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  • International Training Course on Seismology, Seismic Data Analysis, Hazard Assessment and Risk Mitigation Federal Foreign Office
    German Research Centre for Geosciences
    Ghana - government

    Date: 10 Sep - 05 Oct 2018
    Country: Ghana
    City/State: Accra

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International Training Course on Seismology, Seismic Data Analysis, Hazard Assessment and Risk Mitigation

MAIN ORGANIZER(S): German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ)
Ghana - government

OTHER ORGANIZER(S): Federal Foreign Office

Type: Training Course Date: 10 Sep - 05 Oct 2018 Location: Ghana (Accra)

The training courses provide theoretical fundamentals and practical training in applied seismology, especially for geoscientists and engineers from earthquake-prone developing countries. The program is particularly useful for seismological station and network operators, data interpreters and those concerned with seismic zoning and hazard assessment. These postgraduate courses are part of the educational and training program of the GFZ Potsdam, the Federal Foreign Office of Germany and UNESCO in the field of geosciences and disaster mitigation.

The 4-week training course 2018 will take place in Accra, Ghana as a regional course for Africa, from September 10 to October 5 in cooperation with the Geological Survey of Ghana. We invite young scientists and engineers to apply to the course. The course circular, scientific programme and application form for the course 2018 can be downloaded from our web page. Deadline for application is May 3, 2018.


This training course is arranged for participants from earthquake-prone developing countries.  Preference is given to young candidates engaged in seismology, seismic monitoring and zonation, earthquake data analysis, hazard, vulnerability and/or risk assessment.  

Application documents should be sent by May 3, 2018 to:

  • Filled-in application form
  • Two letters of recommendation or reference which give details on the applicants personality, duties and performance in seismic station operation, data analysis or other specified applied or research projects
  • Title and one page abstract of the proposed topic or case study to be presented in a special workshop session 
  • Letter of motivation (template)
  • List of scientific publications (if available)
  • Confirmation of appropriate command of English

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