NDC TRAINING FOR ARABIC SPEAKING NDCs

NDC TRAINING FOR ARABIC SPEAKING NDCs



CO-ORGANIZERS
Government of Egypt
National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics (NRIAG)


LOCATION

Red Sea, Egypt

DATE
26 - 30 January 2020

LANGUAGE
The working language of the workshop will be Arabic

PTS POINT OF CONTACT

Capacity Building and Training Section (IDC/CBT)
CTBTO Preparatory Commission
Vienna International Centre
P.O.Box 1200
1400 Vienna, Austria
Tel.:+43 1 26030 6147 
Fax:+43 1 26030 5973
Email: trainingping@ctbtopong.org 

 

OBJECTIVES

  • 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.


    AGENDA

    • Introduction and overview;
    • Establishment, Operation and Assistance of NDCs;
    • Training cycle 2020 - 2021;
    • Practical sessions on SHI Waveform Data and Products Access, and use of Standard Software Packages;
    • Technical visit and field trip;
    • Practical sessions on Radionuclide Data and Products Access, and use of Standard Software Packages; and
    • Practical session on ATM Web-Grape.

     

    PARTICIPANT PROFILE

    • Arabic speaking NDC technical staff/authorized users (preferably Principal User or Regular User);
    • Experience in waveform or Radionuclide data analysis and/or similar experience related to nuclear-test-ban verification;
    • Linux background and some SQL experience are required. 

    This Training is dedicated to the Arabic speaking countries. 


    APPLICATION PROCEDURE
    Arabic speaking NDCs' technical staff are invited to submit their applications for this training course through established official channels (their Permanent Mission to the CTBTO or Ministries of Foreign Affairs) to the PTS point of contact above, no later than 15 September 2019

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

    Registration form to be used:
    Initiates file downloadRF NDC Training for Arabic Speaking NDCs

    Applications will be reviewed and applicants will be notified subsequently. 

    FINANCIAL INFORMATION 
    Applicable to PTS-funded participants only

    In accordance with the Staff regulations and rules and Administrative Directives, the PTS will provide the candidates with daily subsistence allowance (DSA) and financial support to cover the travel costs for the training.

    • The DSA will be sufficient to cover related expenses during the workshop and training programme.
    • The PTS travel agent will reserve, issue and send the 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 more cost efficient for the PTS and has been authorized by the PTS in advance;
    • The PTS will cover the costs for accommodation and training participants will receive their remaining DSA upon arrival in Egypt; and 
    • All participants shall be covered under the Global Medical Insurance scheme for PTS trainees under third party liability insurance. 

    Requirement: Scanned passport copies



    OTHER PERTINENT INFORMATION

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

    Insurance
    All PTS-funded participants shall be covered under the Global Medical Insurance scheme for the PTS trainees under third party liability insurance.