ASN's Scientific Committee

ASN's Scientific Committee held its first meeting on 8 July 2010.

The Scientific Committee was created by resolution 2010-DL-0012 of 27 May 2010 and its main activity is examining and giving an opinion on research to be conducted or amplified in the fields of nuclear safety and radiation protection.

The meeting on 9 November 2018 saw the official change by the ASN Commission of the Committee of nine members, each appointed for their expertise for a four-year term.

The high standard of the decisions made by ASN relies particularly on robust technical expertise. This expertise has to rely in turn on the best knowledge available at the time.

Consequently ASN, like its main foreign counterparts, is concerned about the availability of the knowledge necessary for expertise to be provided in five, ten or twenty years' time.

ASN's scientific committee - From left to right: Marc Vannerem, Jean-Claude Micaelli, Edward Lazo, Jean-Marc Cavedon, Michel Schwarz, Christelle Roy, Antoine Masson, Catherine Luccioni and Benoît De Boeck
ASN's scientific committee - From left to right: Marc Vannerem, Jean-Claude Micaelli, Edward Lazo, Jean-Marc Cavedon, Michel Schwarz, Christelle Roy, Antoine Masson, Catherine Luccioni and Benoît De Boeck

It is therefore important that it identifies the research areas that will contribute to acquiring this knowledge. This demands that ASN maintain relationships with those involved in research into nuclear safety and radiation protection on the one hand, and with its foreign counterparts on the other.

The creation of a Scientific Committee for ASN is a central part of the implementation of this policy, and the more so because ASN is not a research body itself and does not wish to be involved in putting together programmes or running them.

Finally, ASN wants to ensure that the needs identified are taken into account when the orientations of research into nuclear safety and radiation protection are defined by IRSN, operators, other French research bodies (universities, industry), and in European and international projects.

ASN Resolution relating to the ASN Scientific Commitee

Published on 11/12/2018

ASN statutory resolutions

ASN Resolution 2018-DC-0650 of 6th November 2018

Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN) Resolution 2018-DC-0650 of 6th November 2018 concerning the ASN Scientific Committee

ASN Opinions relating to the ASN Scientific Commitee

Published on 11/12/2018

ASN opinions

ASN Opinion 2018-AV-0306 of 4th May 2018

ASN Opinion 2018-AV-0306 of 4th May 2018 concerning the identification of research subjects to be taken further in various fields of nuclear safety and radiation protection

Published on 11/12/2018

ASN opinions

ASN Opinion 2015-AV-0226 of 8th January 2015

ASN Opinion 2015-AV-0226 of 8th January 2015 concerning the identification of research subjects to be taken further in various fields of nuclear safety and radiation protection

Published on 11/12/2018

ASN opinions

ASN Opinion 2012-AV-0147 of 10 April 2012

Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN) Opinion n°2012-AV-0147 of 10 April 2012 on the importance of research to ASN and on identifying the first research topics to be further investigated in the fields of nuclear safety and radiation protection

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Members of ASN’s Scientific Committee

The composition of the ASN Scientific Committee is decided by an ASN Commission resolution. The current members of the Scientific Committee are...

Date of last update : 11/12/2018