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The community effort

  The project as of 2008 has evolved from an in-house, 4-member team into a multi-institutional collaborative force (Table below), working with a special eye on instrumentation advancement. In addition to the devices to secure safe deployment and recovery, a prototype of mid-period OBS is scheduled for a shallow-water test in December 2008, as a result of the AS-NSYSU joint adventure. The design goal of the new instrument is to push the geophone’s 4.5 Hz to the seafloor noise notch at 20 s and to minimize the power budget of the system to <~0.3 W by using a new data logger. In its beta version, the wide-band OBS aims at a continuous recording of ~3 month at < 5 km water depths. These instruments may form a large array to carry out experiments in the OT and the Bashi strait to study the mantle wedge, which have to date never been sampled comprehensively at a local scale. This wide-band OBS can be considered complementary to the long-deployment, high-performance WHOI BBOBS.

  In parallel to the engineering R&D between AS and NSYSU, IO-NTU is spearheading the establishment of another BBOBS array by acquiring commercially available units. This will add to the IES-WHOI instruments to enhance the versatility of the broadband array in its strategic deployment in a broader Taiwan region.  IO-NTU is also teaming up with IES and the NTUT in building a new high-frequency, highly portable OBS.

 

members

Ban-Yuan Kuo Research Fellow,IES, Academia Sinica
Wu-Cheng Chi Asst Research Fellow, IES, Academia Sinica
Ching-Ren Lin Technician, IES, Academia Sinica
Tsui-Yu Chang Asst. Prof., Inst. of Oceanography, National Taiwan Univ.
Chao-Chang Wang Asso. Prof., Inst. of Applied Marine physics & Undersea Technology, National Sun Yat-sen Univ.
Hsin-Hung Chen Asso. Prof., Inst. of Applied Marine physics & Undersea Technology, National Sun Yat-sen Univ.