The Workshop on Signatures of Man-Made Isotope Production (WOSMIP) is an international meeting in which the scientific community can discuss various aspects of radionuclide emissions from various activities including nuclear reactors, isotope production and use, and other activities that could interfere with international monitoring of nuclear explosions. WOSMIP unites experts from radioisotope and nuclear explosion monitoring communities around the world for a scientific meeting in a unique forum that benefits two communities that would otherwise not come together.

Learning more about radioactive emissions from these man-made sources will provide a better understanding of their contribution to the global radionuclide 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 Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization. For this collaboration to continue to be successful, it is critical we maintain support for WOSMIP. This relies on increasing participation from both communities, and new participation is strongly encouraged.

The video below describes the issues associated with backgrounds and their affect on the International Monitoring System.

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The WOSMIP community is global and represented from countries all over the world.

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Last Updated: December 2023