SeisComP3 short course at AGU 2018

Dec. 6, 2018 -
Dec. 8, 2018

AGU in Washington, USA



For the first time we are organizing a SeisComP3 short course at the AGU Fall Meeting 2018 in Washington DC. The course will be held by experienced staff from gempa - the development and service company for SeisComP3. You can directly learn from the developers!

This is a short course summarizing the most important topics from our popular courses for beginners and advanced users. It will include:

  • Introduction to SeisComP3
  • Installation of SeisComP3
  • Configuration of data acquisition and processing
  • Tuning of SeisComP3 using playbacks
  • Interactive analysis with SeisComP3
  • Introduction to the gempa modules for local earthquake monitoring, moment tensor, seismic intensity, strong motion and array processing

In addition, the participants get an institute-wide 1 year license for:

  • scanloc (cluster search based automatic earthquake detection and localization module)
  • the new S-picker plug-in (SAIC)
  • map projections plug-in
  • sigma (strong-motion and seismic intensity processing)
  • lambda (array processing)
  • mtv (moment tensor computation)


This time our experienced trainers Dirk Rößler and Faustino Blanco Chía (gempa Geoservices ) will guide this intensive and highly hands-on training. During the training we will be able to form splinter groups to intensify particular topics.

Dirk speaking native German is fluent in English and Danish while Faustino is native in Spanish and fluent in English.

Dates and times

6 - 8 December, 2018, 08:30 am - 05:00 pm


Hampton Inn Washington DC Downtown Convention Center

The Hampton Inn Washington is located right in the center of Washington DC.

Course fee

2,018 USD for each first participant including a 1 year license for scanloc, sigma, lambda and mtv.

Terms and conditions

Participants bring their own computer with at least 3 GB RAM, 32 GB free disk space and WIFI access to internet. We will provide a Virtual Machine with pre-installed Linux for which the participant must have VirtualBox installed on the computer. The participant will receive the VM latest at the start of the training and is responsible for the testing and functioning of the VM on the computer.

The course fee does not cover costs for accommodation, boarding and transportation. Snacks and drinks will be provided during the course.