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Scientific Forum: The Blue Planet - Nuclear Applications for a Sustainable Marine Environment
Vienna, Austria
17-18 September 2013 Conference ID: 43050  (CN-207)
Tuesday, 17 September 2013 11.00-13.00 Opening Session This session highlights the importance of coastal and marine systems, the cumulative pressures facing those systems, and the need for collaborative partnerships that utilize a framework of robust science for targeted responses.

Moderator: Ms Naga Munchetty

Austrian-Australian Choir

Mr Yukiya AMANO, IAEA Director General

S.A.S. Le Prince Albert II de Monaco (video address), introduced by Mr José BADIA, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Monaco

Mr Bernard BIGOT, Chairman of the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission, France
Mr Vyacheslav PERSHUKOV, Rosatom Deputy Director General – Director of Directorate for Scientific and Technical Complex, Russian Federation

Mr Ronald JUMEAU
, Ambassador for Climate Change and Small Island Developing State Issues, Seychelles

Ms Wendy WATSON-WRIGHT, Assistant Director General and Executive Secretary, UNESCO, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (video address), France

Keynote Speaker: Professor Frederic BRIAND, Director General, Mediterranean Science Commission, Monaco
15.00-16.15 Technical Session I (part 1): Oceans of Change This session focuses on the particular challenge of climate change and ocean acidification. The session will provide an opportunity to highlight, inter alia, the Ocean Acidification – International Coordination Centre (OA-ICC) established at the IAEA laboratories in Monaco.

Mr Sam DUPONT, Researcher, Coordinator of the Ocean Acidification Infrastructure Facility, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences – Kristineberg, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Mr Bill DEWEY, Public Policy and Communications Director, Taylor Shellfish Company, USA
Mr Rashid SUMAILA, Professor and Director, Fisheries Economics Research Unit at UBC Fisheries Centre, Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory, University of British Columbia, Canada
16.45-18.00 Technical Session I (part 2): Oceans of Change Mr Denis ALLEMAND, Scientific Director, Centre Scientifique de Monaco, Monaco
Mr Paul HOLTHUS, President and founding CEO, World Ocean Council, USA
Mr Raphaël BILLE, Programme Director Biodiversity and Adaptation, Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations, France
Mr Carlos ALONSO HERNÁNDEZ, Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología y Medio Ambiente, Laboratorio de Vigilancia Radiológica-Ambiental, Centro de Estudios Ambientales de Cienfuegos, Cienfuegos Laboratory, Cuba
Wednesday, 18 September 2013 10.00-11.15 Technical Session II (part 1): Hilltops-to-Oceans This session addresses both radioactive and non-radioactive pollution of coastal and marine ecosystems, emphasising the fact that most marine pollution stems from land-based sources. The session will explore how nuclear techniques can assist industry and municipal authorities to reduce the impacts of land-based sources of marine pollution.

Mr José Marcus GODOY, Associated Professor, Laboratório de Caracterização de Águas, Departamento de Química, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Mr Michio AOYAMA, Senior Scientist, Geochemical Research Department, Meteorological Research Institute, Japanese Meteorological Agency, Meteorological Research Institute, Japan
Mr Yimnang GOLBUU, CEO and Chief Researcher, Palau International Coral Reef Center, Republic of Palau
Mr Richard BANATI, Professor and Chair of Medical Radiation Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, Director National Imaging Facility ANSTO- University of Sydney Node, Australia
11.45-13.00 Technical Session II (part 2): Hilltops-to-Oceans Mr William COOPER, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Director of the Urban Water Research Center, University of California / Urban Water Research Center, USA
Mr Bumsoo HAN, CEO, EB-Tech, Republic of Korea
Mr Suresh PILLAI, Professor of Microbiology, Director, National Center for Electron Beam Food Research, Texas A&M University, USA
Mr Ashok GHOSH, Ex-Director, Health and Safety Group, Raja Ramana Fellow, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, India
15.00-16.15 Technical Session III (part 1): Shores of Resilience This session emphasizes how nuclear and isotopic techniques are improving global understanding of coastal processes and their role in sustainable development while engendering appropriate management responses that build the resilience of coastal and marine systems.

Ms Jacqueline ALDER, Head, Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems Branch, United Nations Environment Programme, Kenya

Ms Catherine CHAGUE-GOFF, Research Fellow, Institute for Environmental Research, ANSTO and School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales, Australia

Mr Fernando SIRINGAN, Professor, University of the Philippines, Marine Science Institute, Philippines

Mr Rudolf WU, Chair Professor and Director, School of Biological Sciences, University of Hong-Kong, China
16.30-17.45 Technical Session III (part 2): Shores of Resilience Mr Ashley TOWNSEND, Deputy Director and Senior Research Fellow, Central Science Laboratory, University of Tasmania, Australia

Mr Elvis NYARKO, Head of Department of Marine & Fisheries Sciences, University of Ghana, Ghana

Mr Joan-Albert SÁNCHEZ-CABEZA, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Instituto de Ciencias del Mar y Limnología, Mexico
Closing Session

Conclusions by Mr David OSBORN, Director, IAEA Environment Laboratories

Address by Mr Yukiya AMANO, IAEA Director General
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