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Day 1: November 12, 2012

08:45  Meeting Organization (15 min.)
Ken Buesseler, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Mitsuyoshi Uematsu, University of Tokyo
(ppt) (pdf) ( mov)

09:00  Opening Remarks (15 min.)
Takashi Onishi, President, Science Council of Japan
( mov)

09:15  Fukushima Accident History/Overview: What happened? (30 min.)
Teruyuki Nakajima, University of Tokyo AORI & Science Council of Japan
Discussion (15 min.)
(ppt) (pdf) ( mov)

10:00 Break

Radionuclides in Ocean: How much/what is in the ocean?
10:30  General introduction to marine radioactivity (30 min.)
Claudia Benitez-Nelson, University of South Carolina
Discussion (15 min.)
(ppt) (pdf) ( mov)

11:15  Fukushima Results (30 min)
Ken Buesseler, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Michio Aoyama, Meteorological Research Institute (JMA), Japan
Discussion (15 min.)
(ppt) (pdf) ( mov)

12:00  Lunch

Radionuclides in Marine Biota & Radioecology: What and how much is in marine biota?
13:30  General introduction to marine radioecology (30 min.)
Scott Fowler, Stony Brook University
Discussion (15 min.)
(ppt) (pdf) ( mov)

14:15  Fukushima Results (30 min.)
Nicholas Fisher, Stony Brook University
Discussion (15 min.)
(ppt) (pdf) ( mov)

15:00 Break

15:30  Health Physics: Radiation health effects: Implication of low-level exposures (30 min.)
James Seward, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Discussion (15 min.)
(ppt) (pdf) ( mov)

16:15  Panel 1: Seafood safety: How do we assess the safety of seafood? (75 min.)
Koji Hasebe, Yomiuri Shimbun
Deborah Oughton, University of Oslo (ppt) (pdf) ( mov)
Takami Morita, Fisheries Agency (Japan) (ppt) (pdf) ( mov)
Kazuo Sakai, National Institute of Radiological Sciences (ppt) (pdf) ( mov)
Mitsuyoshi Urashima, Jikei University School of Medicine, Tokyo (ppt) (pdf) ( mov)
Moderator: Hiroyuki Matsuda, Yokohama National University

17:30 - 19:30  Poster Session & Reception
Basement Poster Room (002)

Day 2: November 13, 2012

09:00  Meeting Organization (15 min.)

09:15  Ocean Models: How far/fast does Fukushima contamination travel?
(30 min.)
Yukio Masumoto, JAMSTEC
Discussion (15 min.)
( mov)

10:00  Long-term Sources: To what extent are marine sediments, coastal groundwater, and rivers a source of ongoing contamination? (30 min.)
Jota Kanda, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology
Discussion (15 min.)
(ppt) (pdf) ( mov)

10:45  Break

11:15  Economics: What are the economic costs of marine contamination? (30 min.)
Shunsuke Managi, Tohoku University, Sendai
Discussion (15 min.)
(ppt) (pdf) ( mov)

12:00 Lunch

13:30  Risks: What are the risks associated with Fukushima contamination of the ocean? (30 min.)
Dale L. Preston, Hirosoft International Corporation
Discussion (15 min.)
(ppt) (pdf) ( mov)

14:15  Ocean Policy: How do we consider the Fukushima accident from the perspective of Ocean Policy? (15 min.)
Hiroyuki Nakahara, Yokohama National University/Research Institute for Ocean Economics
(ppt) (pdf) ( mov)

14:30  Law & Policy: The Fukushima accident under international law and its implications for international ocean law and policy (15 min.)
Kentaro Nishimoto, Tohoku University, Tokyo
Discussion (15 min.)
(ppt) (pdf) ( mov)

15:00  Communication & Risk: How can we improve communication of radioactivity and its associated risks with the public? (30 min.)
Toshio Katsukawa, Mie University
Discussion (15 min.)
(ppt) (pdf) ( mov)

15:30  Break

16:15  Panel 2: Communications: How does the media obtain scientific input and translate knowledge and risk to public? (75 min.)

Geoff Brumfiel, Nature( mov)
Martin Fackler, New York Times( mov)
Masakatsu Ota, Kyodo News ( mov)
Yuji Terashima, Fukushima Central Television ( mov)
Moderator: Mitsuo Uematsu, University of Tokyo
Panel 2 Discussion ( mov)

18:30  Symposium Summary (15 min.)
Ken Buesseler, WHOI ( mov)

18:45  Concluding Remarks (15 min.)
Fumiko Kasuga, National Institute of Health Science and Vice President, Science Council of Japan ( mov)

20:00  Conference Dinner
Sky Banquet Room SIRIUS, Tokyo Dome Hotel, 42nd Floor

Last updated: March 21, 2013

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