This is a reminder that registration for the workshop will close on September 15.

The Ocean Bottom Seismograph Instrument Pool (OBSIP) Management Office will be hosting a workshop to promote the science and applications of ocean bottom seismographs for geophysics research. A preliminary agenda for the workshop includes sessions on experiment results, OBS technology, international OBS development efforts, and active source waveform inversion technology development.

Registration is now open at the OBSIP website –
Current invited speakers for the workshop include:

Suichi Kodaira
Mechita Schmidt-Aursch
Hitoshi Kawakatsu
Haijime Shiobara
Nick Harmon
Gabi Laske
Spahr Webb
Frederik Simons
Satish Singh
Jo Morgan
Jeff McGuire
Jim Gaherty
Anne Sheehan
Philippe Charvis
Emilie Hooft

This workshop is being organized and planned by the following Steering Committee:

Monica Kohler
Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering
California Institute of Technology

John Nabelek
College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
Oregon State University

Harm Van Avendonk
University of Texas Institute for Geophysics
The University of Texas at Austin

Doug Wiens
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Washington University in Saint Louis

Location: Portofino Hotel, Redondo Beach, California
Date: October 21 – 22, 2013

On the Sunday afternoon and evening prior the OBS workshop (October 20) starting at 2:00 PM there will be a half-day mini-workshop on the ocean bottom seismometer portion of the Cascadia Initiative (http:// The objectives of this meeting will be to (1) update the community on the status of the deployments, (2) discuss the data quality, (3) provide a forum for short presentations on the initial results and plans for data analysis, and (4) discuss the motivation and priorities for the fourth year of the deployments. Participants in the OBS Workshop who are interested in the Cascadia Initiative experiment are encouraged to attend.

Brent Evers
Project Manager
OBSIP Management Office
Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology
1200 New York Avenue, NW
Suite 400
202-682-2220 x156