The US Department of Energy's Office of Radiological Security and the Greek Atomic Energy Commission (EEAE) joinlty organize the “MedNet Transport Security Symposium” which will be held in Athens, Greece, from 11 to 13 October 2022.
Transportation security is a vital aspect of the security of nuclear and radioactive materials worldwide. As such, this Symposium seeks to increase the knowledge and understanding of the specific threats and risks associated with the transport of nuclear and other radioactive materials. The Symposium is intended to promote regional harmonization throughout the MEDNET region regarding the need to secure radioactive and nuclear material in transit. The event will feature panel discussions and breakout sessions to discuss emerging threats, critical weaknesses in current transport practices, successful transport security practices, and other national and/or regional issues that impact the security of radioactive and nuclear materials during transport.
Because this is a hybrid event, there are opportunities for in-person attendance as well as virtual participation. The primary audience for the event, will include personnel from:
a. Competent Authority for nuclear and other radioactive materials
b. Regulatory organizations with responsibilities over Class 7 dangerous goods transport
c. National Security or Law Enforcement (response) organizations who are responsible for developing and implementing security-related policies and procedures governing the transportation of nuclear and radioactive materials
d. Other governmental agencies that have a role in oversight, threat assessments, or response to a malicious event during transport.
Additionally, other participants may include representatives from Ministries of Foreign Affairs or the equivalent, operators, carriers, and industry representatives in order to facilitate a diverse audience supporting engaging discussions. Participants can register at: https://www.internationaltransportsecurity.org/MedNet-TS/