Online: Basic Training for SeisComP - Promotional Beginner Course

March 15, 2021 -
March 26, 2021

gempa GmbH, Potsdam, Germany


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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 will be our first regular training where we introduce SeisComP in version 5 to the community.


This is a promotional training where we extend the training by some extra hours and provide a license for the QuakeLink module and our mapprojection package free of any extra charge.

ONLINE Training - Adaptation to the Covid-19 situation:

As travelling may be restricted during the course period and your health is of highest priority to us, this training will be held as an online training with a virtual classroom. Following tutorials on a monitor for a long time is very demanding. We therefore reduce the daily amount of hours to 4 including short breaks.

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 and FDSNWS.
  • Configuration of the automatic and interactive data processing modules through the new graphical user interface.
  • 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.
  • 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.


  • 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.
  • The mapprojections package for different mapprojection and high-resolution custom or OpenStreetMap maps.

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.


15 - 26 March, 2021, 08:30 - 12:30 local time in Potsdam (no training on Saturday and Sunday)

At this early time the dates and training hours may be adjusted to match your needs and time zone. Contact us!


This training will be totally online through our own web training server! We sit at our gempa offices in Potsdam, Germany and train you wherever you are.

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 providing your full name with affiliation and address.

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 (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 costs for accommodation, boarding and transportation.