2-Day Course on Passive Seismic Methods Hosted by Geometrics and Geomatrix

Course Description

On September 27-28, 2022, Geometrics and Geomatrix Earth Sciences will be co-hosting a course highlighting the contribution of passive seismic methods within the near-surface ground engineering and exploration industry.

The course will include discussion of passive surface wave theory and methods using the wireless Atom seismic system, manufactured by Geometrics, Inc. The differences and similarities between active and passive seismic methods will be discussed, and how passive surface wave/ambient noise tomographic data can be used to quickly estimate 1D/2D/3D Vs structures over a range of depths, up to 100+ meters.

Also to be provided are numerical and field examples to demonstrate how data are analysed and modelled using 2D and 3D inversion software (SeisImager/SW using SPAC).

The course will be hosted by Dr. Koichi Hayashi, who is a Senior Technical manager at OYO Corporation/Geometrics, Inc., along with other affiliates from Geometrics and Geomatrix Earth Science Ltd. Dr. Hayashi has over 28 years of research experience in geophysics and has looked at seismic refraction, active/passive surface waves, finite-difference seismic modelling, and travel-time inversion in order to write a number of data analysis suites and develop the SeisImager software.

Evening Gathering

For delegates who will be staying locally, we will be organising an evening drink social at the Black Lion public house in the centre of Leighton Buzzard at 19:00. From there, delegates can opt to dine at one of many restaurants the town has to offer.

This course offers the opportunity to hone your skill and better your understanding of passive seismic methods. The material taught is a practical combination of theory, application, and field practice, and attendees can immediately apply what they’ve learned to their own projects.

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