The staff and Boards of IRIS and UNAVCO are inspired by the National Science Foundation’s vision of a transformed facility for geophysics support and its decision to pursue an extended process for the next geophysical facility.
The Seismological Society of America has selected Tim Ahern, Director of Data Services-Emeritus, as its recipient of the 2021 Frank Press Public Service Award. Tim is recognized for his collaborative, open-data approach to observational seismology worldwide that has improved hazard assessment and increased public safety in at-risk communities.
The Transportable Array team plans to remove the remaining Alaska TA stations this summer during the 2021 field season following a postponement due to local, state, and federal travel restrictions in response to the pandemic and with the support of the National Science Foundation (NSF).
The IRIS JEDI working group is tasked to develop a draft IRIS Anti-Racism action plan, solicit and incorporate community feedback, implement actions, and report on progress for accountability. This action plan is a living document; feedback on the current document and suggestions of additional actions are encouraged and will be incorporated into ongoing activities.
The Seismology Skill Building Workshop for Undergraduates is a FREE, not-for-credit workshop open to all undergraduate students or recent graduates who will be starting graduate school in the fall of 2021.
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.
Due to local, state, and federal travel restrictions in response to the pandemic and with the support of the National Science Foundation, IRIS postponed removal of most of the Alaska Transportable Array stations to the 2021 field season.
Several of the Special Interest Group (SIG) meetings planned as part of the 2020 in-person GAGE/SAGE workshop are more timely this year so that important community feedback can be gathered to inform shorter-term activities.