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The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union's European Atomic Energy Community's (Euratom) Seventh Framework Programme FP7/2007-2013 under grant agreement no 323273, the DOPAS project.

DOPAS Training Workshop 2015

The training workshop was implemented on 14-18 September 2015 in Czech Republic (Prague and Josef URC and was fully booked with 12 participants.

DOPAS Training Workshop 2015 on 14-18 September 2015 in Czech Republic (Prague and Josef URC)

In September 2015, the DOPAS consortium organised a 5-day Training Workshop on the role of full-scale experiments on plugs and seals in demonstrating safety and performance of geological disposal in the Czech Republic.

This workshop was designed and implemented in collaboration of the following DOPAS consortium partners: Posiva Oy, Finland; Czech Technical University (CTU) in Prague; Andra, France; Svensk Kärnbränslehantering AB (SKB), Sweden; SURAO, Czech Republic; Radioactive Waste Management Limited (RWM), United Kingdom; Nagra, Switzerland; Gesellschaft für Anlagen- und Reaktorsicherheit (GRS), Germany; and Nuclear Research Institute Rez (UJV), Czech Republic.

The training consisted of four learning units.

A large part of the basis for the workshop's four learning units resulted from the experiences gained from the full-scale experiments of the DOPAS project i.e. FSS in France, EPSP in the Czech Republic, DOMPLU in Sweden, POPLU in Finland, and planning of ELSA in Germany.

The workshop's learning activities were designed to enable the participants to acquire the following learning outcomes:

  • To understand the process/es of designing a full-scale experiment from a set of requirements related to the performance of a plug or a seal as a repository component in geological disposal.
  • To be able to contrast the differences of such processes resulting from the different boundary conditions e.g. from the host rock environments (clay, crystalline rock, and salt), the experimental settings (above ground, underground experimental facilities vs. real repository conditions) and other site and disposal concept specific features.
  • To comprehend the linking of different experiment project's related subprojects and tasks, and their inputs and outputs as a part of the experiment implementation.
  • To acquire hands-on experiences in experimenting with materials' testing and monitoring techniques needed in an experiment.
  • To know how the individual experiments and their outputs contribute to the overall demonstration planning and demonstration programmes for safety of the waste management programmes at the different stages of repository development.

Interested in learning from the DOPAS experiences?

DOPAS Training Workshop brochure here and can be downloaded from this page and the training materials are available for downloading from the Training materials page.

For detailed planning documentation of the DOPAS Training Workshop, please visit DOPAS Project Deliverable D7.2 available on the deliverables page.