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

The CTBTO International Data Centre – Snapshot 2023

20 Jun 2023, 10:00


Board: 28
E-poster T3.4 Integrating Data from Different Monitoring Technologies Lightning talks: P1.2-1, P3.1, P3.4, P4.5


Mario Villagran-Herrera (CTBTO Preparatory Commission)


The International Monitoring System (IMS), the International Data Centre (IDC) and the on-site inspection (OSI) are the technical elements of the CTBT verification regime (CTBT Art. IV); these are designed to detect any nuclear explosion anywhere (underground, under water or in the atmosphere) and to investigate any findings associated with its occurrence. The role of the IDC is to operate the IMS, receive, collect, analyse, report-on and archive the data; furthermore, to apply on a routine basis, automatic and manual data processing in order to produce and archive standard IDC products on behalf of all States Parties (these are provided to all at no cost) without prejudice to final judgments with regard to the nature of any event, which shall remain the responsibility of the States Parties. This poster gives a portrait of the construction of the IDC, obtained by the Provisional Technical Secretariat since the approval by States Signatories on the restructuring of the IMS and IDC Divisions.

Promotional text

This is an IDC Office of the Director Poster

E-mail [email protected]

Primary authors

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

Presentation materials