Ninety-nine professionals, the majority of whom have significant experience with shear waves, gathered in October 2000 at the SEG-EAGE Summer Research Workshop in Boise, Idaho, U.S. The 63 papers presented raised many hotly debated technical issues. More general issues also emerged during the discussions: What is the application domain of a technology heralded as one that will profoundly influence the future of our profession? Why has multicomponent technology not been the commercial success we were hoping for, despite the heavy investments? What is needed to make this technology more beneficial to interpreters and decision makers? And many more.

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