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

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



LOCATION
Vienna International Centre, Austria 

DATES
10-21 February 2020

LANGUAGE
The working language will be English

POINT OF CONTACT
Capacity Building and Training Section (IDC/CBT)
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 NDC's Resources to Process IMS Data and Analyse IDC Products;
  • Practical sessions on Data and Products Access and use of Standard Software Packages, etc.

 

PARTICIPANT 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;
  • Seismologists with an advanced degree who operate or have access to regional and local seismic network data and the means of processing that data to provide accurate phase pick information;
  • Linux background and some SQL experience are required; 
  • Passing the NDC e-Learning course is a prerequisite.


APPLICATION PROCEDURE
NDC Technical Staff are invited to submit their applications for this training course through established official channels (Permanent Mission to the CTBTO or Ministry of Foreign Affairs) to the PTS point of contact above no later than 8 December 2019. 

Registration Form:Initiates file downloadRF NDC Capacity Building 2020

However, pending official transmission, the registration form can be emailed after it has been signed by a Director of the Institution, in order to allow for timely travel and accommodation arrangements to be made by the PTS. 

Applications will be reviewed and applicants will be notified subsequently.


FINANCIAL INFORMATION 

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. 

  • The DSA will be 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;
  • 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 training. Participants will receive their remaining DSA upon arrival in Vienna; and
  • All participants shall be covered under the Global Medical Insurance scheme for PTS trainees under third party liability insurance.

Requirements: Scanned passport copies. 

 

OTHER PERTINENT INFORMATION 

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