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).
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.
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.
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.