Broadband Seismometer Workshop
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The goal of this workshop is to formulate a plan to revitalize research
and development of techniques in seismometry and related seismographic
instrumentation in the USA.
Few fundamental advances have been made in seismometers since the introduction
of the broadband feedback systems nearly 1/4 century ago. In the intervening
period, academic (and to a lesser extent industrial) research and developments
on seismographic instrumentation has declined. Today, adequate sensors
to meet the scientific requirements are in short supply. Further, the
pool of trained scientists working on seismographic instrumentation
in the USA has dwindled to near zero.
Through this workshop, the geoscience community interacted with research
and development groups involved in sensor technology, material sciences
and nanotechnology to assess emerging technologies that have applications
in inertial sensors. One goal of this workshop was to consider whether
and how such advances might be applied to the design and manufacture
of a new-generation, ultra-quiet, mHz - 20 Hz seismic sensor.
The workshop included 66 participants from the sensor engineering,
seismological and industry communities.
The workshop will generate a strategic plan to develop the next generation
of broadband seismic sensors. Expected release date is Summer,
2004. All breakout groups, presentations and posters can be found
by following the links above. A CD-ROM containing all this material
will be sent to all participants in Spring, 2004.
Background reading for the workshop can be found at http://www.iris.edu/stations/VBBworkshop.pdf
For more information contact:
Jon Berger, email@example.com (Chair)
Ingate, firstname.lastname@example.org (co_Chair)