Seismic Aftershock Monitoring System (SAMS) Workshop: Software Suite Familiarization Exercise


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


              7-11 April 2008

Organized by:

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


(1) Familiarize participants with the Seismic Aftershock Monitoring System (SAMS) software and newly acquired hardware to be used during the Integrated Field Exercise in 2008.

(2) Provide inspectors and inspection assistants with additional experience and training on SAMS procedures, tools and software.  


The working language of the workshop will be English.


Point of Contact:

Ms Francesca BRIZI
Equipment Section
On-Site Inspection Division
Provisional Technical Secretariat
Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive
Nuclear-Test-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 course is intended for

(i) representatives of National Authorities (Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Defense and National Data Centres, etc.), who are involved in coordinating and managing national activities related to OSI, especially those with experience relevant to the course content,

(ii) experts in field operations of aftershock monitoring and gathering and analysis of seismology data, 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 Seismic Aftershock Monitoring System (SAMS): purpose, hardware and software to be used;

(2) Field deployment;

(3) Data analysis including Hypoline, Geotool and software for data management and storage.

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 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