Dates: Sunday May 15 to Friday May 20, 2016
Location: Macdonald Aviemore Resort, Aviemore, Scotland
Seismix is an international symposium on seismic imaging that is held every two years. The first meeting was held at Cornell in 1984, and since that time, it has visited Canada, Australia, Finland, China, Spain and many other places around the world. The original motivation for Seismix came from a group of seismologists interested in pursuing national programs of multichannel seismic reflection profiling of continents and their margins. Notable examples include BIRPS in the UK, DEKORP in Germany, BELCORP in Belgium, Lithoprobe in Canada and FIRE in Finland. In the last decade, Seismix has diversified from crustal reflection profiling to include most kinds of seismic imaging methods that can be applied to the crust and underlying mantle lithosphere. Thus, methods include those that use active sources or passive sources, and applications range from exploration through to the solid Earth. The emphasis is on new methods and their applications, and on advancing our understanding of crustal/lithospheric dynamics, structure and processes. The symposium is unique in the way that it brings together the active/passive source community and those who work on solid Earth/exploration problems.
In 2016, Seismix will be held at the Macdonald Aviemore Resort near the centre of the picturesque town of Aviemore, which is located in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park within the Scottish Highlands. Although the focus of the symposium will be an exciting scientific program that features many leading international researchers in the field of active and passive source seismic imaging, the Organising Committee is also delighted to be able to take full advantage of Scotland's famous scenery, geology and food. This will be in the form of a mid-week fieldtrip to Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle, an optional post-conference field trip to NW Scotland, and a conference dinner at the highest restaurant in the UK.