Thread: IRIS Webinar: Building a community project: the experience of the Eastern North America Margin (ENAM) Community Seismic Experiment (Wednesday, 12/2, 2 PM Eastern)

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Please register for "Building a community project: the experience of the
Eastern North America Margin (ENAM) Community Seismic Experiment" on
Wednesday December 2, 2015 2:00 PM EST at:

Presenter: Beatrice Magnani, Southern Methodist University

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information on how to attend. Please note that the webinar software
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Description of the ENAM project taken from the GeoPRISMS website:

The goal of the Eastern North American Margin Community Seismic
Experiment is to understand the breakup of ancient continents that led
to the formation of the eastern edge of North America and the Atlantic
Ocean and the later evolution of this continental margin by landslides
and other active processes. A record of these geological events is
stored in the rocks offshore North Carolina. We have collected active
and passive, onshore and offshore seismic data to image geological
structures at a range of scales to learn about the evolution of
continental margins and their geohazards.

This project involved the following major components:

* Deploying broadband ocean bottom seismometers (OBS) across the
continental margin for one year with the R/V Endeavor (April 2014)
* Deploying broadband seismometers on the Outer Banks to connect
between EarthScope stations and the offshore array (May 2014)
* Acquiring marine seismic reflection data across the margin with
the R/V Marcus G. Langseth (Sept-Oct 2014)
* Deploying short-period OBS across the margin with the R/V
Endeavor to record the Langseth’s seismic source (Sept-Oct 2014)
* Deploying short-period seismometers onshore to record the
Langseth’s seismic source (Sept-Oct 2014)
* Acquiring onshore active-source seismic data (summer 2015)

This is an academic project funded by the NSF-GeoPRISMS program. The
U.S. science community selected the margins off North Carolina and
Virginia as an ideal place to gather this data set. The selection of
this region and the design of the seismic study were guided by input
from the US scientific community through workshops and online forums. A
large group of scientists are spear-heading the effort to collect and
disseminate these data. The data are open to public and are useful for
studying a large range of fundamental geological processes. The project
also involved a large training and outreach component, bringing students
and young scientists to sea and holding short training courses and

More information can be found at

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