2020 Distributed Acoustic Sensing Virtual Workshop and Tutorial
August 10th – 17th, 2020

The 2020 Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) Virtual Workshop and Tutorial was held August 10, 12, and 17, 2020. Sessions included varied talk formats and topics related to collecting and using DAS data aimed at a broad audience, from new users to experienced researchers. The tutorial provided an opportunity to get hands-on experience with real DAS datasets and synchronous presentations were complemented by asynchronous exercises. A Slack forum was provided to encourage energetic discussions througout the workshop and assist participants in networking. Recordings of the workshop and tutorial are now available on YouTube.

Please take a moment to review our Code of Conduct.

Key Dates:

  • Registration Opens - July 1, 2020
  • Registration Closes - August 1, 2020
  • Workshop and Tutorial - August 10, 12, 17, 2020

Organizers:

  • Leads - Eileen Martin (Virginia Tech) and Nate Lindsey (Stanford University)
  • Supporting - Dante Fratta (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Scott Tyler (University of Nevada, Reno), Herbert Wang (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Robert Woodward (IRIS), Kasey Aderhold (IRIS), and the DAS RCN Steering Committee

For more information on the DAS Research Coordination Network, please go to the DAS RCN website. If you are interested in future DAS events or opportunities, please subscribe to the DAS RCN mailing list. If you have questions and would like to get in touch with the organizers, please email das-workshop@iris.edu.

We appreciated your participation and welcomed attendees from across six continents!

Recordings of the workshop and tutorial are now available on YouTube.

We invite you to join and explore the Slack workspace where we shared and communicated during the Workshop. If you have not yet joined the Slack workspace, use this link for access. If you are new to Slack, create a quick profile with the link above, and check out these short videos to get started:

The DAS guides listed below facilitated discussions and answered your questions during the workshop. These emerging leaders in the DAS community are fantastic resources, so check out their work, and start a conversation in your Slack channel of interest.

  • Siyuan Yuan, PhD candidate, Department of Geophysics, Stanford University
  • Dr. Verónica Rodríguez Tribaldos, Research Scientist, Energy Geosciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Dr. Bin Luo, Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Geophysics, Colorado School of Mines
  • Aleksei Titov, PhD candidate, Department of Geophysics, Colorado School of Mines
  • Dr. Ariel Lellouch, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Geophysics, Stanford University
  • Junzhu Shen, PhD student, Department of Geosciences, Pennsylvania State University
  • Ethan Williams, PhD candidate, Seismological Laboratory, Caltech
  • Dr. Julia Correa, Research Scientist, Energy Geosciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Dr. Gang Fang, Post-doctoral Researcher, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, National University of Singapore
  • Yumin Zhao, PhD candidate, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, National University of Singapore
  • Dr. Zefeng Li, Post-doctoral Scholar, Seismological Laboratory, Caltech

On Day 1 we used this Google Doc for assembling Frequently Asked Questions on DAS, then on Day 3 we divided into breakout groups and worked on answering those questions.

2020 Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) Workshop and Tutorial

August 10th – 17th, 2020 at Virtual

12:00 pm
4:00 pm

August 10th, 2020

Day 1 Agenda - All times Eastern U.S., led by Scott Tyler and Dante Fratta

This workshop was held via Zoom webinar, with sign-in information emailed directly to participants to ensure security. The session has been recorded and is available on YouTube.

  • 12:00-12:10 - Welcome, Introduction, and Logistics
  • 12:10-12:20 - Goals and Objectives
  • 12:20-12:40 - Charlotte Krawczyk (GFZ-Potsdam) - "Fibre-optic strain sensing in urban environments: new possibilities in hazard-prone regions"
  • 12:40-12:55 - Q&A and Discussion
  • 12:55-01:05 - Break
  • 01:05-01:25 - Richard Allen (Berkeley) - "Earthquake early warning: Status and opportunities for massive sensing networks"
  • 01:25-01:40 - Q&A and Discussion
  • 01:40-02:00 - Collaborative DAS FAQs
  • 02:00-02:25 - Break
  • 02:25-02:45 - Karianne Bergen (Harvard) - "DAS and big scientific data analysis"
  • 02:45-03:00 - Q&A and Discussion
  • 03:00-03:10 - Break
  • 03:10-03:30 - Herb Wang (University of Wisconsin-Madison) - "DAS Field Trials for Near-Surface Geotechnical Properties, Earthquake Seismology, and Mine Monitoring"
  • 03:30-03:45 - Q&A and Discussion
  • 03:45-04:00 - Overview and Wrap-Up

