Media Advisory - One year after Fukushima
the CTBTO's contributions to mitigating
natural and nuclear disasters
Vienna, 7 March 2012
Media and non-governmental organizations are cordially invited to join the colloquium.
CTBTO Past and Future Contributions to Emergency Preparedness: Fukushima Case Study
Friday 9 March 2012, from 10:00 to 13:00, Vienna International Centre, M Building, room M3
Apart from detecting nuclear tests, each of the CTBTO’s four monitoring technologies – seismic, hydroacoustic, infrasound and radionuclide – provides States with real-time, high-quality data that can help save lives in the event of disasters, in particular tsunamis and nuclear accidents.
10:00 – 11:20 Introduction
- Introduction and significance
CTBTO Executive Secretary Tibor Tóth
- Japanese perspective
Japanese Ambassador Toshiro Ozawa
- IAEA perspective
IAEA Deputy Director-General Denis Flory
- UNSCEAR perspective
UNSCEAR Chair Wolfgang Weiss
- WMO perspective
- WHO perspective
WHO Director, Public Health and Environment, Maria Neira
- UNESCO/IOC perspective
UNESCO Assistant Director General and Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, Wendy Watson-Wright
- CTBTO response
International Data Centre Director Lassina Zerbo
- Questions and answers
11:20 – 11:40 Coffee Break
11:40 – 13:00 Technical Response - by CTBTO experts
- Overview and concepts
- Seismic analysis of the Tohoku Earthquake
- Accurate event locations using regional observations
- Hydroacoustic data from the Tohoku Earthquake
- From Tohoku Earthquake to civil applications using infrasound
- Performance of the IMS radionuclide network during the Fukushima event
- Radionuclide analysis of the Fukushima event
- Questions and answers
Moderator: CTBTO Spokesperson Annika Thunborg
Registration: Due to limited space, media and non-governmental organizations are kindly requested to register and media to indicate audio-visual equipment they intend to bring (Pablo Mehlhorn, email@example.com, T el. +43 1 26030-6451).
The event will be live-streamed on the CTBTO website.
Note for Broadcasters: B-roll will be available for download from the CTBTO’s Newsroom on Friday 9 March 2012. It includes a new animation showing the spread of radioactive releases, CTBTO monitoring stations in Japan and the operations room of the Earthquake and Tsunami Division of the Japan Meteorological Agency. Contact Kirstie Hansen (firstname.lastname@example.org, T el. +43 1 26030-6540) for details.
For further information on the CTBT, please see www.ctbto.org – your resource on ending nuclear testing,
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