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ISTI Presents at AGU in New Orleans, December 2017

ISTI is presenting at the AGU Fall Meeting being held in New Orleans, 11-15 December 2017. In addition, ISTI welcomes you to visit our team at our AGU exhibit throughout the week.


View the ISTI poster schedule and abstract links below.


Paul A Friberg (w/ Miami University Oxford presenters) S14A-05: Two types of seismicity accompanying hydraulic fracturing in Harrison County, Ohio – implications for seismic hazard and seismogenic mechanism Monday, 11 Dec. 17:00 – 17:15 217-219
Paul Friberg, Ilya Dricker (w/  Miami University Oxford and Cedarville University presenters) Tuesday, 12 Dec. 13:40 – 18:00 Poster Hall D-F
Stefan Lisowski, Paul Friberg (w/ Chonnam National University presenter) Monday, 11 Dec. 13:40 – 18:00 Poster Hall D-F
Kevin Frechette (w/ IRIS presenters) Thursday, 14 Dec. 16:21 – 16:24 eLightning Area
Ben Baker Tuesday, 12 Dec. 08:00 – 12:20 Poster Hall D-F
Josh Stachnick (w/ JAMSTEC and CTBTO presenters) Monday, 11 Dec. 13:40 – 18:00 Poster Hall D-F
Josh Stachnick (w/ Lehigh University, Brown University, Institute of Astronomy & Geophysics, and University of Florida presenters) Tuesday, 12 Dec. 13:40 – 18:00 Poster Hall D-F
Josh Stachnick, Ben Baker, Paul Friberg,  Jeffrey Leifer (w/ CTBTO presenter) Thursday, 14 Dec. 08:00 – 12:20 Poster Hall D-F



ISTI’s Josh Stachnik will be representing Lehigh University in the following posters.

View the Josh’s Lehigh poster schedule and abstract links below.

Josh Stachnick (w/ Lehigh University, University of Florida, and Institute of Astronomy & Geophysics presenters) Tuesday, 12 Dec. 13:40 – 18:00 Poster Hall D-F
Josh Stachnick (w/ University of Colorado, Washington University, USGS, and University of Florida presenters) Monday, 11 Dec 15:10 – 15:25 215-216
Josh Stachnick (w/ University of Arizona, University of Texas, Lehigh University, Instituto Geofísico EPN, University of Liverpool, and Géoazur presenters) Wednesday, 13 Dec 11:20 – 11:35 211-213
Josh Stachnick (w/ Lehigh University, USGS, Géoazur, Instituto Geofísico EPN, University of Arizona, Global Seismological Services, and University of Liverpool presenters) Friday, 15 Dec. 13:40 – 18:00 Poster Hall D-F
Josh Stachnick (w/ Géoazur, CEREMA, University of Liverpool, Instituto Geofísico EPN, University of Arizona, and Lehigh University presenters) Friday, 15 Dec. 13:40 – 18:00 Poster Hall D-F


AGU Fall Meeting in New Orleans

What’s this meeting all about? Check out this short video.

Video Courtesy of American Geophysical Union (AGU)..

ISTI @ SEG 24 – 29 September 2017

ISTI, HMSC, and Geobit join together at the SEG Annual Meeting in Houston, Texas this September.  We are a team providing a complete seismic monitoring solution. Contact us through

First and foremost, our thoughts go out to those impacted by the Houston flood.  As SEG writes:

Houston is dear to our hearts, and SEG wants to do everything it can to support the city while advancing the interests and needs of our members, attendees, sponsors, exhibitors, and presenters. . . . Officials with the George R. Brown Convention Center and the City of Houston have assured SEG that the city is ready to accommodate Annual Meeting participants. SEG staff members and volunteer leaders have inspected the Conference Center, supporting hotels, and venues, and agree that Houston is open for business!

Read more about what SEG is doing to prepare for conference goers and support the local community.

With 65+ years of combined experience, GEObit, HMSCinc and ISTI are joining forces to become the most competitive and fastest growing joint venture group in the seismic monitoring services industry.

Providing state-of-the-art seismic instruments, network design, installation techniques, data monitoring and processing services, our group is able to deliver a cost effective total solution to the energy exploration & production industry, especially to the oil, gas and geothermal sector. Our key benefits are that we produce in-house hardware and software while installing and maintaining the microseismic monitoring network to ensure a high level of data quality and availability. In other words, we make the technology – we apply the technology – we offer the technology.

