OBSIP News and Notices

March 07, 2019
As of 2/1/2019, the OBSIPtec mailing list has been transferred to the OBSIC facility and will continue to be used for the OBS community.
February 05, 2019
The Ocean Bottom Seismograph Instrument Center (OBSIC) facility website is now up and running at obsic.whoi.edu. All instrument requests are to be submitted through the OBSIC website as of February 5th, 2019.
January 31, 2019
The OBSIP website will no longer updated and will be removed in July 2019. 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 OBSIC replaces the Ocean Bottom Seismograph Instrument Pool.
January 23, 2019
A call is open for apply-to-sail participants on this May 6 – June 7, 2019 PacificArray recovery cruise to a region approximately 500 km NE of the Marquesas Islands in the central Pacific, notable for unexplained gravity lineations that hint at small-scale sub-lithospheric convection. The application deadline is February 11, 2019.
January 16, 2019
NSF’s Division of Ocean Sciences is sponsoring an April 1-3, 2019 facilitated workshop in Alexandria, Virginia to address plans for future 3D and deep crustal seismic data acquisition for NSF-funded basic research in the marine geosciences.
December 04, 2018
The Division of Ocean Sciences (OCE) within the Directorate of Geosciences (GEO) announces a nationwide search for one or more Program Directors (Rotators) in the Marine Geology and Geophysics Program.
November 13, 2018
New research opportunities in ocean bottom seismology and related research at the University of Hawaii and Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) have been posted.
September 10, 2018
This presentation is the first in a series of 4 webinars associated with the NSF-funded ECS cruise on RV Atlantis, with Alvin and Sentry, in Dec. 2018. Four dives are planned for each of Alvin and Sentry for the East Pacific Rise (EPR) axis and hydrothermal vents at the 9° 50’N area. The first webinar will be held on Friday, September 14 at 2-3pm EDT.
August 29, 2018
Applications for the UNOLS Deep Submergence Science Committee (DeSSC) New Users Program are now being accepted through September 27, 2018.
August 20, 2018
The UNOLS Marine Seismic Research Oversight Committee (MSROC) is currently seeking nominations for the Chair position as well as committee members. Nomination materials are due 19 September 2018.
August 15, 2018
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announced as the operator of the NSF-funded Ocean Bottom Seismograph Instrument Center.
July 12, 2018
Apply to participate in an OBS seismic experiment aboard the R/V Langseth focused on the Hawaii Island chain. Applications are due by 27 July 2018.
June 27, 2018
Please consider a submission to this 2018 AGU Fall Meeting synthesis session on the Cascadia Subduction Zone. Abstracts are due August 1st.
May 07, 2018
Click to read the letter from the IRIS Board of Directors.
May 01, 2018
Feedback is requested by the UNOLS Fleet Improvement Committee (FIC) through the Community Survey of Science Mission Requirements (SMRs) for Global-Class Research Vessels.
April 16, 2018
The Marine Geology and Geophysics Program has extended the application deadline for the rotator position (geophysicist) through May 11.
April 10, 2018
This NSF solicitation outlines the decision regarding supporting the marine seismic community's need for long-term, sustainable access to seismic data collection capability.
March 09, 2018
Apply to attend the next EarthScope synthesis workshop,"Toward a 3D model of the Cascadia Subduction Zone" held in Corvallis, Oregon on June 18-20, 2018.
January 11, 2018
Calls for participation in upcoming cruises have been posted, along with PhD, Postdoc and internship opportunities related to ocean bottom seismology and marine technology.
November 17, 2017
The agenda for the Winter 2017 Marine Seismic Research Oversight Committee (MSROC) meeting has been posted. This meeting will be held on December 10th before the AGU Fall Meeting in New Orleans.
November 15, 2017
IRIS is pleased to announce a special interest group meeting on Long-Term Seafloor Seismographs (LTSS) to be held at the 2017 AGU Fall Meeting in New Orleans.
November 01, 2017
The UNOLS Marine Seismic Research Oversight Committee, (MSROC) is requesting Letters of Interest from the marine seismic research community regarding proposals for experiments that would utilize seismic data acquisition capabilities similar to those currently provided by the R/V Langseth.
September 29, 2017
GeoPRISMS announces mini-workshops at the 2017 AGU Fall Meeting of interest to OBS users: "Amphibious community experiments in Alaska and related opportunities" and "ENAM science advances: Progress and outlook."
August 23, 2017
Science article outlines the uncertain future of the R/V Marcus G. Langseth and other problems facing marine seismologists.
August 01, 2017
This NSF solicitation seeks the services of a qualified organization to manage and operate an Ocean Bottom Seismometer Instrument Center.
May 30, 2017
The Division of Ocean Sciences (OCE) of the National Science Foundation (NSF) has recently issued an important solicitation (NSF 17-563) regarding the provision of marine seismic capabilities to the U.S. research community.
May 09, 2017
A Dear Colleague Letter titled "Management and Operation of a National Ocean Bottom Seismometer Instrument Pool" was sent out recently from the Division of Ocean Sciences in the Geosciences Directorate of the National Science Foundation.
February 02, 2017
PhD student Helen Janiszewski selected to win Tectonophysics OSPA award for her presentation using data from the Cascadia Initiative experiment.
December 21, 2016
The former UNOLS Committee, Marcus Langseth Science Oversight Committee (MLSOC) has transitioned to the new committee Marine Seismic Research Oversight Committee (MSROC). The Call for Nominations will fill the position of Chair and eight members of the new committee.
