This technical report has been initiated, compiled and edited until March 1994. Its
objective was to collect the existing geoscientific database and state of the art on the Uralides.
It serves as a platform for financial and operational decisions by national and international
funding agencies on the URSEIS95-project (Urals Reflection Seismic Experiment and
Integrated Studies) under the EUROPROBE umbrella.
The German DEKORP2000 (GFZ Potsdam), funded by BMBF, decided to operate this
project in June 1994. Until November 1994, the COCORP project (Cornell University,
U.S.A), funded by NSF, and CICYT (Barcelona, Spain) got funding to join a western
consortium on the operation ofURSEIS in 1995. Until the end of 1994, a Russian consortium,
funded by ROSGEOLCOM, was built under the leadership of SPETSGEOFISIKA (Moscow),
integrating the BAZHENOV Geophysical Expedition (Sheelite, Ekaterinburg),
BASHNEFTEGEOFISIKA (Ufa) and the GEON institute (Moscow).
All partners in the project join forces in financing, acquisition, processing, interpretation
and publishing the results of the seismic experiment. The field parameters of the experiment
(chapter VI) have been slightly modified in the meantime and include the Vibroseis source
technique. The field campaign is scheduled for May-September 1995. The interdisciplinary
studies (chapter Vll) have been approved by the E.C. in the frame of the INTAS-programme
(International Association for the Promotion of Cooperation with Scientists from the
Independent States of the Former Soviet Union). in October 1994 and started their operational