PSAM 2014 Honolulu

800px-Sheraton_waikikiThis years PSAM took place on the beautiful island of Oahu, Hawaii. Begrudgingly we packed our bags last week and headed to Hawaii. Although I might have been hoping for some sun and surf the conference was all business. The Probabilistic Safety Assessment & Management conference is a conference in risk, risk management, reliability, safety, and associated topics. Historically this conference has been attended primarily by the nuclear industry. This years PSAM was a mixture of several different industries, the nuclear industry making up about half the attendees.

The PSAM conference brings together experts from various industries. The multi-disciplinary conference is aimed to cross-fertilize methods, technologies and ideas for the benefit of all. PSAM meets internationally every two years. This years conference was in Hawaii, 2016 will be in Korea.