Advanced Training for SeisComP - Local Seismicity

Apr 4, 2022 - Apr 7, 2022


gempa GmbH, Potsdam, Germany, or online (Covid-19)

We are again announcing our very popular Advanced Training for SeisComP. The training will have a strong focus on local earthquakes using scanloc and other dedicated gempa modules . For the first time we add a new topic: Real-time import of event parameters from external FDSN Web servers based on our QuakeLink .

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

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


The training covers the following topics

  • Introduction to tuning options of the standard SeisComP 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 customization as local velocity models, locator tools, magnitude configuration etc.
  • Customization of maps and map projections.
  • Participants may bring their own data sets and use it for tuning.
  • New topic added: Real-time import of event parameters from external FDSN Web servers.

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

gempa software included free of extra charge

In addition to the training the participants get a license valid for 5 years with 2 years guaranteed updates for

A life-time license is provided for

  • The QuakeLink software package for real-time exchange of event parameters and redundancy between SeisComP systems or import of event parameters from external FDSN Web servers.


  • 04 - 07 April, 2022
  • 08:30 - 16:00 local time in Potsdam including breaks, optional extension upon participant’s interest

Important Covid-19 adaptation: In case travel restrictions due to Covid-19 apply, we will provide the course online reducing the number of daily hours to 4 while extending the training by 4 days. The decision will be made in January, 2022.


This training will be held at our gempa offices .

In case the training is held online we will provide video conferencing through our own web training server! We sit at our gempa offices in Potsdam, Germany and train you wherever you are.

Course fee

  • 6,300 € for the first participant of an institute including the institute-wide 5-years licenses.
  • 2,000 € for all further participants of the same institute or if you have a valid license for scanloc at the time of the training.

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


Register now for this training using the contact form below or contact us by e-mail providing your full name with affiliation and address.


Terms and conditions

We will provide you our course material to easily follow the training. 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 (VM) 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.

Accommodation and transportation in Potsdam

Potsdam offers a wide range of hotels at different categories. The city center 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, buses 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:

With many UNESCO World Heritage tourist attractions, Potsdam and Berlin have much to offer after the trainings. We are sure you will enjoy your stay with us.