Who operates and maintains the International Monitoring System (IMS) stations?

The IMS monitoring stations are operated by various local institutions under contract to the CTBTO. The post-certification Operation and Maintenance contract between the CTBTO and the station operator makes reference to the station’s operation manual, which will have a station specific annex defining the standard to be met in station operation. This information will include items such as station inventory, preventive maintenance schedules, procedures for reporting problems, availability of spare parts and lists of contacts. 

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