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Seismological Workshop

‘Managing Waveform Data and Related Metadata
for Seismic Networks’

Cairo, Egypt

November 8-16, 2009


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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.

Network 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

Financial Support

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.


Mailing Address:

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.