Workshop on the Future of the Amphibious Array

October 23rd – 24th, 2014
Snowbird, UT

This two-day workshop will consider the future of the Amphibious Array (AA) of onshore and ocean-bottom seismometers (OBS’s) currently deployed as the Cascadia Initiative (CI). 

The workshop will have two primary goals: 

(A) to evaluate the ongoing Cascadia Initiative deployment of the AA, which will have completed 3 of 4 years by the time of the workshop, and (B) to make recommendations for the type, size and scope of future scientific studies using the AA, identifying critical scientific targets and recognizing the capabilities of the AA. 

The first goal will be achieved through emphasis on technical or logistical reports that assess the current operations and instrumentation of the AA, addressing issues such as instrument performance and data quality, the performance of OBS’s deployed in shallow waters, and integration of on-land with offshore operations. Understanding this performance will be needed to help define the scope of future deployments. The second goal will be achieved the through a series of community recommendations to emerge for future deployments, considering critical scientific targets at a variety of scales and durations.  Planning will focus on the EarthScope footprint and the period through 2018, although longer-term plans will be discussed