Science and Technology for CTBT

To build and strengthen its relationship with the broader science community in support of the Treaty, the CTBTO invited the community to a scientific conference CTBT: Science and Technology 2011 (S&T2011), which was held from 8 to10 June 2011 at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria.

This multidisciplinary scientific conference, designed to foster partnerships on many levels, attracted working scientists and technologists, science administrators, scientific representatives to the CTBTO's policy-making organs, and representatives of agencies that fund research and development in areas potentially relevant to the Treaty's verification system.

Conference Goals

The three major goals of the conference were to:

  1. Discuss advances in science and technology relevant to test ban verification.     
  2. Explore scientific applications of the CTBT verification infrastructure.
  3. Encourage partnerships and knowledge exchange between the CTBTO and the broader scientific community.

Keynote Speakers


Images & Videos

Aiming High - Introductory Video

Conference Review


10 June
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9 June
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Scientific Advances in CTBT Monitoring and Verification
Review of Presentations and Outcomes of the 2011 SnT Conference



Book of Abstracts
(includes abstracts for oral presentations and poster submissions).



Four page PDF brochure providing important information on the conference "CTBT: Science and Technology 2011", presenting the conference themes and introducing the Programme Committee.

The S&T2011 Conference

The conference included keynote talks and oral presentations, poster contributions, and panel discussions. Based on the science and technology needs of the CTBTO, contributions of original research or overview presentations related to the following five themes:

  1. The Earth as a complex system
  2. Understanding the nuclear explosion source
  3. Advances in sensors, networks and observational technologies
  4. Advances in computing, processing and visualization for verification applications
  5. Creating knowledge through partnerships, training and information / communication technology

Important Documents

Additional Information