The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced that the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) will operate a new center to provide seafloor seismographs and technical support to the U.S. academic community beginning in August 1, 2018. The new Ocean Bottom Seismograph Instrument Center (OBSIC) will be housed at WHOI under a 5-year cooperative agreement, with John Collins serving as Director. The OBSIC replaces the Ocean Bottom Seismograph Instrument Pool. This OBSIP website is no longer updated and will be removed in July 2019.


Exceptional scientific results are OBSIP's ultimate goal.  This section lists citations of published results that were aided or enabled through the use of the OBSIP facility.

As stated in the OBSIP Instrument Use Policies and Procedures, all users of OBSIP Instrumentation are requested to cite the use and support of the OBSIP facility, by incorporating the following acknowledgement in any publications or reports resulting from the use of OBSIP instruments:

“Data used in this research were provided by instruments from the Ocean Bottom Seismograph Instrument Pool ([url=][/url]) which is funded by the National Science Foundation. OBSIP data are archived at the IRIS Data Management Center ([url=][/url])."

Please provide the OBSIP Management Office with copies of any publications related to your experiment.

The high resolution OBSIP logo is available for use on posters, presentations, and reports on work utilizing the OBSIP facility.