NTR-Net is a new initiative formed to organise, develop and work on advanced academic programmes that will enhance the activities of the UK’s Nuclear Threat Reduction Programme (NTR).
NTR-Net’s scope will include:
In an increasingly volatile work, preparedness is vital. It is essential for the UK, along with its global partners, to have robust and reliable capabilities in place to address future nuclear security challenges. These include the threat of nuclear terrorism and the possibility of non-compliance with current or future treaty obligations.
Much work still needs to be done. Key scientific challenges remain in the areas of nuclear arms control verification, nuclear detection and nuclear forensics – challenges that NTR-Net will address.
Arms control verification also plays a central role in the UK’s fulfilment of its obligations to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and its desire to work towards a world free of nuclear weapons.