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Nuclear Futures: Linking Policy and Technology
In the face of limited energy resources and carbon emission commitments, many nations around the world are turning to nuclear technology for a secure energy future. This includes the United Kingdom, which plans to invest around £60 billion in new nuclear build. However, safely and securely implementing nuclear energy projects requires effective coordination between those that define a nation’s nuclear policy, and those who can deliver upon it.
The Bristol-Oxford Nuclear Research Centre and the UK Project on Nuclear Issues convened a two-day conference to demonstrate, explore, and enhance the important relationships between those who form nuclear policy, and those who implement it. To do so, this conference will discussed issues of concern to both nuclear policy-makers and nuclear technicians, and identified specific areas of interaction which would benefit from further cross-realm coordination. It will also provide young, emerging nuclear specialists with the opportunity to present before, learn from, and network with established experts in unfamiliar nuclear fields.
Keynote speeches were delivered by representatives of the Nuclear Industries Association and the Atomic Weapons Establishment.
The NRC is a joint venture between the University of Bristol and the University of Oxford, creating a centre of national and international importance in Nuclear Research. The NRC is part of the University of Bristol’s Cabot Institute, which researches how we live with global uncertainty.
For more information, and copies of the presentations given, please click here.