First TIDES Training school on Seismic Data

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First TIDES Training school on Seismic Data

Bertinoro (FC) Italy
June 1-5 2015
Application form deadline: March 31, 2015

In the framework of COST Action TIDES (TIme-DEpendent Seismology) — a network of 19 European countries supported by the COST Association, we are organising an advanced training school, addressing seismic data, information contained in them, and how to make the best use of them with modern modelling tools.

It is an advanced school, mainly addressed to PhD students and young scientists, but open to anyone who is interested. It will be structured with lectures in the morning, and practical hands-on training in the afternoons, with application to a real case where trainers will be asked to actively contribute.


  • Seismic data: traditional and new observations (sea buoys, rotations, etc,)
  • Seismic noise: origin and impact on records
  • Tools for managing seismic data: ObsPy, VERCE tool
  • Earth model representation: homogenisation, computational mesh generation
  • Numerical methods, basic principles and implementations
  • Synthetic seismogram computation: normal modes, SPECFEM, AxiSEM
  • Practical training on a real case Time-variable earth structure

The location of the training school, Ceup BertinoroThe school will be held on June 1–5, 2015 at the Centro Residenziale Universitario, a training centre of the University of Bologna located in the ancient town of Bertinoro (Forlì-Cesena, Italy). Trainees are expected to arrive on May, 31, and leave on June 6. A limited shuttle bus service connecting to the airport of Bologna will be arranged in those days.

TIDES can support participation for a number of trainees coming from COST countries covering all local expenses and a flat-rate grant for travel. About 50 grants will be assigned among all applicants by decision of the TIDES Management Committee. Participation is also open to other participants, at a cost of 600€ for lodging, food, and all conference services, up to reaching the total room capacity of 70 trainees, on a first-come first-served basis.

Grantees will be informed by April 15, 2015 whether they have been awarded the grant, and those who haven’t will have the possibility to confirm their participation if they wish to come at own expenses. All applicants will be informed of the final acceptance by April 22, 2015, when they will have to fill the actual Registration form (will also be online at

Matthew Agius is a recent PhD graduate from the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies in Ireland and is now doing research at the University of Southampton (National Oceanography Centre). His research focuses on the dynamics of the lithosphere beneath Tibet, the Central Mediterranean, and the Pacific Ocean. Matthew’s role as a young scientist representative is to promote the efforts done by young researchers and to engage in discussions that concern seismology students. You can reach Matthew via e-mail at

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