Managing Waveform Data and Related Metadata for Seismic Networks

Cairo, Egypt

2009-11-08 — 2009-11-16

Background Information

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

Group photo
Group photo

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.

Location Details

Cataract Pyramids Hotel in Cairo

Technical Requirements



IRIS DMS , IASPEI , NRIAG and Orfeus .

Important Dates and Venue

2009-11-08 — 2009-11-16

Workshop will be held in Cairo, Egypt.

Workshop Contacts

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Local Contact(s)

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