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Message from the IRIS Board of Directors: The Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Robert L. Woodward as President effective July 1, 2020. Bob brings more than 30 years of wide-ranging engagement and accomplishment in seismology, project management, and community leadership to this role. He replaces Dr. Robert S. Detrick who has served as President since April 2014 and will be retiring. In announcing this appointment, Professor Rick A… [more]
The Department of State issued the 2nd V Fund BAA. The full text of the announcement can be found at https://beta.sam.gov/opp/96b7021bb17847c0aac59ce78739e145/view?keywords=AVC%20BAA&sort=-relevance&index=opp&is_active=true&page=1 <https://beta.sam.gov/opp/96b7021bb17847c0aac59ce78739e145/view?keywords=AVC%20BAA&sort=-relevance&index=opp&is_active=true&page=1>, or search for "BAA-2020-DOS-AVC-0002" on the beta.SAM.gov <http://beta.sam.gov/> web. Of the eight topics included in the BAA, two ar… [more]
Dear IRIS Colleagues, IRIS staff are continuing to work remotely, and as the states in which we operate are extending their “stay at home” policies well into May, and even June in some cases, it appears that we will continue in this operational mode for quite a while. After consultation with NSF, the bulk of the TA station removals planned for this summer in Alaska have been postponed until 2021. As a result, we will continue to telemeter data from the Alaska TA network until May 1, 2021 (we… [more]
Dear IRIS Colleagues, The IRIS Board of Directors wishes to remind you of the upcoming deadline of June 1, 2020 for submitting comments regarding the recent Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) on the “Competition of Operations of an NSF-supported Geophysical Facility to Succeed the GAGE and SAGE Facilities” issued by NSF (https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20037/nsf20037.jsp <https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nsf.gov%2Fpubs%2F2020%2Fnsf20037%2Fnsf20037.jsp&data=02%7C… [more]
Dear Colleagues, On April 6th and 7th, the joint IRIS/UNAVCO negotiation committee held its 3rd meeting. Originally scheduled to be a full day in Chicago, our meeting was successfully held as two, half-day video conferences. As with prior in-person meetings, the discussion reflected the tremendous alignment and collaborative potential of the two consortia. Many discussions were significantly advanced. § We welcomed UNAVCO board member Ronni Grapenthin to the committee. He replaces UNAVCO… [more]