8th INMM/ESARDA Workshop

Building International Capacity

October 4-7, 2015
Jackson Lake Lodge
Grand Teton, Wyoming USA

Proceedings of the 8th INMM/ESARDA Joint Workshop can be accessed below by clicking on the paper title.  Those without links have not provided consent to have their paper published.

Opening Plenary

Working Group 1: Nonproliferation and Nuclear Security

The format for this INMM/ESARDA workshop gives us an opportunity to explore three different aspects of nuclear nonproliferation.  The emergent importance of social media will be examined for its implications for nonprofieration.  The emergent importance of social media will be examined for its implications for nonproliferation.  The important tool of strategic trade controls will be discussed, and we will look to the future to see the architecture for nuclear security after the 2016 nuclear summit.
Working Group 1 Summary

Session A: The Role of Social Media in Nonproliferation and Nuclear Security

Session B: Strategic Trade Controls

Session C: Sustainable Nuclear Security after the 2016 Summit

Working Group 2: Arms Control

In today's complex national security arena, it is envisioned that a systematic approach could help to identify key area in a national nuclear weapons enterprise where increased transparency or effective verification would provide the greatest confidence for future arms control commitments. The essential balancing act is to allow for sufficient transparency with adequate protection of sensitive information. The group will consider how systems analysis can help drive the development of the methodologies and novel technologies that could be accepted by treaty partners given national security constraints.

Working Group 2 Summary  

Session A: Novel Technologies for Arms Control Verification

Session B: Balancing Transparency vs. Protection of Sensitive Information

Session C: Systems Concept to Arms Control Verification

Working Group 3: International Safeguards

For over 30 years international safeguards has been continually developing and strengthening approaches and methodologies. The integration of current and emerging technologies can expand on applicable methods for both the verification of declared and the detection of undeclared nuclear activities. However, further discussion is required on the development of metrics for the evaluation of methods applied for the detection of undeclared nuclear activities. Additionally, consideration needs to be paid to building public confidence in these methods and their detection capabilities. This can only be achieved through openness and transparency.
Working Group 3 Summary

Session A: Developing Metrics for the Detection and Evaluation of Undeclared Nuclear Activities

Session B: The Integration of Emerging Technologies for Safeguards

Session C: Building Confidence Through Transparency and Public Opinion

Working Group 4: Education and Training

This working group will address the infrastructure and interdisciplinary requirements for effective education and training and innovative technologies that are being investigated and introduced for improved results and efficiency. This will address both academia and professionals in different stages of their career. Attention will also be paid to integration with other E&T in the nuclear and related fields.

Session A: Educational Infrastructure and Centers of Excellence

Session B: Interdisciplinary Requirements for Nonproliferation Education

Session C: Innovative Technologies for Education and Training