The National Science Foundation has directed the IRIS Consortium to assist the seismological research community in preparing a Long-Range Science Plan for Seismology (LRSPS) by the end of this year. As part of the LRSPS process, we are organizing a 2-day NSF-funded workshop to gather community input. The application deadline for full consideration is August 1.
Thorne Lay, Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and immediate past Chair of the IRIS Board of Directors, and Paul G. Richards, Mellon Professor of the Natural Sciences at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, and a member of the IRIS Board of Directors, 1988-1990, were elected to the 2008 Class of Fellows of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.
Elections for important positions on the IRIS Board of Directors will be held during the Annual IRIS Membership Meeting in San Francisco, California, on December 15, 2008. This year, members will elect three Directors who will each serve for three years. Members of the IRIS community are encouraged to contact the Nominations Committee with suggestions for candidates for these open positions.