Active Source Workshop at 2016 IRIS Workshop

Friday, April 29, 2016

Active Source Seismology: Recent Scientific Results and Facilities for the Future
at IRIS Summer Workshop, Vancouver, WA
Tuesday, June 7, 2016; 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

The IRIS Controlled Source community will host the workshop "Active Source Seismology: Recent Scientific Results and Facilities for the Future" on June 7, 2016, the day before the start of the IRIS Summer Workshop in Vancouver, Washington. This workshop is designed to bring together scientists from diverse disciplines who are interested in using land and/or marine controlled source seismic methods. Scientific targets include the cryosphere, hydrological/critical zones, sedimentation and exploration, outcrop to deep crust and mantle lithosphere, and the marine-to-land transition. Scientific presentations will examine topics including: crustal imaging that challenges the existing PASSCAL facilities, quantification of physical properties, joint passive-active source utilization of industry nodes, geophysical investigations of the Critical Zone and diverse types of hazards, and full wavefield and other advanced inversion methods.

Objectives of this workshop are to increase scientific interactions among those who could benefit from controlled source seismic methods, identify future scientific directions, and describe needed source and instrumentation capabilities. This event will include discussion and breakout groups to address these topics. A workshop summary will be produced. We encourage participation from industry, geological sciences, and other fields outside of seismology or geophysics. 

The agenda for this active source seismology workshop is posted at:

To register for this workshop, please email: Justin Sweet (
There are no fees to attend this one-day workshop.

For additional information, please contact:
Beatrice Magnani
David Okaya