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ACTINET Integrated Infrastructure Initiative

Objective

Actinides play a central role in the nuclear energy generation systems. In order to keep a leading position in the field of nuclear energy – both in terms of safety and efficient use of natural resources – Europe needs to reinforce its expertise and to prepare the next generation of scientists and engineers who will be able to contribute to develop actinide management strategies based on sound scientific bases. However, because most actinides are radioactive, their study requires specific tools and facilities that are only available in a small number of laboratories in Europe. It is therefore strategic to coordinate the major facilities available in Europe, and to strengthen the community of European scientists working on actinides. The establishment of a network of actinide scientists – ACTINET – was a first step in this direction, achieved under the 6th Framework Programme. The objective of the Integrated Infrastructure Initiative ACTINET-I3 is to reinforce the networking of the European infrastructures necessary for actinide sciences, and to facilitate their efficient use by the European scientific community. The concept of the ACTINET-I3 initiative is - to combine a consistent pool of facilities from CEA, ITU, FZK, FZD and PSI, providing the necessary tools and environments to work on systems containing actinides; - to complement these experimental tools by a virtual infrastructure providing support in theory and modelling, with a focus on the complementarities between theory and experiments; - to support and manage jointly an access programme for joint research projects making use of the proposed facilities; - to run a set of joint research activities involving the member organisations, with the objective to produce new instruments or data of common interest. The governance of the ACTINET-I3 will involve representatives of the users and the stakeholders.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/nuclear energy

Call for proposal

FP7-Fission-2008
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Funding Scheme

CP-CSA-Infra - Combination of CP and CSA

Coordinator

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 813 450
Administrative Contact
Stéphane Bourg (Mr.)

Participants (8)

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 629 800
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alfred Jimenez Segarra (Mr.)
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 704 700
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Natascha Wallburg (Ms.)
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM DRESDEN-ROSSENDORF EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 319 450
Address
Bautzner Landstrasse 400
01328 Dresden
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Rainer Maletti (Dr.)
PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 241 100
Address
Forschungstrasse 111
5232 Villigen Psi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Irene Walthert (Ms.)
LGI CONSULTING
France
EU contribution
€ 241 500
Address
6 Cite De L'ameublement
75011 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Vincent Chauvet (Mr.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 23 000
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Josette Roger (Ms.)
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 13 500
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kenneth Andersson (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 13 500
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Liz Fay (Ms.)