Nearly 500 3-component node systems are currently being procured and are expected to be available for community use starting in February 2019. Further expansion of the node pool as well as other enhancements are planned over the next three years.
IRIS and its partners submitted the proposal, Enabling Discoveries in Multiscale Earth System Dynamics, to the National Science Foundation for the management and operation of the seismological and related capabilities of the National Geophysical Observatory for Geoscience (NGEO).
In addition to the Alaska Transportable Array and other EarthScope instrumentation, the deployment of the AACSE onshore-offshore array of seismometers will provide data to study the seismically active Alaska-Aleutian subduction zone.
IRIS Data Services created a Special Event page following the Mw 6.9 earthquake in Hawaii that provides direct links to and images of data and materials available from IRIS programs and preliminary research results from the seismology community.
The IRIS Board of Directors sent a letter to the National Science Foundation addressing the significant impact that divesture of the R/V Marcus G. Langseth will have on the acquisition of high quality marine seismic data and scientific studies of subduction zone processes, geohazards and a broad spectrum of other ocean-based studies.
IRIS takes sexual harassment, and all forms of harassment, extremely seriously and such behavior will not be tolerated either in the workplace or in our dealings with the members of the IRIS community.