28 June 2021 to 2 July 2021
Europe/Vienna timezone

Lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic crisis as a Resilience of the CTBT monitoring regime

30 Jun 2021, 13:15
Location 1 (Online)

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Ms Stefka Stefanova (CTBTO Preparatory Commission, Vienna, Austria)


The global pandemic of the past year has put a substantial amount of strain on many systems, with the CTBT monitoring regime being no exception. At the same time, the crisis has proved to be a significant and valuable resilience test. This panel explores the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the establishment, operation, maintenance and sustainment of the IMS monitoring network, and the measures that were taken to ensure continued data availability and timely delivery of monitoring products. Lessons learned, possible follow-up steps and measures to assure a sustainable and resilient monitoring regime into the future are also discussed, with perspectives provided from Member States Station Operators, National Data Centres (NDCs) and the point of view of organizations with operational experiences gathered from the field during this period of time.

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Ms Stefka Stefanova (CTBTO Preparatory Commission, Vienna, Austria)


Mr Alexey Anichenko (International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Vienna, Austria) Mr David Hardman (Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA), Australia) Mr David McCormack (Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada) Mr Katrin Hafner (Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS), Washington, USA) Ms Paola Garcia Pena (Comisión Chilena de Energía Nuclear (CCHEN), Santiago, Chile)

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