Safeguards Program Attends SLAFKA project kick-off

October 2, 2019

The Safeguards Program was busy in the months of August and September.

From September 10 – 12, the Stimson Center and the University of New South Wales (UNSW) visited Finland’s Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK) in Helsinki for our kick-off meeting to the “SLAFKA” project. SLAFKA is informed by Finland’s current nuclear material database (SAFKA) and stands for Shared Ledger-SAFKA. It is a pilot software solution for a state system for nuclear material accounting and control which will test and demonstrate user interactions and development ideas in a blockchain-based reporting system. The demonstration will introduce operators and STUK to the technology without compromising real data and can be employed by STUK for role-playing, strategy games and training. SLAFKA will be the world’s first small-scale blockchain-based prototype developed for a nuclear regulator.

Stimson and UNSW are grateful to STUK for leading the way on the technology for safeguards information management. SLAFKA will be officially launched in Helsinki in March 2020. Stay tuned for details!