We have worldwide experience having installed and operated seismic networks all over the world, from Indonesia/Papua jungle to the Middle East desert, from Alaska glaciers to Himalayan Mountains. In the USA, we are currently running many dedicated microseismic monitoring projects with over 200 stations installed in the past 10 years.


Visit us at booth #2521, SEG2017

Houston Texas, USA  |  24 – 29 September 2017

Meet our team and learn about the latest offerings. Dimitris Mourtzouchos & Nikos Germenis (Geobit), Mike Hasting (HMSC, Inc.), and Paul Friberg & Ilya Driker (ISTI) will be available to answer your questions.

Again, SEG advises that Houston is open for business.



Geobit Instruments Ltd.

Data Loggers and Sensors, Visit the website


GEObit provides high sensitivity wide-band and near broadband seismic sensors, surface or borehole type, and high dynamic range, low power 32bit ADC data loggers with local data storage and real time telemetry over seedlink protocol. We are focusing on low power and cost effective solutions so we provide to our customer seismic networks with low installation and maintenance costs. Our instruments are ideal for local and regional seismicity and micro-seismicity monitoring and for seismic events such as those induced by unconventional hydrocarbon extraction. Our high fidelity data-loggers ensure that these signals are recorded with the highest resolution and timing accuracy.


Hasting Micro-Seismic Consulting, Inc (HMSCinc)

Installation and Operations, Visit the website


HMSCinc has over 30 years’ experience designing, building and installing dedicated microseismic monitoring stations and networks for seismicity monitoring of active geothermal resources, oil and gas fields, and volcanoes. HMSCinc provides integrated seismic station solutions, pre-drilling background monitoring services, installation of borehole stations (from a few hundred feet to over 10,000 ft), real-time event detection and location services, as well as expert testimony when needed.

Instrumental Software Technologies, Inc. (ISTI)

Monitoring and Data Processing, home page


ISTI specializes in developing custom data acquisition, analysis, and processing software for the geophysical sciences. Microseismic data acquisition and processing are performed by custom solutions using existing open source software as a foundation, saving our customers both time and money. ISTI provides several products and services covering all geophysical applications and monitoring needs of the industry.


ISTI @ Caribbean Seismic and GNSS Workshop

ISTI founder and CEO, Paul Friberg, presents Earthworm information and tuning 22 – 25 August 2017 at the Caribbean seismic and GNSS network operators short course on best practices.   

Details on the ICG/CARIBE EWS Seismic Network Operators Course in Mayaguez Puerto Rico may be found here.

Dr. Victor Huerfano, director of the Puerto Rico Seismic Network, kicking off the workshop on Tuesday morning August 22, 2017.

Caribbean Seismic and GNSS station operators meeting in Mayaguez, visit to a GPS station installation.

John Galetzka explaining how the posts for the GPS antenna are sited and aligned.

Dr. Victor Huerfano giving workshop participants a tour of the Puerto Rico Seismic Network operations center. Note the use of CISN Display and EarlyBird and Earthworm software.

UNAVCO’s John Galetzka welding the stainless steel posts for the GNSS GPS antenna.

Photographer: Paul Friberg, 2017

ISTI SeisComp3 Training @ IRIS Workshop This Week

ISTI’s Stefan Lisowski and Alex Schnackenberg train students on SeisComp3 this week in Pretoria South Africa.

The Managing Data from Seismic Networks workshop focuses on training operators “the management of metadata and time series data from seismological networks,” according to the IRIS site.  ISTI presentations may be viewed here.



IRIS Workshop participants group photo.  Photo courtesy of IRIS.

ISTI’s Josh Stachnik @ Astronomy & Geophysics Conference, Mongolia

ISTI seismologist, Josh Stachnik, presented Crust and Upper Mantle Structure of Central Mongolia at the Geomagnetism session of The International Conference on Astronomy & Geophysics in Mongolia, held  July 23-26, 2017.  According to the conference site, the aim was to continue the 60 years of advancement of Astronomical and Geophysical science in the country that has taken place since the Gobi-Altay earthquake in 1957.

