Maritime Forum

EU-Japan meeting on the marine environment after Fukushima

Event date:
03/10/2011 - 18:00
Table of Contents

    3 October 2011
    Rue Joseph II, 99, 1000 Brussels (Room 00/53)

    The objective of the meeting is to assess whether fish imported in the EU from the Pacific region could be contaminated with radioactive isotopes following the accident at Fukushima.

    10.00

     

    Welcome and Introductions

    Stefaan Depypere (DG-MARE)

    10.20

    MEASUREMENTS

    Radioactivity in the Pacific

    presentation

    Pavel.Povinec (University of Bratislava)

    10.50

     

    Japanese sea area monitoring

    presentation

    Masanao Nakano (Japan Atomic Energy Agency)

    11.10

     

    To Secure the Safety of Fishery Products

    presentation

    Joji Morishita(Fisheries Agency of Japan, MAFF)

    11.35

     

    COFFEE

     

    11.55

     

    Results of sampling of seafood imports

    presentation

    Frans Verstraete (DG SANCO)

    12.05

    ANALYSIS

    ocean circulation calculated by global high-resolution Mercator in the North Pacific Ocean;

    animation and presentation

    Corine Derval (Mercator Ocean)

    12.25

     

    Japanese simulations of radioactivity concentrations

    presentation

    Masanao Nakano (Japan Atomic Energy Agency)

    12.45

     

    IRSN estimation of the source term and rate of seawater renewal,  Hydrodynamic modelling of dispersion (calculations and matching with measurements), Sediment data 

    presentation

    Bruno Fievet (IRSN)

    13.05

     

    LUNCH

     

    14.10

     

    Modelling the Dispersion of Radioelements from the Fukushima Power Plant into the Sea

    presentation

    Patrick Marsaleix, University of Toulouse

    14.30

     

    Assessing the propagation of Fukushima radionuclides in the marine food web and tuna stocks 

    Patrick Lehodey, Inna Senina, Beatriz Calmettes and Philippe Gaspar (CLS)

     

    15.00

     

    COFFEE

     

    15.15

    ESTIMATE OF RISK

    Joint statement by US agencies, FDA, EPA and NOAA

    Stephane Vrignaud (NOAA)

    15.20

     

    Does the EU need to continue monitoring imports of marine products from the Pacific?

    Discussion. Participants to deliver recommendation

    16.00

    WAY FORWARD

    Communication of measurements – formats and protocols

    Continuing collaboration after the meeting

     

     

    Future measurements

    Are any measurements missing?

     

     

    Future analysis

    What further analysis is planned?

    17.00

     

    Close

     

     

    PARTICIPANTS

    ABOUSAHL

    Said

    European Commission DG JRC

    BATES

    Richard

    European Commission DG MARE

    BETTI

    Maria

    International Atomic Energy Agency

    CHARMASSON

    Sabine

    Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire (IRSN)

    DEPYPERE

    Stefaan

    European Commission DG MARE

    DERVAL

    Corinne

    Mercator

    FIEVET

    Bruno

    Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire (IRSN)

    GASPAR

    Philippe

    CLS: Collecte Localisation Satellites

    JANSSENS

    Augustin

    European Commission DG ENER

    JEANJEAN

    Hervé

    European Commission DG ENTR

    KOMAI

    Wataru

    Japan mission to EU

    MARASALEIX

    Patrick

    University of Toulouse

    MELE

    Renato

    European Commission DG DEVCO

    MORISHITA

    Joji

    Japanese Fisheries Agency

    NAKANO

    Masanao

    Japan Atomic Energy Agency

    POVINEC

    Pavel

    University of Bratislava

    SEMBA

    Hideshi

    Japanese mission to EU

    SHEPHERD

    Iain

    European Commission DG MARE

    TOMINAGA

    Haruo

    Japanese Fisheries Agency

    ULSESa

    Caroline

    University of Toulouse

    VERSTRAETE

    Frans

    European Commission DG SANCO

    VRIGNAUD

    Stephane

    United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

    YODA

    Gaku

    Japanese mission to EU