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Abstract

Nuclear safeguards is a set of complex activities performed to control that nuclear material used for peaceful purposes is not diverted for the construction of nuclear weapons or other explosive devices. This control requires the use of powerful support systems to collect, retrieve and analyse the large amount of information involved. This paper, after a brief introduction of the main concept of nuclear safeguards, shows the benefits of using Geographical Information Systems to develop support tools for declaration and verification. The important role that satellite images can play in the verification process is also considered.

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Authors: BELLEZZA F, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for the Protection and Security of Citizens, Ispra (IT);POUCET A, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for the Protection and Security of Citizens, Ispra (IT);CONTINI S, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for the Protection and Security of Citizens, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: An oral report given at: Management Information Systems 2002 conference Organised by: Wessex Institute of Technology. Held at: Halkidiki (GR), 24-26 April 2002
Record Number: 200214305 / Last updated on: 2002-01-30
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en