Description
An ICTP-IAEA Virtual Meeting

The two-week School is designed for early career professionals from developing countries, ideally with 1-3 years of experience and working at relevant institutions in their home country. The school provides an intense contemporary overview of nuclear security. Candidates should have a specific career interest in or knowledge of nuclear security, although academic and technical backgrounds may vary. Candidates with a scientific or technical background in a discipline such as nuclear physics, nuclear engineering, international relations, law enforcement, or related fields are especially encouraged to apply.
 
Topics:
  • Nuclear Security Overview
  • International legal framework for nuclear security 
  • Identification of and measures to address, threats against nuclear security
  • Nuclear Security Regime: Objective and Essential Elements
  • Physical protection of nuclear material and nuclear facilities
  • Physical protection system design and evaluation
  • Nuclear security regime for radioactive material and associated facilities
  • Transport security for nuclear and other radioactive material
  • Threat and risk assessment, nuclear security detection architecture 
  • Radiation detection instruments and detection strategies and techniques 
  • Nuclear security culture, concept and definition, self-assessment and enhancement
  • Information and computer security
  • Introduction to Nuclear Material Accounting & Control and threats addressed by NMAC
  • Threat and risk for material out of regulatory control 
  • Nuclear security systems and measures for major public events
  • Incident and trafficking database global analysis
  • Nuclear forensics and radiological crime scene management 
  • IAEA Programmes and Assistance for Human Resource Development in Nuclear Security

The School will consist of a series of lectures and practical exercises, designed to incorporate the acquired knowledge into national planning and procedures to protect against threats to nuclear security. A virtual technical visit will be conducted to show the participants some detection equipment and their applications.
 

Prerequisites:
As a prerequisite to be eligible for the selection process, all applicants are asked to complete at least 8 of the 19 existing IAEA E-learning modules on nuclear security, based on their choices. Please find the link to all e-learning modules: https://elearning.iaea.org/m2/course/index.php?categoryid=48
 
Given the global health situation due to COVID 19 pandemic and travel restrictions, the International Atomic Energy Agency has re-designed the curriculum of the International School on Nuclear Security to be adapted to the virtual format. 

Registration: There is no registration fee.
 
