The International Monitoring System (IMS) division is part of the verification regime of the CTBT which, together with the International Data Centre and On-site inspection team must be capable of detecting nuclear explosions in all environments.
For further information on the CTBT Organization and where we belong, please refer to the CTBTO web site. Here we just want to describe what we do at the IMS division.
We build and sustain the IMS verification network which provides data to detect, localize and characterize nuclear test explosions.
The IMS Mission
is to complete and sustain a reliable and state of the art verification network.
The IMS verification network consists of worldwide facilities using seismic, hydroacoustic, infrasound and radionuclide technologies.
The IMS division is structured into three sections:
Engineering & Development Section (ED
Monitoring Facilities Support Section (MFS
and Network & Systems Support Section (NSS