IRIS is continuing to closely monitor the COVID-19 outbreak and the latest information and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and state and local public health officials.
The IRIS Earthquake Browser, a freely available online interactive application to explore recent and historical global seismicity and tectonic plate boundaries, was awarded the National Science Teaching Association’s 2020 Best of Show in the Tried & True Technology Teaching and Learning: Earth Science category.
This handbook is the product of a two-day short course with three remote follow-on sessions that covered responsible communication of geohazards with a focus on earthquakes and volcanoes of the Pacific Northwest, but is applicable to communicating about geohazards of all types, anywhere in the world.
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.