Advisory groups

To reach the long-term goal of realising a deep geological repository, Nagra relies on a high degree of technical-scientific know-how, credible work results and public transparency.

An important element in achieving this is the exchange and open discussion with external experts.

For this purpose, Nagra has been employing independent, external scientific experts for many years. They provide overarching expert advice as well as technically detailed support for the duration of the projects and review the work results.

Geoscientific Advisory Group (NGB-GW)

At present, the Geoscientific Advisory Group consists of four geoscientists with extensive long-term experience in the fields of education, research and industry.

Engineering Advisory Group (NGB-IW)

This Advisory Group consists of four recognised experts with wide knowledge and extensive experience in all fields of underground engineering.

The Advisory Groups are not bound by instructions from Nagra and are thus independent. They evaluate key reports before they are published and comment on selected technical issues.

To ensure the high quality of its technical work and reports, Nagra also uses specialists and expert groups in addition to the Advisory Groups.

Repository Induced Effects Advisrory Group (RIE-TAC)

Safety Case Advisory Group (SC-TAC)

The Safety Case Advisory Group consist of four international experts with broad experience in safety analysis and argumentation for deep geological disposal facilities.

Members of Nagra’s Geoscientific Advisory Group

Dr. Jens Birkholzer
Dr. Jean-Marc Lavanchy
Prof. Jon Mosar
Prof. Manfred Strecker

Members of Nagra’s Engineering Advisory Group

Heinz Ehrbar (Chairman)
Professor Georgios Anagnostou
Dr. Peter Guntli
François Bertholet
Dr.-Ing. Paul L. Nelles
Dr. Piet Zuidema

Members of Nagra's Repository Induced Effects Advisrory Group (RIE-TAC)

Prof. Pierre Delage (ENPC, France)
Prof. Robert Charlier (Université de Liège, Belgium)
Dr. Jens Birkholzer (LBNL, US)
Prof. Sebastian Geiger (Heriot-Watt University, UK)


Sylvie Voinis, Andra (France)
Dr. Johan Andersson, JABIA AB (Sweden)
Dr. Manuel Capouet, Ondraf-Niras (Belgium)
Dr. Jens Wolf, GRS (Germany)

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