Instrument Close-up
The ABALONES ocean bottom seismometer is Scripps solution to the unique requirements of the Cascadia Amphibious Array community experiment. This is one of the newest instrument designs in the OBSIP fleet.
OBSIP News and Notices
  • July 15, 2015
    Data from the 2014/15 Eastern North American Margin (ENAM) active/passive experiment from all WHOI and SIO marine seismic instruments are archived and available under station code YO at the IRIS DMC. (more)
  • October 30, 2014
    The Cascadia Initiative Year 3 data are now available in the IRIS DMC under Network Code 7D. (more)
2015 OBS Symposium
Join us in Vancouver Washington for the 2015 Ocean Bottom Seismology Symposium. Click here to go to the symposium page.
2015 OBS Symposium

The Ocean Bottom Seismograph Instrument Pool (OBSIP)

The U.S. National Ocean Bottom Seismograph Instrument Pool provides instrumentation to support research to further our understanding of marine geology, seismology and geodynamics. Funded through the NSF, the Pool makes ocean bottom seismic equipment available to all interested researches, to private and public organizations, and to industry.


2014 AAF Workshop
The Amphibious Array Facility Workshop in Snowbird, UT gathered over 80 participants to consider the future of the Amphibious Array of onshore and ocean-bottom seismometers (OBS’s) currently deployed as the Cascadia Initiative.
OBSIPtec Mailing List
OBSIP has created a mailing list for OBS related information and technical discussion of OBS issues.
OBSIP Workshop Highlights
The 2013 Ocean Bottom Seismograph Workshop attracted over 100 participants from around the globe.