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Project completed: an article about the recent marine expedition to deploy eighteen seismometers in the North Atlantic ocean. These devices will descent up to 4000m to install themselves on the seafloor, collecting seismic vibrational data to help scientists understand tsunamis and earthquakes.
In addition to the contribution to tsunami and earthquake research, this project will have creative and educational outcomes due to the collaboration with sound art project Aerial/Sparks as well as the curriculum links with Irish school students.
The article is called ‘Capturing the earth’s heartbeat: K.U.M. and the SEA-SEIS ocean-bottom seismometer deployment mission’ and was published in the mid-December 2018 edition of the magazine.
Project underway: currently writing an article about the deployment of the OBSs along the Korean Peninsula, which will help monitor seismic activity to provide data that will help predict potential major earthquakes. There have not traditionally been many large tremors in this world region in the last couple of hundred years, so buildings don’t tend to be earthquake resistant and the residents are not prepared for such events. However, in the last three years alone there have been three earthquakes of around 5.0 magnitude on the Richter scale, so experts are concerned about the potential impact of large-scale tremors in the region.
The article will be published in the July/August edition of the magazine.