Tenth IDC Training Course for Analysts


Vienna, Austria

             14 April - 11 July 2008

Organized by:

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


To build up a pool of possible candidates for data analysis positions and to support the operation of National Data Centres.


The working language of the workshop will be English.


Point of Contact:

International Data Centre 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: trainingping@ctbtopong.org

Participants Profile:

An educational background in physics or geophysics is required, including experience in the handling of seismic, hydroacoustic or infrasound data. Experience with UNIX operating system and SQL would be an advantage, as would work experience directly related to the verification of a nuclear test ban. A working knowledge of English is mandatory.

Application Procedures:

Applications should be submitted to the Provisional Technical Secretariat (PTS) to arrive in Vienna not later than 7 March 2008.

Attn: IDC Training
P.O. Box 1200
A-1400 Vienna

Applicants are requested to use the attached Application form. Submitted applications will be reviewed after 7 March 2008 and subsequently the successful applicants will be notified.

Registration Form:
MS Word           

Deadline for Application:

Extended until 7 March 2008

Financial Information:

Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA): at the expense of the PTS.

Travel: at the expense of the PTS.  



The course will consist of an orientation period followed by hands-on training. Training will be conducted on the analysis of seismic, hydroacoustic and infrasound data from global networks and on the analysis of gamma-ray spectra from radionuclide particulate and noble gas detectors.

Other pertinent information:

(1) Open only to States Signatories.

Vienna Information