SKB has a number of well established partnerships in the field or research and development with universities, higher education institutions, organisations and companies – in Sweden as well as other countries. On this page we offer information and links that may be particularly interesting for members of these partnerships as well as other researchers and experts.
Read our reports
All of SKB’s scientific and technical reports are available on our Publications page. You can search our list of reports and read them in electronic editions. Many reports can also be ordered.
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National Geospheric Laboratory
Researchers from a number of universities and higher education institutions cooperate with SKB and the municipality of Oskarshamn to extend the possibilities for research at the Äspo Hard Rock Laboratory. The aim is to create a National Geospheric Laboratory.
Link to Geospherelab.
The Nova R&D platform is a partnership between SKB and the municipality of Oskarshamn that is operated by the Nova Centre for University Studies, Research and Development (Nova Utbildning). The platform offers researchers access to SKB’s laboratory and database for their own experiments and projects. At the moment about 100 researchers are linked to the platform. You can read more about Nova R&D on its own website.
Research group in environmental science
A research group in environmental science has been established at Linnaeus University. This is operated in partnership by SKB, the municipality of Oskarshamn and Linnaeus University. Its research focuses on how ecologically harmful substances are disseminated in the environment.
Research on Greenland
Together with its counterparts in Finland and Canada SKB has a project on Greenland intended to improve knowledge of how a final depository for spent nuclear fuel will be affected by glacial processes in the future.
You can read more at the GAP website
European research platform
The European IGD-TP platform acts to enhance international cooperation and enable the final disposal of high level nuclear waste. It comprises eleven organisations involved in the disposal of nuclear waste and about 60 participants from, for instance, universities, higher education institutions and research institutes.
SKB is participating in a number of EU projects in both research and technological development:
Forge (Fate Of Repository Gases)
BelBar (Bentonite Erosion: effects on the Long term performance of the engineered Barrier and Radionuclide Transport)
Lucoex (Large Underground Concept Experiments)
First Nuclides (Fast/Instant Release of Safety Relevant Radionuclides from Spent Nuclear Fuel)
Dopas (Full-Scale Demonstration Of Plugs And Seals)
CAST (Carbon-14 Source Term)
Äspö Task Force
Äspö Task Force organises special forums to allow international specialists and modelling groups to collaborate on selected issues that are important for the final disposal of radioactive waste. Two forums have been established in groundwater flow and in technological barriers:
Modelling groundwater flow and modelling technological barriers.