EURAD Training

Lunch-and-learn session - Knowledge Management in the German NWMO (BGE) - Origin, approach and practical information

June 29th, 2022
13.00 - 14.00


Starting with a short retrospect why the BGE is the responsible WMO including the past and current state of knowledge on nuclear waste disposal in Germany. 
Showing the types of knowledge which has to be dealt with and how this challenge is handled in the BGE and what tools used to make them available.
This will be supported by a “Life feed” of the software iFinder the BGE is using to make explicit knowledge available. Furthermore one or more examples will be shown for the availability of tacit knowledge showing a “Life feed” of interactive knowledge maps.
Finally presenting what challenges BGE KM is dealing in the present and future and talking about the BGE KM concepts and how to deal with these opportunities.


Gunnar Hoefer

Gunnar Hoefer, born 09.11.1970 in Germany.

Studies: Geography, Geology, Soil Science, Hydrology, Water Resources Management, Land Improvement, Botany, Environmental Sciences and Environmental Law


·       Philipps-University Marburg, Germany
·       Justus von Liebig University Giessen, Germany
·       Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
·       Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz University Hannover, Germany

Work experience before joining the nuclear sector:

·       public relations specialist officer
·       teacher
·       scientific researcher

Work experience since 2014:
    2014 to 2017 Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS). Site specific questions in the Asse mining project. Advisor.
    2017 to 2019 Federal Company for Radioactive Waste Disposal (BGE). Site specific questions in the Asse mining project and the Site selection. Advisor.
    2018 to 2020 Federal Company for Radioactive Waste Disposal (BGE). EJP-RWM (Pre-EURAD) and EURAD WP 11 “State of Knowledge”. Advisor
    Since 2019 Federal Company for Radioactive Waste Disposal (BGE). Division Research & Development/Knowledge Management. Advisor and Knowledge management officer.