TRAINING COURSE ON NDC CAPACITY BUILDING: ACCESS AND ANALYSIS OF RADIONUCLIDE IMS DATA AND IDC PRODUCTS

LOCATION
Vienna International Centre, Austria

DATES
29 June - 17 July 2020

LANGUAGE
The working language will be English

POINT OF CONTACT
Capacity Building and Training Section
International Data Centre Division
CTBTO Preparatory Commission 
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 analzying IMS radionuclide data. 


AGENDA

  • 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 sessions on data and products access;
  • Use of standard software modules in the NDC-in-a-Box package for processing and analysis of particulate and noble gas radionuclide data, including comparison with analysis results in IDC products; 
  • Post processing of atmospheric transport modelling output.


Tentative Schedule: 

  • Week 1: General issues
  • Week 2: Particulate technology and OpenSpectra software
  • Week 3: Noble gas technology and iNSPIRE software

 

PARTICIPANT PROFILE 

  • NDC technical staff/authorized users (preferably Principal User or Regular User);
  • Experience in radionuclide data analysis and/or similar experience related to nuclear test-ban verification; and 
  • Linux background and some SQL experience are required; 
  • Passing the e-Learning course is a prerequisite and is considered in selection of participants. 

Note: E-Learning Training Course on NDC Capacity Building: Access and Application of IMS Data and IDC Products is accessible via the CTBTO Knowledge and Training portal (https://ktp.ctbto.org).

To register, please visit the e-Learning webpage (https://www.ctbto.org/ndc-e-course) and follow instructions. 


APPLICATION PROCEDURE
NDC Technical Staff are invited to submit their applications for this training course 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 6 March 2020. 

Applicants are requested to register with the following form:
Initiates file downloadRF_NDC Capacity Building Training

However, pending official nomination, the registration may be sent via email after it has been signed by a Director of the Institution, to allow for timely travel and accommodation arrangements to be made by the PTS.

 
FINANCIAL INFORMATION 
In accordance with the Staff regulations and rules and Administrative Directives, the PTS will provide the following: 

  • Training participants will receive a Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) to cover related expenses during the training programme (lunch, dinner, transportation and miscellaneous expenses) on the first day of the training; 
  • 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 cover the costs for the accommodation; and
  • Health insurance will be provided that covers the duration of the training. 

Requirements: 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 from the CTBTO, in order to ensure timely processing.