Data Services Newsletter

Volume 12 : No 1 : Spring/Summer 2010

IRIS DMS Plans 2010 Metadata Workshop in Brazil

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Figure 1: Metadata Workshop in Brazil

The Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology Data Management System (IRIS DMS) and the FDSN are organizing a workshop focused on the management of metadata and time series data from seismological networks. The workshop is being co-sponsored by CERESIS and IASPEI. The goal is to enable open data sharing and exchange of ideas between networks in the Americas as well as with the broader global seismological community.

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.

Due to the size constraints of our facilities, our class size will be limited to 35-40 persons. Applicants from Central, Caribbean and South America will receive priority as this is the focus area for this workshop.

Specific Requirements

Participants MUST be able to bring their own laptops to the workshop. Participant’s laptops will need to meet special requirements. Please see the workshop page listed below.

More information about the workshop

by Tim Ahern (IRIS Data Management Center)

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