Go to day
  • Tuesday, 19 April 2022
    • 12:00 - 17:00
      • 12:00 Opening Remarks 10'
        Speaker: Mr Atish DABHOLKAR (Director, ICTP), Ms Marina LABYNTSEVA (Head - ETDU, NSNS, IAEA)
      • 12:10 Overview of the School Curriculum 10'
        Speaker: Ms Oum Keltoum HAKAM (NSNS, IAEA)
      • 12:20 Group photo 2'
      • 12:22 Pre-test 8'
        Speaker: Ms Oum Keltoum HAKAM
      • 12:30 Introduction to IAEA 15'
        Speaker: Ms Oum Keltoum HAKAM (NSNS, IAEA)
      • 12:45 Nuclear Applications 45'
        Speaker: Mr Claudio TUNIZ (ICTP)
      • 13:30 Break 15'
      • 13:45 Nuclear Security Overview: Key Concepts 30'
        Speaker: Ms Oum Keltoum HAKAM (NSNS, IAEA)
      • 14:15 Legal Framework for Nuclear Security 45'
        Speaker: Mr Jonathan HERBACH (OLA, IAEA)
      • 15:00 Developing Legislation for Nuclear Security 30'
        Speaker: Mr Jonathan HERBACH (OLA, IAEA)
      • 15:30 Break 15'
      • 15:45 Threat Assessment (TA) and Design Basis Threats (DBT) 45'
        Speaker: Mr Robert OFFICER (NSNS, IAEA)
      • 16:30 Exercise on TA and DBT 15'
        Speaker: Mr Robert OFFICER (NSNS, IAEA)
      • 16:45 Summary of the day 15'
  • Wednesday, 20 April 2022
    • 12:00 - 16:30
      • 12:00 Nuclear Security Regime: Objectives and Essential Elements 45'
        Speaker: Ms Marina LABYNTSEVA (NSNS, IAEA)
      • 12:45 Physical Protection of Nuclear Material and Nuclear Facilities (NSS No.13 (INFCIRC/225/Revision 5)) 45'
        Speaker: Mr Abdul SHAKOOR (NSNS, IAEA)
      • 13:30 Exercise: Physical Protection of Nuclear Material and Nuclear Facilities (NSS No.13 (INFCIRC/225/Revision 5)) 15'
        Speaker: Mr Abdul SHAKOOR (NSNS, IAEA)
      • 13:45 Introduction to Physical Protection System, Design and Evaluation 30'
        Speaker: Mr Abdul SHAKOOR (NSNS, IAEA)
      • 14:15 Break 15'
      • 14:30 Defining the Requirements for Physical Protection (Facility Characterization and Target Identification) 30'
        Speaker: Mr Tariq MAJEED (NSNS, IAEA)
      • 15:00 Exercise: Defining the Requirements for Physical Protection/Hypothetical Facility 15'
        Speaker: Mr Tariq MAJEED (NSNS, IAEA)
      • 15:15 Break 15'
      • 15:30 Physical Protection System Design (Detection, Delay and Response) 30'
        Speaker: Mr Tariq MAJEED (NSNS, IAEA)
      • 16:00 Exercise: Physical Protection System (PPS) Design 15'
        Speaker: Mr Tariq MAJEED (NSNS, IAEA)
      • 16:15 Summary of the day 15'
  • Thursday, 21 April 2022
    • 12:00 - 16:00
      • 12:00 Nuclear Material Accounting and Control (NMAC) and the Threat posed by the Insider 45'
        Speaker: Mr Robert LARSEN (NSNS, IAEA)
      • 12:45 Introduction to Nuclear Material Accounting and Control (NMAC) 45'
        Speaker: Mr Robert LARSEN (NSNS, IAEA)
      • 13:30 Questions and answers 15'
        Speaker: Mr Robert LARSEN (NSNS, IAEA)
      • 13:45 Break 15'
      • 14:00 Nuclear Material Accounting 45'
        Speaker: Mr Robert LARSEN (NSNS, IAEA)
      • 14:45 Questions and answers 15'
        Speaker: Mr Robert LARSEN (NSNS, IAEA)
      • 15:00 Nuclear Materials Control 45'
        Speaker: Mr Robert LARSEN (NSNS, IAEA)
      • 15:45 Summary of the day 15'
  • Friday, 22 April 2022
    • 12:00 - 16:15
      • 12:00 Security of Nuclear Sensitive Information 45'
        Speaker: Mr Christophe PILLEUX (NSNS, IAEA)
      • 12:45 Information and Computer Security 45'
        Speaker: Mr Christophe PILLEUX (NSNS, IAEA)
      • 13:30 Break 15'
      • 13:45 Exercise on Information and Computer Security 45'
        Speaker: Mr Christophe PILLEUX (NSNS, IAEA)
      • 14:30 The Incident and Trafficking Database (ITDB) Programme 45'
        Speaker: Mr Jose GARCIA-SAINZ (NSNS, IAEA)
      • 15:15 ITDB Global Analysis 45'
        Speaker: Ms Anna GREDINGER (NSNS, IAEA)
      • 16:00 Summary of the day 15'
  • Monday, 25 April 2022
    • 12:00 - 17:15
      • 12:00 Introduction to the Security of Radioactive Material 30'
        Speaker: Mr Timothy HAYES (NSNS, IAEA)
      • 12:30 Nuclear Security Regime for Radioactive Material and Associated Facilities 45'
        Speaker: Mr Timothy HAYES (NSNS, IAEA)
