Workshop for Radionuclide Laboratories 2019

  Vienna, VIC
  17 Jun 2019 - 21 Jun 2019

The primary objectives for the workshop are to:


NDC Workshop on IDC Progressive Commissioning Plan

  Vienna, VIC
  19 Jun 2019 - 20 Jun 2019

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.


Technical Meeting on the IDC Validation and Acceptance Test Plan

  Vienna, VIC
  20 Jun 2019 - 21 Jun 2019

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.


CTBT Science and Technology 2019 Conference

  Hofburg, Vienna, Austria
  24 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019

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.

Objectives:


SnT19 – TABLE RONDE FRANCOPHONE: PROMOTION DE L’ENTRÉE EN VIGUEUR DU TICE – PERSPECTIVES ET INITIATIVES, LUNDI 24 JUIN, 18:15 – 19:30, SALLE ‘FORUM’

  Hofburg, Vienna, Austria
  24 Jun 2019 - 24 Jun 2019

Cette table ronde a pour ambition d’enrichir le débat, pour la première fois à SnT en français, sur des pistes et initiatives innovantes pour encourager l’adhésion au TICE et stimuler l’entrée en vigueur du traité. L'importance de la science dans la diplomatie, la valeur des réseaux du monde francophone, la perspective des pays en développement et les enjeux du multilinguisme seront autant de points abordés lors des discussions.


Participants:

Ambassadeur Maria Assunta Accili Sabbatini

Représentante permanente de la République d’Italie auprès de la Commission préparatoire de l’Organisation du traité d’interdiction complète des essais nucléaires

Ambassadeur Faouzia Boumaiza Mebarki

Représentante permanente d’Algérie
Représentante du Co-Président désigné de la 11ème Conférence de promotion de l’entrée en vigueur du TICE (Conférence de l’Article XIV)

Ambassadeur Roger Albéric Kacou

Représentant permanent de la Côte d’Ivoire auprès de la Commission préparatoire de l’Organisation du traité d’interdiction complète des essais nucléaires Président du Groupe des ambassadeurs francophones à Vienne

Monsieur Jacques Krabal

Secrétaire général parlementaire de l’Assemblée parlementaire de la Francophonie
Député de la République française

Monsieur Rémi Quirion

Scientifique en chef du Québec, Gouvernement du Québec

Ambassadeur Malik Sarr

Représentant régional, Bureau régional de l’Océan indien, Organisation internationale de la Francophonie


Modérateur: Monsieur Alain Foka, journaliste et producteur des émissions “Archives d’Afrique” et ”Le débat africain”, Radio France Internationale (RFI)


SnT19 – MESA REDONDA EN ESPAÑOL - APLICACIONES CIVILES Y CIENTÍFICAS Y PROGRAMAS DE CAPACITACIÓN DE LA OTPCE: UN BIEN GLOBAL PARA LA COMUNIDAD INTERNACIONAL, LUNES 24 DE JUNIO, 16:30 – 17:45, SALA ‘FORUM’

  Hofburg, Vienna, Austria
  24 Jun 2019 - 24 Jun 2019

En esta mesa redonda se propone entablar un debate sobre la contribución de las tecnologías, datos y programas de capacitación de la OTPCE con el objetivo de reforzar la capacidad de gestión de desastres a nivel internacional y a su vez promover el desarrollo sostenible. Por primera vez la mesa redonda se celebrará en lengua española, lo que representa una oportunidad para resaltar el vínculo existente entre multilingüismo y multilateralismo y, en particular, dentro del contexto de los tratados y organizaciones internacionales de carácter altamente técnico.


Participantes:

Embajador Marcel Fortuna Biato

Representante Permanente de la República Federativa de Brasil ante La Comisión Preparatoria de la Organzacíon del Tratado de Prohibición Completa de los Ensayos Nucleares

Embajadora Alicia Buenrostro Massieu

Representante Permanente de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos ante La Comisión Preparatoria de la Organzacíon del Tratado de Prohibición Completa de los Ensayos Nucleares

Señor Ignacio Cartagena Núñez

Subdirector General de No Proliferación y Desarme, Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores y de Cooperación, España

Embajador Luis Gallegos-Chiriboga

Representante Permanente del Ecuador ante las Naciones Unidas en Nueva York

Señora Emma Polanco Melo

Rectora de la Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo, República Dominicana

Señor José Fidel Santana Núñez

Vice-Ministro de Ciencia, Tecnología y Medio Ambiente, Cuba


Moderador: Señor Jordi Kuhs, Director de la oficina en Austria de la agencia internacional de noticias española EFE


SnT2019 Monday Evening Panel Discussion (from 20:00 to 21:30): Women in Science and technology

  Hofburg, Vienna, Austria
  24 Jun 2019 - 24 Jun 2019

The purpose of this panel discussion is to examine the obstacles that hamper real gender equality in the field of science and technology, and to discuss policies that might help improve the current status of affairs at the national, regional and global levels.


