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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.