Vienna International Centre, Austria

4 - 8 September 2017

The working language will be English

Ms. Johanna Fessl 
Training Assistant, IDC/CBT
CTBTO Preparatory Commission 
Vienna International Centre
P.O.Box 1200
1400 Vienna, Austria
Tel.:+43 1 26030 6484
Fax:+43 1 26030 5973

To provide station operators with the basic knowledge and technical understanding on the operations, maintenance and management of a manual radionuclide stations and, more specifically, to provide hands-on training for the various operational and maintenance procedures. 

Daily station operation, including: 

  • Status checks, new filter preparation, taking flow samples and checking status; 
  • Filter management and filter logging procedures;
  • Data sending, authentication and security.

Periodic station operations and data management, including: 

  • Detector calibration, the principles of Gamma spectrometry detection, taking background measurements, blank filter measurements; 
  • Data back-up,management, and resending of spectral data; 
  • Operational set-up after long outage;
  • Required reports and reporting;
  • Station equipment maintenance schedule;
  • Data availability and downtime;
  • Station management and administrative procedures; and
  • One-day introduction to CTBTO headquarters - IDC Operation, and IMS Maintenance and Support. 

Invited States Signatories should nominate participant(s) who are station operators involved in operation, maintenance and repair. To ensure that relevant technical training is provided to the appropriate person, nominated individuals should be directly related to an IMS facility. 


RN01 Buenos Aires, Argentina
RN03 Bariloche, Argentina
RN04 Melbourne, VIC, Australia
RN05 Mawson, Antarctica, Australia
RN06 Townsville, QLD, Australia
RN07 Macquarie Island, Australia
RN08 Cocos Islands, Australia
RN09 Darwin, NT, Australia
RN10 Perth, WA, Australia
RN13 Edea, Cameroon
RN14 Sidney, Canada
RN16 Yellowknife, N.W.T. , Canada
RN17 St. John's N.L., Canada
RN20 Beijing, China
RN21 Lanzhou, China
RN22 Guangzhou, China
RN23 Rarotonga, Cook Islands
RN26 Nadi, Fiji
RN27 Papeete, Tahiti, France
RN28 Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe, France
RN29 Reunion, France
RN30 Port-aux-Francais, Kerguelen, France
RN31 Kourou, French Guiana, France
RN32 Dumont d'Urville, Antartica, France
RN39 Kiritimati, Kiribati
RN42 Tanah Rata, Malaysia
RN43 Nouakchott, Mauritania
RN45 Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
RN46 Chatham Island, New Zealand
RN47 Kaitaia, New Zealand
RN50 Panama City, Panama
RN51 Kavieng, New Ireland, Papua New Guinea
RN52 Tanay, Philippines
RN64 Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania
RN67 St. Helena, UK
RN68 Tristan da Cunha, UK

Nominations together with the registration forms should be submitted only through established official channels (Permanent Mission to the Preparatory Commission for the CTBTO or Ministry of Foreign Affairs) to the PTS point of contact above, no later than 16 June 2017

Applicants are requested to use the following registration form:
RF_TT_SO_Manual Radionuclide Stations 

However, pending the official nomination, participants may fax the registration upon its approval by a Director of the institution, to allow timely travel and accommodation arrangements to be made by the PTS.

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. 

  • A DSA that is 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;
  • Funded participants are not allowed to purchase their own tickets unless, under exceptional circumstances, be authorized to do so and only if this proves to be most cost efficient for the PTS;
  • The PTS will book a hotel and participants will receive their DSA on the first day of the training; and,
  • Health insurance will be provided for duration of the training. 

Requirement: Scanned passport copies

Participants should apply for visas, if needed, at the corresponding consular office upon receipt of an Acceptance Note Verbale from the PTS, in order to ensure timely processing.