CTBTO / COSTA RICA CTBT 25 YEARS

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In 1996 Costa Rica and 138 other countries met at the United Nations to sign one of the world’s greatest achievements in nuclear non-proliferation: The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty, the CTBT. Twenty-five years later, Costa Rica continues to be a leader in the global effort to monitor nuclear explosions. CTBTO

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STORY: CTBTO / COSTA RICA CTBT 25 YEARS
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SOURCE: CTBTO
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS
DATELINE: 20 JANUARY 2021, VIENNA, AUSTRIA / FILE

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1. Various shots, aerial shots of beach in Costa Rica
2. Wide shot, timelapse of the Poas Volcano

20 JANUARY 2021, VIENNA, AUSTRIA

3. SOUNDBITE (English) Marino Protti, Director of Costa Rica’s Volcanological and Seismological Observatory, OVSICORI:
“Internationally, Costa Rica is known in its foreign policy to be promoting peace abroad. I mean, it was done in the 80’s with the peace plan for Central America, but is more than that.”
4. Various shots, OVSICORI / CTBTO National Data Center establishing shots
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Marino Protti, Director of Costa Rica’s Volcanological and Seismological Observatory, OVSICORI:
“OVSICORI started working with this station before Costa Rica signed the treaty. So, it was because the science, the scientists were involved in this monitoring that the country politically decided to join the treaty.”
6. Various shots, CTBTO Operations Centre, Vienna.
7. Wide shot, pan of Ops Centre 8. Med shot, CTBTO data analyst
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Marino Protti, Director of Costa Rica’s Volcanological and Seismological Observatory, OVSICORI:
“CTBTO…this organisation is part of the United Nations. This is, as I said, it's an international regime. And it has been very, very effective in getting a lot of other countries together in issues in which they may not agree politically, but scientifically, they do.”
10. Wide shot, pan of CTBTO Working Group B meeting, Vienna (Feb 2020)
11. Wide shot, working group participants
12. Wide shot, leadership panel
13. Close up, Costa Rica placard
14. SOUNDBITE (English) Marino Protti, Director of Costa Rica’s Volcanological and Seismological Observatory, OVSICORI:
“Scientists have found that there are ways to make good political decisions through science.”
15. Close up, OVSICORI seismologist computer screen
16. Med shot, seismologist
17. Close up, seismologist
18. Close up, computer screen
19. SOUNDBITE (English) Marino Protti, Director of Costa Rica’s Volcanological and Seismological Observatory, OVSICORI:
“You work with a colleague from another country, no matter what, what your political views are. And you know what? When you're talking science, you're transparent. There are no ace cards under the sleeves or anything like that. There’s no hidden agenda or anything. It’s all transparent. And the relationship between scientists has become, later, more like a friendship. And that's something that we scientists try to project and to extend into politics.”
20. Med shot, CTBTO. Seismologist on a zoom call
21. Various shots, computer screen of colleagues in other countries
22. SOUNDBITE (English) Marino Protti, Director of Costa Rica’s Volcanological and Seismological Observatory, OVSICORI:
“I started working I've been working thirty-six years for OVSICORI in seismology, and I just love it…it gives you tools to understand the Earth and also you feel like what you do has an impact on society. And that's, that's very important to me. That's putting science into the service of people.”
23. Wide shot, Marino Protti climbs over fence at the crater of the Poas Volcano 24. Close up, tracking of feet walking on path
25. Wide shot, ftracking behind Protti
26. Wide shot, pan of crater, pan to Protti
27. Close up, Protti

STORYLINE:

In 1996 Costa Rica and 138 other countries met at the United Nations to sign one of the world’s greatest achievements in nuclear non-proliferation: The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty, the CTBT. Twenty-five years later, Costa Rica continues to be a leader in the global effort to monitor nuclear explosions.

“Internationally, Costa Rica is known in its foreign policy to be promoting peace abroad,” said Marino Protti the Director of OVSICORI, Costa Rica’s Volcanological and

Seismological Observatory. “It was done in the 80s with the peace plan for Central America, but is more than that.”

Costa Rica hosts CTBT Auxiliary Seismic Station AS25, one of over 300 stations that monitor the globe for nuclear testing for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization, CTBTO.

“CTBTO…this organisation is this is part of the United Nations. This is, as I said, it's an international regime and it has been very, very effective in getting a lot of other countries together in issues in which they may not agree politically, but scientifically, they do,” Protti said.

Since 1996, 184 countries have joined the CTBT. Every year the CTBTO, offers more than 90 opportunities for scientists and policymakers to come together to learn about technological advances in relationship to CTBT’s verification.

“You work with a colleague from another country, no matter what, what your political views are. And you know what? When you're talking science, you're transparent,” Marino said, adding that “the relationship between scientists has become, later, more like a friendship. And that's something that we scientists try to project and to extend into politics.”

According to Protti, when Costa Rica abolished its armed forces in 1948 it allowed the country to make greater investments in education, healthcare and the sciences.

“I started working…I've been working thirty-six years for OVSICORI in seismology, and I just love it…it gives you tools to understand the Earth and also you feel like what you do has an impact on society. And that's, that's very important to me: putting science into the service of people.”
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