Annex 2 State*Yes
Signature Date24-SEP-1996
Ratification Date20-AUG-1998

Monitoring Facilities

LocationTypeTreaty CodeStatus
FreyungInfrasound StationIS26Certified
Georg von Neumayer, AntarcticaInfrasound StationIS27Certified
FreyungPrimary Seismic StationPS19Certified
Schauinsland/FreiburgRadionuclide StationRN33Certified
Schauinsland/FreiburgNoble Gas SystemCertified

Additional Information

Facility Agreement: yet to be concluded

Through five so-called EU Joint Actions adopted in the framework of the European Union’s Common Foreign and Security Policy, Germany has made substantial voluntary contributions in support of the CTBTO’s work in areas such as training, verification regime enhancement and technical assistance to third countries. Both the 2012 EU Joint Action and the preceding one in 2010 amounted to over € 5 million.

Workshops and seminars hosted (selection):

  • CTBTO Youth Group (CYG) seminar in Berlin on 27 November 2019
  • Technical Training Programme for Radionuclide Station Operators with SPALAX Equipment from 8 to 12 October 2007
  • International Monitoring System Seismometer Calibration Workshop from 26 to 30 September 2005
  • Technical Training Programme for Radionuclide Station Operators from 11 to 15 December 2000
  • Technical Training Programme for Radionuclide Station Operators from 19 to 23 April 1999

German national Wolfgang Hoffmann was CTBTO Executive Secretary from 1997 to 2005.

The German physicist Joachim Schulze chairs Working Group B (verification-related issues) of the CTBTO Preparatory Commission since March 2015.

Germany was the 19th State to ratify the CTBT, see CTBTO press release.

Featured station: Infrasound station IS26, Freyung


Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle at the 2011 Article XIV Conference in New York: "Over the last years the CTBTO in Vienna has proven to be a strong pillar in the disarmament architecture. Germany is the third biggest contributor to its budget. And we will continue to support the excellent work of CTBTO in the future."  - full statement (PDF)

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