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.
managers are encouraged to make a brief presentation on their network.
Due to the size constraints of our facilities, our class size will
be limited to 35 persons.
Applicants from Africa and the Middle East will receive priority as this is the
focus area for this workshop.
The IRIS DMS will arrange hotels room and air tickets.
Participants will be asked to share a hotel room with one other
participant. Upgrades to a single room are optional, but at the
participant’s own cost.
Visas and entry requirements will need to be arranged by the participant
There will be no registration fee. Further, financial support is
available from IRIS and co-sponsors. Covered expenses will include
the costs of air travel, transfer from the airport to the hotel,
hotel accommodation (double occupancy), and cost of meals.
Dates and Venue
November 8th 2009 through November 17th 2009
Workshop will be held at the Cataract Pyramids Hotel in Cairo
Registration is closed
IRIS will notify applicants if their request to attend the workshop
is accepted by May 31, 2009.
1408 NE 45th Street
Seattle, WA 98105 USA
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