CSNI Working Group on Analysis and Management of Accidents (GAMA)

Mandate

The GAMA objective is to assess and where necessary strengthen the technical basis needed for the prevention, mitigation and management of potential accidents in nuclear power plants, and to facilitate international convergence on safety issues and accident management analyses and strategies.

In order to fulfil this objective, the working group shall:

The working group shall report to the Committee on the Safety of Nuclear Installations (CSNI) and assist that committee with its work. The programme will be carried out by small task groups, each set up for performing a specific programme activity under GAMA supervision. The output of the working group will consist of state-of-the-art reports and other technical reports, workshops and related proceedings, benchmarking exercises and joint research proposals.

The working group will aim to provide answers as requested to questions posed by the Committee on Nuclear Regulatory Activities (CNRA), the CSNI and NEA member countries. The GAMA will co-ordinate its work with other working groups, notably with the Working Group on Risk Assessment (WGRISK) for priority setting, the Working Group on Operating Experience (WGOE) for emerging issues and the Working Group on Integrity of Components and Structures (IAGE) for ageing and structural integrity evaluations. The GAMA will also work in co-ordination with the NEA Nuclear Science Committee (NSC) on scientific issues such as advanced neutronic and thermal-hydraulic methods. Interaction with joint projects will be strengthened as recommended in the CSNI Operating Plan.

Related links

GAMA overview

GAMA programme of work

GAMA events

GAMA reports

Committee on the Safety of Nuclear Installations (CSNI) overview

Last reviewed: 11 February 2008