International Development Seismology (IDS) is an interface between IRIS NSF-sponsored scientific mission and the need to ensure that scientific progress enables socially important outcomes. This effort responds to the recognized importance of developing the partnerships, technical infrastructure, and human capacity required for effective international cooperation as an instrument to accelerate scientific progress through collaboration with technologically equal partners, and as an essential element of various other modes of U.S. foreign engagement, including foreign assistance and science diplomacy. NSF-sponsored IDS activities serve as seeding efforts or pilot projects targeted toward achieving two synergistic goals: To aggressively promote strategies that support fundamental research and exploration through wide and reliable geographic coverage, and to contribute to reducing global population exposure to seismic hazards through broad education of scientific and technical principles that impact on societal resilience through increased awareness, preparedness, and accountability. IDS operates under the charge of the IRIS Board of Directors, the oversight of the International Development Seismology Committee (IDSC)
New Frontiers in Seimological Research - Panamerican Advanced Studies Institute (PASI)
Greduate students, postodocs and junior faculty from the U.S. and the Americas are invited to apply to participate in this exciting opportunity sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Energy and CERESIS. This two week course will take place in Quito, Ecuador from July 11 through 24. Selected participants will receive travel support and course materials. Read more...