University of Texas at Austin

TexNet Technical Advisory Committee


TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO TEXNET AND BUREAU OF ECONOMIC GEOLOGY - MEETING

Capital Building, Room E2.030

10am, Tuesday, June 7, 2016


AGENDA       [Download this document as a Word.docx file]

  I.     Call Meeting to Order and Welcome

  II.     HB2 and TAC Member Introductions (TAC Chair) 10 minutes

  III.    TAC Mission Statement (TAC Chair) 5 minutes

  IV.    Approval of Minutes – N/A

  V.    TexNet Budget: Funding Allocations and Research Thrusts (Peter Hennings, Ellen Rathje) 30 minutes

 VI.    TexNet Monitoring System: Equipment acquisition, site assessment, deployment and operations plan (Alexandros Savvaidis, Peter                   Hennings) 30 minutes

 VII.    Update and summary of earthquake activity in Texas (Alexandros Savvaidis, Jake Walter) 30 minutes

  VIII.   Adjourn

 

TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO TEXNET AND BUREAU OF ECONOMIC GEOLOGY - WORK SESSION

Reagan Building, Conference Room 100

1:30pm, Tuesday, June 7, 2016


TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO THE BUREAU OF ECONOMIC GEOLOGY

MISSION STATEMENT    [Download this document as a Word.docx file]

The mission of the Technical Advisory Committee (“TAC”) is to fulfill the responsibilities as established in House Bill 2, passed by the Texas Legislature during the 84th Legislative Session, and to continuing related efforts as directed by the State of Texas and the Governor.

The TAC will advise the Bureau of Economic Geology (“BEG”) on the use of the funding, including the TexNet Seismic Monitoring Program and collaborative research relationships with other universities in Texas, and on the preparation of a status report to the Governor and Legislature.

The TAC will further advise BEG and TexNet on the work to establish high quality recordings of seismic events occurring within the boundaries of the State of Texas.  These data, when integrated with geological, hydraulic, and geomechanical characteristics and combined with reservoir modeling near faults, shall provide a basis for understanding both the spatial distribution and the source mechanisms of earthquakes statewide, so that the Citizens of Texas and State officials are proactively informed and prepared for the future.


TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO THE BUREAU OF ECONOMIC GEOLOGY

TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE OVERVIEW AND BUDGET SUMMARY  [Download this document as a PDF file]