TECHNICAL TRAINING FOR STATION OPERATORS FROM AUXILIARY SEISMIC STATION (NON-PARENT NETWORK STATION)


LOCATION
Vienna International Centre, Vienna, Austria

DATES
20-24 November 2017

LANGUAGE
The working language will be English


POINT OF CONTACT
Mr Kevin Murray 
Training Assistant, IDC/CBT
CTBTO Preparatory Commission 
Vienna International Centre
P.O.Box 1200
1400 Vienna, Austria
Tel.:+43 1 26030 6327
Fax:+43 1 26030 5973
Email: trainingping@ctbtopong.org


OBJECTIVES
To provide station operators with the basic knowledge and technical understanding on the operations, maintenance and management of an IMS Auxiliary Seismic Station with Nanometric, Guralp and a Standard Station Interface (SSI)


AGENDA
The training shall cover the following topics: 

  • Operation, maintenance and sustainment of the IMS
    seismic auxiliary station network 
    - Nanometrics, Guralp and SSI equipment 

  • Station operator support 
    - Troubleshooting
    - Communication with PTS

  • Practice: Practical Exercises
    - Hands-on training on pairing digitizer software with sensors
    - Troubleshooting, with station specific scenarios
    - Restoring station to normal operational conditions
    - Reporting

 


PARTICIPANT PROFILE 
Invited States Signatories should nominate participant(s) who are Station Operators involved in the daily operation and maintenance of the following IMS Auxiliary Seismic Stations: 

AS001 (CFA) Argentina
AS007 (BRDH) Bangladesh
AS028 (ATD) Djibouti
AS034 (MSKU) Gabon
AS040 (LEM) Indonesia
AS041 (JAY) Indonesia
AS042 (SIJI) Indonesia
AS043 (PSI) Indonesia
AS044 (KAPI) Indonesia
AS045 (BATI) Indonesia
AS056 (ASF) Jordan
AS059 (AKTO) Kazakhstan
AS066 (MDT) Morocco
AS080 (TGY) Philippines
AS081 (MLR) Romania
AS097 (BBTS) Senegal
AS118 (PCRV) Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
AS120 (MATP) Zimbabwe

Applications from other stations using Nanometric, Guralp and a Standard Station inteface (SSI) equipment may be considered on a space available basis. 

In an effort to ensure that relevant technical training is provided to the appropriate person, nominated individuals should be directly related to an IMS facility. 

Applicants are encouraged to compelte the following
e-learning modules: 
EN-MON01, EN-MON05, EN-MON07, EN-MON10, EN-MON12, EN-MON14, EN-MON15, EN-POL01, EN-POL03 and
EN-POL04, available upont direct request to trainingping@ctbtopong.org 



APPLICATION PROCEDURES  
Nominations together with the registration forms should be submitted only through established official channels (Permanent Mission to the Preparatory Commission for the CTBTO or Ministry of Foreign Affairs) to the PTS point of contact above, no later than 3 September 2017


Applicants are requested to use the following registration form: RF TT SO Auxiliary Seismic Station

However, pending the official nomination, participants may fax the registration upon its approval by a Director of the institution, to allow timely travel and accommodation arrangements to be made by the PTS.

 
FINANCIAL INFORMATION 
In accordance with the Staff regulations and rules and Administrative Directives, the PTS will provide the following: 

  • A Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) that is sufficient to cover related expenses during the training programme;
  • The PTS travel agent will reserve, issue and send the flight tickets to the participants for the most direct and economic 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 most cost efficient for the PTS;
  • The PTS will book a hotel and cover accommodation costs. Participants will receive their remaining DSA upon arrival in Vienna; and,
  • Health insurance will be provided for duration of the training. 

 

OTHER PERTINENT INFORMATION 
Visas
Participants should apply for visas, if needed, at the corresponding consular office upon receipt of an Acceptance Note Verbale from the PTS, in order to ensure timely processing. The PTS will provide personal invitations to visa applicants. 

e-learning
Access to relevant e-learning modules will be provided to participants in advance.