One of the challenges facing the Integrated Ocean Drilling
Program (IODP) is the geophysical surveying needed to help
provide the scientific basis for drilling, and to characterize
specifi c drilling sites. To address this topic and related
issues, JOI/USSSP is jointly sponsoring a one-day workshop
with Industry for interested members of the scientific community,
to be hosted by British Petroleum in Houston, TX.
Purpose: To learn how geophysical
surveying for drilling is conducted by Industry, and to discuss
how the academic community can
feasibly acquire seismic data of appropriate quality for
Goals: (a) To learn from Industry the critical
considerations for acquisition, processing, and interpretation
of high-quality 3-D seismic data. (b)
Discuss how to feasibly acquire and process data to fulfi
ll the IODP panel needs for the different platforms available
in IODP. (c) Produce a white
paper with recommendations to NSF on ways and resources necessary
to acquire and process geophysical
data appropriate for IODP needs.
Participation: This focused meeting will
be attended by industry representatives and approximately 30
members of the academic geophysical community.
Student participation is encouraged. To apply, please send
a one-paragraph expression of interest (EOI) by May
5, 2003 to Nathan
Bangs, University of Texas
Institute for Geophysics (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Limited JOI/USSSP support is
available to U.S. Participants.