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
An OBS Perspective
A video by Ernie Aaron of Scripps Institute of Oceanography shows the experience of an ocean bottom seismometer from deployment to recovery during the 2014-2015 ENAM community seismic experiment.
An OBS Perspective
HOBITSS Recovery Cruise Returns
The 2015 HOBITSS recovery cruise returned with all OBS after they spent a year on the seafloor and recorded a slow slip event on the Hikurangi subduction zone. Click here to view a video of the cruise by Liz Brenner.
HOBITSS Recovery Cruise Returns
2015 OBS Symposium
The agenda for the 2015 Ocean Bottom Seismology Symposium in Vancouver, Washington has been posted. Click here to go to the symposium page and see who will be there.
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.