The 6th Workshop on Signatures of Man-Made Isotope Production (WOSMIP VI) was held in San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina, 2016, 28 November – 2 December. The workshop was hosted by Investigación Aplicada (INVAP), the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL).
Radioisotopes have long been used as fundamental tools in science, medicine, and industry. Unfortunately, similar isotopic signatures are released from nuclear explosions and some types of man-made isotope production such as nuclear power plants, research reactors, medical isotope production, use of medical isotopes, industrial isotopes, etc. These effluents create a global background which is frequently observed by monitoring stations in place for nuclear treaty verification. This background has created the need to better understand and reduce the impact of man-made radioisotope sources on the International Monitoring System (IMS) or during On-site Inspection
Recognizing the immense importance of both isotope production and nuclear treaty monitoring, WOSMIP seeks to bring together experts from both communities to better understand challenges created by radioisotope effluents released from the peaceful use of nuclear technology and to propose methods to mitigate these signatures.
WOSMIP has been held five times previously, in 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2015. Summary reports for these workshops can be accessed from the links on this page. As always, we hope to expand attendance to those who may not have had the opportunity to attend in the past. For this collaboration to continue to be successful, it is critical that we not only maintain the level of engagement in previous WOSMIPs, but also have new participation from both communities. Therefore, your participation is strongly encouraged!
For information on WOSMIP V abstract submission, registration, scientific topics for discussion, agenda items and dates, etc., please visit the CTBTO website.