NuSec Network Annual Newsletters, Research Reports and External Guidance
The Nuclear Security Science Network produces an Annual Newsletter that summarises our achievements on the previous calendar year and our funding & networking opportunities for the forthcoming calendar year.
We also fund Research Projects on specialist topics. The outputs are presented in technical Research Reports.
We are also keen to help promote external Guidance on topics that are likely to be of interest to our key Government, Industrial and Academic stakeholders .
To view our Annual Newsletter, Research Reports and external Guidance please click the Download button below.
2019-2020 NuSec Network Achievements and 2020-2021 Funding Opportunities
CPNI & NCSC - Security advice for Academic & Industrial Research
The Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) and National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and have published Trusted Research Guidance for Academics and Industrial Researchers.
The Guidance aims to secure the integrity of the International Research Collaboration System. It outlines the potential risks to UK research and innovation and explains how to protect research and staff from potential theft, misuse or exploitation.
Click the Download button for Trusted Research Guidance for Academia.
Trusted Research Guidance for Industry can be accessed via the following website, https://www.cpni.gov.uk/trusted-research.
2018-2019 NuSec Network Achievements and 2019-2020 Funding Opportunities
2017-2018 NuSec Network Achievements and 2018-2019 Funding Opportunities
2016-2017 NuSec Network Achievements and 2018- 2019 Funding Opportunities
A Roadmap for Alternative Non Radiological Well Logging Technologies
In January 2018, the NuSec network, AWE and the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM) organised a workshop in Cambridge with key stakeholders and subject matter experts from the UK & US energy industry, nuclear security, academia, Government agencies to identify possible alternative technologies for radiation sources for well loggers.
The aims of the workshop were to :-
- Identify a potential list of alternative technologies for well loggers
- Scope out the best alternative technologies and identify the required developments, including the identification of any specific enablers (e.g. partner organisations, funding) and barriers;
- Provide evidence for policy, programme and funding requirements to stakeholders (e.g. regulatory bodies, the UK government, RCUK).
A road mapping technique (a structured visual framework) was used to explore each of these technologies.
Actions were identified for reducing and eventually eliminating the use of radiological or nuclear material by the energy industry. This evidence will be presented to industry, regulatory bodies, the UK government, RCUK to facilitate policy, programme and investment decisions for their adoption of non radiation sources by the sector.
Key workshop discussion points and suggested actions are outlined in the Downloadable Report.
We are pleased to confirm funding for a Phd Studentship at the University of Sheffield starting in October 2020 that will research and develop Mixed field radiation detection techniques for oil and gas well logging.