TIDES (MS)Noise training – Vienna 2016

TIDES (MS)Noise training – Vienna 2016

The aim of this Training School is to demonstrate the powers and limitations of using ambient seismic noise for seismological studies using continuous data, for example using ambient seismic noise cross-correlation for computing dv/v, surface wave tomography or microseismic activity tracking. The MSNoise package will be introduced and then used by participants on provided demo data. New developments to MSNoise will be presented too: an easier configuration interface, an improved pluggability and the demonstration of external plugins currently in development (e.g. PPSD, TOMO or SARA). The workshop will occur during the weekend following the EGU 2016 General Assembly and will be ran over three days. During the first day, we will make sure everyone has the right software and provide a refresher course on Python/ObsPy. The second day will contain review presentations related to “the seismic noise” followed by a practical using MSNoise. On the third day, other techniques like Amplitude Ratio and Tomography will be presented before a MSNoise hacking session.

The planned schedule will be:

Saturday 23 April

· 13.00 – 14.00: Welcome

· 14.00 – 15.00: Participant’s computer preparation “Install party”

· 15.00 – 17.00: Refresher course to Python/ObsPy (version 1.0 & new features)

Sunday 24 April

· 09.00 – 09.30: Welcome

· 09.30 – 11.00: Introduction on Noise – What is Noise? How do we use it ? Cross-Correlation? dv/v?

· 11.00 – 12.00: MSNoise general introduction

· 12.00 – 13.00: Lunch Break

· 13.00 – 17.00: MSNoise practical

Monday 25 April

· 08.00 – 08.30: Welcome

· 08.30 – 10.00: Noise-based studies (SARA, TOMO)

· 10.00 – 11.45: Hacking / Interacting with MSNoise

· 11.45 – 12.00: Conclusion


· Dr Thomas Lecocq – Seismologist at the Royal Observatory of Belgium – Author of MSNoise

· Dr Corentin Caudron – Post-Doc Volcano-Seismologist at the University of Cambridge (UK)

· Dr Aurélien Mordret – Post-Doc Seismologist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA)


This training is fully supported by TIDES, an Action supported by the COST Association, aiming at structuring the EU seismological community to enable development of data-intensive, time-dependent techniques for monitoring Earth active processes (e.g., earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides, glacial earthquakes) as well as oil/gas reservoirs.

This Training School is aimed mostly at TIDES-funded participants. TIDES-participants (trainees) can benefit from a Training-School Grant (fixed amount, overall contribution for their travel, accommodation and meal expenses), please check this page carefully: !!


Please register for the Training using the following form: http://msnoise.org/tides2016wien

Within a few days, your name should appear on that list:

More Information

The training will take place in “Vienna’s Hottest museum”: “Brennpunkt° - Museum der Heizkultur Wien”:

Information on the TIDES Cost Action: http://tides-cost.eu/

Information on MSNoise: http://msnoise.org

Should you have questions, please contact tides.cost@gmail.com or

Final Note

Participants coming to Vienna only for this training might be interested to arrive a day earlier and attend the EGU meeting, specifically the “SM4.1 Ambient seismic noise techniques: sources, monitoring, and imaging” programmed on Friday 22 April in Room 1.85. and convened by Céline Hadziioannou, Martin Schimmel, Chris Bean, Ulrich Wegler, Christoph Sens-Schönfelder and Eric Larose.