Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)

Yokohama, Japan 

12-16 November 2012

The working language of the workshop will be English

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


Deadline for application
15 September 2012

The International Hydroacoustics Workshop 2012 will cover several aspects of hydroacoustics, as they relate to monitoring of the CTBT (Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty).  The objective is to raise mutual awareness of existing, new and emerging hydroacoustic technologies, explore areas of future cooperation and define potential co-operative projects.

The main themes will be:

  1. Risk mitigation in design, installation and operation of submarine cabled systems
  2. Novel hydroacoustic sensor systems and enabling technologies
  3. Temporary replacement hydrophone solutions (e.g. deployable moored systems, autonomous systems)
  4. Synergies between hydroacoustic and seismic technologies and data processing
  5. Basin scale calibration using natural events, sources of opportunity.

As always, additional CTBT-related contributions are also welcome.

Participants Profile 
The workshop is aimed towards all scientists, engineers and other persons involved in hydroacoustics, ocean observatories, acoustic sensor technologies, cabled and autonomous underwater systems and related fields.

Please be informed that the Provisional Technical Secretariat will solicit presentations and posters from participants on the topics of the Workshop.

Application Procedures
Applicants are requested to complete the registration form and forward it to the Point of Contact by latest 15 September 2012.

States Signatories wishing to nominate experts are requested to inform the Provisional Technical Secretariat (see Point of Contact) through their respective Permanent Mission.

Registration Form  Initiates file downloadWORD

Nominees should indicated in the registration form whether they intend to submit a poster or a power-point presentation relevant to the objectives of the Workshop.

No registration fee will be charged

Financial Information
Travel costs, daily subsitence allowance, health insurance, etc. have to be borne by the participants.

Participants from Developing Countries
The Provisional Technical Secretariat will support the travel and daily subsistence allowance for a limited number of participants from developing countries who intend to present an invited presentation or poster that are relevant to the objectives of the Workshop. In this regard, the Provisional Technical Secretariat will make arrangements for issuance of economy flight tickets, health insurance and hotel booking for subsidized participants.

Other Pertinent Information

Power Point presentation shall not exceed 20 minutes.  Posters should be in either A0 or B1 format.

Participants should apply for visas, if needed, at the corresponding consular office upon receipt of an acceptance Note Verbale from the Provisional Technical Secretariat, in order to ensure timely processing.  The Provisional Technical Secretariat will provide personal invitations to visa applicants.

Health/Accident Insurance
It is strongly recommended that prior to departure all participants should acquire health and accident insurance for the duration of the workshop.