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.