|Collins, John (Chair)||Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution|
|Vernon, Frank (Vchair)||University of California, San Diego|
|Hutt, Charles R.||USGS, Albuquerque|
|Nigbor, Bob||University of California, Los Angeles|
|Woolley, Rob||IRIS Staff Support|
IRIS has a responsibility to provide instrumentation to support the needs of the seismic research community. In 1997, the IRIS Executive Committee (now the Board of Directors) appointed an Instrumentation Committee to review the aging, vintage mid-80s hardware and to develop a plan for acquisition of next-generation instrumentation where required for all IRIS activities. The Instrumentation Committee advises IRIS programs and the Board of Directors on instrument selection and development.
The purpose of the IRIS Instrumentation Committee, representing all IRIS programs, is to:
- Be cognizant of cross-programmatic system requirements and encourage system designs that will satisfy these programmatic needs.
- Be proactive, encouraging research and development as appropriate, and seeking new products that could meet current, future, and unexpected needs for sensors, data acquisition systems, communications and data distribution hardware.
- Be responsive to the specific needs for technical advice by providing reports and recommendations to the IRIS Coordination Committee and Standing Committees when requested.
- Serve as IRIS liaison to similar bodies for other programs such as ANSS.
- Devise test plans for new equipment and review test results and determine suitability to be part of the IRIS equipment pool
- Review instrumentation practices to enhance instrument performance, for example methods of shielding/insulating broadband sensors.
Documents are available from the 2004 Broadband Seismomometer Workshop