AGU Workshop Title: Distributed Acoustic Sensing: Principles and Case Studies 
Date and Time: Sunday, 9 December 2018: 09:00 - 17:00 
Location: Grand Hyatt, Room: Constitution CD; Washington, D.C.

The DAS workshop is patterned after many years of successful Distributed Temperature Sensing (DTS) workshops offered by the Center for Transformative Environmental Monitoring Programs (CTEMPs) the weekend before the Fall AGU meeting. The workshop will provide an overview of the technology and its principles. The technology overview will be followed by a variety of case histories that illustrate applications that include Vertical Seismic Profiling (VSP), near-surface characterization, infrastructure monitoring, mine monitoring, earthquake seismology, and CO2 sequestration and geothermal reservoir monitoring. An opportunity is provided for vendors to describe their equipment and services as well for national laboratories to inform the workshop of their development efforts. Finally, the workshop will close with an open discussion of the future of DAS for the AGU community.

The learning objective is to provide attendees a practical understanding of the potential and limitations of DAS when they consider using the technology for their application.

Tentative Workshop Schedule:

  • 900 – 945:  Principles of DAS
  • 945 – 1030: Near Surface Geophysics Applications
  • 1030 –1045: Break
  • 1045 –1200: Hydrocarbon, Geothermal, and CO2 Reservoir Applications
  • 1200 –1315: Lunch
  • 1315 – 1400: Vendor Presentations
  • 1400 – 1445: Hydrology and Engineering Applications
  • 1445 – 1515: Break
  • 1515 – 1600: Earthquake Seismology Applications
  • 1600 – 1630: Advances in DAS Technology
  • 1630 – 1700: Future of DAS for AGU Community
  • 1700 – Adjourn

Organizers: Herb Wang (, U. of Wisconsin-Madison), Xavier Comas (, Florida Atlantic U.), Scott Tyler (, U. of Nevada-Reno)

Important note: All workshop attendees/students must be registered for Fall Meeting in addition to registering to attend their desired workshop. (Half-day - $75/regular, $40/student; Full-day - $150/regular, $75/student). One-day registrations are available for attendees/students who are only attending the Scientific Workshops. Workshop presenters need not be registered for Fall Meeting to present.