December 4 - 7, 2023 | Santiago, Chile

To register for the workshop, please click here.

If you are interested in submitting an abstract for a poster or oral presentation, please indicate the type of material and topic of interest when registering via the link above. After registering, our team will reach out with further details. Submissions are due by November 17.

The workshop will be hosted by the Chilean Nuclear Energy Commission (NDC) and supported by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). The workshop aims to support the Provisional Secretariat of the Preparatory Commission of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) and unite experts from radioisotope and nuclear explosion monitoring communities for a 3-day friendly scientific meeting. This provides a unique forum for technical discussions and collaborations, to discuss the impact of radioisotopes released from civil and industrial sources on nuclear explosion monitoring in support of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT).

As with previous workshops, the focus of WOSMIP IX will include issues associated with the radioisotopes released from nuclear power plants, research reactors, and medical and industrial isotope production. The radioxenon emission from these sources shall be examined, to provide a better understanding of their contribution to the global radioxenon background. This is important because these peaceful uses of nuclear technology have a similar isotopic signature to nuclear explosions and are frequently observed by the International Monitoring System (IMS) of the CTBTO. Due to the strong participation of both communities at WOSMIP, significant progress has been made in identifying approaches to mitigate these effects on the IMS, whilst continuing to support efficient and reliable production of man-made isotopes. For this collaboration to continue to be successful, it is critical we maintain support for WOSMIP IX. This relies on increasing participation from both communities, and new participation is strongly encouraged.

Last Updated: August 2023