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.

Further details:

Language: English
Application Deadline: 02 Jul 2020 00:00 GMT
Funding Application Deadline: 02 Jul 2020 00:00 GMT
Abstract Submission Deadline: 02 Jul 2020 00:00 GMT

Financial Information

Applicable to PTS-funded participants only:
In accordance with the Staff regulations and rules and Administrative Directives, the PTS will provide the candidates with daily subsistence allowance (DSA) and financial support to cover the travel costs.
• The DSA will be sufficient to cover related expenses during the workshop and training program.
• The PTS travel agent will reserve, issue and send the tickets to the participants for the most direct and economical route.
• Funded 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 more cost efficient for the PTS; and
• Health insurance will be provided for the duration of the workshop and training.

Requirement: Scanned passport copies.


The Workshop/Training is available for a limited number of participants.


The selected participants to the event will be requested to submit an abstract. Complete instructions will be provided.


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

Health/Accident Insurance
It is strongly recommended that prior to departure all participants should acquire health and accident insurance for the duration of the workshop and training.

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