IAEA publication on ''Quality Assurance Programme for Computed Tomography: Diagnostic and Therapy Applications'' is presented in the second article. The third article is a report of a consultants' meeting on the Development of an International Database for Dosimetry Audit Networks for Radiotherapy. The results of an IAEA Survey of Dosimetry Audit Networks for Radiotherapy are presented in the fourth article. The last article is a short summary from a consultants' meeting on the revision of the SSDL Network Charter. The revision of the SSDL Network Charter has been recommended by the SSC in order to reflect the recent trends and developments in the metrology of ionizing radiation applicable at the level of the SSDL network members

  14. ITER EDA newsletter. V. 7, no. 9

    Newsletter containing the two articles 'Parties working on continuation of ITER EDA' and 'ITER exhibit at the Austria Centre, Vienna'. The first article describes efforts of the 4 ITER partners, the European Atomic Energy Community and the governments of Japan, the Russian Federation and the USA, to agree to continuation of the ITER EDA. While the former 3 partners signed an Extension to the EDA, the Americans were refused funding by the US Congress und will therefore be phased out within one year. Copies of the documents signed are provided. The second article reports on exhibition featuring a model of ITER and various other means of information on nuclear fusion which took place at the IAEA Headquarters from the 21st to 25th of September 1998. There is also an article in memoriam of Alexander V. Kashirski, who died on the 29th of September 1998

  15. Soils newsletter. V. 18, no.1

    This newsletter contains brief presentations of 6 co-ordinated research programmes and 2 training courses, and the following 3 meetings including excerpts from the reports presented: The Final Workshop of the Regional Project for Asia and the Pacific on Nuclear Techniques for the Promotion of Agroforestry Systems held at the University of Khon Kaen, Thailand, 13-17 March 1995 (10 excerpts), The Second Research Co-ordination Meeting of the FAO/IAEA CRP on the ''Use of Nuclear and Related Techniques for Evaluating the Agronomic Effectiveness of Phosphate Fertilizers, in Particular Rock Phosphates'' held in Montpellier, France, from 24-28 April 1995 (18 excerpts) and The Final FAO/IAEA Research Co-ordination Meeting on the ''Use of Nuclear and Related techniques in Assessment of Irrigation Schedules of Field crops to Increase Effective Use of Water in Irrigation Projects'' held in Rabat, Morocco, between 24-28 April 1995 (14 excerpts)

  16. Nuclear data newsletter, No. 47, May 2009

    This periodic newsletter provides information relevant to the work of the IAEA Nuclear Data Section. This issue announces the online and database news concerning nuclear data libraries, computer codes and coordinated research projects and lists selected charts, reports and documents on nuclear data. Further it contains meeting reports of the IAEA Consultants Meeting on Total Absorption Gamma-ray Spectroscopy (TAGS) - Current Status of Measurement Programmes for Decay Heat Calculations and Other Applications, 27 - 28 January 2009, the Workshop on Modelling and Evaluating Nuclear Reaction Data for Transport Calculations, 15-19 December 2008, the Reference Data Libraries for Nuclear Applications - ENSDF, 10-11 November 2008, the Consultants Meeting on International Neutron Cross-Section Standards: Measurements and Evaluation Techniques, 13-15 October 2008 and the Technical Meeting of the International Network of Nuclear Reaction Data Centres, IPPE, Obninsk, and Moscow State University, Moscow, Russian Federation, 22-25 September 2008

  17. Nuclear Data Newsletter, No. 55, May 2013

    In previous newsletters we have focussed on some aspects of the Section's work such as EXFOR or Atomic and Molecular data. In the current one there are details of the work of the Nuclear Data Development Unit. A major event in the last six months has been the Nuclear Data for Science and Technology ND2013 Conference held in New York, USA. High attendance and high quality of papers indicate the continuing interest in nuclear data worldwide. An area of current discussion is new representations of the familiar data formats established for all data files, evaluated reaction data, experimental reaction data and evaluated structure data. One possibility is the use of XML and this is being discussed in various international fora. Feedback from readers on this topic is very much welcomed

  18. ITER ITA newsletter No. 31, June 2006

    This issue of ITER ITA (ITER transitional Arrangements) newsletter contains concise information about initialling the ITER Agreement and its related instruments by seven ITER parties, which too place in Brussels on 24 May 2006. The initialling constituted the final act of the ITER negotiations. It confirmed the Parties' common acceptance of the negotiated texts, ad referendum, and signalled their intentions to move forward towards the entry into force of the ITER Agreement as soon as possible. 'ITER - Uniting science today, global energy tomorrow' was the theme of a number of media events timed to accompany a remarkable day in the history of the ITER international venture, May 24th 2006, initialling of the ITER international agreement

  19. ITER EDA newsletter. V. 5, no.1

    This issue of the ITER EDA (Engineering Design Activities) Newsletter contains reports on the RF-Based ITER JCT (Joint Central Team) Support Design Team (by N. Kornev), the third international workshop on plasma disruptions (by Dr. A. Hassanein and Dr. V. Litunovski) held at Obninsk, Russia, September 28-29, 1995, and the IAEA Advisory Group Meeting on Completion of Fendl-1 and the start of Fendl-2 (by Dr. A.B. Pashchenko); the Fendl library is a comprehensive collection of high-quality nuclear data, selected from the various existing national data libraries, covering the necessary nuclear input data for all physics and engineering aspects of the material development, design, operation, and safety of the ITER project in its current EDA phase

  20. XRF newsletter. No. 10, December 2005

    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, quality control, etc. A few selected examples of the recent activities in the IAEA XRF Laboratory and its results in the field of XRF are presented: (Trans)portable XRF spectrometer with polycapillary optics and vacuum chamber; Recent and forthcoming activities in ion beam accelerator methodology and applications; Implementation of a Quality System in the IAEA X ray fluorescence laboratory; In situ applications of X ray fluorescence techniques; Proficiency test for XRF laboratories; Database of reference materials for XRF laboratories