Proposals and Reviews

Proposal to NSF for Enabling Discoveries in Multiscale Earth System Dynamics (NGEO)

Volume 1: Project Description and Scientific Justification

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2015 Global Seismographic Network Review

GSN Review page

Proposal to NSF for Support of Seismological Facilities for the Advancement of Geoscience and EarthScope

October 1, 2013 – September 30, 2018
Volume I - Project Description and Scientific Justification (Entire document). A concise summary of the IRIS Consortium: the facilities that it operates, the science that it accomplished, and activities proposed.

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PASSCAL Instrument Center Technology Review

2013

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Facilitating New Discoveries in Seismology and Exploring the Earth: The Next Decade

2011 IRIS Proposal to NSF

Volume I - Project Description (Entire document). A concise summary of the IRIS Consortium: the facilities that it operates, the science that it accomplished, and activities proposed. The Appendix of this volume contains synopses of each of the IRIS core programs (GSN, PASSCAL, DMS and E&O) and of IRIS Consortium Governance and Management, including the history, current status, and plans for each program. Download Volume I Project Description (10 Mb pdf).

Volume II - Accomplishments (Entire document). Summaries of recent advances in several fields of seismology and a topically organized collection of one-page descriptions of research projects that used IRIS facilities or were otherwise facilitated by IRIS. Download Volume II Accomplisments (28 Mb pdf).

Smaller PDF documents of each volume, broken up by section, are available here.

 

Long Range Science Plan January 2009

Seismological Grand Challenges In Understanding Earth's Dynamic Systems: Long-Range Science Plan for Seismology Workshop, September 18–19, –2009 

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IRIS Review April 2009

The IRIS Consortium: Twenty Five Years of Support for Seismological Research 1984–2009 

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Review of IRIS Education and Outreach February 2009

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IRIS PASSCAL Review February 2008

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EarthScope Operations and Maintenance Proposal

Volume I  (9.1 Mb pdf) | Volume II  (3.6 Mb pdf) | Volume III  (36.7 Mb pdf)

2006 IRIS Proposal

Project Description.  A concise summary of the IRIS Consortium: the facilities that it operates, the science that is accomplished, activities proposed during the next five years, and a budget plan. Download Project Description (5.1 Mb pdf).
Accomplishments. Two-page summaries of recent advances in several fields of seismology and a topically organized collection and one-page descriptions of research projects that used IRIS facilities or were otherwise facilitated by IRIS.  Download Accomplishments (12.5 Mb pdf).

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IRIS Review February 2004

The IRIS Consortium: Twenty Years of Support for Seismological Research 1984–2004

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EarthScope MREFC Proposal January 2003

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2001 IRIS Proposal

Project Description | Download 28.1 Mb pdf
Appendix 2.  IRIS Programs | Download 27.3 Mb pdf
Appendix 1.  The Impact of IRIS on the Geosciences | Download 52.6 Mb pdf

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Older Proposals and Reviews

Some of these documents have been broken into several pieces to reduce file size. These are still very large documents so be wary that they may take a while to download. All documents are Adobe PDF files.

1995 IRIS Proposal

1991 IRIS Proposal

1984 Original IRIS Proposal