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  • The Treaty - NORSAR
    CTBT and NORSAR NUCLEAR TEST MONITORING CTBT The Treaty The Treaty Since World War 2 more than 2000 nuclear tests have been carried out at different locations all over the world Arm control advocates started campaigning for a treaty banning all nuclear explosions in the early 1950s but a limited Test Ban Treaty was not signed until 1963 Intensive efforts towards a comprehensive test ban treaty were made over the next decades On 10 September 1996 the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty was adopted by a large majority of the states in the United Nations General Assembly exceeding the necessary two thirds of the General Assembly s Membership The Treaty bans all nuclear explosions in all environments for military or civilian purposes As of October 2012 157 states have ratified the CTBT and another 26 states have signed but not ratified it The treaty will enter into force 180 days after the 44 states listed in Annex 2 of the treaty have ratified it These Annex 2 states are states that participated in the CTBT s negotiations between 1994 and 1996 and possessed nuclear power reactors or research reactors at that time As of October 2012 eight Annex 2 states

    Original URL path: http://www.norsar.no/Contents.aspx?PageUrl=monitoring%2fCTBT%2ftreaty%2f (2016-02-03)
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  • CTBT and NORSAR - NORSAR
    various national functions of technical nature in relation to the CTBT The primary tasks and functions are as follows In cooperation with the CTBTO NORSAR facilitates the establishment of IMS stations on Norwegian territory and provides for their operation and maintenance NORSAR provides for timely transmission of data from IMS stations on Norwegian territory to the IDC in Vienna NORSAR advises Norwegian authorities on the nature of events detected and

    Original URL path: http://www.norsar.no/monitoring/print/704/0/ (2016-02-03)
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  • CTBT and NORSAR - NORSAR
    Regional Bulletin The Treaty CTBT and NORSAR NUCLEAR TEST MONITORING CTBT CTBT and NORSAR CTBT and NORSAR Norway ratified the CTBT in 1999 At the same time Norwegian authorities designated NORSAR as the Norwegian National Data Centre for CTBT related matters On behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway NORSAR attends to a range of technical tasks and functions related to Norway s obligations vis à vis the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization CTBTO Moreover activities at NORSAR support various national functions of technical nature in relation to the CTBT The primary tasks and functions are as follows In cooperation with the CTBTO NORSAR facilitates the establishment of IMS stations on Norwegian territory and provides for their operation and maintenance NORSAR provides for timely transmission of data from IMS stations on Norwegian territory to the IDC in Vienna NORSAR advises Norwegian authorities on the nature of events detected and located by the IDC This task is a national matter as the PTS and the Technical Secretariat following entry into force of the Treaty is not mandated to provide assessments of the nature of events in relation to Treaty compliance NORSAR supports Norwegian authorities

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  • National Data Centre - NORSAR
    and also provides for the transmission of data from these stations to the International Data Center IDC in Vienna Austria Station monitoring data quality checking transmission and archiving is handled by the NDC staff at NORSAR s main office at Kjeller whereas personnel at NORSAR s field maintenance centre at Hamar provides installation maintenance and repair services at station sites Operating the Norwegian IMS stations including facilities located in harsh arctic environments represents a considerable challenge to the NDC staff The key emphasis is on the regularity of data recording and timely transmission of data to the IDC as well as on data quality and integrity The NDC employs an internal quality assurance system to ensure that IMS standards for station operations are met Norway s NDC regularly receives information from the IDC containing the results of its analysis of data from the IMS Important in this respect are the daily Reviewed Event Bulletins REBs which are listings of seismic events detected and located by the IDC As a supplement to this information the Norwegian NDC issues a seismic bulletin of its own with emphasis on events in the European Arctic This bulletin uses data also from non IMS stations

    Original URL path: http://www.norsar.no/monitoring/print/698/0/ (2016-02-03)
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  • National Data Centre - NORSAR
    The Norwegian NDC is responsible in cooperation with the PTS for establishment operation and maintenance of IMS stations on Norwegian territory and also provides for the transmission of data from these stations to the International Data Center IDC in Vienna Austria Station monitoring data quality checking transmission and archiving is handled by the NDC staff at NORSAR s main office at Kjeller whereas personnel at NORSAR s field maintenance centre at Hamar provides installation maintenance and repair services at station sites Operating the Norwegian IMS stations including facilities located in harsh arctic environments represents a considerable challenge to the NDC staff The key emphasis is on the regularity of data recording and timely transmission of data to the IDC as well as on data quality and integrity The NDC employs an internal quality assurance system to ensure that IMS standards for station operations are met Norway s NDC regularly receives information from the IDC containing the results of its analysis of data from the IMS Important in this respect are the daily Reviewed Event Bulletins REBs which are listings of seismic events detected and located by the IDC As a supplement to this information the Norwegian NDC issues a seismic

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  • Role - NORSAR
    stations to the International Data Center IDC in Vienna Austria Station monitoring data quality checking transmission and archiving is handled by the NDC staff at NORSAR s main office at Kjeller whereas personnel at NORSAR s field maintenance centre at Hamar provides installation maintenance and repair services at station sites Operating the Norwegian IMS stations including facilities located in harsh Arctic environments represents a considerable challenge to the NDC staff

    Original URL path: http://www.norsar.no/monitoring/print/699/0/ (2016-02-03)
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  • Role - NORSAR
    Norway Bulletins NUCLEAR TEST MONITORING NATIONAL DATA CENTRE Role Role Norwegian authorities have designated NORSAR as the National Data Centre NDC of Norway for CTBT related matters Norway s NDC provides for a range of activities and functions related to the verification of compliance with the CTBT and engage human resources across the programs at NORSAR The Norwegian NDC is responsible in cooperation with the PTS for establishment operation and maintenance of IMS stations on Norwegian territory and also provides for the transmission of data from these stations to the International Data Center IDC in Vienna Austria Station monitoring data quality checking transmission and archiving is handled by the NDC staff at NORSAR s main office at Kjeller whereas personnel at NORSAR s field maintenance centre at Hamar provides installation maintenance and repair services at station sites Operating the Norwegian IMS stations including facilities located in harsh Arctic environments represents a considerable challenge to the NDC staff The key emphasis is on the regularity of data recording and timely transmission of data to the IDC as well as on data quality and integrity The NDC employs an internal quality assurance system to ensure that IMS standards for station operations are

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  • Bulletins - NORSAR
    the region and contains information on events that are additional to those in the REBs It is a key function of the Norwegian NDC to perform independent assessments of events of special interest to Norway and to keep Norwegian authorities informed of such events In this work the Norwegian NDC draws heavily on its archive of seismic data containing digital records of earthquakes nuclear and non nuclear explosions dating back

    Original URL path: http://www.norsar.no/monitoring/print/700/0/ (2016-02-03)
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