December 19, 2016
A workshop will be held for interested scientists and engineers to discuss the design, cost, and benefits of a real-time offshore geophysical network extending along the trench of the Cascadia subduction zone. Applications are due by January 16, 2017.
December 13, 2016
The presentations from sixteen speakers at the 2016 International OBS AGU Town Hall are now available through the OBSIP website.
December 09, 2016
Data from OBSIP experiments will be presented in more than fifty talks and posters at the 2016 AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco. Click for a list of abstracts and more information about the International OBS Town Hall on Monday.
December 06, 2016
The Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology has put out a request for written input on their ten-year ocean research plan. Public comment is open until January 1, 2017.
December 05, 2016
A new long-term internship opportunity is available through the Marine Advanced Technology Education Center for current or recent undergraduate students. Applications will be accepted up until January 6, 2017.
November 04, 2016
LDEO engineer Carlos Becerril featured by The New York Academy of Sciences in recent article.
October 14, 2016
Funding proposals for future U.S. academic research vessels will be voted on in Congress in upcoming weeks.
October 07, 2016
OBSIP will be hosting a town hall meeting at AGU for all international ocean bottom seismometer operators and users.
May 25, 2016
Emily Morton wins award for her presentation on earthquake detection and location using Cascadia Initiative data. Click to read her abstract and for a link to the recorded presentation.
May 03, 2016
Redacted seismic channels from the SIO stations deployed and recovered for Year 4 of the Cascadia Initiative are now available.
April 29, 2016
This workshop is designed to bring together scientists from diverse disciplines who are interested in using land and/or marine controlled source seismic methods.
March 28, 2016
Redacted seismic channels from the LDEO stations deployed and recovered for Year 4 of the Cascadia Initiative are now available.
March 22, 2016
Filtered data from the LDEO stations deployed and recovered for Year 4 of the Cascadia Initiative are now available.
March 17, 2016
Proposals will be entertained for an offshore deployment deployment complementing the EarthScope Transportable Array in Alaska.
February 02, 2016
Applicants wanted for postdoctoral research position that includes collecting and analyzing OBS data.
January 25, 2016
NoMelt is an active and passive experiment led by PI James Gaherty. OBS were deployed from 2011-2013 in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
January 04, 2016
Filtered and redacted data from the SIO and WHOI stations deployed and recovered for Year 4 of the Cascadia Initiative are now available.
December 30, 2015
Presenters hailed from six different countries and eleven different institutions, attracting a large audience at the 2015 AGU Fall Meeting.
December 03, 2015
OBSIP will be hosting a special interest group meeting at AGU for all international ocean bottom seismometer operators and users.
November 16, 2015
The data from the WHOI stations deployed and recovered for Year 4 of the Cascadia Initiative are now available under the IRIS DMC Network Code 7D.
September 17, 2015
The future science objectives of OBSIP and the instrumentation needs to fulfill them will be discussed at two forums during the 2015 OBS Symposium.
August 25, 2015
Seattle Times article highlights research published in the recent Seismological Research Letters focus section on the Cascadia Initiative.
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.
October 30, 2014
The Cascadia Initiative Year 3 data are now available in the IRIS DMC under Network Code 7D.
October 29, 2014
IRIS is hosting two webinars about the R/V Langseth. Sean Higgins (Lamont): 10/29/2014 on Langseth Facilities Donna Shillington (Lamont): 12/03/2014 on Langseth science
May 02, 2014
Cascadia Data Un-restricted The Cascadia Initiative data (Network ID: 7D) has been corrected and is now un-restricted at the IRIS Data Management Center (DMC) as of 5/2/2014. The data was restricted on 2/28/14 to correct the horizontal channel convention for a subset of the data. The OBSIP Management Office apologizes for the delay in re-releasing the data, we wanted to make sure that all the corrected data was uploaded accurately and that no pieces of data were missing. All researchers using the Cascadia data set should re-download the data.
April 22, 2014
The Ocean Bottom Seismograph Instrument Pool will host a Special Interest Group (SIG) Meeting at the 2014 IRIS Workshop. The SIG will focus on soliciting input from the seismology community to identify the key concerns and services that OBSIP should provide in the future. The IRIS workshop will be held from June 8 - June 11, 2014 in Sunriver, Oregon.
February 28, 2014
The OBSIP Management Office (OMO) has restricted access to the Cascadia Initiative dataset (network ID 7D) at the IRIS Data Management Center (DMC) in order to resolve a channel naming error that results in a large number of stations having an incorrect relative orientation.
December 19, 2013
OBSIP displayed an ABALONE Ocean Bottom Seismograph at the 2013 AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco.
November 25, 2013
Applications are being solicited to participate in the GeoPRISMS Eastern North America Community Seismic Experiment (ENAM CSE), which will collect a suite of active and passive source seismic data along the mid-Atlantic coast. The ENAM CSE involves offshore and land deployment of seismometers that will record land and marine seismic sources and marine multi-channel seismic data acquisition.
November 04, 2013
The 2013 OBS Workshop was held in Redondo Beach, CA on October 22-23. Over 100 participants attended, with a strong contingent of early career scientists and international scientists. There were 19 scientific talks, 7 of which were given by international speakers. Talk topics included both scientific results and engineering and instrumentation developments. There was an additional Cascadia Initiative mini-workshop held prior to the OBS workshop.