Asia-Pacific region is characterized by seismically and volcanically active region due to the motions of the tectonic plates.  The seismometer, a vibration measuring device at low frequencies, is considered to be the one for monitoring such disaster and give early warning for avoiding the loss of human lives and economic goods.  However, due to the wide-gap between developing and developed economies within the Asia-Pacific region in terms of the facilities and the capabilities required to support the calibration of seismometer, the workshop was held, under the joint MEDEA Program (Metrology-Enabling Developing Economies in Asia) of PTB, Germany & APMP to facilitate the transfer of knowledge in low frequency vibration calibration.  

This training course is composed of lectures, practical and technical tour activities.  The lectures cover vibration theory and measurement, low frequency vibration calibration, dynamic and static technique of seismometer calibration and verification, and verification of low frequency vibration exciter.  The practical components include the technical hands-on of seismometer calibration and low frequency vibration calibration.  The participants from Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia joined the training program, some of the participants are officers in charge of capacity building activities in their national/regional authorities, and some are technical experts in low frequency vibration measurements.  On completion of this program, they are expected to lead the establishment of seismometer traceability systems by delivering training within their economies.