INTERNATIONAL NOBLE GAS EXPERIMENT WORKSHOP 2017


CO-ORGANIZER

National Physical Laboratory, UK 

LOCATION
National Physical Laboratory (NPL), Middlesex, UK 

DATE
27 November - 1 December 2017

LANGUAGE
The working language of the workshop will be English


POINT(s) OF CONTACT 
Mr Kevin Murray
Training Assistant, IDC/CBT
CTBTO Preparatory Commission
Vienna International Centre
P.O.Box 1200
1400 Vienna, Austria
Tel.:+43 1 26030 6327
Fax:+43 1 26030 5973
Email: conferences_and_workshopsping@ctbtopong.org

 

OBJECTIVES
The purpose of the Workshop is to present and evaluate the most recent advances in noble gas monitoring in support of the CTBT. 


AGENDA
The themes of the workshop are:

  • Noble gas measurement technologies at IMS stations
    and for OSI 
  • The analysis and interpretation of noble gas data
  • Noble gas background mechanisms and measurements to characterize typical xenon and argon-37 detections in the atmosphere and the subsoil
  • QA/QC and laboratories supporting the noble gas measurements
  • New technologies related to gas processing, nuclear decay measurements and analysis
  • Noble gases in On-Site Inspections
  • Atmospheric Transport Modelling
  • CTBTO noble gas capabilities roadmap 


PARTICIPANT PROFILE
The workshop is aimed towards all scientists, engineers and other persons involved in Noble Gas monitoring related to the verification of the CTBT. 

Please be informed that the Provisional Technical Secretariat will solicit presentations and posters from participants on the topics of the Workshop.


APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Applicants are requested to visit our registration platform
ctnw.ctbto.org and apply online latest by 13 August 2017

Financial support may be available to a limited number of participants. Such assistance must be requested at the time of registration (by selecting the relevant box during online registration) and no later than 13 August 2017. Financial support will be considered only for those who have submitted an abstract that will be accepted. Participants are strongly encouraged to first seek travel and participation funds from non-CTBTO sources. 

States Signatories wishing to nominate experts are requested to inform the Provisional Technical Secretariat (see Point of Contact) through their respective Permanent Mission. 


REGISTRATION 
Applicants are invited to submit and abstract relevant to the objectives of the Workshop via the registration platform. Please specify clearly whether it will be a poster or a
power-point presentation. 

No registration fee will be charged. 


FINANCIAL INFORMATION 
(Applicable to PTS-funded participants only)

In accordance with the Staff regulations and rules and Administrative Directives, the PTS will provide the following:

  • A Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) that is sufficient to cover  related expenses during the workshop programme;
  • The PTS travel agent will reserve, issue and send the flight tickets to the participants for the most direct and economic route;
  • Funded participants are not allowed to purchase their own tickets unless, under exceptional circumstances, authorized to do so and only if this proves to be most cost efficient for the PTS;
  • The PTS will book a hotel and cover the costs for the accommodation and workshop participants will receive their remaining Daily Subsistence Allowance upon arrival; and
  • Health insurance covering the duration of the workshop will be provided.

Requirement: Scanned passport copies


OTHER PERTINENT INFORMATION

Presentations
Power-Point presentations shall not exceed 15 minutes. Posters should be in either A0 or B1 landscape format.

Visas
Participants should apply for visas, if needed, at the corresponding consular office upon receipt of an acceptance Note Verbale from the Provisional Technical Secretariat, in order to ensure timely processing.

Health/Accident Insurance
It is strongly recommended that prior to departure all participants should acquire health and accident insurance for the duration of the workshop.