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Seismic Working Workshop - August 10-13, 2017

Working Workshops as opposed to "talking workshops" are meetings where the participants work in pairs or small teams to develop new software code or to conduct computational experiments addressing a particular problem. In this workshop participants will work in small groups to create short, reproducible, geophysical tutorials. These tutorials are inspired by The Leading Edge geophysical tutorial articles [1]. At the end of the workshop groups will make lightning talks (a five minute presentation). An open repository will be created to share presentations and code after the workshop.


Groups of two or three participant will be formed at the working workshop for create reproducible tutorials. The tutorial should be on a topic of interest to seismic interpreters, applied geophysicists, and general earth scientists. It should be about 1500 words, two or three figures, and code to mskes the figures reproducable. Groups can use any system to create and share the code that allows the tutorial figures to be reproduced by readers after the workshop. The tutorials may be candidates for publication (eg The Leading Edge geophysical tutorial articles [[2]] or the software section of Geophysics). Some participants may want to experiment with existing tutorials in The Leading Edge, Seismic Unix demos, Madagascar reproducible documents[[3]], or other sources. These sources inspire readers to learn, modify, port, or process another dataset. Collaborate and share your experience in a lightning talk (a five minute presentation).

Participants are expected to bring laptops with the software they will use create a tutorial during the workshop. Wifi internet access will be provided.

This working workshop hopes to provide a forum for geophysicist to learn, contribute, and network.


The workshop participation is free but requires an application. Space is limited. The application deadline is August 1, 2017. Link to the application form Link to the application form

Draft agenda

  • Wednesday afternoon August 9, 2017 3:00-6:00 PM Sytem Configuration and Open Seismic Software Installation
    • Do you want help getting your computer up to speed before the working workshop? Come for informal, one-on-one assistance to:
      • Install Linux on your computer.
      • Configure Linux/OSX on your computer.
      • Install Seismic Unix on your computer
      • Install Madagascar on your computer.
      • Install Jupyter and python on your computer.
      • Install a virtual Linux system on your Windows computer that will allow you to experiment with a Linux development environment.

  • Thursday August 10, 2017 (working workshop starts)
    • 8:30-9:00 Coffee
    • 9:00-10:00 Introductions, project proposals, and team formations
    • 10:00-12:00 Breakout into work teams
    • 12:00-1:00 Lunch (provided)
    • 1:00-2:00 Group discussion
    • 2:00-5:30 Breakout into work teams
  • Friday August 11, 2016
    • 8:30-9:00 Coffee. Reform teams.
    • 9:00-12:00 Breakout into work teams
    • 12:00-1:00 Lunch (provided)
    • 1:00-2:00 Group discussion
    • 2:00-5:30 Breakout into work teams
    • 6:00-8:00 Dinner
  • Saturday August 20, 2016
    • 8:30-9:00 Coffee. Reform teams.
    • 9:00-12:00 Breakout into work teams
    • 12:00-1:00 Lunch (provided)
    • 1:00-2:00 Finalize lightning talks
    • 1:00-3:00 Lighting talks

Contact us

Contact us by email at seismic.working.workshop@gmail.com.


Rm 223, Science & Research Bld1
University of Houston
3507 Cullen Boulevard
Houston, TX 77204-5007

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Supporting Organizations



SEG Wavelets

SEG Wavelets is the University of Houston's SEG student chapter. It is devoted to promoting education in exploration geophysics. We work with professional organizations, industry professionals, University of Houston faculty, and other student organizations to bring students educational, social, and possible future employment opportunities. More details can be found on our website.

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Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics
Rice University