Regional Training Course on NDC Capacity Building: Access and Analysis of IMS Waveform Data and IDC products

Regional Training Course on NDC Capacity Building: Access and Analysis of IMS Waveform Data and IDC products




Ghana Atomic Energy Commission

Accra, Ghana

14- 25 November 2011

Point(s)of Contact  

Mr. Belkacem Djermouni
Head, Training Unit
CTBTO Preparatory Commission
International Data Centre Division
Capacity Building and Training Section
P.O. Box 1200, A-1400
Tel: +43 1 26030 6312
Fax: +43 1 26030 5973

Language: the language of the workshop will be English


  • 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
  • Provide practical experience analyzing IMS data.

Introduction and overview

  • Methods to access IMS Data and IDC products;
  • NDC Support/Performance Reports;
  • IMS Data, Acquisition, Processing and Storage: Standard Software Packages;
  • Necessary NDC's resources to process IMS Data and analyze IDC products; and
  • Practical sessions on Data and Products Access, use of Standard Software Packages, etc.

Participants Profile

·         NDC technical staff/authorized users (preferably Principal User or Regular User)

·         Experience in waveform data analysis and/or similar experience related to nuclear test- ban verification

·         Linux background and some SQL experience are required.

Deadline for applications:
19 October 2011
Applications should be submitted by the application deadline.

Application procedures

NDC Technical Staff are invited to submit their applications for this regional training course through established official channels (their respective Permanent Mission to the CTBTO or Ministries of Foreign Affairs)

Applicants are requested to use the Registration Form:   PDF   WORD

Financial Information

In accordance with the Staff regulations and rules and Administrative Directives, the pts will provide a Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) and financial support to cover the travel costs.

  • The DSA will be sufficient to cover related expenses during the training program. The PTS will organize accommodation. The PTS travel agent will reserve, issue and send the tickets to the participants for the most direct and economic route;
  • Participants may, under exceptional circumstances, be authorized to purchase their ticket locally, but only if this proves to be most cost efficient for the PTS and has been authorized by the PTS in advance.

Other Pertinent Information

Open to the following Capacity Building beneficiary States Signatories under EU Joint Action IV: Angola, Comoros, Swaziland, Rwanda, Benin, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Togo, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Cote d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal and the host country Ghana.

Medical Insurance: All participants will be covered under the Global Medical Insurance scheme for the PTS trainees under third party liability insurance.