BOD Election 2021 - Candidate Profile

Anne Tréhu


College of Earth , Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Oregon State University


1995 - Present Professor Oregon State University
1987 - 1995 Associate Professor Oregon State University
1983 - 1987 Research Geophysicist U.S. Geological Survey
1982 - 1983 NRC Postdoctoral Research Associate U.S. Geological Survey
1982 Ph.D. in Geophysics Woods Hole/M.I.T. Joint Program in Oceanography
1979 - 1982 Research Assistant MIT
1976 - 1979 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship NSF
1975 - 1976 Fulbright Fellowship University of Paris VII
1975 A.B. in Geology and Geophysics (Summa Cum Laude) Princeton University


2017 - 2019 IRIS GSN Working Group on long-term seafloor seismographs
2012 - 2014 IRIS OBSIP Oversight Committee
2007 - 2011 Director, EarthScope National Office
2006 - 2007 IRIS BOD
2004 - 2005 IRIS Data Management Standing Committee
1993 - 1996 IRIS Executive Committee
1990 - 1993 IRIS PASSCAL Standing Committee (Chair, 1991-1993)
1989 IRIS/PASSCAL Regional Instrument Center Site Selection Panel; Supervised IRIS summer interns (1992, 1993, 1999, 2012, 2013)

Selected Other Service to the Seismological Community

2016 Chair, NSF SCEC5 Review Committee
2014 - 2015 AGU Aki Award Committee
2008 - 2013 DOE Methane Hydates Advisory Board
2011 - 2015 Cascadia Initiative Experiment Team
2010 - 2011 NAS/NRC Panel to evaluate the US role in scientific ocean drilling
2008 - 2012 Chair, AGU Bucher Medal Committee (2010-2012)
2006 - 2009 Ocean Sciences Board of the National Academy of Science
2000 - 2003 AGU Ewing Medal Selection Committee
1996 - 1999 NSF/EAR Instrumentation and Facilities Panel
1990 - 1995 National Academy/NRC Committee on Seismology
1990 NSF SCEC1 Review Committee


I have been involved with IRIS since my graduate school and post-doc days when it was just a pie-in-the-sky idea. The first days of IRIS/PASSCAL coincided with my move to Oregon State University and allowed me to have a field-based career in seismology using both natural and controlled sources to image crustal structure associated with active and relict plate boundaries. Along the way, I have had many adventures, made many friends, and used a wide range of IRIS/PASSCAL facilities for research, teaching and outreach. These include portable broadbands, ocean bottom seismometers, multichannel reflection systems, and most recently a large-N experiment using nodes and many volunteers.  In addition, service on the NSF facilities panel and as director of the EarthScope National Office has given me a glimpse of UNAVCO operations and an appreciation for the common objectives and overlapping membership of both facilities. This broad base of experience has exposed me to the challenge of running an effective facility that is responsive to and serves the needs of the community.  Serving on the IRIS BOD during this transitional time for IRIS and UNAVCO would be an opportunity to give back to the community that has enabled my career.