Basic Training for SeisComP - Beginner Course

March 30, 2020 -
April 3, 2020

gempa offices



We are again announcing our very popular Basic Training for SeisComP. This Beginner Course is perfect for new SeisComP users who wish to get quickly started with a productive SeisComP system. You get to learn about SeisComP from us - the main developers of this wide-spread OpenSource software package for real-time earthquake monitoring.


This is a promotional training where we extend the training by one extra day and provide a license for the QuakeLink module free of any extra charge.

The training covers the following topics:

  • Introduction to characteristics of SeisComP.
  • Installation of the latest SeisComP release and future updates.
  • Generation of station information including responses.
  • Setup of the data acquisition, storage and distribution using seedlink, arclink or FDSNWS.
  • Configuration of the automatic and interactive data processing modules through the new graphical user interface.
  • Data management utilities.
  • Tuning of SeisComP for local, regional and global earthquake monitoring including the phase pickers, locator, associator and magnitudes.
  • Practical training (focusing on real-time playbacks, off-line playbacks and hands-on tuning).
  • Participants may bring their own datasets and use it for tuning.


  • Secure real-time exchange of earthquake parameters between redundant or collaborating SeisComP systems using gempa's QuakeLink module. The license for QuakeLink will be provided free of any license fee.
  • Generation of station meta data including responses of sensors and data loggers from scratch using gempa's SMP

Included free of charge:

  • A life-time license for QuakeLink will be provided with updates for 2 years free of any extra license fee.

Please contact us if you wish to add your own topic.

The training is highly hands-on oriented and very intensive. Trainees get to learn and to practice actively at all times. Therefore, the registration to the 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.


30 March - 03 April, 2020, 08:30 - 16:30


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

Course fee

The course fee including all taxes due in Germany is 1,904 € per participant - for commercial and non-commercial institutes or companies.


Register now for this training using the contact form below or contact us by e-mail.

Scholarships by gempa

We are able to provide one scholarship for this training. The scholarship funds the course fee only. No travel expenses or any additional local costs are covered.

Candidates applying for a scholarship need to provide:

  • A brief CV including the level of experience in Seismology, Linux and SeisComP
  • A short description of the project or the planned activity for which SeisComP will be used
  • A letter of recommendation by the advisor at the host institute or company including a confirmation that all travel expenses other than the course fee are available to the applicant.
  • A confirmation that gempa GmbH may send marketing information on trainings, events and products to the applicant.

The application must be submitted by email to: no later than 31 December 2019. The decisions will be sent by 31 January 2020.

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 any travel 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 Potsdam's central train station. Check the connections of tram, bus or train lines: