Advanced Training for SeisComP3 - local earthquakes

Sept. 16, 2019 -
Sept. 19, 2019

gempa offices, Potsdam



We are again announcing our very popular Advanced Training for SeisComP3. The training will have a strong focus on local earthquakes using dedicated gempa modules .

This Advanced Course is perfect for experienced SeisComP3 users who wish to advance their SeisComP3 experience beyond standard applications while increasing the productivity of SeisComP3 systems for monitoring of local earthquakes. You get to learn about SeisComP3 and gempa modules from us - the main developers of the wide-spread OpenSource software package.

The training covers the following topics:

  • Introduction to tuning options of the standard SeisComP3 package with optional release upgrade.
  • Introduction to scanloc  for monitoring of local earthquakes.
  • Introduction to new S-picker algorithm with GUI for debugging and tuning.
  • Offline playbacks.
  • Tuning of scautopick and scautoloc for local earthquake monitoring.
  • Configuration of scanloc.
  • Configuration of new S-picker.
  • Data analysis and tuning.
  • Further customizations as local velocity models, locator tools, magnitude configuration etc.
  • Customizations of maps and map projections.
  • Participants may bring their own datasets and use it for tuning.

During the training we will spend much time individually with you for tuning. Ideally you will leave the training with a SeisComP3 system that is well-tuned for your applications. Please contact us for your specific suggestions.

In addition the participants get an institute-wide 5 years license for

  • scanloc (cluster search based automatic earthquake detection and localization module)
  • the new S-picker plug-in (SAIC)
  • map projections plug-in

The training is very intensive and highly hands-on oriented. Trainees get to learn and to practice actively at all times. Therefore, the registration to the 4 days training is open to everyone but limited to a maximum of 8 persons.

It will be held at gempa offices in Potsdam, Germany. See the training page for more information and the goals of the course.


16 - 19 September, 2019, 08:30 - 16:00 (we will consider your suggestions)


gempa offices, Heinrich-Mann-Allee 18/19, 14469 Potsdam, Germany

Course fee

  • 5,950 € for the first participant of an institute including the institute-wide 5-years licenses.
  • 1,904 € for all further participants of the same institute.

The course fee includes all taxes due in Germany and is equal for commercial and non-commercial institutes or companies.

Terms and conditions

Participants bring their own Computer with a modern Linux installed and access to internet. We recommend to choose Linux distributions with Long-Term-Support (LTS). Alternatively, we can provide Linux in a Virtual Machine for which the participant must have VirtualBox installed. The participant will receive the VM about one week before the start of the training and is responsible for the testing and functioning on the computer.

The course fee does not cover costs for accommodation, boarding and transportation. Snacks and drinks will be provided during the course. Contact us if you need help to find your hotel.

Accommodation and transportation in Potsdam

Potsdam offers a wide range of hotels at different categories. The city centre of nearby Berlin is easy to reach by public transportation but at least half an hour extra time should be considered to get to our premises.

Hotels in Potsdam that are close to our premises include:

Public transport in Potsdam and Berlin is usually dense and reliable. Trams, busses and trains are within walking distance from our premise at the Potsdam's central train station. Check the connections of tram, bus or train lines: