|Last Name||First Name||Institution||Role||Since||Until|
|Stump||Brian||Southern Methodist University||Member||2017||2019|
|Thurber||Clifford||University of Wisconsin, Madison||Chair||2018||2020|
|Shillington||Donna||Columbia University, LDEO||Board Rep||2017||2019|
|Aster||Rick||Colorado State University||Member||2018||2020|
The IRIS Coordinating Committee (CoCom) coordinates activities between core programs
across IRIS, including the assessment of services, exploration of new initiatives and integration
of budgets. CoCom should optimize the efforts of the Board of Directors by
coordinating some aspects of governance, and does not replace any responsibilities of the
Board of Directors. As the Board of Directors identifies and articulates priorities, CoCom helps
align resources with these priorities, ensures coordination of efforts across IRIS,
identifies ways to enhance scientific effectiveness, encourage interactions, and look for economies
of scale in IRIS operations. Specifically,
• CoCom coordinates communication between individual Standing Committees and the Board of
Directors. This task includes review of regular reports from IRIS governance committees, collating
queries and other high-priority items, and other mechanisms that aid the Board to effectively
engage with all IRIS components. All original committee reports presented to CoCom are provided to
• As part of the annual budget cycle, CoCom will develop an integrated IRIS budget for review and
action by the Board of Directors, based on input from Programs and Senior Management. It provides a
forum for disseminating and discussing regular budgetary guidance from the Board, and for
coordinating long-term budget
• CoCom coordinates the management of annual budget variances, if any, based on information from
Senior Management and guidance from the Board of Directors.
• CoCom has responsibility for ensuring that International Development Seismology activities are
addressed and integrated across IRIS programs and service.
• CoCom works with Instrumentation Services to ensure that Advisory Committees within that
Directorate have clear communication with the Board of Directors.
The Coordinating Committee shall be chaired by the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors and consist
of the IRIS President, The Director of Program Support and Special Projects, Project Cost
Coordinator; the Directors and Standing Committee Chairs of Instrumentation Services, Data
Services, and Education and Public Outreach; and the Program/Project Managers and Governance
Committee Chairs of International Development Seismology, GSN, PASSCAL and OBSIP. The Board of
Directors shall appoint two members-at-large chosen from the Board with terms of up to three years.
The Program Coordination Committee shall meet at least twice a year, either in person or virtually,
typically after Standing Committee meetings but before Board of Directors meetings.
Approved by IRIS BoD: _1/24/17