ONLINE Technical Training for Station Operators of Manual Radionuclide Stations

 VIC
  06 Sep 2021 - 08 Sep 2021


Objectives:

To provide station operators with knowledge and technical understanding on the operations, maintenance and management of a manual radionuclide station and, more specifically, to provide online training for the various operational and maintenance procedures. Upon completion of the course the trainees will be able to efficiently perform essential tasks including station operation, reporting, configuration management, software configuration, incident troubleshooting and resolution, detector calibration, preventive and corrective maintenance of station equipment.

Agenda:


ONLINE NDC Capacity Building: Waveform Training Course using SeisComP3 for Africa and EE regions

  via videoconferencing, VIC
  27 Sep 2021 - 01 Oct 2021

Objectives: 

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:


Online Training Course on NDC Capacity Building: Access and Analysis of Radionuclide IMS Data and IDC Products

 VIC
  04 Oct 2021 - 15 Oct 2021

Objectives: 

Participants Profile:


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

  via videoconferencing, VIC
  18 Oct 2021 - 22 Oct 2021

Objectives: 

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:


Virtual Expert meeting on Advances in Waveform Processing and Special Studies

  Online, VIC
  18 Oct 2021 - 22 Oct 2021

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.
  • Evaluating global seismic and/or hydro-acoustic three-dimensional travel time models and optimizing location capabilities.
  • The objective of this technical expert meeting is twofold:

  • Part 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 ;
  • Part of the meeting will be dedicated to discussing waveform Special Studies and Expert Technical Analysis – procedures, methods, use of data and content of UEB and SRMR.

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


    Virtual Expert Meeting on Special Studies and ETA with RN and ATM Methods

      Online, VIC
      18 Oct 2021 - 22 Oct 2021

    Special Studies provide in-depth, technical reviews by expert analysis of data from the International Monitoring System (IMS) to improve the estimated values for the standard signal and event parameters resulting in an Updated Radionuclide Report (URR).

    The purpose of the Expert Technical Analysis (ETA) of IMS data and other relevant data provided by the requesting State Party is to assist the State Party concerned to identify the source of specific events. The output is the State Requested Methods Report (SRMR).

    URR and SRMR need to be seen in the context of the standard products they are building on, specifically the Standard Screened Radionuclide Event Bulletin (SSREB). Beyond its current implementation it may contain among others the use of atmospheric transport modelling results to combine field of regard information from all radionuclide samples sharing a possible common source region related to a single event. If available, information derived from isotopic ratios is included and may be used to confine the field of regard. The National Screened Radionuclide Event Bulletin (NSREB) was introduced and needs to be developed.

    The objectives of this technical expert meeting are:

  • Review methods that may be suited for Special Studies and ETA;
  • Discuss the possible content of the SSREB, NSREB, URR and SRMR;
  • Explore the potential use of various non-IMS data for SRMR;
  • Advance common understanding of procedures and methods to be developed for the SSREB, URR, SRMR and NDC responsibilities.

    Meeting participants are welcome to contribute to the technical meeting by making a brief presentation related to one of the Agenda topics.


    ONLINE NDC Capacity Building: Waveform Training Course using SeisComP3 for MESA and SEAPFE regions

      via videoconferencing, VIC
      01 Nov 2021 - 05 Nov 2021

    Objectives: 

    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:


    Online Technical Training for Station Managers of IMS stations operating under PCA contracts

      Online, VIC
      15 Nov 2021 - 19 Nov 2021

    Objectives

    To provide Station Managers with the knowledge and technical understanding of the PTS procurement process, how to initiate a change in the station budget, and how to plan for operations and maintenance at IMS stations under PCA contracts.


    Online Technical Training for PKI Operators for Radionuclide and Waveform Stations

      via videoconferencing, VIC
      22 Nov 2021 - 26 Nov 2021

    Objectives: 

    To provide PKI Operators with basic knowledge and technical understanding on Data Authentication, Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) concepts and terminology and Data Surety, how to generate key pairs and submit certificate requests, and how to retrieve and install certificates for IMS waveform and radionuclide stations using SSI/RSSI software, and Guralp CMG-DM24, Nanometrics Europa-T and Kinemetrics Q330MPlus digitizers

    Participants Profile:

    Nominated PKI Operators for IMS waveform and radionuclide stations. PKI Operators of IMS stations equipped with equipment different from the equipment specified in the objectives may consider attending the general part of the training only.

    Location:

    Online technical training course through video-conferencing and on the CTBTO Knowledge and Training Portal (KTP).