The Nuclear Disarmament Verification (NuDiVe) exercise held in April 2022 at Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany, was the second comprehensive nuclear dismantlement exercise within the framework of the IPNDV. It was again jointly organized by the Federal Republic of Germany and the French Republic. After focusing on inspection procedures and participant interactions during the first NuDiVe exercise in 2019, the scope of the 2022 exercise was extended to include more high-level verification technologies. This report details adaptations and changes made since the 2019 exercise and summarizes the course and the evaluation of the 2022 exercise.

Read the 2019 NuDiVe exercise documentation report for a more detailed description of the general NuDiVe exercise-logic, including details, sources, in-game documents, and exhaustive information on all technical and organizational aspects.

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The NuDiVe 2022 exercise was planned and organized by

  • Ministère de l’Europe et des Affaires étrangères, France (Laura Gounon, Alexandre Quinet)
  • Ministère des Armées, France (Pauline Levy)
  • Auswärtiges Amt, Germany (Daniel Schemske, Fabia Schreiber)
  • Universität Hamburg, Germany (Gerald Kirchner, Manuel Kreutle, Carina Prünte)
  • Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany (Irmgard Niemeyer, Philip Kegler, Ralf König, Stefan Neumeier, Sylvie Lemke, Dennis Friesen, Katharina Aymanns)

For providing and operating specific verification technology, special appreciation goes to

  • Japanese Atomic Energy Agency, Japan
  • Sandia National Laboratory, United States of America
  • Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz, Germany
  • Neumann elektronik GmbH, Germany

The NuDiVe 2022 evaluation report was prepared by Leesa Duckworth, Ichiro Akiyama, Jens Wistam and Nico van Xanten. The NuDiVe 2022 exercise and this report have been financed by the Federal Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs of the French Republic.

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