IRIS News

IRIS PASSCAL to Expand Pool of Seismic Instruments

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).
Published on February 1st, 2019

Impact of Shutdown on IRIS-operated Facilities

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.
Published on January 23rd, 2019

Report on the 2018 IRIS Workshop is Now Available

Whether you were able to participate in person or not, download a summary of the 2018 IRIS Workshop prepared by the Science Planning Committee and the leaders of the plenary sessions and the Special Interest Groups.
Published on September 25th, 2018

NSF Makes 5-Year $93M Award to IRIS to Manage the SAGE Facility

IRIS is pleased to announce that it has received a 5-year, $93M award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to operate SAGE (Seismological Facilities for the Advancement of Geoscience) for the U.S. academic research community.
Published on September 21st, 2018

IRIS PASSCAL to Expand Pool of Seismic Instruments

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.
Published on September 14th, 2018

USArray in the news!

USArray Transportable Array science featured in exciting Accuweather video special feature!
Published on September 12th, 2018

National Science Board Authorizes Award to IRIS

National Science Board authorized NSF to make separate awards to IRIS and UNAVCO for the operation of the SAGE and GAGE facilities for another 5 years, October 1, 2018 - September 30, 2023.
Published on July 25th, 2018