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BELBaR First Workshop

Date: 5 Mar 2013 12:00
(5 Mar 2013 13:00 CET)
Duration: All Day

The EC project BELBaR (Bentonite Erosion: effects on the Long term performance of the engineered Barrier and Radionuclide Transport) is arranging an open workshop at Helsinki University March 5-7 2013. The aim of the workshop is:
• Dissemination of initial findings
• Establish a network of specialists from various areas of the world and with a range of expertise relevant to the project.
The format of the workshop is based on presentations of work relevant to the topics of the BELBaR project. The presentations will be followed by topical discussion forums the last day. The workshop is open to scientists from outside and within the BELBaR project. Anyone working in the field is encouraged to participate.

At this stage, the plan is to publish the presentations on the BELBaR website (www.belbar.eu), but not to make formal proceedings.
Please send confirm your participation to Patrik Sellin (patrik.sellin@skb.se) and Pirko Hölttä (pirkko.holtta@helsinki.fi) before January 20, 2013.
Also indicate whether or not you intend to give a presentation, as well as the title of the presentation. One page abstracts should be submitted by February 20.

Suggestions about hotels and practical details will be circulated later.

Preliminary agenda:

Tuesday March 5:
13:00 Welcome, Introduction and background, Message from the EC
13:45 Invited talk (external speaker)
14:45-17:30 Presentations (15-20min)
15:30-15:45 Coffee

~19:00 Dinner

Wednesday March 6:
9:00 Visit to laboratories at Helsinki University
11:00-12:30 Presentations (15-20min)
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-17:30 Presentations (15-20min)

Thursday March 7:
9:00-11:00 Presentations (15-20min)
11:00-14:00 Topical discussion meetings (2-3 Topics) 12:00-13:00 Lunch
14:00-14:15 Summary
End of workshop

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