The objectives for the NDC Capacity Building Workshop are:
• to strengthen participants’ knowledge of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) and the work of the Preparatory Commission;
• to further build up the national and regional capacities in implementing the Treaty and participating in the verification regime, as well as to promote the civil and scientific application of verification technologies, in particular to promote the importance of Ground-Truth (GT) event locations in defining regional seismic velocity structures and models;
• to share data and to develop the Regional Seismic Travel Time Model (RSTT) in Asia through the acquisition of GT seismic locations.
The additional objectives for the Data Sharing and Integration Training:
• to understand and learn how RSTT can help regional networks achieve more precise event locations;
• to learn how RSTT can be interfaced with current locators used in daily earthquake location procedures;
• to recognize the importance of obtaining better regional locations for future tomographic studies;
• to stimulate regional cooperation in data exchange through the NDCs and/or regional network operators.
Special Studies provide in-depth, technical reviews by expert analysis of data from the International Monitoring System (IMS) to improve the estimated values for the standard signal and event parameters resulting in an Updated Radionuclide Report (URR).
The purpose of the Expert Technical Analysis (ETA) of IMS data and other relevant data provided by the requesting State Party is to assist the State Party concerned to identify the source of specific events. The output is the State Requested Methods Report (SRMR).
URR and SRMR need to be seen in the context of the standard products they are building on, specifically the Standard Screened Radionuclide Event Bulletin (SSREB). Beyond its current implementation it may contain among others the use of atmospheric transport modelling results to combine field of regard information from all radionuclide samples sharing a possible common source region related to a single event. If available, information derived from isotopic ratios is included and may be used to confine the field of regard.
The objectives of this technical expert meeting are:
Meeting participants are welcome to contribute to the technical meeting by making a 15 minute presentation related to one of the Agenda topics.
The PTS is actively pursuing initiatives to improve the performance of the IDC waveform automatic processing pipeline. Some active research and development areas are :
The PTS is initiating procedures for issuing the Updated Event Bulletin (UEB) and a State Requested Method Report (SRMR) as part of Special Studies and Expert Technical Analysis. The status of this work will be reviewed. A first release of the tool will be discussed with a view of eliciting expert input on algorithms and methodologies to incorporate.
The objective of this technical expert meeting is twofold:
Meeting participants are welcome to contribute to the technical meeting by making a 15 minute presentation related to one of the topics above.
The objectives of this NDC training are:
The objectives of IHW2019 is to support the CTBTO verification regime by creating a forum for scientific knowledge exchange on three main topics:
The second phase of the IDC Reengineering program, completed in April 2017, focused on significant enhancements to individual components of the SHI automatic and interactive processing as well as data and product dissemination and software quality assurance.
In January 2018 the IDC initiated, in parallel with the second phase, the scoping and resource estimations for the third phase of its Reengineering program that considers the software development, testing and roll-out of SHI applications. It aims at producing, by the last quarter of 2023, the software based on an upgraded, modern architecture and software framework for SHI applications.
Reengineering Phase 3 (RP3) follows system design techniques based on UML (Unified Modelling Language) and RUP (Rational Unified Process). Technical meetings are periodically held to provide a forum for experts from Member States to review and give feedback on RP3 deliverables.
This technical meeting marks the beginning of Phase 3 of IDC Reengineering and will focus on:
Meeting participants are invited to contribute to the technical meeting by making a 15 minutes presentation related to one of the following themes:
The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) relies on innovation to enhance the capabilities of the Treaty’s verification regime as well as to help move the Treaty closer to universalization and entry into force. As the seventh event in the CTBT: Science and Technology conference series, SnT2019 will bring together around 1000 scientists, technologists, academics, students, CTBTO policy makers, members of the media and representatives of organizations involved in research and development that is relevant to all aspects of Treaty verification.
More details are provided at www.ctbto.org/SnT2019.
The objective is to continue the process of completing the IDC Validation and Acceptance Test Plan. The focus for this particular meeting will be on reviewing the changes made since the September 2018 meeting and to continue improving the test content. Progress in this regard will be presented at WGB 52.
The Workshop will provide NDCs an opportunity to get involved in activities related to the IDC Progressive Commissioning Plan. The focus will be on the NDCs roles and responsibilities in the IDC Progressive Commissioning as specified in the IDC Validation and Acceptance Test Plan as well as their participation in the IDC Experiments.
The primary objectives for the workshop are to:
The objectives for the Latin America and Caribbean Regional Infrasound Workshop are:
The additional objectives for the Infrasound Training: