The NEA Working Party on Information, Data and Knowledge Management (WP-IDKM) held its first plenary meeting on 26-27 January 2021 with 50 participants from 13 countries, as well as the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
Management of knowledge, information and data can be a critical issue in radioactive waste disposal and decommissioning. As such, the WP-IDKM uses a holistic approach to propose standardised approaches for managing information and data of radioactive waste and repositories. The working party also explores solutions to minimise the risk of losing implicit knowledge in the pioneer generation.
During its first plenary meeting the working party reviewed the status and planned future activities of its four recently-established expert groups:
- Expert Group on a Data and Information Management Strategy for the Safety Case (EGSSC)
- Expert Group on Knowledge Management for Radioactive Waste Management Programmes and Decommissioning (EGKM)
- Expert Group on Archiving for Radioactive Waste Management Activities (EGAR)
- Expert Group on Awareness Preservation after Repository Closure (EGAP)
Topics discussed during the meeting included international updates in radioactive waste information, data and knowledge management, as well as innovative national projects from Hungary and the United Kingdom. Another highlight of the meeting was the presentation on semantic wiki systems as tools for information, data and knowledge management in radioactive waste and decommissioning.