Apply by April 30 to Participate in Workshop on Managing Waveform Data and Related Metadata

IRIS DMS and the FDSN are organizing a workshop focused on the management of metadata and time series data from seismological networks. The workshop will be held August 13-19, 2010, in Foz do Iguassu, Brazil and 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. Training will be provided 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 to enable participants to generate the metadata needed to describe their networks using the Portable Data Collection Center (PDCC) application. Participants are expected 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.

Specific Requirements

Participants MUST bring their own laptops to the workshop that meet special requirements.

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Registration opens February 1 and closes April 30, 2010.

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IRIS will notify applicants by May 28, 2010, if their request to attend the workshop is accepted.