Flexi-RAMP Concept Development

Tuesday April 7, 2009, 9am to 5pm at Portola Hotel & Spa in Monterey, California.

This is the day before the Annual SSA Meeting and in the same hotel.

The objective of the Flexi-RAMP initiative is to add to the pool of seismic equipment suitable for a Rapid Array Mobilization Program (RAMP) to study aftershock zones or volcanoes. It is envisioned to be a "Flexi"-RAMP as a large fraction of the instrumentation would be used by the community in short-term experiments at any time. PIs would be required to rapidly demobilize and send equipment to the RAMP region when a large event occurs.

At this one-day workshop we will develop the scientific objectives, the engineering interests, and the instrumentation needs of Flexi-RAMP. What are the important scientific targets both in the RAMP and Flexi modes of use? What type or types of instrumentation should be included and how many, 100 or 1000?

The program will include short presentations designed to stimulate the discussion and ample time for discussion. The morning will focus on science and engineering goals and the afternoon on instrumentation and operations. All participants are encouraged to bring one or two slides to illuminate the discussion. Lunch will be provided.

To participate in the workshop please contact Richard Allen (rallen@berkeley.edu ). The room block for SSA has been extended to the night of April 6 at the SSA rate. Please make your own hotel reservation.

Organizing committee: Richard Allen (UC Berkeley), Marcos Alvarez (IRIS-PASSCAL), Paul Davis (UCLA)