International Observatory for projects and activities which examine and enhance the lives of people affected by Nuclear Weapons Testing and other Civil or Military Nuclear activity.
Driving the cooperation of nuclear community groups from the United Kingdom. OBSIVEN UK is working to empower nuclear communities in other nations to join the international movement, sharing knowledge, experience and resources to the benefit of a ‘Global Nuclear Community’.
OBSIVEN originated in France as a predominantly medical and scientific initiative related to the French Nuclear Veterans and their families. Under the Presidency of Jean-Luc Sans the organisation increased to link with other organisations within the ‘Global Nuclear Community.’
In July 2016 in a ceremony at the Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile, Paris. Representatives of the French and British nuclear communities signed an accord creating the first true international organisation directly supported by their respective nations nuclear veteran and nuclear community organisations.
Jean-Luc Sans and Jeff Liddiatt became the first joint Presidents at this historic event which was followed by a joint ‘Revival of the Eternal Flame’ attended by veterans and offspring from Britain and France.
Projects Being Delivered by OBSIVEN Member Organisations
Health Centre (France)
A project by OBSIVEN in France to increase awareness amongst the medical profession to issues and treatments peculiar to members of the nuclear community.
Cytogenetic Research (UK)
The Nuclear Community Charity Fund have commissioned Brunel University London to conduct research into potential genetic damage within both veterans and offspring. The project has been made possible using monies from the Aged Veterans Fund which was funded by the Chancellor from LIBOR fines.
The results of this research will help shine a light into the world of darkness we live under the shadow of the bomb
Mental Health (UK)
This project aims to identify common mental health issues found within the British Nuclear Community and to develop a comprehensive treatment methodology to reduce the negative impact of these conditions.
Developed and delivered using monies from the Aged Veterans Fund which was funded by the Chancellor from LIBOR fines.
Nuclear Families (UK)
The Nuclear Families project funded by the NCCF is examining the social aspects of the British Nuclear Community to provide an insight into measures that will ‘even the playing field’ for this unique group of people.
The project is being delivered by Southampton University using monies from the Aged Veterans Fund which was funded by the Chancellor from LIBOR fines.
This project will restore and upgrade memorials to Nuclear Test Veterans across the UK and lead to the creation of an on-line immersive living museum connected through each memorial.
The work on this project is being managed by BH Associates using monies from the Aged Veterans Fund which was funded by the Chancellor from LIBOR fines.
Care & Wellbeing Fund (UK)
The Nuclear Community Charity fund began making grants to members of the British Nuclear Test Veterans Community in 2016.
These grants directly fund the provision of domestic living adaptations, respite care, physical health therapies, mental health therapies, mobility aids and social integration measures.
Grants are made using monies from the Aged Veterans Fund which was funded by the Chancellor from LIBOR fines.
The aim of this fund is to reduce suffering and increase health and wellbeing