Institute of Astronomy and GeophysicsJosh met with international scientists and academics from “ from 13 countries, including Mongolia, Russia, USA, France, South Korea, Switzerland, Germany, England, Chile, Turkey, Taiwan, China,” according to SONIN.NM, and other participants at the Mongolian Universities and Geophysical Survey 2017 which was held in conjunction with the Astronomy and Geophysics conference.


ISTI @ CTBT Science & Tech Conference, 26-30 June 2017

ISTI welcomes you to visit our team at our CTBT Science and Technology exhibit (booth 14) throughout the week.

Ben Baker, SnT 2017, Vienna Austria. Photograph courtesy of

Ben Baker, SnT 2017, Vienna Austria. Photograph courtesy of



Please verify the program details in person for possible schedule changes. Abstracts may be found here.


ISTI: I. Dricker with: Y. Starovoit, J. Marty T3.1-P25 IMS Equipment Challenges for Waveform Technologies Tues., 27 June 17:0018:30 at FESTSAAL
ISTI: J. Stachnik, B. Baker,  M. Hagerty, P. Friberg with: M. Rozhkov T3.5-P17 Expert Technical Analysis Improvements at the International Data Center, CTBTO Wed.,  28 June 16:0017:30 at FESTSAAL
ISTI:  J. Stachnik, B. Baker with: S. Tsuboi, H. Matsumoto, M. Rozhkov T1.2-P35 Synthetic Seismograms of Explosive Sources Calculated by the Earth Simulator Thurs.,  29 June 16:0017:30 at FESTSAAL

*All posters at FESTAAL location.

Other SnT Points of Interest

  • The video archive may be found here.
  • Poster: Calibration of IMS seismic and hydroacoustic stations using Standard Station Interface (SSI) Software – Anonymous
Calibration of IMS seismic and hydroacoustic stations using Standard Station Interface (SSI) Software – Anonymous

Calibration of IMS seismic and hydroacoustic stations using Standard Station Interface (SSI) Software – Anonymous

EGU Presentation of ISTI & CTBTO Co-Authored Poster

EGUMikhail Rozhkov is presenting at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2017, being held in Vienna, Austria on 23–28 April 2017 .

View the poster schedule and abstract link below.

Ben Baker, Mike Hagerty, Josh Stachnik (ISTI); Mikhail Rozhkov (CTBTO) Presented by Mikhail Rozhkov A fast and robust method for moment tensor and depth determination of
shallow seismic events in CTBT related studies
Fri., 28 April 17:30–19:00 in  Hall X5, X5.428
Other posters by Mikhail Rozhkov Listed here (enter Mikhail in keyword search) See link.  See link.

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ISTI to Present at DAVOS 2017

Schatzalp_Cover_2017Stop by and chat with ISTI CEO and founder, Paul Friberg at the Schatzalp Workshop this March.

ISTI is pleased to be presenting in Davos 14-17 March 2017 at the Schatzalp Workshop on Induced Seismicity. ISTI CEO and founder, Paul Friberg will be presenting 2016 Hydraulic Fracture Induced Earthquakes in Ohio.  The abstract may be found on page 53 of the abstract book here.
The workshop program may be found here.

Paul invites any attending the Schatzalp Workshop to stop by and chat with him.

CA Dept of Water Resources upgraded to AQMS

The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) had ISTI upgrade their windows-based Earthworm system to AQMS this past week. The new system consists of 2 virtual machine Linux-based Earthworm seismic acquisition and processing systems with Winston Wave Servers and 2 AQMS post-processing computers (also virtualized and running Linux). The use of ISTI’s EZW tool allows DWR to easily configure and maintain the virtualized Earthworm systems. In addition, the entire Water Resources (WR) network is now monitored by SeisNetWatch and has been made more redundant with hot swap-able acquisition computers.

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ISTI chosen to develop the next generation US Tsunami Warning System

ISTI is proud to announce that we are on the Team that was awarded the Phase II contract of the Tsunami Information Technology Modernization (TIM) Development Project from NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration).  Our team consists of ERT Corporation (prime contractor) and 2 sub-contractors ISTI and Raytheon Corporation.
As the winners of the Phase II implementation of this project, our team is responsible for implementing and deploying the next generation software for the US Tsunami Warning System, which will be deployed at each of the two Tsunami Warning Centers in Honolulu, Hawaii and Palmer, Alaska.