Category Archives: Announcements

ISTI at AMS Annual Meeting on 14 January 2020 in Boston, MA

Sid & Stefan of ISTI welcome you to meet them at the 100th AMS Annual Meeting on 14 January 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts.

With over 30 years’ combined experience in scientific software, Sid Hellman and Stefan Lisowski will be available to share their expertise.

100th AMS Annual Meeting | 14 January 2020 | Boston, MA

Contact us now to arrange a meet up with Sid and Stefan.

Meet the ISTI team at the AMS Annual Meeting in Boston, MA 2020.

If you wish to discuss custom software development, Tsunami monitoring, or other products and services that ISTI excels in with Sid and Stefan, contact us now.

Sidney Hellman: President,  Stefan Lisowski: Senior Software Developer, COS.

ISTI at AGU 9 – 13 Dec. 2019 in San Francisco

ISTI & Geobit  join together at the AGU Annual Meeting in San Francisco 9 – 13 Dec. 2019.  We are a team providing a complete seismic monitoring solution. Contact us through

With 65+ years of combined experience, GEObit and ISTI are joining forces to become the most competitive and fastest growing joint venture group in the seismic monitoring services industry.

Providing state-of-the-art seismic instruments, network design, installation techniques, data monitoring and processing services, our group is able to deliver a cost-effective total solution to the energy exploration & production industry, especially to the oil, gas and geothermal sector. Our key benefits are that we produce in-house hardware and software while installing and maintaining the microseismic monitoring network to ensure a high level of data quality and availability. In other words, we make the technology – we apply the technology – we offer the technology.


Geobit Digitizer. Photo, courtesy of Geobit.

We have worldwide experience having installed and operated seismic networks all over the world, from Indonesia/Papua jungle to the Middle East desert, from Alaska glaciers to Himalayan Mountains. In the USA, we are currently running many dedicated microseismic monitoring projects with over 200 stations installed in the past 10 years.

AGU 2019 - American Geophysical Union conference

Visit us at booth #835, AGU 2019

San Francisco, CA USA  |  9 – 13 December

Meet our team and learn about the latest offerings. Dimitris Mourtzouchos & Nikos Germenis (Geobit), Paul Friberg & Sid Hellman (ISTI), and others will be available to answer your questions. Continue reading

New paper on Eagle Ford play shows earthquakes induced by hydraulic fracturing

As noted in the Houston Chronical news article, a new study published this week in Geophysical Research Letters indicates that much of the recent seismicity in the Eagle Ford shale gas play in Texas is induced by hydraulic fracturing. Fasola and her colleagues found a significant correlation between completion activity on wells and earthquakes close by. They further noted a large increase in seismicity that was coincident with the operations that was over 30 times the background seismicity rate for the area in 2018. The state seismic network, TexNet, provides earthquake locations to operators and the public during business day operations, but if operators need rapid and more timely access to data, ISTI provides a Rapid Notification Service from our cloud system that is operating 24×7. Get notified of an earthquake in your area of operation as it unfolds.

If more stations are necessary, ISTI provides rental equipment and crews to deploy stations at a moments notice. We also have professional seismologists to help with regulatory issues related to seismicity. Contact us today to see how we can apply our analytics and experience to your operation’s seismicity issues.

Visit ISTI @ IUGG 2019 in Montreal

Visit us at booth #109, IUGG 2019

Montreal Canada  |  8 – 17 July

Meet our team at IUGG in Montreal and learn about the latest offerings.  Paul Friberg & Sid Hellman will be available to answer your questions. Come see the new GEObit GEOtiny digital seismometer (wide-band seismometer and accelerometer all in one convenient package).

Paul Friberg at ISTI’s IUGG booth Exhibitor list
Sid Hellman at ISTI’s IUGG booth The GEOtiny seismometer in action!

ISTI @ IAEA Safeguards Symposium in Vienna, Austria, 5-8 Nov. 2018

ISTI will be attending the Quadrennial IAEA Safeguards Symposium in Vienna, Austria, 5-8 November 2018.

Visit us at our booth.  Details to come.   

Meet our team and learn about the latest offerings. ISTI team members, Ilya Dricker, Matthias Auer, Scott Fertig, Serhiy Vasilyev, and Sid Hellman, will be available to answer your questions.

ISTI Presentations

View the ISTI poster schedule and abstract info below. Continue reading

ISTI at the Seismic Instrumentation Technology Symposium 2018

Sid Hellman of ISTI (the US distributor of GEObit instrumentation) is attending the IRIS Seismic Instrumentation Technology Symposium 2018 in Tucson, Arizona, October 30 to 31.

ISTI specializes in developing custom data acquisition, analysis, and processing software for the geophysical sciences. Microseismic data acquisition and processing are performed by custom solutions using existing open source software as a foundation, saving our customers both time and money. ISTI provides several products and services covering all geophysical applications and monitoring needs of the industry.

GEObit provides high sensitivity wide-band and near broad-band seismic sensors, surface or borehole type, and high dynamic range, low power 32bit ADC data loggers with local data storage and real-time telemetry over seedlink protocol. We are focusing on low power and cost-efficient solutions so we provide to our customer seismic networks with low installation and maintenance costs. Our instruments are ideal for local and regional seismicity and micro-seismicity monitoring and for seismic events such as those induced by unconventional hydrocarbon extraction. Our high fidelity data loggers ensure that these signals are recorded with the highest resolution and timing accuracy.

Please look for Sid to discuss GEObit, or anything else seismic related. 

Visit the Seismic Instrumentation Technology Symposium 2018 website for more information on this event.

ISTI Presents @ GA ESC in Malta, 2 – 7 Sept. 2018

ISTI and Geobit, join together at The 36th General Assembly of the European Seismological Commission in Valletta, Malta, 2 – 7 September 2018.

Visit us at booth #8

Meet our team and learn about the latest offerings. Nikos Germenis (Geobit), and Paul Friberg (ISTI) will be available to answer your questions.

ISTI Presentations

View the ISTI poster schedule & abstract info below. Continue reading

ISTI Presenting at SSA, 14-17 May 2018, Miami, FL

ISTI is presenting  at the Seismological Society of America Annual Meeting, being held in Miami, Florida 14 – 17 May 2018.  The ISTI presenters welcome anyone attending the SSA annual meeting to stop by and chat with them.


View the ISTI poster schedule and abstract links below.

Paul Friberg (ISTI) (with coauthors from Cedarville University, Miami University, & USGS) Observed Characteristics of Induced Seismicity: From Laboratory to Field Scale Wed., 16 May 5:00 PM @ Flagler Room
Paul Friberg (ISTI) (with coauthors from the U.S. Geological Survey & U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs} Recent Advances in Dense Array Seismology Wed.,  16 May Poster @ Riverfront South Room