IFE14 is an Integrated Field Exercise to simulate an almost entire OSI in Jordan in November 2014 organized by the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO).
A pillar of the verification regime of the Comprehensive Test ban Treaty, the readiness of on-site inspection (OSI) will be put to the test by the biggest exercise attempted to date. During IFE14 the inspection team will conduct a meticulous search of a clearly defined inspection area to establish whether or not a (fictitious) nuclear explosion has been conducted. The exercise will be in response to a technically realistic and stimulating but fictional scenario.
I have the great privilege to be participating in this exercise. While there I will write about what is going on, what the team is doing (as far as possible without giving the game away), and what an OSI is all about.
Dr George Tuckwell