PASSCAL Standing Committee

Current Members

Last NameFirst NameInstitutionRoleSinceUntil
Magnani Beatrice Southern Methodist Univesity Member 2017 2019
Schmandt Brandon University of New Mexico Member 2017 2019
Beaudoin Bruce Passcal-NMT Observer 2005 Present
Shillington Donna Columbia University, LDEO Board Liaison 2017 2019
Sandvol Eric University of Missouri, Columbia Member 2018 2020
Kaip Galen The University of Texas, El Paso Observer 2017 Present
Allstadt Kate US Geological Survey, Golden Member 2016 2018
Anderson Kent IRIS Progr. Manager 2015 Present
Winberry Paul Central Washington University Member 2018 2020
Aster Rick Colorado State University Ex Officio 2015 Present
Holbrook Steve Virginia Tech Member 2016 2018
Bilek Susan New Mexico Tech Observer 2014 Present
Schwartz Susan University of California, Santa Cruz Chair 2018 2020
Eilon Zach University of California, Santa Barbara Member 2018 2020
Sweet Justin IRIS IRIS Staff 2015 Present

Committee Historical Members Overview


Preamble to Standing Committee Charge

The Program Standing Committees form essential links in the IRIS governance and management structures.  They provide a direct voice for the community to bring issues of policy and program development to the Programs and to the Board of Directors (BoD). They provide advice to the Program Managers and IRIS President in the development of activities and budgets to be presented to the BoD for approval.  Formally reporting to the BoD, these committees provide oversight of their respective Programs.  They also provide recommendations on policy issues and new programmatic initiatives to the BoD.  Each Standing Committee Chair is to work closely with the Program Manager to prepare semi-annual reports to the BoD and to develop agendas for Standing Committee  meetings.

Committee Charge

The PASSCAL Standing Committee advises the Board of Directors and the PASSCAL program on policies of the portable instrumentation program, addressing issues in hardware development, usage, and services related to field support and the dissemination of data collected by individual field projects.  This committee is charged by the Board of Directors to:

  1. Set standards of instrumentation and software development for PASSCAL, working in concert with the PASSCAL Program Manager to exploit new technology.
  2. Set guidelines for the use of the PASSCAL facility. This includes the use of equipment and services provided by instrument center personnel.
  3. Set guidelines for archiving data collected in PASSCAL experiments.
  4. Aid in scheduling instrument use and advise on issues concerning PI responsibility.
  5. Develop and evaluate strategies for the continued maintenance and procurement of PASSCAL instrumentation so as to best serve the needs of the community. 
  6. Develop new initiatives to enhance the effectiveness of the PASSCAL program
  7. Advise the Program Manager and the IRIS President on program planning and annual budgets. 
  8. Provide oversight of the PASSCAL program, 
  9. Review activities and sources of support for new initiatives that use or wish to use PASSCAL facilities or resources in the context of the effectiveness of the overall IRIS mission.

Meeting Minutes and Action Items

2018 Mar
2017 Oct Mar
2016 Oct Apr
2015 Oct Mar
2014 Oct Mar
2013 Oct Mar
2012 Oct Mar
2011 Oct Mar
2010 Oct Mar
2009 Mar
2008 Oct Mar
2007 Oct Mar
2006 Sep Mar
2005 Sep Mar
2004 Oct Feb
2003 Oct Mar
2002 Oct Mar
2001 Oct