The opening session of the Sixth International Conference on Geological Repositories (ICGR-6) in Helsinki, Finland. Photo: Krystal Kenney
There is consensus within the international scientific community that geological repositories can provide the necessary long-term safety and security to isolate long-lived waste from the human environment over extended timescales. At a global scale, there is now greater experience in developing the licensing of deep geological repositories (DGRs) that has established a foundational structure for other countries to explore and initiate their own DGRs. There are numerous cross-cutting aspects and societal elements to take into consideration in development of DGRs, including building and maintaining public confidence, ensuring sufficient human capacity, and transfer of information and expertise.
The Seventh International Conference on Geological Repositories (ICGR-7) will take place on 27-31 May 2024 in Busan, Korea. The event will bring together high-level decision-makers from regulatory and local government bodies, waste management organisations and public stakeholder communities to review current perspectives of geological repository development. The objectives of the ICGR are to:
Building upon the success of previous conferences held in Denver (1999), Stockholm (2003), Berne (2007), Toronto (2012), Paris (2016), and Helsinki (2022), the seventh ICGR will also engage university students and young professionals, to ensure that younger generations are participating in, and contributing to, these important discussions which will have impacts on future generations.
The ICGR-7 will take place within the International Symposium on Safety Improvement & Stakeholder Confidence in Radioactive Waste Management (SaRaM), which aims to strengthen international co-operation in radioactive waste management.
The call for ICGR-7 abstracts will open on 1 December 2023 and close on 12 January 2024.
If you would like to submit an abstract for the ICGR-7 Poster Session, please download the abstract submission document and send the completed version to the NEA Secretariat: ICGRfirstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for abstract submissions: 12 January 2024
Review of abstract submissions: 15 January – 2 February 2024
Notification to authors of abstract acceptance for poster presentations: 9 February 2024
Kindly note that all successful abstract submissions will be required to register for ICGR-7.