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Seismological Workshop
‘Managing Waveform Data and Related Metadata for Seismic Networks’

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

October 21-26, 2007


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The past twenty years have seen a revolutionary growth in the way we monitor seismic hazard: analog seismographs were replaced by digital instruments that are sensitive over a wide frequency band; the digitization made it possible to group instruments in local, often telemetered networks with centralized archiving of digital waveform data.

Earth does not know about national borders, and seismologists have spearheaded efforts to share their data.  The growth of the Internet has made it possible, in principle, to link data centers all over the world. In fact, for some networks, such linkages have already been established, and a mature system of data management has grown in such large data centers as ORFEUS (Europe), JAMSTEC (Japan) and IRIS/DMC (US).


This workshop is a major attempt to disseminate the 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.

Network managers are encouraged to make a brief presentation on their network.


In order to keep the workshop efficient, we will only admit a limited number of participants. As we expect a wide interest, the organizers will make a selection of the applicants from the preliminary registrations. In this selection, we will mainly consider seismic network operators or prospective network operators and, if necessary, avoid multiple participation from one institute. We intend to inform each person that has sent a preliminary registration as soon as possible on the possibility to participate.

The focus of this workshop will be networks from the Southeast Asia.  Priority will be given to applications from seismic network operators from this geographical area.

Financial Support

There will be no registration fee.  Further, financial support is available from IRIS and the workshop co-sponsors.     

Dates and Venue

The workshop will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in coordination with the Malaysian Meteorological Department from October 21 until October 26, 2007. The  workshop will take place at the Hilton Petaling Jaya.


Registration opens May 1 and closes June 30, 2007. Selection notices will be sent out by July 15, 2007.

Registration is closed.

Mailing Address:

Mari Francissen
1408 NE 45th Street
Seattle, WA 98105

Please note the following:

  1. Due to the size constraints of our facilities, our class size is limited to 35 persons.
  2. IRIS DMS will arrange hotel rooms and air tickets.
  3. Participants will be asked to share a hotel room with one other participant.
  4. Upgrade to single room is optional, limited financial aid is available in this case.
  5. There is no registration fee for attending the workshop.