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55th Annual Meeting - HOTLAB 2018


55th Annual Meeting on Hot Laboratories and Remote Handling - HOTLAB 2018

September 16-20, 2018
Helsinki Congress Paasitorni, Helsinki, Finland

HOTLAB 2018, the 55th edition of the "Annual Meeting on Hot Laboratories and Remote Handling", is hosted by the Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. The first meeting was held in Cadarache, France, in 1963. Over the years, the HOTLAB has become the major contact forum for technicians, operators, engineers, researchers, suppliers and managers working at and for nuclear R&D facilities.

The objectives of our yearly meetings are:

  • To share know-how on exploitation matters of common infrastructure, such as remote handling techniques, safety features, waste handling, validation and QA.
  • To seek solutions for safe, economic national and international transportation, licensing and regulation issues and to promote cooperation and mutual support.
  • To discuss the present and future demands of the nuclear industry and to draw strategic conclusions regarding further facility requirements.

Important deadline: August 12, 2018: Registration deadline

Book of abstract

Link to the book of abstract here.

Program overview

HOTLAB 2018 Final Draft Program.pdf

September 16, 2018

Informal get-together event: "Beer & Bites" food pairing event in Helsinki sponsored by Isotope Technologies Dresden GmbH

September 17-19, 2018Conference Sessions
September 17, 2018Meeting dinner at Meripaviljonki bayside restaurant
September 20, 2018Optional a.m. or p.m. tour of VTT hot cell facilities in Espoo
September 21, 2018Optional whole day tour of Posiva final repository site in Eurajoki


If you have any questions, please contact the HOTLAB 2018 secretariat: (