Continuation Period Techniques Software Workshop: Geosoft Oasis Montaj - Short Refresher and Introductory Course


Vienna, Austria
Vienna International Centre
Address: Wagramer Strasse 5, Vienna, Austria  


             9-11 April 2008

Organized by:

Provisional Technical Secretariat of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization


(1) Provide participants with training, instructions, and experience with the specialized geophysical analysis software Geosoft Oasis Montaj ®

(2) Familiarize future inspectors with technologies and tools to be used during the continuation phase of an on-site inspection (OSI)



The working language of the workshop will be English.
Participants therefore expected to have a good command of both written and oral English.

Point of Contact:

Ms Francesca BRIZI
Equipment Section
On-Site Inspection Division
Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive
Nuclear-Text-Ban Treaty Organization
Vienna International Centre
P.O. Box 1200, 1400 Vienna, Austria
Tel.: +43 1 26030 6183
Fax: +43 1 26030 5926
Email: [email protected]


Participants Profile:

The training programme is intended for

(i) representatives of National Authorities, who are involved in coordinating and managing national activities related to OSI, especially those with experience relevant to the course content,

(ii) technical experts in OSI related technologies, especially in geophysical potential fields, and

(iii) potential inspectors and inspection assistants for the Integrated Field Exercise 2008.


Application Procedures:

States Signatories wishing to nominate experts are requested to inform the On-Site Inspection Division of the Provisional Technical Secretariat (PTS) through their Permanent Missions before 1 March 2008.

Candidates selected will be contacted by the PTS and informed about the procedures to be followed with regard to administrative and financial matters.

Deadline for Application:

Nominations together with the completed registration form should be submitted to the PTS (see the contact details above) not later than 25 March 2008.  


Financial Information:

The PTS will provide the participants with travel and daily subsistence allowance for the duration of the course.

Please see the Administrative Notes for further information.


(1) Introduction to the specialized geophysical analysis software Geosoft Oasis Montaj ®: mapping and processing features

(2) Exercise and practice sessions

For further information please see the draft agenda and work programme attached.

Other pertinent information:

(1) Open only to States Signatories.

(2) Visa

Participants who require an entry visa for Austria should submit the necessary application(s) to the nearest diplomatic or consular office of Austria as soon as possible in order to ensure timely processing.
Please see the Administrative Notes for further information.

(3) Accommodation

Accommodation will be reserved for the participants at a local hotel. Please see the attached Administrative Notes for further information.
Please see the Administrative Notes for further information.

(4) Health and Accident Insurance

Travellers for whom official travel has been authorized through the computerized travel system ATLAS are while on official travel covered under the SOS International Corporate Medical Assistance Programme and PTS Public Liability Insurance Plan.
Please see the Administrative Notes for further information

(5) Vienna Information