Emplacement of seismometers in postholes has progressed greatly in the last decade through availability of purpose-built sensors and through a wide exploration of techniques by seismic network operators and principal investigators. For our purposes here, posthole emplacement can range from shallow to deep, cased to uncased, holes drilled into piers, as well as grouted in sensors. We are organizing a series of events around the theme of "Best Practices for Seismic Posthole Emplacement" that will occur over the course of 2021.
This kick-off webinar will be an overview of posthole emplacement including the history and motivations behind it and will be aimed towards a broad audience. We will also have panelists present on specific use cases of posthole installation, followed by Q&A and discussion. By pulling together the expertise of our community, we will learn from combined previous experiences and recommendations going forward, ensure future seismic posthole emplacements will be of the highest quality possible, and will outline the areas ripe for exploration and technical development.
RSVP here for the Best Practices for Seismic Posthole Emplacement Webinar and Panel (Thursday January 28, 11am-1pm ET)
11:00-11:40am ET - Emily Wolin - Overview of Posthole Installation - History and Motivation
11:40-11:50am ET - Q&A
11:50-12:00pm ET - Break
12:00-12:30pm ET - Posthole Case Studies (Puerto Rico Seismic Network, University of Utah, Pacific Northwest Seismic Network)
12:30-12:55pm ET - Q&A and Discussion
12:55-01:00pm ET - Wrap Up and Future Events
Future events will begin in February with a series of technical discussions scheduled for Thursdays at 1-2:30pm ET, with a schedule and list of topics to come. Information will be posted on the Posthole Emplacement web page. We welcome all to participate in these as presenters and attendees.