Technical Training Programme on Guralp Equipment

Technical Training Programme on Guralp Equipment

Vienna, Austria

31 October to 4 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


Ms. Annie Tait
Training Clerk
CTBTO Preparatory Commission
International Data Centre Division
Capacity Building and Training Section
P.O. Box 1200, A-1400
Tel: +43 1 26030 6171
Fax: +43 1 26030 5973

The objective of the  Technical Training Programme is to provide Station Operators with the basic knowledge and technical understanding of the Operations, Maintenance and Management of an IMS Station using Waveform technology and, more specifically, to provide hands-on training on Guralp equipment.


  •  Overview of Guralp equipment;
  •  Demonstration covering all hardware functionality, input and output requirements, appropriate applications, installation techniques, initial set-up parameters and methods of calibration;
  • Demonstration as well as hands-on training into Guralp digitizer software functionality when paired with sensors, covering information management, configuration, data and state of health monitoring. The demonstrational focus on periodic maintenance activities and operational issues including remote troubleshooting, common error indicators, likely problem causes and potential fixes;
  • Demonstration and hands-on opportunity to connect and pair sensors to digitizers which focuses on field installation issues, initial set-up parameters, common error indicators, likely problem causes and potential fixes, and fine tuning the installed system to achieve desired data quality results;
  • Overview of Operational Manuals (IMS and IDC);
  • Concept of operations and maintenance in the Provisional Technical Secretariat (PTS);
  • Technical assistance  that can be provided to auxiliary stations;
  • Communication with the PTS. Reporting tools IRS and IRS client.
  • Problem reporting, configuration change request, configuration change notification, outage request;
  •  Discussion on typical operation and maintenance situations.

Participants Profile
Invited States Signatories should nominate participant(s) who are Station Operators involved in the operation and maintenance of the following Stations:
PS02/IS07, PS07/IS09, PS09, PS45, AS002, AS007, AS050, AS080, PS14, PS27, PS28, PS40 and AS076.

In an effort of to ensure that relevant technical training is provided to the approriate person, please nominate individuals that are directly related to your IMS facility. 

We would also wish to remind your Office that in order to keep the Provisional Technical Secretariat (PTS) record for your IMS facility up to date, to please either amend them via an official Station Operator nomination note verbal from your office, or request your current Station Operator to communicate to the PTS an updated list of their local support in a timely manner.

The working language of the workshop will be English

Deadline for Application

Tuesday, 30 August 2011.

Application Procedures
Applicants are invited to submit their applications for this training through established official channels (their Permanent Missions to the CTBTO or Ministries of Foreign Affairs) to the Provisional Technical Secretariat of the Preparatory Commission for the CTBTO.

Applicants are requested to use the registration form

This should be done no later than 30 August 2011 and should be addressed to the: IDC Training Unit, Mr. Belkacem Djermouni.

Applications will be reviewed and subsequently applicants will be notified.

Registration Form

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 your terminal expenses, meals and other miscellaneous expenses during the training;

·         The PTS travel agent will reserve, issue and forward an electronic round trip economic flight ticket to the participants for the most direct and economic route.

Other Pertinent Information

The PTS will cover the cost for the hotel accommodation and training participants will receive their remaining Daily Subsistence Allowance  upon arrival in Vienna;

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

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