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DATA exchange

The MOST project is a new academic initiative designed to benefit seismologists and oceanographers working on obtaining images of the ocean from acoustic reflection data.

We envision the fledgling MOST data archive as a temporary facility to help the synergy between industry and academia get off the ground. Technical issues related to the very large data volumes of typical seismic survey need to be considered during this phase. Once a strategy for data storage and access is worked out, we hope to pass management of enlarging seismic data archives to existing national data storage centers.

Seismic reflection data is routinely stored onboard the acquisition vessel in SEG-D format on a variety of tape cartridge media - IBM 3590 and IBM 3592 cartridges are the most recent common media. The data are usually reformatted onto SEG-Y media (or some internal equivalent) during the earliest stages of seismic processing. Such data can then be exported and provided to us on any suitable media including USB disk drives.

We can currently read SEG-Y or SEG-D formats recorded onto 8mm, 3480, 3490, 3490e, 3590 (10 Gb), LTO2, DLT IV (10 Gb) media.

What we will provide

The website will provide a database of processed data images and standard freeware processing routines such that academic researchers worldwide can compare oceanographic images and interpretations.

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Last Updated: April 2008