The joint IRIS/UNAVCO Negotiation Committee held its second meeting on January 28. The meeting was positive and productive, reaffirming our shared values and the complementary strengths of our two consortia.
The IRIS Board of Directors wishes to draw your attention to the Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) on the “Competition of Operations of an NSF-supported Geophysical Facility to Succeed the GAGE and SAGE Facilities” issued by the National Science Foundation on January 23, 2020.
The National Science Foundation is gathering information in preparation for a competition for a future cooperative agreement to support a single, unified geophysical facility as the successor to the Seismological Facility for the Advancement of Geoscience (SAGE) and the Geodetic Facility for the Advancement of Geoscience (GAGE).
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.
A joint meeting of the IRIS and UNAVCO Boards unanimously approved the establishment of a Negotiation Committee to explore the terms and conditions of a potential future merger between our two organizations.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced this morning at the SAGE-GAGE Workshop that they will require that the SAGE and GAGE facilities be managed as a single, integrated facility with one operator after our current awards end in September 2023.
IRIS is proud to announce that Dr. Wendy Bohon, IRIS Science Communication Specialist, has been selected as one of the 125 AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) IF/THEN® Ambassadors.
After five and a half years as President of IRIS, I am announcing my retirement which will be effective next Summer. The IRIS Board of Directors will be establishing a Search Committee this Fall to begin the recruitment process.
Member Representatives are encouraged to contact the Nominations Committee to provide suggestions for candidates for the open positions (Board Chair and two Director positions, each with a term of three years).
IRIS is currently establishing a new pool of portable instrumentation for magnetotelluric (MT) studies at the PASSCAL Instrument Center as part of the NSF-funded SAGE facility and plans to procure prototype units in the second half of 2019.
In response to interest in the earthquakes that occurred in Central California on July 4 and July 5, 2019 (PDT), the IRIS Data Management Center has created a Special Event web page that provides direct links to and images of data and materials available from IRIS programs and preliminary research results from the seismology community.
The first data from the Mars SEIS (Seismic Experiment for Internal Structure) instrument is now available from the IRIS Data Management Center, in parallel with the NASA’s Planetary Data System and the IPGP’s Mars SEIS Data Service.
The Spring 2019 issue includes features about Jerry Carter, the new Director of Data Services; the first release of data recorded by the Mars InSight seismometer; and ROVER, a new tool to access data sets.