NDC Training for French-speaking NDCs

CO-ORGANIZERS
Government of Niger and Haute Autorité Nigerienne à l’Energie Atomique (HANEA)


Location
Niamey, Niger

Date
27 February - 3 March 2023


Language
The working language will be French

Objectives

  • Understanding the roles of National Data Centres in the verification regime;
  • Building and/or improving the National Data Centre capabilities;
  • Providing participants with sufficient knowledge for accessing and using IMS data and IDC products and
  • Providing practical experience in analyzing IMS data.


Agenda

  • Introduction and overview
  • NDC training cycle 2023 – 2024
  • Practical sessions on SHI Waveform Data and Products Access, and use of Standard Software Packages
  • Technical visit and field trip 
  • Practical sessions on Radionuclide Data and Products Access, and use of Standard Software Packages
  • Practical sessions on ATM_Web-Grape


Participant Profile
This training is dedicated to the French speaking countries

  • French speaking NDC technical staff / authorized users (preferably Principal User or Regular User);
  • Experience in waveform or Radionuclide data analysis and/or similar experience related to nuclear test ban verification;
  • Linux background and some SQL experience are required;
     

Application Procedure

Registration deadline: 4 December 2022


French speaking NDCs Technical Staff are invited to submit their applications for this training course through established officials channels (their Permanent Missions to the CTBTO or Ministries of Foreign Affairs) to the PTS point of contact above no later than the registration deadline. 

However, pending the official nomination, the participants may fax the registration upon its approval by a director of the institution to allow timely travel and accommodation arrangements by the PTS.

French speaking NDC Technical Staff are requested to use the registration form available here: 

Registration Form NDC Training for French-speaking NDCs

 

Applications will be reviewed and subsequently applicants will be notified.


Financial Information
Applicable to PTS-funded participants only

In accordance with the staff regulations and rules and Administrative Directives, the PTS will provide to the candidates a daily subsistence allowance (DSA) and financial support to cover the travel costs for the Training.

  • The DSA will be sufficient to cover related expenses during the training program.
  • The PTS travel agent will reserve, issue and send the tickets to the participants for the most direct and economic route.
  • Funded participants are not allowed to purchase their own tickets unless, under exceptional circumstances, they are authorized to do so and only if this proves to be the most cost effective option for the PTS;
  • The PTS will cover the costs for the accommodation and training participants will receive their remaining Daily Subsistence Allowance upon arrival in Niger; and
  • Health insurance will be provided that covers the duration of the training.

Requirement: Scanned passport copies.


Other Pertinent Information

Visas 
Participants should apply for visas, if needed, at the corresponding consular office upon receipt of an acceptance Note Verbale from the Provisional Technical Secretariat, in order to ensure timely processing. 

Capacity Building and Training Section IDC/CBT
CTBTO Preparatory Commission
P.O. Box 1200, A-1400
Vienna, Austria
Tel: +43 1 26030 6147
Email: [email protected]