CTBT: Science and Technology 2013 Conference (SnT2013) was the fourth in a series of conferences that help establish interactions and partnerships between the scientific and technological community and the CTBTO. Scientists made over 80 oral presentations and over 250 poster presentations at the conference to more than 750 conference participants. 

Read the introduction to the conference by Lassina Zerbo, SnT2013 Project Executive and Executive Secretary-elect.

Read the highlight (26 June) on the conference.


This conference was made possible by the generous contribution of the Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs.


Conference Photos (see all images)



Browse the programme for videos of each speaker and each session.


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




Six page PDF brochure providing all relevant information on the conference.

Additional Information & Contact

For specific inquiries or information on the conference not available on these webpages, please contact SnTping@ctbtopong.org.


The Conference's opening and closing ceremonies featured the following keynote speakers:

  1. Hans Blix, Former (FMR) Director General, IAEA
  2. Siegfried S. Hecker, FMR Director, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  3. Patricia Lewis, Research Director, Chatham House
  4. Michel Miraillet, Director, French Ministry of Defense
  5. Ellen Tauscher, FMR U.S. Under Secretary of State

The oral sessions featured invited presentations on topics ranging from radionuclide monitoring to advances in ICT.

The full conference programme (PDF) includes videos of each oral presentation.



Practical guide for participants 

Special events included:
•    18 June: Screening of the Reykjavik Play
•    19 June: Young Scientists Evening
•    20 June: EU Support to Verification Related Activities

 A number of exhibitors displayed at the Conference.

Conference Goals

  • Capitalize on scientific and technological innovations for verifying CTBT compliance
  • Promote the wider scientific application of data that are used for test-ban verification
  • Enhance the exchange of knowledge and ideas between the CTBTO and the broader scientific community
  • Enlarge the scientific community engaged in test-ban monitoring