      • 13:15 Break 15'
      • 13:30 Security Measures for Radioactive Material in Use and Storage 30'
        Speaker: Mr Timothy HAYES (NSNS, IAEA)
      • 14:00 Exercise: Categorization of Radioactive Sources 45'
        Speaker: Mr Timothy HAYES (NSNS, IAEA)
      • 14:45 Break 15'
      • 15:00 Transport Safety and Interface with Security 30'
        Speaker: Mr Osseini KABORE (NSNS, IAEA)
      • 15:30 Transport Security of Nuclear and other Radioactive Materials 30'
        Speaker: Mr Osseini KABORE (NSNS, IAEA)
      • 16:00 Break 15'
      • 16:15 Transport Exercise 45'
        Speaker: Mr Osseini KABORE (NSNS, IAEA)
      • 17:00 Summary of the day 15'
  • Tuesday, 26 April 2022
    • 12:00 - 17:00
      • 12:00 Nuclear Security Culture: Concept and Definition 45'
        Speaker: Mr Yo NAKAMURA (NSNS, IAEA)
      • 12:45 Nuclear Security Culture: Self-Assessment 30'
        Speaker: Mr Yo NAKAMURA (NSNS, IAEA)
      • 13:15 Break 15'
      • 13:30 Exercise: Selection of Culture Indicators for Assessment 30'
        Speaker: Mr Yo NAKAMURA (NSNS, IAEA)
      • 14:00 Nuclear Security Culture: Enhancement 30'
        Speaker: Mr Yo NAKAMURA (NSNS, IAEA)
      • 14:30 Break 15'
      • 14:45 Overview of Nuclear Security for Nuclear and other Radioactive Material out of Regulatory Control (MORC) 45'
        Speaker: Mr Thierry PELLETIER (NSNS, IAEA)
      • 15:30 Risk Informed Approach for Nuclear and other Radioactive Material out of Regulatory Control 30'
        Speaker: Mr Thierry PELLETIER (NSNS, IAEA)
      • 16:00 Break 15'
      • 16:15 Nuclear Security Detection Architecture 30'
        Speaker: Mr Thierry PELLETIER (NSNS, IAEA)
      • 16:45 Summary of the day 15'
  • Wednesday, 27 April 2022
    • 12:00 - 16:00
      • 12:00 Overview of Detection Instrumentation 45'
        Speaker: Mr Paolo PEERANI (JRC/EC)
      • 12:45 Vehicle and people control at borders (Radiation Portal Monitors) 30'
        Speaker: Mr Giang NGUYEN (NSNS, IAEA)
      • 13:15 Break 15'
      • 13:30 Front Line Officer Actions Following Detection 30'
        Speaker: Mr Paolo PEERANI (JRC/EC)
      • 14:00 Analysis of real cases 45'
        Speaker: Mr Paolo PEERANI (JRC/EC)
      • 14:45 Break 15'
      • 15:00 Case Study on Bulgarian case 30'
        Speaker: Mr Paolo PEERANI (JRC/EC)
      • 15:30 Profile game 15'
        Speaker: Mr Paolo PEERANI (JRC/EC)
      • 15:45 Summary of the day 15'
  • Thursday, 28 April 2022
    • 12:00 - 15:45
      • 12:00 Nuclear Security Systems and Measures for Major Public Events 45'
        Speaker: Mr Nigel TOTTIE (NSNS, IAEA)
      • 12:45 A National Framework for Managing the Response to Criminal of Intentional Unauthorized Acts involving Nuclear and other Radioactive Material Out of Regulatory Control: An Overview 45'
        Speaker: Mr Nigel TOTTIE (NSNS, IAEA)
      • 13:30 Break 15'
      • 13:45 Response to Emergencies triggered by Nuclear Security Events 45'
        Speaker: Ms Muzna ASSI (IEC, IAEA)
      • 14:30 Virtual Technical Visit 1h0'
        Speaker: Mr Nevijo LAKOSELJAC (Port of Koper, Republic of Slovenia), Matjaz ANDRIJASIC (Port of Koper, Republic of Slovenia), Mr Janez CESAREK (SNSA, Republic of Slovenia)
      • 15:30 Summary of the day 15'
  • Friday, 29 April 2022
    • 12:00 - 16:15
      • 12:00 Radiological Crime Scene Management 45'
        Speaker: Mr Kevin KELLY (NSNS, IAEA)
      • 12:45 Nuclear Forensics in support of Investigations 45'
        Speaker: Mr Tariq MAJEED (NSNS, IAEA)
      • 13:30 Break 15'
      • 13:45 Case Study: "An Investigation of Uranium Out of Regulatory Control" 1h0'
        Speaker: Mr Kevin KELLY (NSNS, IAEA), Mr Gary EPPICH (NSNS, IAEA), Ms Chelsea WILLETT (NSNS, IAEA)
      • 14:45 Break 15'
      • 15:00 IAEA Programme in Human Resource Development for Nuclear Security 30'
        Speaker: Ms Marina LABYNTSEVA (NSNS, IAEA)
      • 15:30 Feedback Survey & Final test 30'
        Speaker: Ms Oum Keltoum HAKAM (NSNS, IAEA)
      • 16:00 Closing remarks 15'
        Speaker: Mr Claudio TUNIZ (ICTP), Ms Marina LABYNTSEVA (NSNS, IAEA), Ms Oum Keltoum HAKAM (NSNS, IAEA)