Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)

Vienna, Austria  

11-13 November 2013

The working language will be English

Point(s) Of Contact
Ms. Chen Yu Liu-Kiebacher
Administrative Clerk IDC/CBT
CTBTO Preparatory Commission
Vienna International Centre
P.O.Box 1200
1400 Vienna, Austria
Tel.:+43 1 26030 6588
Fax:+43 1 26030 5973



The Workshop on the Signatures of Medical and Industrial Isotope Production (WOSMIP IV) seeks to bring together experts form the monitoring and isotope production communities to better understand the challenges that 99Mo production effluent signatures present and to propose ways to mitigate emissions without impact on production.


  • Introductory session: goals of the work, description of the problem, review of past activities;
  • Detections of emissions or events or effluents (includes remote detection, stack monitoring, and local measurements);
  • Recent and planned activities at isotope production facilities;
  • Trends in Chemistry and abatement;
  • Industry reduction of abatement;
  • Changes in chemistry and abatement due to the HEU to LEU conversion.

Participants Profile
Attendance at previous WOSMIP IV workshops is not a prerequisite for attendance in 2013; however it would be beneficial for participants to be aware of the issues. We request experts in national and international environmental organizations that are familiar with the medial isotope emission issues.  We also request experts in monitoring and processing of 99Mo medical isotope production facilities. As the emissions are not of a health and safety concern, the workshop does not involve discussions related to regulatory matters.


Application Procedures
Applicants are requested to visit our website Opens external link in new and apply online latest by 10 September 2013.

States Signatories wishing to nominate experts are requested to inform the Provisional Technical Secretariat (see Point of Contact) through their respective Permanent Mission.


Financial Information
Applicable to PTS-funded participants only

In accordance with the Staff regulations and rules and Administrative directives, the PTS will provide a Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) and financial support to cover travel costs for this technical meeting.

  • The DSA will be sufficient to cover related expenses during the technical meeting;
  • The PTS travel agent will reserve, issue and send the flight tickets to the participants for the most direct and economic route;
  • Participants may, under exceptional circumstances, be authorized to purchase their ticket locally, but only if this proves to be most cost efficient for the PTS and has been authorized by the PTS in advance.

Other Pertinent Information

  • The training is only available for a limited number of participants.
  • Insurance: All PTS-funded participants shall be covered under the Global Medical Insurance scheme for PTS trainees under third party liability insurance.