Radioactive waste has to be managed and disposed of safely. This task is scientifically demanding and subject of controversial debates in society. In order to find a viable disposal solution, a trustworthy link between society and science must be established. TRANSENS brings together scientists, the interested public and other stakeholders. Four central topics of radioactive waste disposal are researched transdisciplinarily:
- HAFF - Capacity to act and flexibility in a reversible procedure
- SAFE - Stakeholder perspectives on the safety case
- TRUST - Trust in a context of technology, uncertainties and complexity
- DIPRO - Dialogues and process design
We want to:
- strengthen the link between society and science
- make a novel contribution to the understanding of the interaction between society and science in the management of radioactive waste
- support the urgently needed promotion of young scientists and the maintenance of competence in radioactive waste management
Please refer to the project description (in German) for details.
TRANSENS is a collaborative project funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and in the “Niedersächsisches Vorab” of the Volkswagen Foundation by the Ministry of Science and Culture of Lower Saxony and coordinated by the Clausthal University of Technology.
Further information on the structure of the TRANSENS project can be found under the following points: