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On Monday 2022-08-29 IRIS Data Services will launch the second stage (v2) of its new identity management system (code-named LUCID), which will affect the way users log into the https://ds.iris.edu/ <https://ds.iris.edu/> website. IRIS is planning to join UNAVCO (https://unavco.com/ <https://unavco.com/>) as a combined organization. As part of this process, a new Identity Management (IdM) system has been introduced. LUCID v2 adds this as a recommended login option. The existing login options (us… [more]
* Joining Forces Newsletter August 2022 * Interim Leadership Appointments We are pleased to share with you the appointments of the interim executive leadership of the EarthScope Consortium. We expect the merger of IRIS and UNAVCO to become legally effective on January 1, 2023, when these new, temporary appointments will go into effect. The interim leadership of the EarthScope Consortium will consist of a Chief Executive Officer (CEO), a Chief Operating Officer (COO) and five Vice Presidents (… [more]
Where: South-Central Rio Grande Rift When: Monday, October 17 thru midday Friday, October 21 Are you interested in learning how to use magnetotellurics (MT) to study a range of Earth systems at different scales? If so, this is your chance! We encourage you to apply to our short course this fall that will cover a smorgasbord of topics related to doing science with MT. The course program will span everything from theory and instrumentation to data processing software and the tips and tools … [more]
On Monday 2022-08-15 IRIS Data Services will launch the first stage (v1) of its new identity management system (code-named LUCID), which will affect the way data access passwords are managed. The existing system relies on Principal Investigators (PIs) manually distributing network-level passwords to users, who then submit a form-based request for access. This request must be approved by an IRIS administrator who configures access and assigns the user a password for authenticated requests. The… [more]
The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded nearly $500,000 to IRIS to conduct activities focused on Subduction Zone in Four Dimensions (SZ4D). SZ4D is an initiative in the research community to study subduction zones – the places where tectonic plates converge and collide – through both space and time, with a focus on the fundamental processes underlying geologic hazards such as great earthquakes, tsunamis, landslides, and volcanic eruptions. UNAVCO is a subawardee on this award to IR… [more]
Are you interested in subduction zone science and the SZ4D <https://www.sz4d.org/> initiative*? Do you do field work? Do you use field data or samples? Would you benefit from support for field logistics, data collection, and collaboration? Please consider joining an SZ4D <https://www.sz4d.org/> workshop on Field Deployments at GSA <https://community.geosociety.org/gsa2022/home> on Oct 8, 2022 at the Fall GSA meeting. Support will be available for lodging and travel, with prioritization for … [more]