Bucharest, Romania

Host Institution
National Institute of Research and Development for Earth Physics

23 - 27 June 2014

The working language of the course and the conference 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; and
  • Providing practical experience in analyzing IMS data;

All selected participants will receive a tailored e-learning account and all participants are expected to complete the following e-learning modules prior to the training course on 23 June 2014  - please indicate in the registration form whether you have already completed any of the listed modules:

EN-MON01     Seismic Monitoring
EN-MON02    Hydroacoustic Monitoring∗
EN-MON03    Infrasound Monitoring∗
EN-MON04    Radionuclide Monitoring∗

EN-MON05     IMS Waveform data Acquisition, Storage
                        and Processing
EN-MON07    Operation of the IMS Network
EN-POL01      CTBT History, Treaty, Organization and
                        Verification Regime
EN-POL02      National Implementation of the CTBT, before
                        and after Entry into Force
EN-POL03      Overview of the IDC
EN-POL04      Overview of the IMS
EN-USER01    IMS Data and IDC Products
EN-USER02    Accessing IMS Data and IDC Products
EN-USER03    Overview of Standard Software Packages
EN-USER04    Basic Linux
EN-USER05    NDC Establishment and Operation
EN-USER06    Benefits of IMS Data and IDC Products
EN-USER08    Message System Command Line Client
EN-USER09    Request and Subscriptions
EN-USER10    Introduction to Geotool
EN-USER11    Configuring and Running CD Tools

∗ MON02, MON03, MON04 and USER07 are optional

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;
  • Preference will be given to those who have successfully gone through the e-learning modules, listed under the Agenda item, by April 11 2014; and
  • Broad geographic distribution from the three eligible regions (EE, LAC and SEAPFE)


Application Procedures
NDC technical staff are invited to submit their applications for this regional training course 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 11 April 2014.

However, pending its official transmission, it can be faxed after it has been signed by the Director of your institution, in order to allow timely 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 the following: 

  • A Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) that is sufficient to cover related expenses during the training programme;
  • The PTS travel agent will reserve, issue and send the flight ticket to the participants for the most direct and economic route;
  • Funded participants are not allowed to purchase their own tickets unless, under exceptional circumstances, authorized to do so and only if this proves to be most cost efficient for the PTS;
  • The PTS will book a hotel and cover the costs for the accommodation and training participants will receive their remaining DSA upon arrival in Magurele; and
  • Health insurance will be provided that covers the duration of the training.

Requirement: scanned passport copy.

Other Pertinent Information

  • Access to relevant e-learning modules will be provided to participants in advance.
  • Insurance: all participants shall be covered under the Global Medical Insurance scheme for PTS trainees under third party liability insurance.