Lessons to be learnt from the eruption of the volcano Eyjafjöll - PUBLIC HEARING
On 8 July 2010, Mr Christian Kert, a deputy, organised a public hearing on the lessons to be learnt from the eruption of the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjöll. As part of the work undertaken by the Parliamentary Office for Scientific and Technological Assessment (OPECST) since 1999 in the field of natural disasters increasingly related to the technological and social vulnerabilities of globalised society, this public hearing grouped all the players concerned: scientists (vulcanologists, geologists, meteorologists, specialists of the atmosphere; aviation industry manufacturers; air transport regulator (Civil Aviation Directorate-General – DGAC); air transport professionals (Association of European Airlines – AEA), Paris airports (Aéroports de Paris), National Union of Airline Pilots (SNPL), National Union of Travel Agencies); and qualified personalities. The State Secretary for Transport opened the public hearing which comprised two round-tables: - the first took stock of the events and the various players related the manner in which they analysed the risk; - the second examined the ways and means which would help improve the management of the aftermath of eruptions of this type which will happen sooner or later.
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Environment, Health, Risk
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Office Parlementaire d´Evaluation des Choix Scientifiques et Technologiques of the French Parliament (OPECST)