WIT Press


GIS And Satellite Images In Nuclear Safeguards

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/MIS020141

Volume

26

Pages

10

Published

2002

Size

967 kb

Author(s)

A. Poucet, S. Contini & F. Bellezza

Abstract

Nuclear safeguards are a set of complex activities performed to ensure 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 Geographcal 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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