The DECAY DAYS are going to take place on September 3rd as a hybrid online/on-site event. Nevertheless, we are closely monitoring the spreading of COVID-19 disease and its impact on the event. Of course, we will follow the national, local and institutional regulations. Any updates on the status of the DECAY DAYS 2020 will be published on this website. To receive news directly to your inbox, please subscribe to the newsletter.
Original plan, overtaken by COVID-19: The first DEep geologiCAl repositorY PhD Days will take place at GFZ Potsdam September, 2-4, 2020. PhD students with a link to geological nuclear waste repositories have the opportunity to present their work and to get to know each other. Keynotes from established scientists will foster discussion and a media training will provide tips and guidelines for communication outside the scientific community. A field trip to a geological repository for nuclear waste was initially planned but will not be possible due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Update 30.06.2020: We are still facing a highly dynamic situation with the COVID-19 pandemic. We don’t want to cancel the DECAY Days for good but at the same time we know for sure they cannot take place as initially planned.
Therefore, we decided to follow a hybrid on-site/online approach. A maximum of 15 people will meet in Potsdam on September 3rd. Preferable these guests will be from the Berlin metropolitan area so that no long travel is required. At the same time we will have the keynotes as online presentations. This way, we can ensure that at least the online presentations can take place, even if no physical presence is possible at all due to an unpredicted lockdown of the county (or country). For information on the online participation, please subscribe to the updates. If you want to join on-site, please write us an email. There will be no registration fee charged.
Update 13.05.2020: We will not open the registration due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are not sure, whether the event can take place in September. The next update will be in the end of June, the latest.
The COVID-19 pandemic may take 2 or 3 years to be over. This is a long time but nothing compared to the nuclear waste we are talking about. The DECAY Days WILL take place someday! We are looking forward to meeting you in Potsdam sooner or later!
Stay at home and stay safe!
Sophia and Moritz (local organising team)
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