Issue 9: January 2007

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This issue of CTBTO Spectrum looks at the many interactions between the NAWE region and the CTBT, at the anniversary activities marking the adoption of the Treaty ten years ago, as well as at the achievements of the CTBTO Preparatory Commission and future challenges. Several hundred participants listened to presentations of world-renowned scientists in the first scientific symposium organized by the PTS, which was held from 31 August to 1 September 2006 at the Hofburg in Vienna. Delegations and scientists engaged in a multi-disciplinary exchange of ideas and explored synergies between the global scientific community and the CTBTO Preparatory Commission.

 

INSIDE THIS ISSUE: Page PDF
Forensic seismology and CTBT verification by Professor Paul G. Richards,
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatroy of Columbia University
1 [PDF]
Editorial 2 [PDF]
Map of North America and Western Europe 3 [PDF]
NOTES AND QUOTES:    
Notes and Quotes
4 [PDF]
The importance of CTBT universalization by Dr Javier Solana,
High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy,
Secretary-General of the Council of the European Union
5 [PDF]
Commission update 7 [PDF]
IN THE SPOTLIGHT    
Dr Kim Howells
Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, United Kingdom
8 [PDF]
PERSPECTIVES:    
Ten years of CTBT: achievements and challenges ahead,
by Michael Crowley, VERTIC Executive Director
10 [PDF]
VERIFICATION HIGHLIGHTS:    
Highlights 12 [PDF]
POTENTIAL CIVIL AND SCIENTIFIC APPLICATIONS    
The importance of PTS data for tsunami warning centres by Dr Patricio A. Bernal,
Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission,
Assistant Director-General of UNESCO
20 [PDF]
VERIFICATION SCIENCE:    
'Geological' phenomenolgy of nuclear test explosions from an OSI perspective
by Dr Yosef Bartov, Director of the Earth and Science Research Administration, Israel
22 [PDF]
North Korea: a real test for the CTBT verification system? 24 [PDF]
SECRETARIAT SNAPSHOTS:    
Snapshots 25 [PDF]
Treaty status 28 [PDF]
Calendar of meetings 2007 28 [PDF]