Annual Report 2003

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The PTS continued to deploy the International Monitoring System (IMS), a worldwide network consisting of 321 stations (seismic, hydroacoustic, infrasound and radionuclide) and 16 radionuclide laboratories. During 2003, a further 33 stations and 3 radionuclide laboratories were certified as meeting the technical requirements of the Commission, bringing the total number of certified stations to 79 and that of certified radionuclide laboratories to 4. Thus, at the end of 2003, approximately 55% of the IMS network had been installed and met or substantially met specifications. States continued to express their legal commitment to hosting these facilities. At present, appropriate legal arrangements are in place for a total of 306 stations and 15 laboratories in 80 countries.  ....

Annual Report 2003          
OPENING SECTION:          
Cover, Foreword by the Executive Secretary, Directors of the PTS, Table of Content         [PDF]
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MAJOR PROGRAMME 1:          
International Monitoring System         [PDF]
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MAJOR PROGRAMME 2:          
International Data Centre         [PDF]
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MAJOR PROGRAMME 3:          
Communications         [PDF]
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MAJOR PROGRAMME 4:          
On-Site Inspections         [PDF]
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MAJOR PROGRAMME 5:          
Evaluation
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MAJOR PROGRAMME 6:          
Policy-Making Organs
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MAJOR PROGRAMME 7:          
Administration, Coordination and Support
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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:          
Conference on Facilitating the Entry into Force of the CTBT (Atricle XIV Conference); States, whose ratification is required for the Treaty to Enter into Force (31 December 2003); Status of Signature and Ratification (31 December 2003); Facilities of the CTBT International Monitoring System; Facility Agreements or Arrangements with States Hosting IMS Facilities (31 December 2003); Organizational Structure of the PTS (31 December 2003)         [PDF]
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