After the “Site Selection Days” were successfully held in December 2019 and February 2021 with great interest and enthusiasm of the numerous participants, RWTH Aachen University is now organising the third edition of the “Site Selection Days” in agreement with the Federal Society for Nuclear Waste Disposal (BGE). Also in the third edition, the interest lies particularly in informing a broad expert audience about the current state of research and the site selection procedure.
The conference is divided into a two-day scientific part (Day 1 and Day 2) and a public part on the status of the site selection procedure in Germany on Day 3. The conference programme will be rounded off by an evening event on Day 1. During the site selection days in Aachen, you can expect interesting lectures on the following topics and subtopics, among others:
- Geoprocessing: tectonics / stresses / volcanism / uplift / subsidence / glacial processes / erosion / exploration / uncertainties / geological modelling | learn more
- Thermo-hydro-mechanical and chemical coupled processes: Geomechanics / Petrophysics / Hydraulics / Modelling / Microstructures / Material models / Geochemistry and biogeochemical processes / Uncertainties | learn more
- Repository concepts: Containers / safety concepts / engineered barriers / uncertainties | learn more
- Repository safety: monitoring / dose calculations / safety analyses / safety studies / uncertainties | learn more
The conference is planned as a face-to-face event. However, livestreaming will be offered for the third day of the event and participation via livestreaming is free of charge. As the epidemic situation continues to develop dynamically, we are constantly keeping an eye on the official guidelines of the health authorities and the government in order to be able to react quickly in the event of any restrictions with regard to holding the face-to-face event.
For the third edition of the Site Selection Days, we are particularly interested in offering young scientists the opportunity to present their research, discuss with experienced experts in the field and exchange ideas on burning topics in the form of science slams in a rather relaxed atmosphere.
We will keep you updated on more details about the programme, registration, conference fee, abstract submission and venue on this page.
We very much look forward to welcoming you to the third Site Selection Days in Aachen in summer 2022.
Chair of Repository Safety
The Chair of Repository Safety, (ELS), at RWTH Aachen University, as an interdisciplinary teaching and research institution, is concerned with the development of solutions for the entire field of radioactive waste disposal with a focus on repository safety.
Chair of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology
The Chair of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology (LIH) deals with repository issues in various fields of work. One is in the field of geomechanics and the other is in the field of rock mechanics.
Institute of Geology and Geochemistry of Petroleum and Coal
The Institute of Geology and Geochemistry of Petroleum and Coal (LEK) focuses on thematic priorities regarding organic geochemical processes in sedimentary systems and aquatic ecosystems as well as petrophysical research on low-permeable sedimentary rocks and numeric basin modeling in sedimentary systems.
Computational Geoscience and Reservoir Engineering
In the research unit “Computational Geoscience and Reservoir Engineering” (CGRE) at RWTH Aachen University, we develop novel methods to address complex geological and geophysical modeling and simulation tasks.
Energy and Mineral Resources Group
The Institute of Geology at RWTH Aachen University is integrated in the Faculty of Georesources and Materials Engineering and part of the Energy and Mineral Resources (EMR) Group of the Division of Applied Geosciences and Geography.
Institute of Neotectonics and Geohazards
The Institute of Neotectonics and Geohazards at RWTH Aachen University studies earthquakes and their consequences, such as tsunamis, but also volcanism in different parts of the world from Chile, Japan, India, Namibia, Central Asia, the Mediterranean region and Germany.
Your contact person regarding content
Dr. Klaus Baier
Lehrstuhl für Ingenieurgeologie und Hydrogeologie | RWTH Aachen University
Lochnerstraße 4 – 20 | D-52064 Aachen
Tel.: +49 (0)241 80-96771
Your contact person regarding organizational matters
RWTH International Academy
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Tel.: +49 (0)241 80-97861
Further contact persons regarding content
Repository concepts: Prof. Dr. Klaus Fischer-Appelt (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Safety analyses: Prof. Dr. Klaus Fischer-Appelt (email@example.com)
Geological Processes: Prof. Dr. Klaus Reicherter (firstname.lastname@example.org)
THCM: Prof. Dr. Florian Amann (email@example.com)
BGE: Team Gremienbegleitung der STA, Dr. Esther Neye (Esther.Neye@bge.de)