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Stratabox, a shallow marine seismic system

Posted: Tue Mar 02, 2021 7:23 am
by randomrichard
I have a functional if old Stratabox system to dispose of from a UK address. It collects subsurface reflection data using a large ceramic ring that acts as transmitter and receiver transducer. Stratabox software to drive the unit from a laptop is available online with position fixing provided by GPS output to the laptop, both via USB. Output is to standard *.odc seismic files Operating costs are zero except for the boat. The unit is useful to map shallow sedimentary deposits, erosional features and the disposition of dipping hardrock units. It can be operated by a single individual. If you can collect the unit it is available for a nominal sum.

Re: Stratabox, a shallow marine seismic system

Posted: Tue Mar 02, 2021 3:34 pm
by leosierra
Dear Richard
It´s an interesting equipment to my research in hydrology and sedimentology on plains in Argentina. Considering our national financial difficulties to buy new geophysical equipment, I may consider buy it if you can package it and delivery to post.

Thanks in advance.
Kind regards,

Leonardo Sierra
leonardo.sie@gmail.com

Re: Stratabox, a shallow marine seismic system

Posted: Wed Mar 03, 2021 4:25 am
by randomrichard
Leonardo
The equipment only works in the sea or in lakes, not on "plains", if by that you mean land areas. You would need a stable survey vessel, I have been using a 5m fishing boat with cabin, with motor, GPS navigation/chartplotter, and 12V electrical power. Shipment of the equipment abroad would be costly and may well exceed its value. It weighs several kilos and the metal support for the transducer is over 1m long. That is why I have specified that the buyer must collect the equipment. Richard Clarke

Re: Stratabox, a shallow marine seismic system

Posted: Wed Mar 03, 2021 7:19 am
by leosierra
Sorry, I try to mean lakes and big ponds on Pampean plain in Argentina. Yes, of course we have the necessary equipment that you mentioned in our research institute https://ihlla.conicet.gov.ar/. Nevertheless, I understand limitations such as weight. Thanks

Re: Stratabox, a shallow marine seismic system

Posted: Thu Mar 04, 2021 7:25 am
by randomrichard
We once used a similar system on a canal in the UK. We acquired information but I'm not sure if it was worth it. The shallow water depth meant there were many multiples which the software was unable to remove. 20m plus is OK. The Stratabox is antique although a clever design which is why I offer it for a nominal amount of cash. But it would not justify the shipping cost. Regards Richard

Re: Stratabox, a shallow marine seismic system

Posted: Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:46 am
by Gery
It is a 3.5-kHz system? I'd appreciate if you could share more details, my email is gery@g3eo.com, thanks.