Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Monitoring
Our scientists provide expertise to international efforts to monitor the Earth for nuclear testing.
Nuclear Treaty Verification
AWE’s Blacknest site is the UK’s centre for forensics seismology and infrasound. Through the collection and analysis of data from monitoring systems located all over the world, Blacknest supports the Government in identifying potential nuclear explosions conducted by other countries.
We support the MOD in underpinning the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) by providing expertise on arms control verification, development of monitoring techniques, and the capability to analyse and advise on nuclear tests. We work with international partners to prepare future nuclear treaty verification scope and support arms control verification research.