19–23 Jun 2023
Hofburg Palace & Online
Europe/Vienna timezone

26 Years of Development of the International Data Centre (IDC)

20 Jun 2023, 11:35
Prinz Eugen Saal

Prinz Eugen Saal

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Ms Zeinabou Mindaoudou Souley (CTBTO Preparatory Commission)


After opening for signature of the CTBT (24 September 1996), the PTS began working on the establishment of a global verification regime to monitor its compliance (17 March 1997). The verification regime includes both non-technical and technical elements (defined in Article IV of the treaty); while non-technical refer to diplomatic actions and confidence building measures within States Parties, the latter involves the construction of a complex system built on science, strategy and technology that is divided into three large groups (teams) gradually establishing and operating (in provisional mode) the IMS, the IDC and the OSI. This presentation is a historical collection of highlights on the development of the IDC to date.

Keywords: PTS Provisional Technical Secretariat, IMS International Monitoring System, IDC International Data Centre, OSI On-Site Inspection.

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IDC Presentation

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Primary authors

Ms Zeinabou Mindaoudou Souley (CTBTO Preparatory Commission) Mr Gerhard Graham (CTBTO Preparatory Commission) Mr Mario Villagran-Herrera (CTBTO Preparatory Commission)

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