Provide a forum for NDC experts to share experience in fulfilling their verification responsibilities;
Provide NDC feedback to the PTS on all aspects of the data, products, services and support NDCs in their work; under this objective, special emphasis will be put on:
- NDC contribution to Performance Monitoring and Testing (through NPEs and other means)
- Discussion on NDC involvement in the IDC Progressive Commissioning Plan
- Discussion of recent and on-going IDC projects:
To provide Station Operators with the basic knowledge and technical understanding on the operations, maintenance and management of an IMS station using waveform technology and, more specifically, to provide hands-on training on Nanometrics equipment.
The PTS is currently in Phase 3 of the IDC Reengineering program, which includes a large-scale effort to improve SHI processing system. The PTS will modernize the software infrastructure to make the system easier to maintain, and easier to upgrade. Pipeline processes, algorithms, and analysts interfaces will also be updated. Technical meetings are held periodically to provide a forum for experts from Member States to review and give feedback on Reengineering Phase 3 (RP3) progress and plans.
This 2020 technical meeting 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 PTS is actively pursuing initiatives to improve the performance of the IDC waveform automatic processing pipeline. Some active research and development areas are :
The objective of this technical expert meeting is twofold:
Meeting participants are welcome to contribute to the technical meeting by making a brief presentation related to one of the topics above.
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 National Screened Radionuclide Event Bulletin (NSREB) was introduced and needs to be developed.
The objectives of this technical expert meeting are:
Meeting participants are welcome to contribute to the technical meeting by making a brief presentation related to one of the Agenda topics.