Panellists:

Ms. Sabah AlMomin

Research Scientist in Biotechnology, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research

Ms. Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay

Director, Indian Statistical Institute

Ms. Joanne Bartley

Principal, Culture and Change, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, Kirrawee (ANSTO)

Ms. Grace Liu

Research Associate, East Asia Nonproliferation Program (EANP), James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies

Ms. Alena Yakovleva

President, Women in Nuclear, Russia




This panel discussion is followed by a cocktail reception which begins at 21:30 hours


Technical meeting on SHI software engineering at the IDC

  Vienna, VIC
  01 Jul 2019 - 02 Jul 2019

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:

  • Reviewing current status of the construction phase, including project plan, projected milestones and updated deliverables;
  • Presenting the results of preparations for phase 3 of reengineering within the IDC, with a focus on improving agility and improving technical readiness levels of enhanced algorithms and approaches;
  • Discussing technical and scientific issues arising from evaluation, integration and deployment of RP3 deliverables.

    Meeting participants are invited to contribute to the technical meeting by making a 15 minutes presentation related to one of the following themes:

  • Theme 1: Reengineering Project Status
  • Theme 2: Agile Software Development Processes
  • Theme 3: Technical and Scientific Issues


    International Hydroacoustics Workshop 2019

      Vienna, VIC
      08 Jul 2019 - 11 Jul 2019

    The objectives of IHW2019 is to support the CTBTO verification regime by creating a forum for scientific knowledge exchange on three main topics:

    • Technological advancements in marine engineering pertinent to the sustainability and improvement of the hydroacoustic component of CTBT’s International Monitoring System (IMS),
    • Data analysis and signal processing methods for CTBT verification purposes, and
    • 3-D modelling for long-range hydroacoustic signal propagation.


    NDC Intermediate Level Infrasound Data Analysis Training

      Bucharest , Romania
      15 Jul 2019 - 19 Jul 2019

    The objectives of this NDC training are:

  • To improve the knowledge on how infrasound data can help in the verification regime and civil and scientific application;
  • To refine user skills of infrasound tools available in the NDC in a Box (NiaB) package with processing data from IMS infrasound arrays and other waveform technologies;
  • To learn how to use additional tools in NiaB that help enhance analysis of waveform arrays;
  • To stimulate cooperation in infrasound data analysis between NDCs;
  • To promote the exchange of experience and expertise in Infrasound technology among the NDCs.


    East Asia Regional National Data Center Workshop

      Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
      09 Sep 2019 - 13 Sep 2019

    The objectives of the East Asia Regional National Data Center Workshop are:

  • To strengthen the knowledge of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) and the work of the Preparatory Commission;
  • To further build-up the capacity of the CTBT State Signatories to participate in the implementation of the verification regime and assess how participants are making use of IMS data and IDC products;
  • To encourage National Data Centres within the region to undertake a joint exercise for the analysis of waveform and radionuclide data and compare their results.
  • To promote the exchange of experience and expertise among the NDCs.


    Expert meeting on Advances in Waveform Processing and Special Studies

      Vienna, VIC
      30 Sep 2019 - 02 Oct 2019

    The PTS is actively pursuing initiatives to improve the performance of the IDC waveform automatic processing pipeline. Some active research and development areas are :

  • Further development of an integrated waveform quality control module and its application in all stages of the automatic processing pipeline;
  • Evaluating new methods that can improve the pipeline performance in processing aftershock sequences and recurring events;
  • Evaluating and integrating new detectors and associators into the IDC processing pipeline;
  • Tuning components of IDC pipeline processing in order to optimize their performance;
  • Advances in event screening;
  • Evaluating global seismic and/or hydro-acoustic three-dimensional travel time models and optimizing location capabilities.
  • 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:

  • The first two days of the meeting will be dedicated to exploring advances to waveform processing that may improve the IDC waveform pipeline processing, including tools and methodologies for testing and validation;
  • The third day of the meeting will be dedicated to discussing waveform Special Studies and Expert Technical Analysis - methods, use of data and content of UEB and SRMR.

    Meeting participants are welcome to contribute to the technical meeting by making a 15 minute presentation related to one of the topics above.


    2nd Expert Meeting on Special Studies and ETA with RN and ATM Methods

      Vienna, VIC
      03 Oct 2019 - 04 Oct 2019

    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:

  • Review methods that may be suited for Special Studies and ETA;
  • Discuss the possible content of the URR and SRMR;
  • Explore the potential use of various non-IMS data for SRMR;
  • Advance common understanding of methods to be developed for the SSREB, URR, SRMR and NDC responsibilities.

    Meeting participants are welcome to contribute to the technical meeting by making a 15 minute presentation related to one of the Agenda topics.


    NDC Capacity Building Workshop and Regional Seismic Travel Time (RSTT) in combination with Data Sharing and Integration Training (Asia)

      Chiang Mai, Thailand
      28 Oct 2019 - 01 Nov 2019

    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.


    International Noble Gas Experiment Workshop 2019

      Freiburg, Germany
      02 Dec 2019 - 06 Dec 2019

    The purpose of the workshop is to present and evaluate the most recent advances in noble gas monitoring in support of the CTBT.