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BESEP project meeting – 23.-25.1.2024 in Helsinki, Finland

The BESEP project team gathered for the fourth in-person project meeting in wintery Helsinki, hosted by Fortum and VTT

BESEP participation in ESREL 2023 – 4.-7.9.2023 in Southampton, UK

ESREL 2023 (European Safety and Reliability Conference) was another excellent conference where BESEP midterm results were disseminated.

Essi Immonen presented the paper “Benchmark Exercise on Safety Engineering Practices: Management Plan Concept”.


BESEP Summer School – 22.-24.9.2023 at EDF lab in Chatou, Paris, France

The BESEP Summer School focusing on Safety Engineering Practices, hosted by EDF, was organized in sunny and warm Chatou near Paris.  The learning objective of BESEP summer school was to provide an introduction to deterministic and probabilistic safety analysis and human factors engineering, and how to use these in an efficient and integrated manner in safety engineering processes.

In addition to the lectures, the participants visited a pop-up nuclear power plant located at the Chatou Impressionist island open only for the three summer school days. The participants applied the things they learned in the lectures to assess the situation. The answers provided by the participants were also compared with answers provided by artificial intelligence, to assess whether the safety analyst could be replaced by AI in the future. Based on the comparison, the real safety analysts still draw the long straw!

BESEP participation in PSA 2023 – 15.-20.7.2023 in Knoxville, Tennesee, USA

The 18th International Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Analysis (PSA 2023) Conference of the American Nuclear Society provided a great opportunity for sharing and discussing BESEP results with experts in safety analysis of nuclear facilities.

Attila Bareith presented a paper on BESEP entitled: “Grouping and Initial Evaluation of Case Studies for Integrated Safety Assessment in the European BESEP Project”.


BESEP project meeting – 24.-26.4.2023 in Bratislava, Slovakia

The BESEP project team gathered for the third in-person project meeting in springlike Bratislava, hosted by RELKO Ltd

BESEP project meeting – 14.-16.11.2022 in Prague, Czechia

The BESEP project team gathered together with BESEP Industrial Advisory Board for the second in-person project meeting in autumnal Prague, hosted by ÚJV Řež

BESEP participation in ESREL 2022 – 28.8-1.9.2022 in Dublin, Ireland

The VTT BESEP project team was invited to participate to ESREL 2022 (European Safety and Reliability Conference) to present interim results from the project. Essi Immonen presented the paper Benchmark Exercise on Nuclear Safety Engineering.

BESEP project meeting – 14.-16.6.2022 in Stockholm, Sweden

After almost two years of meeting remotely, the BESEP project team was finally able to meet in-person in sunny Stockholm. Two and half days of fruitful discussions on partner specific case studies and their Safety Engineering Practices. After the summer vacation period, we’ll enter the actual benchmark phase. Big thanks to Risk Pilot for hosting the project meeting (linkedin)!

BESEP participation in FISA 2022 – 30.5-3.6.2022 in Lyon, France

The VTT BESEP project team was invited to participate to FISA 2022 & EURADWASTE ’22 (10th Euratom Conference on Reactor Safety & 10th Euratom Conference Radioactive Waste Management) to present the project.

BESEP project was presented under topic “Probabilistic safety assessment for internal and external events on nuclear power plants and on mitigation strategies” together with “New approach to reactor safety improvements” (NARSIS) and “Reduction of radiological consequences of design basis and extension accidents” (R2CA) projects. A joint paper of the three projects is published in the journal EPJ N Nuclear Sciences and Technologies.