The Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) Data Management System (DMS) and the FDSN 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.
Sponsors: IRIS, Ceresis, IASPEI and IUGG are co-sponsoring this workshop.
Hosts: University of Sao Paulo & University of San Juan, Argentina
The objective of the workshop is to assist operators of seismic networks in the generation of metadata that describes their seismic stations. We shall provide training in a variety of areas including; modern seismometry, modern data acquisition systems, digital filtering theory, quality assurance of seismological data, and how modern seismological data are used to study diverse scientific problems as well as monitoring seismicity. The primary goal of the workshop is related to the generation of the metadata needed to describe their networks using the Portable Data Collection Center (PDCC) application. 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 representatives MUST provide a summary of their seismic network and present an Oral Report at the workshop.
Due to the size constraints of our facilities, our class size will
be limited to 35 persons.
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 possible, but participants would be responsible for the cost difference.
Visas and entry requirements will need to be arranged by the participant
Participants MUST be able to bring their own laptops to the workshop. Laptops are REQUIRED to meet one of the specifics listed below:
Machine and OS requirements:
• Windows: Intel Pentium 4 2GHz or equivalent with 1GB
o XP-SP2 or later minimum. Vista or Windows 7 recommended.
• Linux: Intel Pentium 4 2GHz or equivalent with 1GB RAM
Participants who are accepted to attend MUST install PDCC on their machines prior to attending the workshop.
There will be no registration fee. Further, financial support is available from IRIS and co-sponsors. Covered expenses may include the costs of air travel, transfer from the airport to the hotel, hotel accommodation (double occupancy), and cost of meals.
Dates and Venue
August 13-19, 2010
IRIS will notify applicants if their request to attend the workshop is accepted by May 28, 2010.