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Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO)

National Data Centre (NDC) for Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO)

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In November 2009, the Minisiter for Foreign Affairs, Micheál Martin, TD, agreed to the establishment of The National Data Centre (NDC) for the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) in the School of Cosmic Physics, DIAS. Tom Blake is the Head at the NDC for the CTBTO Preparatory Commission. View footage of the DIAS participation in the CTBTO Field Inspector Training Excercies.

The designation by the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the School of Cosmic Physics as the National Data Centre is another indication by Ireland of our strong commitment to the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty. It also provides an important opportunity for strengthening cooperation by Irish scientists and academics with the wider international scientific community through the development of the CTBTO’s international monitoring system and the mutual sharing of its data products for scientific research.