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

Online training course through a video-conferencing platform

 

DATES
8-12 November 2021

TIME
13:00-16:00 UTC

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, A-1400
Vienna, Austria
Tel:  +43 1 26030 6484
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 using NDC-in-a-Box Software.


AGENDA

  • Introduction and overview;
  • Establishment, Operation and Assistance of a National Data Centre;
  • Methods to Access IMS Data and IDC products;
  • Introduction to NDC-in-a-Box SHI Software Package:
    - Analyzing seismic events with Geotool;
    -SeisComP3: Configuring and Running.
  • Discussion on specific NDC issues, wrap-up and closure.


PARTICIPANT PROFILE

  • NDC technical staff/authorized users (preferably Principal 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 desirable.


APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Applicants are requested to register online at the Commission’s CTNW platform: https://ctnw.ctbto.org

Application deadline: 10 October 2021
 
States Signatories wishing to nominate participants are requested to inform the Provisional Technical Secretariat (see Point of Contact) through their respective Permanent Mission by the deadline set for application.

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR WORKPLACE ARRANGEMENTS

  • Speed of Internet connection not less than 10 Mbps.
  • Computer to be used during the online training course:
    - Desktop with 2 connected monitors or laptop with one external monitor;
    - CPU ≥ 4 cores, RAM ≥ 8GB;a
    - Virtualization Technology (VT-x) is supported by hardware and enabled;
    Windows Operating system is preferable.

  • Headset for high-quality audio and web camera