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International Training Course on the Essential Elements of Nuclear Security

1-12 June 2015


The purpose of the course is to provide the participantswith an in-depth understanding of the essential elements of nuclear security as described in the IAEA Nuclear Security Fundamentals publication Objective and Essential Elements of a State' Nuclear Security Regime (IAEA Nuclear Security Series No. 20, Vienna, 2013). It will include lectures and exercises focused on: the international and national legal framework for nuclear security; understanding methodologies to assess threats and risks; transport security; security of nuclear and other radioactive material, associated facilities and associated activities; detection of and response to nuclear security events (including the use of detection instruments, radiological crime scene management and an introduction to nuclear forensics); combatting illicit trafficking in nuclear and other radioactive material; and international cooperation and assistance to support nuclear security.

Nature of the course

This course will feature lectures, presentations and exercises given or led by recognized experts in the various disciplines comprising nuclear security. The schedule is designed to allow adequate time for expert presentations while ensuring sufficient time for participant interaction and discussion. Participants will be expected to provide an overview of current nuclear security efforts within their respective countries.

  • Diana Naples
  • Charles Roche