6th Workshop on the Operation and Maintenance (O&M) of the IMS

  Vienna, Austria
  12 Nov 2018 - 16 Nov 2018

The Workshop will:

-Facilitate interaction between Station Operators and also with the PTS through participation in focused group discussions;

-Highlight major achievements in the Operation and Maintenance of IMS stations while focusing on the necessary steps to be taken to ensure their long term sustainment;

-Focus on the way forward to enhance IMS station data availability, quality and its authentication; and

-Update Station Operators on tools available for monitoring and assessing IMS network performance.

Expert meeting on Advances in Waveform Processing and Special Studies

  Vienna, VIC
  08 Oct 2018 - 10 Oct 2018

The PTS is actively pursuing initiatives to improve the performance of the IDC waveform automatic processing pipeline. Some active research and development areas are :

  • Further development of an integrated waveform quality control module and its application in all stages of the automatic processing pipeline;
  • Evaluating new methods that can improve the pipeline performance in processing aftershock sequences and recurring events;
  • Evaluating and integrating new detectors and associators into the IDC processing pipeline;
  • Tuning components of IDC pipeline processing in order to optimize their performance;
  • Advances in event screening.
  • The PTS is initiating procedures for issuing the Updated Event Bulletin (UEB) as part of Special Studies and Expert Technical Analysis. The status of this work will be reviewed. A prototype tool will be discussed with a view of eliciting expert input on algorithms and methodologies to incorporate.

    The objective of this technical expert meeting is twofold:

  • The first two days of the meeting will be dedicated to exploring advances to waveform processing that may improve the IDC waveform pipeline processing, including tools and methodologies for testing and validation;
  • The third day of the meeting will be dedicated to discussing waveform Special Studies and Expert Technical Analysis - methods, use of data and content of UEB.

    Meeting participants are welcome to contribute to the technical meeting by making a 15 minute presentation related to one of the topics above.