NDC Capacity Building: Online NDC Waveform Training Course using SeisComP3 for MESA, EE and Africa regions

  WebEx platform, VIC
  02 Nov 2020 - 06 Nov 2020

To strengthen the capacity of the States Signatories’ participation in the verification regime and to enhance their use of PTS data and products for civil and scientific applications using SeisComP3.

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NDC Capacity Building: Online NDC Waveform Training Course using SeisComP3 for SEAPFE region

  WebEx platform, VIC
  09 Nov 2020 - 13 Nov 2020

To strengthen the capacity of the States Signatories’ participation in the verification regime and to enhance their use of PTS data and products for civil and scientific applications using SeisComP3.

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NDC Capacity Building Workshop and Regional Seismic Travel Time (RSTT) in combination with Data Sharing and Integration Training for the Middle East and South Asia (MESA) region

  Muscat, Oman
  15 Nov 2020 - 19 Nov 2020

The objectives for the NDC Capacity Building Workshop are:
• to strengthen participants’ knowledge of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) and the work of the Preparatory Commission;
• to further build up the national and regional capacities in implementing the Treaty and participating in the verification regime;
• to promote the civil and scientific application of verification technologies.

The additional objectives for the RSTT and Data Sharing and Integration Training are:
• to recognize the importance of obtaining better regional locations for future tomographic studies;
• to understand and learn how the RSTT model can help regional networks achieve more precise event locations;
• to learn how RSTT can be interfaced with current locators used in daily earthquake location procedures;
• to demonstrate the importance of Ground-Truth (GT) event locations in defining regional seismic velocity structures and models;
• to share data and to develop the Regional Seismic Travel Time Model (RSTT) in Middle East and South Asia (MESA) through the acquisition of GT seismic locations;
• to integrate local or regional non-IMS data with the NDC-in-a-Box software for event location;
• to stimulate regional cooperation in data exchange through the NDCs and/or regional network operators.


Specialized Technical Meeting on Preventive and Predictive Maintenance of the International Monitoring System (IMS)

  Online, VIC
  17 Nov 2020 - 19 Nov 2020

During the O&M Workshop 2015, it was recommended that once every two years, alternating, between an event focused on the full spectrum of topics and an event focused on specific topics should take place.

The O&M Workshop (full spectrum of topics) was held in 2018 and is expected to be held again in 2022.

Following the recommendation, a Specialized Technical Meeting (with specific topics) will be held as a virtual meeting with the following objectives:

To provide a platform to present measures and tools that will lead to enhanced monitoring and sustainment of the IMS on:

  • a) cutting-edge developments in State-of-Health (SOH) monitoring and tools for Station Operators, in particular on notification and predictive analysis
  • b) potential sustainability enhancements for the IMS station network, in the areas such as equipment standardization, best practices of operation, documentation, training.


    NDC Capacity Building: Online NDC Waveform Training Course using SeisComP3 for LAC and NAWE regions

      WebEx platform, VIC
      23 Nov 2020 - 27 Nov 2020

    To strengthen the capacity of the States Signatories’ participation in the verification regime and to enhance their use of PTS data and products for civil and scientific applications using SeisComP3.

    Participants Profile:

    • The training is only open to CTBT States Signatories belonging to Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and North America and Western Europe (NAWE) regions;
    • Technical staff/authorized users involved or to be involved in the use of IMS data and IDC products;
    • NDC staff are the main target group;
    • Experience in waveform data analysis; and
    • Experience with UNIX/Linux operating system and SQL would also be beneficial.


    IMS SO Capacity Building: Further Development of Technical Training Programme for Station Operators of IMS Waveform Stations

      Online Webinar through the WebEx video-conferencing platform, VIC
      24 Nov 2020 - 24 Nov 2020

    • To provide Station Operators of IMS waveform (Seismic, Hydroacoustic and Infrasound) stations with information on the latest development of technical training programme for face-to-face and on-line courses • To illustrate the on-going development of digital modules for station operation, State of Health (SOH) and data monitoring, hardware and software configuration • To engage in dialogue with IMS Station Operators and collect feedback for the continuous improvement of the upcoming waveform technical trainings