Welcome to the Virtual Seismic Atlas.
The Virtual Seismic Atlas is an open access community resource to share the geological interpretation of seismic data. By browsing freely through the site you will find seismic images and interpretations. And you can download higher resolution images for your own use. All without signing in - it's free to browse.
Use the VSA to find images of subsurface structures, submarine landscapes, the structure of oceanic waterbodies and much more.
You can search for analogues, rapidly contrasting geological features, finding areas of controversy. You'll find results from cutting edge technology and breaking research alongside historically important images of the subsurface. The VSA is used by thousands of geoscientists each week.
After 6 years online, over the next two months the VSA is being modified and upgraded. During this time we are freezing existing VSA content – so no new content can be posted. All existing registered user Ids will be disabled.
The VSA will remain available to browse and existing content will be available to download through this period.
Once testing is complete we’ll migrate onto the new system. Unfortunately it will not be possible to migrate pending submitted content nor favourites lists.
There will also be new URLs for existing content. Thank you for your understanding through this transitional period.
The VSA is an industry-academia partnership.
You can download further information (pdf files) here:
- About the VSA
- Call for contributions (instructions for authors)
- Request for support 2011-2012
- Terms and conditions
- VSA Media release
VSA Director: Rob Butler (University of Aberdeen: firstname.lastname@example.org)
With Bill McCaffrey and Taija Torvela (University of Leeds)