10.08.2015|Potsdam: From 10 August to 4 September 2015, this year’s international training course on "Seismology, Data Analysis, and Seismic Hazard Assessment" is taking place on the “Telegrafenberg” in Potsdam.
This four-week course provides theoretical fundamentals and practical training in applied seismology especially for geoscientists and engineers from developing countries under high seismic risk. In his opening speech, Dr. Ludwig Stroink from GFZs International Office highlighted the importance of international scientific networks and cooperation that are supported by these workshops.
Participants are sent by universities or government institutions that are responsible for earthquake safety or monitoring in their country. This year, 27 participants come from 21 countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Cameroon, China, Egypt, Ghana, Haiti, India(2), Iran(2), Jordan, Mongolia, Myanmar, Pakistan(2), Palestine, South Africa (2), Sudan, Turkey(2), and Zimbabwe.
The lecturers of the course are experts from the GFZ from various fields of Geosciences and colleagues from the International Seismological Centre Thatcham (UK), ETH Zurich (Switzerland), and the University of Bergen (Norway). The location of this annual course, that was initiated when GFZ was founded in 1992, alternates annually between Potsdam and a regional course held abroad, most recently in 2014 in Colombia. The course is financially mainly supported by the Federal Foreign Office, further support comes from GZF.