Issue 3: December 2003

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This issue of CTBTO Spectrum looks at the results of the Article XIV Conference. The cover story by Ambassador Yukio Takasu provides a Member State’s view of the Conference. As an overarching theme, this issue focuses on the benefits of signing the Treaty, both political and those deriving from the potential civil and scientific applications of the verification technologies. An interview with Minister Benita Ferrero-Waldner, and a special feature article by Hein Haak, a Dutch infrasound expert, concentrate on this theme. As usual, we include an overview of the Commission’s work over the past six months, including an update on the latest session of the Preparatory Commission.

INSIDE THIS ISSUE: Page PDF
2003 Article XIV Conference - An important step
by Ambassador Takasu of Japan
1 [PDF]
Editorial 2 [PDF]
Results of the Article XIV Conference 2 [PDF]
Notes and Quotes
3 [PDF]
Commission update 4 [PDF]
Status of signature and ratification 5 [PDF]
Secretariat snapshots 6 [PDF]
Outreach activities 7 [PDF]
IN THE SPOTLIGHT:    
H.E. Benita Ferrero-Waldner,
Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs, Austria
8 [PDF]
PERSPECTIVES:    
Can CTBTO infrasound technology assist civil aviation?
by Dr. Hein Haak
10 [PDF]
Verification highlights 12 [PDF]
VERIFICATION SCIENCE:    
Testing high volume air samplers under severe environmental conditions 14 [PDF]
POTENTIAL CIVIL AND SCIENTIFIC APPLICATIONS    
The CTBT radionuclide network: Detecting radiological events from a canvas of radionuclides 15 [PDF]
Calendar of meetings 2004 16 [PDF]