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IAEA Competition: Effective Visualization of Data from Operating Nuclear Power Plants

The IAEA invites students and early-career professionals in fields related to nuclear power plant operations to participate in its competition for innovative and original data visualizations that can help improve effective plant life management .

The competition calls for visualizations that convey the current status, challenges, opportunities, or successes related to the aging and maintenance of operating nuclear power plants. The deadline for submission is Friday, September 30, 2022, 11:59 p.m. Vienna time (CET). Competition finalists will be invited to present their designs at the Fifth International Conference on Nuclear Power Plant Life Management (PLiM), to be held in Vienna, Austria, from November 28 to December 2, 2022 with the financial support of the Japanese government via IAEA peaceful uses. Initiative.

Participants under the age of 35 are encouraged to use data from the IAEA’s Power Reactor Information System (PRIS) database to create a static or dynamic electronic poster, or other form of visualization data such as a heatmap, animation, or mobile app. Submissions must be suitable for use as a print or online publication as well as for social media. Although submissions may be accompanied by a short summary of up to 250 words, the summary should not be necessary to understand the visual.

“The competition aims to promote creative thinking and broaden awareness of the challenges and opportunities in plant life management,” said Ed Bradley, team leader for nuclear power plant operations and technical support to the IAEA. “Effective decisions are based on accurate and comprehensive data, and when that data is visualized in a way that not only conveys relevance, but also meaning and impact – at best, visualizations that tell the story. story of what’s happening – this enables nuclear power plant operators, policy makers and other key stakeholders to make well-informed, well-informed decisions to preserve and extend the operation of this low-emission power generation technology.

Submitted visuals will be scored on originality, creativity of design, use of PRIS data, and effectiveness in communicating the current state, challenges, opportunities, or successes of aging management and the management of the lifetime of nuclear power plants in operation. Winning submissions will be considered for use in various PRIS-related outreach and communication activities related to nuclear power plant life management.

For more information on the competition, click here

PRIS – a comprehensive and authoritative database on nuclear energy

The Power Reactor Information System (PRIS), developed and maintained by the IAEA for more than five decades, is a comprehensive database focused on nuclear power plants around the world. The PRIS contains information on power reactors in operation, under construction or being decommissioned. All information and data are collected by the IAEA through data providers officially appointed by IAEA member countries. This makes PRIS the only publicly available, comprehensive and authoritative nuclear energy database in the world.

The database includes data on reactor specifications such as condition, location, operator, owner, suppliers, milestone dates and technical design characteristics; and performance data, including power generation and loss data, fault information and operational events.

Monthly power generation and power loss data have been recorded in PRIS since 1970 and are supplemented with information on the energy produced by nuclear energy supplied to non-electrical applications, such as district heating, heat supply industrial or desalination. The PRIS also provides information relating to the process of dismantling shut-down units.

A set of internationally accepted performance indicators has been developed for calculations with PRIS data. The indicators can be used for benchmarking, international comparison or for analyzes of the availability and reliability of nuclear energy according to the type of reactor, the country or the world. The analyzes can, in turn, be applied to assessments of the competitiveness of nuclear energy relative to other energy sources.

For full access to the PRIS database, contact: [email protected]

For questions regarding the PLiM competition or conference, contact [email protected]