The 2005 SEG-EAGE Summer Research Workshop, dedicated to multicomponent seismic and held in Pau, France, during the first week of September 2005, was in many respects a continuation of the 2000 SEG-EAGE Summer Research Workshop held on the other side of the ocean, in Boise, Idaho, and dedicated to shear-wave seismic. Writing this review article required coordinating many different perceptions of the significance of the workshop. This, in a way, documents the richness and the diversity of views by our industry's leading advocates (at least, among those who showed up) concerning the benefits of multicomponent seismic.

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