Training Outline [Global Seismological Observation Course]

Global Seismological Observation Course

The international community is making efforts to put the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) into effect, and to complete the International Monitoring System (IMS) for CTBT-compliance verification. Observation technology using seismological techniques plays an important role in the IMS. At the request of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the IISEE launched a global seismological observation training course in 1995 in cooperation with the Japan Metrological Agency and JICA as a part of Japan's contribution to nuclear disarmament. The IISEE has contributed to the development of human resources who have acquired the skills necessary for detecting nuclear tests through seismic observation as well as the data analysis techniques required for identifying nuclear tests, and are expected to play important roles in the CTBT and IMS.

Waveforms of nuclear tests (above) and natural earthquakes occurring near the testing sites (below)

Lectures and practical training with regard to the use of seismometers