2009 Metadata Workshop in Cairo, Egypt

Managing Waveform Data and Related Metadata for Seismic Networks

Workshop Dates: November 8-17, 2009

The Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) Data Management System (DMS) and the ORFEUS Data Centre are organizing a workshop focused on the management of metadata and time series data from seismological networks. The goal is to enable open data sharing and exchange of ideas between networks in the focus area as well as with the broader global seismological community.

This workshop is a major attempt to share experience and expertise in seismological data management. It is directed at managers and operators of seismic networks. We shall provide training in the application of advanced database management systems, educate participants on the scientific developments that form the basis of modern seismometry, and give a short introduction to modern methods of analysis possible with the current advanced instrumentation and databases. We expect participants to come away from the workshop with all the necessary knowledge to set up and maintain their own database and to link their network to the growing global network for data access.

Registration opens February 1 and closes April 30, 2009.

IRIS will notify applicants if their request to attend the workshop is accepted by May 31, 2009.

For more information, visit: http://www.iris.edu/workshops/2009/metadata/