In preparation for the workshop, here are some background subject materials:


You can view the recordings for Day 1 of the 2020 DAS Workshop here (videos were captioned by automatic processing and may have ample mistakes):

12:00 pm
4:00 pm

August 12th, 2020

Day 2 Agenda - All times Eastern U.S., led by Eileen Martin and Nate Lindsey with assistance from DAS guides. The session has been recorded and is available on YouTube.

  • 12:00-12:30 - Welcome, Logistics, and Overview of DAS Basics
  • 12:30-12:40 - Overview and Q&A on Environment (GitHub, Jupyter Notebooks, Google Colab)
  • 12:40-12:50 - Breakout Groups
  • 12:50-01:00 - Introduction to Brady Hot Springs
  • 01:00-01:05 - Q&A and Discussion
  • 01:05-01:15 - Break
  • 01:15-01:25 - Downloading Data
  • 01:25-01:30 - Q&A and Discussion
  • 01:30-01:40 - Effect of Sensor Orientation
  • 01:40-01:50 - Breakout Groups
  • 01:50-02:00 - Spectral Analysis
  • 02:00-02:10 - Breakout Groups
  • 02:10-02:20 - Break
  • 02:20-02:50 - Introduction to FORGE
  • 02:50-03:00 - Breakout Groups
  • 03:00-03:20 - Noise or Earthquake Analysis
  • 03:20-03:25 - Q&A and Discussion
  • 03:25-03:30 - Break
  • 03:30-03:50 - Nicole Taverna (NREL) and Michael Rossol (NREL) - "Cloud Storage of DOE-Funded DAS Data for Public Accessibility"
  • 03:50-03:55 - Q&A and Discussion
  • 03:55-04:00 - Overview and Wrap-Up

Here is how to open the Jupyter Notebooks on Day 2 to analyze some real DAS data:

  • These are now live on GitHub here.
  • To open, go to the GitHub link, and click the “BradyHotSprings.ipynb” or “Forge.ipynb” Notebook file.
  • Then, click on this button:  at the top of the *.ipynb file.
  • You can also download and run locally.
  • Watch this video if you have trouble with Workshop file access.
  • Watch this video if you have general Jupyter Notebook questions.

Here are some introductory resources on Jupyter Notebooks and Python:


You can view the recordings for Day 2 of the 2020 DAS Workshop here (videos were captioned by automatic processing and may have ample mistakes):

12:00 pm
4:00 pm

August 17th, 2020

Day 3 Agenda - All times Eastern U.S., led by Eileen Martin and Nate Lindsey. The session has been recorded and is available on YouTube.

  • 12:00-12:05 - Welcome
  • 12:05-12:25 - Lightning Talks by Workshop Participants 
  • 12:25-12:50 - Breakout Groups
  • 12:50-01:00 - Break
  • 01:00-01:20 - Ariel Lellouch (Stanford) - "FORGE and SAFOD related to quake detection/location and using that energy for velocity analysis"
  • 01:20-01:35 - Q&A and Discussion
  • 01:35-01:55 - Verónica Rodríguez Tribaldos (LBL) - "Low-frequency DAS for static deformation/slow deformation"
  • 01:55-02:10 - Q&A and Discussion
  • 02:10-02:20 - Break
  • 02:20-02:40 - Julia Correa (LBL) - "CO2 Sequestration Imaging/Monitoring"
  • 02:40-02:55 - Q&A and Discussion
  • 02:55-03:15 - Aleksei Titov (Colorado School of Mines) - "Flow Loop Monitoring"
  • 03:15-03:30 - Q&A and Discussion
  • 03:30-03:55 - Breakout Groups
  • 03:55-04:00 - Conclusion and Future Opportunities with the DAS RCN

You can view the recordings for Day 3 of the 2020 DAS Workshop here (videos were captioned by automatic processing and may have ample mistakes):

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