Regional TC on NDC Capacity Building:
Access and Analysis of IMS Waveform Data and IDC Products for countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), Eastern Europe (EE), and South-East Asia, the Pacific and the Far East (SEAPFE) under the EU JA V

Vienna, Austria


17 to 21 June 2013| CTBT Science and Technology Conference
24 June to 5 July 2013| Training Course

The working language will be English

Point(s) Of Contact
Ms. Jennifer Phoa-Sun
Training Clerk IDC/CBT
CTBTO Preparatory Commission
Vienna International Centre
P.O.Box 1200
1400 Vienna, Austria
Tel.:+43 1 26030 6171
Fax:+43 1 26030 5973



  • 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;
  • Providing practical experience in analyzing IMS data;
  • Active participation and attendance to the CTBT Science and Technology 2013 Conference


CTBT Science and Technology 2013 Conference 

  • The Earth as a complex system
  • Events and their characterization
  • Advances in sensors, networks and processing.


  • 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 NDCs Resources to Process IMS Data and Analyse IDC Products;
  • Practical session on Data and Products Access, use of Standard Software Packages, etc.


Participants Profile

CTBT Science and Technology 2013 Conference
Experience and interest in Scientific studies related to the
3 themes of the Conference


  • 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;
  • NDC technical staff with an advanced degree who operate or have access to regional and local seismic network data and the means of processing that data to provide accurate phase pick information;
  • Linux background and some SQL experience are required.

Application Procedures
NDC technical staff are invited to submit their applications for this training through the established official channels (their Permanent Missions to the CTBTO or Ministries of Foreign Affairs) to the PTS Point of Contact above, no later than 8 March 2013.

However, pending its official transmission, it can be faxed after it has been signed by the Director of your Institution or Firm, in order not to delay the preparation by the CTBTO for the participation of the candidate.

Registration form Initiates file downloadWORD

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 travel costs.

  • The DSA will be sufficient to cover related expenses during the training programme;
  • The PTS travel agent will reserve, issue and send the flight 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

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