Paper Summary

Despite being at the end of a long and full Annual Meeting week, the workshop “Full wave-equation methods for complex imaging challenges,” held 30 October 2009, drew an audience which filled the large meeting room. They were rewarded with a full day of presentations which mostly focused on emerging techniques for velocity model estimation rather than imaging itself: the consensus seemed to be that it is indeed there that the true imaging challenges lie. Nonetheless, significant contributions on the imaging side also demonstrated continuing progress in improving the quality and efficiency of imaging, and in interpreting the results.