Thread: REMINDER (Closes Friday 2/8): Add your signature to the Early Career Letter to the CORES Committee

Started: 2019-02-04 17:36:34
Last activity: 2019-02-04 17:36:34
Topics: Early Careers
Dear IRIS Early Career Colleagues,

The National Research Council of the National Academies is conducting a “decadal” study on Catalyzing Opportunities for Research in the Earth Sciences (CORES) for NSF’s Division of Earth Sciences. The purpose of the CORES study is to: (1) identify a concise set of high-priority scientific questions for the next decade, (2) assess infrastructure needed to address these questions, and (3) determine opportunities for greater collaboration with other NSF divisions and directorate, federal agencies, and domestic and international partners. The CORES website ( provides more detailed information on the statement of task for the committee, the membership of the committee, and how to subscribe to receive updates from the committee.

The CORES committee strongly feels that this study must be informed by vigorous community input from across the spectrum of the Earth sciences. They are particularly interested in hearing from early career scientists including their views on the role of Earth science facilities on their professional development. Drs. Vedran Lekic (University of Maryland) and Stefany Sit (University of Illinois, Chicago), have put together a letter to the chair of the committee informing them of the role of open-access data, instrumentation, and training provided by IRIS. If you support the comments made in this letter, we encourage you to add your name to their document. We also welcome any comments you might have on how the letter might be improved.

You can find the letter here:
You can add your name to the letter here:

It only takes a few minutes. We will gather signatures in the next few weeks to send to the CORES Committee Chair, Dr. James Yoder.

This is your opportunity to provide input to this very important study which may strongly influence future NSF-funded research in the Earth sciences. Make your voice heard!

Best wishes!

Dr. Danielle F. Sumy, Project Associate
Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology
1200 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20005

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