IRIS has begun the procurement of 460 Fairfield nodes for general PASSCAL pool use. The new nodes should be ready for general usage starting in February 2019 (bringing the general node pool to 533 units).
IRIS is an independent, non-profit corporation and not part of the government, therefore IRIS employees can continue to work during a shutdown. Nevertheless, we cannot draw down additional funds from NSF to pay our operating expenses and currently have enough funds to operate our “core” facilities through about the end of February.
IRIS Seismologist Dr. Kasey Aderhold and Dr. Natalia Ruppert from the Alaska Earthquake Center discuss the Alaska Transportable Array and related topics with Kachemak Science, a monthly program on public radio station KBBI in Homer, Alaska.
IRIS Data Services created a Special Event page following the Mw 7.0 earthquake that occurred north of Anchorage, Alaska, that provides direct links to and images of data and materials available from IRIS programs and preliminary research results from the seismology community.
The IRIS Nominations Committee has announced the slate of candidates to fill several positions on the Board of Directors. Information about the candidates and the upcoming Annual Membership Meeting of the IRIS Consortium is available here.
Whether you were able to participate in person or not, download a summary of the 2018 IRIS Workshop prepared by the Science Planning Committee and the leaders of the plenary sessions and the Special Interest Groups.
IRIS is pleased to announce that it has received a 5-year, $93M award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to operate SAGE (Seismological Facilities for the Advancement of Geoscience) for the U.S. academic research community.
Nearly 500 3-component node systems are currently being procured and are expected to be available for community use starting in February 2019. Further expansion of the node pool as well as other enhancements are planned over the next three years.
IRIS and its partners submitted the proposal, Enabling Discoveries in Multiscale Earth System Dynamics, to the National Science Foundation for the management and operation of the seismological and related capabilities of the National Geophysical Observatory for Geoscience (NGEO).
In addition to the Alaska Transportable Array and other EarthScope instrumentation, the deployment of the AACSE onshore-offshore array of seismometers will provide data to study the seismically active Alaska-Aleutian subduction zone.