IRIS News

Alaska Transportable Array Station Affiliation Changes

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.
Published on September 18th, 2020

Nominations Sought for IRIS Board of Directors

Member Representatives are encouraged to contact the Nominations Committee to nominate candidates for the open positions (three Director positions, each with a term of three years).
Published on September 1st, 2020

World Series of Earthquakes

IRIS's World Series addresses regional tectonic forces and resulting recent and historic earthquakes around the world (ex. Japan, Alaska, Peru-Chile, Central America, Mexico, Pacific Northwest).
Published on August 17th, 2020

IRIS Statement on Racism in Geoscience

We at IRIS join our colleagues from across the country and around the globe in unequivocally denouncing racism. BLACK LIVES MATTER. We also know that racism is persistent in STEM and that there are systemic inequalities in academia and particularly in the geosciences.
Published on June 12th, 2020

IRIS Earthquake Browser Receives Best of Show Award in Earth Science from NSTA

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.
Published on May 6th, 2020

Postponing GAGE/SAGE Science Workshop

Due to the COVID-19 situation, the Board of Directors for UNAVCO and IRIS have agreed to postpone the in-person GAGE/SAGE Science Workshop until August 2021.
Published on April 29th, 2020

UNAVCO, IRIS and Partners Issue ‘Communicating Geohazards’ Handbook

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.
Published on April 27th, 2020

COVID-19 Update on IRIS Operations

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.
Published on April 16th, 2020

NSF Issues ‘Dear Colleague Letter’ on GAGE and SAGE Facilities

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.
Published on February 5th, 2020