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CS on Accident Monitoring Systems for Nuclear Power Plants

The objective of the Consultancy Meeting, held in March 2013, was to further develop a report documenting considerations in the design of accident monitoring systems. The meeting was attended by participants from seven countries: Belgium, France, Germany, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the UK, and the USA. An IAEA technical meeting is planned for May 2013. For more information, visit the CS site on GSAN.

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GSAN How-To Videos now available on the website

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The GSAN website now offers How-To Videos as a means to instruct users on how to perform various actions on the website (e.g. uploading a document to a library, checking out/in a document). The videos are currently located on the Activities and Help pages of the GSAN website. Should you have a GSAN issue that you would like explained in a How-To video format, please send your request to the GSAN Contact Point.


Upcoming Zwentendorf Plant Walkdown

The third IAEA Zwentendorf Plant Walkdown Workshop will be held from 3 to 7 June 2013. The workshop aims: to familiarize participants with plant walk down methods and inspection practices; to provide on-site exercises on preparation and conduct of walk downs; and to familiarize participants with the requirements and guidance of IAEA standards. Prepared by instructors from USNRC, the programme contains lectures on different plant systems and actual walk down practices inside the plant. Click here for more information.
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International Conference on Topical Issues in Nuclear Installation Safety: Defence in Depth


The conference, to be held from 21 to 24 October 2013, is directed at a broad range of experts in the area of nuclear safety, including professionals from the different disciplines involved in the safety of nuclear power plants and other nuclear installations. The objective of this conference is to foster the exchange of information on the latest thinking on and advances in the implementation of the concept of defence in depth (DID) in nuclear installations, and the associated challenges. Click here for more information.


GSAN Website Statistics

In order to improve the service provided, the GSAN team reviews the site’s usage statistics and analyses the data collected to identify any areas that require special attention. Since its establishment on the new software platform in 2012, GSAN has recorded thousands of visits from all across the globe. Click here for more information.