Day three brought pretzels and drinks to entice people to the “Geosciences in Germany” stand, to a fascinating presentation on microbial life deep beneath the ocean floor.
Interest in Quick Quake is excellent – it’s great to be able to bring a smile and exclamations of “cool” and “neat” from old and young seismologists alike.
Our new simple seismograph is a real differentiation from the ever-increasing complexity of instruments from the major manufacturers. I believe that the future lies in telemetering as much continuous data as possible back to lab and let the powerful server computers do all the work. The more these field instruments seem to do the more that can go wrong and the more power they have to use.