This special section is dedicated to seismic anisotropy, which is playing an increasingly more important role in our understanding and modelling of the subsurface. Most papers published in this section were presented at the 14th International Workshop on Seismic Anisotropy (IWSA), which was held on 12–16 April 2010 in Hillarys, Perth, Western Australia. The main organizers of the workshop were Andrej Bóna and Boris Gurevich from Curtin University and Greg Ball from Chevron. This workshop continued the tradition of biennial meetings of anisotropists, which began in 1984.

The workshop was dedicated to the memory of Mike Schoenberg, one of the...

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