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Deployment of Ocean Bottom Seismometers in the Fram Strait


UiB-GEO will deploy three Ocean Bottom Seismometers (OBS) in the Fram Strait near the Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge between Sunday, July 29, and Wednesday, August 1, 2018.


The instruments will sit on the sea floor for one year to monitor earth movements. The recorded data will be used to analyze earthquake sources and potentially other geohazards.


The measurements will improve earthquake monitoring in the Arctic region as the better monitoring coverage allows for detecting smaller earthquakes. Personnel involved are Zeinab Jeddi (Seismologist, UiB-GEO), Jürgen Gossler (OBS technician, K.U.M.), and Mathilde B. Sørensen (Seismologist, UiB-GEO).


For more info on the mission, see the UiB-GEO website.

You can check out all the INTAROS observing sites in this interactive map.

26 June 2018

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