Poços de Caldas, ‘natural analogues’ international project
- MCM co-ordinated the scientific work and the communication of the results of an international project in Poços de Caldas, Brazil, where naturally occurring radioactive geological system processes were studied as an analogue to long-term processes predicted to occur within a radioactive waste repository environment.
- MCM focussed this work by facilitating a series of technical workshops. MCM coordinated production of high quality documentation including 15 technical reports, a special journal edition, multi-lingual magazine for general technical audience and a large number of supporting presentations, papers and articles.
- This led to increased interest in natural analogues and production of a feature-length film, ‘Traces of the future’, which was translated into 8 languages and won a prize at a Czech Film Festival