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Abstract

With the coming into force of the Additional Protocol (INFCIRC/540) States� are facing problems of collecting and organizing the large amount of requested information on nuclear related activities in a structured and coherent way. On the other hand, IAEA has to analyse submitted declarations using in-house and open source information in order to draw conclusions about both the non-diversion of nuclear material and the absence of undeclared nuclear material and activities in a state. The use of advanced information technology, in particular Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Satellite monitoring and Global Positioning System can support both declaration and verification activities. SIT (Safeguards Investigation Tool), is a software package aiming to support declaration and verification activities. This paper will describe the main system functionally of SIT and its present status of development, as well as the advantages deriving from its use by both the states and the Agency.

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Authors: POUCET A, JRC, IPSC, NPNS, Ispra (IT);CONTINI S, JRC, IPSC, NPNS, Ispra (IT);BELLEZZA F, JRC, IPSC, NPNS, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: An oral report given at: The Symposium on International Safeguards: Verification and Nuclear Material Security. Held in: Vienna (AT), 29 October -1 November 2001
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