Seismic reflection data, specifically 3D seismic, has been described as the geological equivalent to the Hubble Telescope. Its inception provided scientists with a tool that allows the analysis of features in the Earth’s subsurface to a resolution of a few meters. This resolving power combined with large aerial coverage is essential for much of the research undertaken by EMeRG, from interpreting major tectonic lineaments to small scale fluid escape pockmarks of few to tens of meters in diameter.

3D visualization of a collapse structure (CS-1) in the Levant Basin formed dissolution of the Messinian evaporites (from Bertoni and Cartwright, 2005).