Seismic ECS Cruise 2017

Update 05.15.2017

For the upcoming Seismic ECS cruise, the deadline to apply for the training cruise opportunity is May 31st, 2017.

Helpful documents to complete your application can be found at this Dropbox
Link (Special thank to Estefania Ortiz and John Greene at MAPLES of Texas A&M to provide these useful information and cookbooks!!):

To access the training cruise application form, click the link below:]
If you have any questions about the cruise or application, please email:

Update 04.13.2017

Thank you so much for joining the information webinars!

Update 03.09.2017

Webinar Registration (Required, deadline on April 3rd, 2017) – CLOSED.

Interested individuals can sign up for the free webinars, even if you do not intend to apply to the early career cruise opportunity. Please RVSP at the following link: and the UNOLS Office will send login and participation instructions prior to the start of the webinars.

Informational Webinars for NSF-UNOLS Early Career Scientist Training in Seismic Data Acquisition and Processing

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has funded an Early Career Scientist Training Cruise in Seismic Data Acquisition and Processing to take place aboard the R/V Revelle in September 2017. The official announcement and application form for this opportunity will be forthcoming. As part of this effort, the program’s Principal Investigators will be hosting a three-part webinar series, which will provide participants with necessary information to complete the application package, including a 2-page (maximum) science proposal. The webinars will introduce the participants to the process of defining science goals, developing detailed cruise plans to meet those goals, and to fundamentals of active source marine seismology.  The course will also cover the use of currently available data and open source processing and interpretation tools to help develop a proposal.

The program PIs are: Masako Tominaga (TAMU), Anne Trehu (OSU), Mitch Lyle (OSU), and Gregory Mountain (Rutgers), with additional support from Nathan Bangs (UTIG).

Also, our outreach specialist/science writer/education officer, Rebecca Fowler, will introduce our on-site science outreach programs that will provide participants with an understanding of science communication and outreach in the context of the Broader Impact of this cruise effort.

* this cruise has been designed for (but is not limited to) graduate students and early career scientist who are “non-specialists” in active source seismic, but we welcome any interested parties for this webinar series!

Webinar Schedule:

Title: How to Develop Science Hypotheses and Address Them with Marine Seismics
Date: Monday 4/10 (4:30-6pm EDT):
Topics: Introduction to the ECS opportunity and application process, Introduction to science in the Cascadia Margin
Seismic Primer-1: Overview of Currently Accessible Seismic Data and US Seismic Facilities

Title: How to Develop Marine Seismic Proposals
Date: Tuesday 4/11 (4:30-6pm EDT):
Topics: Introduction on how to plan marine seismic surveys for non-seismic specialists, Writing tips for NSF/seismic proposal, IHA permit process
Seismic Primer-2: Introduction of Multichannel Seismic Reflection Data Acquisition and Processing

Title: How to Develop a Marine Seismic Acquisition Plan
Date: Wednesday 4/12 (4:30-6pm EDT):
Topics: Introduction to the UNOLS Ship Time Request System and cruise budget, familiarizing ourselves with data management, data planning, the Academic Seismic Portal (ASP) and other data resources, and the role of R2R.
Seismic Primer-3: Seismic Cruise Planning and Useful Software


If you have any questions, please contact Masako Tominaga and Estefania Ortiz <>