participants can choose one of the two following technical
Laboratories at Seibersdorf, 35 km south-east
of Vienna, on Wednesday, 15 February in the afternoon
(half day). The departure from the VIC after the
conference closure is scheduled at 13.00 with a
return at 18.00. Lunch boxes will be provided.
The IAEA laboratories were established in 1962 with
the objective to assist with experimental activities
in support of selected Agency programmes. Its main
activities are the provision of scientific services,
research, and development and training of scientists
from developing countries.
Many PIME participants come from the energy generation
sector which represents just one of many nuclear
applications. A visit to the Seiberdorf laboratories
will broaden their horizon by providing a better
insight in nuclear techniques in other vital areas
such as food and agriculture, human health, physical
and chemical sciences, water resources, industry,
environment, and radiation protection. The visit
will also highlight the importance of the Agency’s
contribution to the peaceful use of nuclear energy,
recently acknowledged by the Nobel Peace Prize 2005.
Practicalities: The bus departs
from the Vienna International Centre (Gate 1) at
13.00. Lunch boxes will be provided at the registration
desk. Please take your conference badge with you
for the security check. Return to the VIC at 18.00.
The bus will stop at Vienna Airport on the way to
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, 150 km north-west of Vienna
in the Czech Republic, on Thursday, 16 February,
lunch included (full day). Departure from the VIC
is scheduled at 08.30 with a return at 19.15.
The visit will include both the power plant and
the nearby information centre, located in a historical
country manor. The state-of-the-art information
centre offers an attractive scientific exhibition
illustrating nuclear power and engineering, energy
concepts, a cloud chamber showing natural ionising
radiation, and educational movies.
PIME participants will meet their fellow Temelin
communicators during a working lunch to exchange
ideas and experiences at first-hand.
Please note that delegates from outside the European
Union will have to apply for an additional, Czech
visa in order to visit Temelin.
The bus departs
from the Vienna International Centre at 07:30 (Gate
1). Arrival at the VIC at 19.00; the bus will continue
to Vienna Airport, arrival 20.00. Please take your
passport with you for the security check
For more info on Temelin NPP, please see
The detailed time schedule
and content of both visits remain to be confirmed. Buses
will be provided from and to the VIC.
The two technical tours are included
in the PIME registration fee.
The maximum size of each
group is limited and participation is on a first-come,
Please fill-in the
appropriate section of the registration form indicating
your date of birth and ID or passport details for the
usual security check.
The deadline to reserve
your place is 15 January (non-EU citizens) or 1 February
2006 (EU citizens).