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Please join us for an hour-long virtual breakout session to learn about and discuss geomagnetic hazards, related science objectives, and instrumentation/methods used to study these hazards. When: Friday, November 1st @ 3 pm ET Host: Anna Kelbert, U.S. Geological Survey, Geomagnetism Program Invited speakers: Christopher Balch, NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center Jeffrey Love, U.S. Geological Survey, Geomagnetism Program Sean Murphy, Chief Executive Officer, PingThings Inc. Adam Schultz, Orego… [more]
Dear Members of the IRIS Community, On the last day of the SAGE-GAGE Annual Workshop in Portland, a joint meeting of the IRIS and UNAVCO Boards unanimously approved the establishment of a Negotiation Committee to explore the terms and conditions of a potential future merger between our two organizations. The main motivation for this merger is the announcement by NSF at the workshop that they will require the SAGE and GAGE facilities be managed as a single, integrated facility with one operato… [more]
In August, IRIS President Robert Detrick and Board Chair Doug Wiens announced the Fall start of a process to search for a new President for IRIS. The President of IRIS represents the passion of its member seismologists and has the opportunity to make a transformational impact on Earth science research and education. We seek an energetic, creative, visionary individual to provide leadership at IRIS to continue to explore new fields and push new limits in seismological and Earth science research… [more]
Dear IRIS Colleagues, The annual IRIS Membership Meeting will be held on the evening of December 9th, 2019 in San Francisco in conjunction with the Fall AGU meeting. The meeting will be held at the Children’s Museum (221 4th St., across the street from the Moscone Convention Center). A reception will begin at 6:00 pm with the members meeting stating at 7 pm. Hope to see you there!! Bob Dr. Robert S. Detrick, President Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology 1200 New York Ave.… [more]
Dear Colleagues, As many of you know, IRIS has worked closely with UNAVCO for many years despite the different areas of focus of our consortia and the facilities we operate. We believe these joint efforts have been quite successful in supporting our vibrant scientific communities and they have continued under our new GAGE and SAGE awards. The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced this morning at the SAGE-GAGE Workshop that they wish to take this cooperation one step further and will req… [more]
Today IRIS will be hosting a Rapid Response to Geohazards Mini Workshop in Portland, Oregon. We will be live streaming today’s mini workshop for anyone who would like to attend but wasn’t able to make the trip in person. Barring unforeseen technical difficulties, the live stream will be available for the duration of the mini workshop, which runs from 1-5pm Pacific today. To join the live stream, please visit our webpage at www.iris.edu/rapid. Thanks! Justin -------------------------------… [more]