- Expedition Updates
- Education and Outreach
OBS data from the first year of the Cascadia Initiative is available at the IRIS DMC. Visit the Data Highlights page to find out more.
During the 2014 field season there will be 6 Cascadia Initiative cruises and one PI-led expedition. Apply to Sail on one of the oceanographic expeditions!
During the 2013 field season there were 6 Cascadia Initiative cruises. Operational objectives were to recover 70 OBSs deployed in 2012 and deploy 70 OBSs for 2013. Relevant documents can be found on the 2013 CIET Expedition pages
During the 2012 field season there were 6 Cascadia Initiative cruises. Operational objectives were to recover 62 OBSs deployed in 2011 and deploy 70 OBSs for 2012. Cruise objectives and relevant maps/files can be found on the 2012 CIET Expedition pages.
During the 2011 field season the CIET completed 3 oceanographic expeditions to deploy 64 ocean bottom seismometers (OBSs). All 64 OBSs were recovered between May-July 2012. Visit the 2011 Expeditions page for links to individual legs and related information.
Education and Outreach
- About the Program
- 2013 Participants and their stories
- Geoprisms Announcement
- A Graduate Student's Perspective by Daniel Zietlow (U. Colorado)
Read dispatches written by Matt Cooper from the Atlantis as it retrieves earthquake monitors off the Northwest coast.
Read all about the CC@SEA Program in EARTH Magazine
Cascadia Initiative: The Movie
- Cascadia Initiative: THE MOVIE: During leg 1 UCORE students from Oregon community colleges made a VERY entertaining movie suitable for undergrads and high school students. Visit the E&O page to view it.
- Fall AGU 2012 (pdf)
Fall AGU 2011 (pdf)
CIET and Fisheries Cooperate on successful field season:
The deployment of OBSs in shallow water requires close cooperation with fisheries in the PNW. During the 2011 field season CIET sited dozens of OBSs in shallow water and consulted with local fisheries and stakeholders so as to minimize our impact on their operations (and vice versa!). Scott McMullen from the Oregon Fishermen's Cable Committee (OFCC) writes:
This is a real success story of the benefit of collaboration. Just so you understand, had the seismometers been deployed in their originally proposed positions, I am sure that the outcome would not have been so positive--for your instruments and for the fishing industry. Locating the seismometers near known "hang-ups" eliminated the impact on the trawl fleet and likely spared the devices some damage. I applaud you for modifying the design to recover the instrument anchors rather than abandoning them, another very positive development.