NOMADs 1st Progress Meeting in Belgium
From June 13th to June 15th, 2018 the NOMAD partners gathered in Kasterlee, Belgium for their first progress meeting. At Den Eyck, a wonderful ancient location, the 21 participants found the perfect environment to discuss the progress achieved and the future planning, and to welcome the new team members from FhG-IZFP, VTT, TECNATOM and HEPENIX.
Following a warm welcome by NOMAD coordinator Madalina Rabung (FhG-IZFP) who briefly summarized the main findings within the project so far, the partners presented the work progress and results in all on-going work packages and discussed the next steps in the upcoming twelve months. In the afternoon, the local host SCK•CEN invited all participants to visit the Laboratory for high and medium level activity (LHMA) consisting of a number of facilities, capable of handling especially radioactive and/or toxic materials, which are located in a controlled area to prevent release of hazardous materials in the environment.
On the second meeting day, the NOMAD partners had the opportunity for detailed discussions and to fix the schedule for the second project year. At the very end of the last day, the new Scientific Advisory Board member James Wall from EPRI (United States) joined the meeting via telephone to present himself and his institution. All partners are looking forward to a good cooperation.
After a short wrap-up of the two-day meeting the coordinator Madalina Rabung thanked all partners for their commitment, fruitful discussions and a productive annual meeting.