Managing Waveform Data and Related Metadata for Seismic Networks

Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil

Aug. 13, 2010 — Aug. 19, 2010

Background Information

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.

Scope

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.

Abstracts

Network representatives MUST provide a summary of their seismic network and present an Oral Report at the workshop.

Participation

Due to the size constraints of our facilities, our class size will be limited to 35 persons.
Applicants from Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and South America 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 possible, but participants would be responsible for the cost difference.

Visas and entry requirements will need to be arranged by the participant

Group photo
Group photo

Financial Support

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.

Location Details

Hotel Bella Italia

Technical Requirements

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

  • Mac: PPC G5 with 1GB RAM minimum. Intel Core 2 Duo 2GB RAM preferred.
    • 100 GB of disk space recommended.
    • A spare USB port.
    • Mac OS 10.5 or later.
  • Windows: Intel Pentium 4 2GHz or equivalent with 1GB RAM minimum.
    • Intel Core 2 Duo with 2GB RAM preferred.
    • 100 GB of disk space recommended.
    • A spare USB port.
    • XP-SP2 or later minimum. Vista or Windows 7 recommended.
  • Linux: Intel Pentium 4 2GHz or equivalent with 1GB RAM minimum.
    • Intel Core 2 Duo with 2GB RAM preferred.
    • 100 GB of disk space recommended.
    • A spare USB port.
    • Linux OS with 2.6.5 kernel or later. (e.g. Fedora Core 2 or later)

Java Requirements:

  • 1.5.0_20 or later. Java 1.6.0 or later preferred.

Participants who are accepted to attend MUST install PDCC on their machines prior to attending the workshop.

Sponsors

CERESIS , IRIS Data Management System , FDSN , IASPEI , IUGG , University of San Juan, Argentina and University of São Paulo, Brazil .

Important Dates and Venue

Aug. 13, 2010 — Aug. 19, 2010

Workshop will be held in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil.

Workshop Contacts