Members Present: Roy Johnson, Geoff Abers, John Collins, Joan Gomberg, David James, John Louie, Kurt Marfurt and Steve Roecker
Others Present: Marcos Alvarez, Steve Harder, Frank Vernon, Jim Fowler
Minutes of 3/11/02 meeting approved unanimously.
DOE has agreed to allow all instruments to be pooled and give DOE equal priority as NSF experiments. This new policy resulted after lots of negotiations, and DOE has agreed to remove almost all restrictions.
The new Policy document was approved unanimously.
J. Fowler wants to wait for test results from D. Kromer before ordering QC330s and Reftek 130s. A preliminary budget has been given to DOE (what he circulated to the Standing Committee). J. Fowler says the PIC staff will evaluate both DAS and present their choice and rationale for it to the Committee.
A final budget will be presented to the Committee for approval within a few weeks.
J. Fowler says they really need another junior level admin person. Would like to do so before next proposal cycle, but could use extra money to hire this person sooner, in Jan. or Feb. Cost is ~$40K/year including overhead.
Committee approval for this was granted unanimously.
IRIS should pursue opportunities to develop additional external funds in order to proactively influence technological developments that benefit seismology.
In order to better support some of the DOE requirements to record shots with 20-25 instruments with short notice it is necessary to expand RAMP pool. These instruments will also be available for earthquake aftershock experiments.
Committee agrees unanimously to expand RAMP pool as requested.