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The European Seismological Commission, will organise an Advanced School from August 27th to 31st August 2018. The programme will involve a series of lectures, seminars, discussions and practical exercises focused on Array Seismology

Topics tackled during YSTC:

  • Introduction to seismic arrays and their configuration
  • Accessing seismic array data
  • Stacking seismic traces
  • Time-domain slowness estimation
  • Time-domain back-projection
  • Array based location of microseisms
  • The International Monitoring System network CTBTO
  • The verification regime. Respective responsibilities and Interactions between IDC and NDCs.
  • The IDC processing of seismic array data
  • The IDC processing of hydroacoustic data
  • Overview of the IMS hydroacoutic network
  • Specifics of hydroacoustic processing - Attenuation, Blockage, Frequency content.


  • Abdelouaheb AgrebiCTBTO, Austria
  • Dario AlbarelloUniversity of Siena, Italy
  • Istvan BondarHungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
  • Ezekiel JonathanCTBTO, Austria
  • Keith KoperUniversity of Utah, USA
  • Ronan Le BrasCTBTO, Austria
  • Peter Nielsen – CTBTO, Austria
  • Johannes Schweitzer - NORSAR, Norway
The training course will be held at Malta University Residence.
More detail on the programme will be uploaded soon. 

36th European Seismological Commission Grants and Awards

Peter Bormann Young Seismologist Training Course (YSTC) 
As customary, the General Assembly (GA) of the European Seismological Commission will be preceded by the "Peter Bormann Young Seismologist Training Course (YSTC)" which is going to be held one week before the GA.. It is intended for postgraduate students of seismology and early career scientists. This year, the course will expose the students to the theory and practice of seismic arrays at a wide range of spatial scales, under the tutorship of a number of experts in the field. This topic has not been addressed previously in the preceding editions of the YSTC. The participants will then be given the opportunity to attend the ESCGA2018 in Valletta. The grant for the 20 selected participants will include course attendance and any lecture material, H/B accommodation (in double/triple rooms, in standard or superior apartments) for two weeks, coffee breaks, ESC GA registration fee. Travel costs are to covered by the applicant. The grant recipient must submit an abstract to the ESC GA as first author and must present the work in either an oral or poster session during the General Assembly. 

The application process is now closed.