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|Title:||GIS based Integration and Analysis of multiple source Information for Non-Proliferation Studies|
|Authors:||WOLFART Erik; GONCALVES Joao; GUTJAHR Karl-Heinz; LISTNER C.; LOREAUX P.; MARPU P.; NIEMEYER Irmgard; PATRONO A.; USSORIO A.|
|Citation:||Proceddings of the IAEA Symposium on International Safeguards 2010 p. IAEA-CN-184/231(1-8)|
|Publisher:||International Atomic Energy Agency|
|Type:||Articles in periodicals and books|
|Abstract:||In recent years the volume and variety of information that needs to be analysed in the context of non-proliferation have been increasing continuously Therefore, an integrated, all-source information analysis is paramount for an efficient and effective monitoring of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). The ¿Treaty Monitoring¿ workpackage of the LIMES research project addressed this issue by developing an integrated platform supporting the non-proliferation image analyst in verifying treaty compliance. The main benefits of the platform are (i) integrating information from multiple sources and time-frames, including satellite imagery, site models, open source information, reports, etc; (ii) improved information management using a GIS-based platform and (iii) enhanced methodologies for satellite image analysis. The platform components facilitate the analysis by highlighting changes and anomalies, which are potentially safeguards-relevant and by providing quantitative measurements which are not readily available from the images. It improves the efficiency and effectiveness of the information assessment by providing all-source integration capabilities, which allow to easily access supporting collateral information (e.g. Open Source information) from an image analysis task, an vice versa. The paper presents the components of the integration platform and the results of the demonstration which monitored the construction of a nuclear reactor in Olkiluoto, Finland.|
|JRC Institute:||Institute for Transuranium Elements|
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