ON-SITE INSPECTION (OSI) WORKSHOP-24: ON-SITE INSPECTIONS IN DIFFERENT ENVIRONMENTS AND EVENTS OTHER THAN UNDERGROUND

ON-SITE INSPECTION (OSI) WORKSHOP-24:
ON-SITE INSPECTIONS IN DIFFERENT ENVIRONMENTS AND EVENTS OTHER THAN UNDERGROUND



LOCATION

National Oceanography Centre
Southampton, United Kingdom of Great Britain
and Northern Ireland 

DATE
12-16 November 2018

LANGUAGE
The working language of the workshop will be English


POINT(s) OF CONTACT 

Ms DENG Hongmei
Chief, Documentation Section, OSI Division
Provisional Technical Secretariat
Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive
Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization
Vienna International Centre
P.O.Box 1200, 1400 Vienna, Austria
tel.:+43 1 26030 6172
Fax:+43 1 26030 5926
Email: hongmei.dengping@ctbtopong.org


Ms Holli Klein 
Documentation Officer
Documentation Section, OSI Division
Provisional Technical Secretariat
Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive
Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization
Vienna International Centre
P.O.Box 1200, 1400 Vienna, Austria
tel.:+43 1 26030 6170
Fax:+43 1 26030 5926
Email: holli.kleinping@ctbtopong.org 

 

OBJECTIVES 

  • To conduct scientific and legal discussions on OSIs in different climate or geophysical environments, events other than underground nuclear explosions and in areas beyond the jurisdiction or control of any state;
  • To discuss practical and organizational challenges of mounting an OSI on the high seas;
  • To contribute to the build-up of OSI capabilities and provide suggestions for the scope and content of the relevant provisions in the draft OSI Operational Manual.

 

WORKSHOP TOPICS

  • Scientific aspects of OSIs in different climate or geophysical environments, and events other than underground nuclear explosions;
  • Legal aspects of events other than underground, areas beyond the jurisdiction or control of any state; 
  • Potential observables, identification, measurability, and search logic;
  • Mounting an OSI – equipment requirements and logistics aspects;
  • Implications for the OSI Operational Manual.

 

PARTICIPANT PROFILE
Workshop participants should ideally be experts in scientific and legal aspects of OSIs in different climates or geophysical environments, events other than underground nuclear explosions and in areas beyond the jurisdiction or control of any state.


APPLICATION PROCEDURE
States Signatories wishing to nominate experts are requested to submit nominations for the Workshop through their Permanent Missions or Ministries of Foreign Affairs to the PTS points of contact no later than 18 May 2018

Nominations should include the names of experts, their current positions, postal and email addresses, areas of expertise and possible topics of any intended presentation.

Nominated experts will be notified with an email containing instructions, and requested to register online at the Commission's CTNW platform. 


FINANCIAL INFORMATION 

In accordance with the Staff Regulations and Rules and Administrative Directives, the PTS will provide daily subsistence allowance (DSA) and financial assistance to a number of experts to cover travel costs. The PTS will select from among nominated experts on the basis of experience and area of expertise, with due regard to geographical representation, diversity and gender, and subject to the availability of funding.


OTHER PERTINENT INFORMATION 
The relevant administrative information will be forwarded to confirmed participants in due course.