Nanoseismic Monitoring Summer Workshop 2015

Dear colleague, I'm happy to inform you that we plan to organize another Compact Course on Nanoseismic Monitoring this summer. The workshop will start on Monday 17th of August and it will last 3 days until 19th of August. This workshop will be organized for both, people new to Nanoseismic Monitoring as well as people who attended previous workshops. We added some major new processing techniques to the NanoseismicSuite software since the last workshop in spring 2013 and have some new insights from permanent monitoring networks with mini-arrays. All modules of the software are now written in Java which allows consistent usage with all major operating systems. The workshop will be split for different audiences. Depending on feedback, the first 1-2 days will be reserved for beginners who can choose to additionally attend the advanced topics which will follow. In these first days we will introduce the basic concepts of visual screening to seek for unexpected, previously unknown events and to identify the ensemble of noise signals (forensic seismology). The preliminary program is at the bottom of this mail. As usual, we plan hands-on exercises of the supplied software tools on your own laptops with data subsets from our/your campaigns. Please contact us in advance if you wish to work on your own data.

We invite you, as well as interested colleagues or students from your institute or company. Please let us know if you would like to participate and which topics you are interested in (including topics not in the above list) by filling out the form here:

Contact for further questions: <workshop@…>

Best regards,

Benjamin Sick and Manfred Joswig

How to get to our institute

The workshop will take place directly in our institute, the address and how to get there can be found here:

The workshop room number is 0.2 which is just on the right side (opposite the Institute for Geophysics door) if you come up the stairs to the ground floor from the main entrance.

Accommodation during the workshop

You have to organize accommodation by yourself, a good website to make hotel bookings is e.g.

Food during the workshop

We will have coffee and snacks for a small service charge. For lunch, participants are welcome to walk with us to the local canteen of the university on their own cost.


Monday 17.8.Tuesday 18.8.Wednesday 19.8.
09:00 ­ 10:30Welcome and IntroductionLocation Constraints and JackknifingAutomatic Event Processing
11:00 ­ 12:30Field Installation and Data RetrievalArray versus Network Processingcurrent research results
lunch lunch lunch
14:00 ­ 15:30SonoView: Event Screening+DetectionNear­Distance Ml Determination and Master EventDiscussion and Outlook
16:00 ­ 17:30Introduction to HypoLineFree Work on Data SetsFree Work on Data Sets
17:30 ­ 18:00Free Work on Data SetsFree Work on Data Sets

Additional topics:

  • Introduction to Nanoseismic Monitoring
  • Deployment of mini-arrays
  • Permanent installation of mini-arrays
  • Seismological data handling in the software suite (you may bring your own data)
  • Initial data screening and detection with SonoView
  • Event localization with HypoLine

A selection of new advanced processing techniques and topics which can be covered:

  • Improved localization techniques:
    • Localization with station elevations/depths and 3D velocity models including topography
    • “Classic” localization based on minimal residual and error ellipse calculation
    • Three-component analysis with hodograms and transformation of traces
  • Seismological array processing
    • FK array analysis
    • Support for arrays with an arbitrary amount of elements
  • Automatization
    • Pattern recognition with Sonograms
    • Coincidence STA/LTA trigger interactive parametrization
    • Automatically assisted localization within HypoLine
  • Import of public seismic bulletins and data from public seismic networks via web services and Seedlink
  • Network detection threshold maps based on background noise at individual stations
  • Export of solutions to Geographic Information Systems (GIS), i.e. Shapefile (ArcGIS) and KML (Google Earth)

New Nanoseismic Monitoring research results from:

  • Permanent monitoring with additional software tools:
    • Induced seismicity, northern Germany
    • Active Fault mapping Mont-Terri rock laboratory, Switzerland
  • Temporary field campaigns:
    • Aftershocks from Nuclear Explosions
  • Mudflow monitoring, Super-Sauze mudflow, France

Reading material

To get already informed, you can find the slides of the workshop from 2012 here: Workshop

More material is available in Literature or Further Reading.

Workshop resources

You can find the current software and the example data here:

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