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Dear IRIS Community: Please register to attend the UNAVCO/IRIS Joint Membership Meeting, with organizational business meetings immediately following, on Nov 30, 2020 3:00-5:00 PM EST (2:00 PM CST/1:00 PM MST/12:00 PM PST). This meeting takes the place of our traditional annual membership meetings at the fall AGU. In the joint UNAVCO/IRIS meeting we’ll share more information about our plans for a future merged organization. Afterwards we will break out into separate business meetings. At the I… [more]
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IRIS Congratulates Seismology Community Members Awarded AGU Honors The IRIS Board of Directors, on behalf of the entire IRIS community, wishes to recognize and congratulate 12 members of the IRIS community <> who have been selected as American Geophysical Union (AGU) honorees this year. We are delighted that so many of the AGU honorees are engaged in seismology-related research and that many of … [more]
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SZ4D is hosting an International Webinar tomorrow, Friday Nov 20, by Dr. Kelin Wang of the Pacific Geoscience Center, Geological Survey of Canada. Dr. Wang is a global leader in research on the geodynamics of subduction zones with a focus on the links between very large-scale processes and the megathrust earthquake cycle. All welcome for what promises to be a stimulating presentation! *Five things about the cold forearc mantle wedge* *Kelin Wang* Pacific Geoscience Centre, Geological Survey o… [more]
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Justin Sweet
2020-11-19 09:31:05
Dear Colleagues, IRIS is pleased to announce the release of a finalized community white paper on rapid response science, capabilities, and instrumentation. This white paper has been assembled from community feedback gathered by IRIS over the past two years, and has been reviewed and endorsed by the IRIS Board of Directors. The white paper can be downloaded from the IRIS Rapid Response webpage at This webpage also contains recordings and presentations from many of the com… [more]
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John Taber
2020-11-18 23:59:20
In case you have not seen it, NSF has issued a Dear Colleague Letter: Career-Life Balance (CLB) Supplemental Funding Requests The purpose of this DCL is to announce NSF's continued interest in CLB supplemental funding requests, with two key changes from CLB DCLs issued in FY 2013: 1) an increase in the amount and duration of salary support that may be requested; and 2) an extension of the opportunity to Principal Investigators (PIs) and co-PIs of all active NSF grant or cooperative agreement… [more]
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We are thrilled to announce that the membership of UNAVCO and IRIS have overwhelmingly affirmed our vision for combining the two consortia to form EarthScope Consortium Inc. Collectively we will to advance cross-disciplinary geophysics support for the scientific community. Both IRIS and UNAVCO member representatives voted over 98% in favor of the proposed merger, following unanimous votes by both Boards of Directors earlier this year. We’ll share more information about our plans for the … [more]
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Dear IRIS Community Members, The 2020 annual IRIS membership meeting will be held on Monday, November 30, 2020 from 3:00 - 5:00 pm ET. Due to the pandemic we won't be able to do our usual meeting at the fall AGU, so this meeting will be held via Zoom. The first part of the meeting will be held jointly with UNAVCO, followed by IRIS- and UNAVCO-specific breakouts. The meeting is open to everyone. Zoom details will be sent closer to the meeting date. Sincerely, Bob Woodward IRIS President
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