TECHNICAL TRAINING FOR WAVEFORM STATIONS OPERATORS OF JOINT IMS AND INTERNATIONAL DEPLOYMENT OF ACCELEROMETERS (IDA) STATIONS
15-19 October 2018
The working language will be English
POINT OF CONTACT
Ms Johanna Fessl
Training Assistant, IDC/CBT
CTBTO Preparatory Commission
Vienna International Centre
1400 Vienna, Austria
Tel.:+43 1 26030 6484
Fax:+43 1 26030 5973
To provide station operators with the required knowledge and technical understanding of the operations, maintenance and management of an IMS Station jointly operated with International Deployment of Accelerometers (IDA) using waveform technology and, more specifically, to provide hands-on training for the various operational and maintenance procedures.
The five (5) day TTP will be conducted by PTS and IRIS/IDA staff and will cover the following topics:
- Overview of sensors, digitizers and power equipment used in IRIS/IDA-IMS stations covering hardware functionality, technical requirements, appropriate applications, installation techniques, set-up parameters and methods of calibration;
- Demonstration, as well as hands-on-training, on digitizer and data acquisition software (SSI) functionality, covering aspects such as configuration and data monitoring. The software demonstration shall focus on maintenance and operational issues including remote troubleshooting, common error indicators, likely problem causes and potential fixes;
- Demonstration and hands-on opportunities to pair sensors to digitizers focusing on installation issues, configuration and fine tuning of the installed system;
- Overview of station design and infrastructure;
- Concept of operations and maintenance in the Provisional Technical Secretariat (PTS);
- Communication with the PTS (including hands-on), reporting procedures and reporting tools communication with the PTS for calibration activity
Preference will be given to station operators from the below listed stations:
Invited States Signatories should nominate participant(s) who are station operators involved in the operation and maintenance.
In an effort to ensure that relevant technical training is provided to the appropriate person, nominated individuals are to be directly related to the relevant IMS facility.
Candidates must be proficient in English and should preferably have a basic understanding of Linux.
Applicants are encouraged to complete the following
EN-MON01 - Seismic Monitoring
EN-MON05 - IMS Waveform Data Acquisition, Storage and Processing
EN-MON07 - Operation of the IMS Network
EN-MON08 - IMS Configuration Management Process and Procedures
EN-MON09 - Logistics Support
EN-MON10 - Maintenance of IMS Stations
EN-MON14 - reporting by Station operators
EN-MON15 - completing a CCN, CCR and SSR
EN-USER04 - Basic Linux
In order to keep the Provisional Technical Secretariat (PTS) records for IMS facilities up-to-date, changes are to be communicated via an official station operator nomination note verbale or by a communication from the station operator to the PTS with an updated list of the local support staff of the station.
Nominations together with the registration forms should be submitted only though 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 22 July 2018.
Applicants are requested to use the following registration form:
RF_ TT Waveform Stations
However, pending the official nomination, participants may fax the registration form upon its approval by a Director of the institution, in order to allow timely travel and accommodation arrangements 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
- Medical insurance will be provided to cover the duration of the training.
- Requirement: scanned passport copies
OTHER PERTINENT INFORMATION
The training programme is open only for station operators from invited countries.
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.
Access to relevant e-learning modules will be provided to participants in advance.