ISOE provides a forum for radiation protection professionals from nuclear
electricity utilities and national regulatory authorities worldwide to share
dose reduction information and operational experience to improve the
optimisation of worker radiological protection at nuclear power plants. ISOE
provides its members:
ISOE was launched in 1992 by the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) to improve
the management of occupational exposures at nuclear power plants through the
collection and analysis of occupational exposure data and trends, and through
the exchange of lessons learned among utility and national regulatory authority
experts. Since 1993, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has
co-sponsored the ISOE Programme, thus allowing the participation of utilities
and authorities from non-NEA member countries.
ISOE participation includes nuclear electricity utilities and national
regulatory authorities who participate under the ISOE Terms and Conditions.
Official participants include (as of January 2017):
ISOE operates in a decentralised manner. A Management Board of
representatives from all participating countries, supported by the joint NEA and
IAEA Secretariat, provides overall direction. Four ISOE Technical Centres
(Europe, North America, Asia and IAEA) manage the programme’s day-to-day
technical operations. National Coordinators in each country serve as contact
points for the transfer of information from and to participants.
ISOE is jointly sponsored by the NEA and IAEA.
Built on a global network of radiation protection professionals from nuclear
electricity utilities and national regulatory authorities, ISOE provides the
world’s most comprehensive source of experience, information and data for
occupational exposure management at nuclear power plants. ISOE provides an
operational experience base for identification and assessment of good practices
and facilitates the input of operational experience into the development of
radiological protection recommendations, standards, etc.
ISOE facilitates global cooperation between utilities, the
sharing of experience and the building of linkages between
ISOE regions to develop a global approach to ALARA exposure management. ISOE
offers its members a variety of relevant resources, including:
Annual Reports on Occupational Exposure Trends and Country Reports
Technical Information Sheets
Expert/Working Group Reports
For more information on the ISOE Program, please visit the ISOE
Network website at: www.isoe-network.net