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 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.
Josh 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.
Operators can increase their response time with ISTI’s Rapid Earthquake Notification Service. Automated reports are further validated by the seismologist on watch. Operators receive data tailored to their acreage & operation.
ISTI provides the tools for oil and gas operators to receive the rapid earthquake information, often critical to satisfying regulations. The service provides rapid earthquake notification information in the Central and Eastern USA, covering the states of Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.
ISTI provides two levels of 24/7 email notification service to industry operators: basic and premium service levels. For either service we can rapidly notify within 60 seconds of an earthquake in the states of Ohio and Pennsylvania. For other other states where induced seismicity is an hotbed issue, like Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma, ISTI provides rapid earthquake notifications in less than 120 seconds of an event occurring. ISTI uses a finely-tuned automated earthquake detection and reporting system configured for seismic stations operating in the Central and Eastern USA.
Join Steven Dade for his AGI OhioNET: State of Ohio’s Response to Induced Seismicity talk, which will include examples of ISTI’s tools and services, including:
OhioNET Earthworm System
Plot of Induced Seismic Events
Depth and Map Views of Hypocenters
Steve Dade is a Geologist from Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Oil & Gas Resources Management. He will be joined by Jeremy Boak and Michael H. Young, experts from the state
governments in Oklahoma and Texas, respectively. Each will present on state responses to induced earthquakes at the AGI Policy & Critical Issues Webinar.
Background: The surge in recent years of earthquake activity associated with some oil and gas operations, most notably in Oklahoma, has spurred a range of actions and responses from state geoscientists and regulators. States have taken measures to monitor these earthquakes and moderate the activities that may be causing them, particularly the deep underground injection of large volumes of wastewater. Many states with extensive oil and gas operations but little or no increased earthquake activity have also adopted practices to prevent and prepare for potential induced earthquakes in their area.
The speakers are:
Jeremy Boak, Ph.D., Director, Oklahoma Geological Survey, Mewbourne College of Earth & Energy, University of Oklahoma
Michael H. Young, Ph.D., Associate Director for Environment, Texas Bureau of Economic Geology, John A. and Katherine G. Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin
Steven Dade, Geologist 2, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Oil & Gas Resources Management
ISTI is presenting at the Seismological Society of America Annual Meeting, being held in Denver, Colorado, 18 – 20 April 2017. The ISTI presenters welcome anyone attending the SSA annual meeting to stop by and chat with them.
View the ISTI poster schedule and abstract links below.
Stop 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.
I just took the week long ISTI EW class, as the saying goes, ‘like drinking from a firehose’ it was a fun and rewarding week. I learned a lot! – Angel Rodriguez
2017 Earthworm Course in Saratoga Springs, NY, June 5-9
This June 5 through June 9, ISTI will host another of our popular Earthworm training courses in Saratoga Springs, New York. Earthworm is the popular open source regional earthquake data acquisition and location processing system. Originally developed by the USGS, it is now maintained and moved forward by a group of developers that ISTI organizes.
In the course, we will be providing an expert’s insight into the system. You will learn tricks and tips from our decades of experience operating and programming Earthworm. You will learn how to set up regional automatic earthquake detection with the latest release of Earthworm.
This course will be useful to anyone setting up, managing, tuning, or developing for an Earthworm system.