Latest #Decomm news: how satellites and robots aid nuclear clean-up

A view of earth from space

Satellites set to help clean up nuclear sites

The NDA is collaborating with the UK Space Agency (UKSA) to explore whether data collected by satellites orbiting the earth could be turned into useful insights for the nuclear clean-up mission.

The Nuclear Decommissioning Space Data Challenge was launched by the UK Space Agency at the beginning of November, and is aimed at smaller businesses and academic start-ups. On offer is a prize worth £10,000, sponsored by the NDA, to help the winning concept or prototype product on the journey to market reality.

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Radioactive waste management in the spotlight

Corhyn Parr at IWM conference

Hundreds of nuclear industry experts gathered in Cumbria for a two-day focus on managing radioactive waste.

The NDA joined forces with the Nuclear Institute for one of the most anticipated events in the industry’s calendar. The Integrated Waste Management Conference 2019 welcomed industry leaders and experts from across the globe at the largest event of its kind in Europe.

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Ruth scoops global award for work on gender inclusion

Ruth Hutchison and Claire Gallery-Strong at awards ceremony

A Cumbrian communications professional has won an international prize for her work to encourage more females into the nuclear industry.

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DRS' Managing Director wins at Women of the Year Awards

DRS' Managing Director wins at Women of the Year Awards

Debbie Francis has won the award for ‘demonstrating the courage to challenge and make a real difference in a male-dominated industry’.

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Robots on the rise and heading for Cumbria

Robotic hands

A range of innovative robotic systems will be on display at an event in Cumbria next month as an £8.5 million competition moves to the next stage.

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Celebrating World Digital Preservation Day

Digital Preservation Day

On World Digital Preservation Day tomorrow, Jenny Mitcham, Head of Good Practice and Standards for the Digital Preservation Coalition, is spreading the word about digital preservation. Here, she reflects on her work for the NDA and provides an update on progress.

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