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Dear IRIS and UNAVCO community members: Two weeks ago, the IRIS and UNAVCO Boards of Directors took the historic and exciting vote to begin planning and implementing a merger of our two organizations. We will hold a community town hall meeting to explain the next steps in the merger process. We are excited by the prospect of the new merged organization and its mission, vision, and capabilities. All are invited to this meeting and we look forward to providing information on the merger process… [more]
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Greetings, You are cordially invited to attend the Zoom Retirement Celebration for Bob Detrick (IRIS) and Chuck Meertens (UNAVCO). This event is scheduled for Wednesday, August 19th at 8:00pm (EDT). Please see the Zoom details below. Special Note: If possible, please try to log-in at 7:30pm (EDT). A very special photo presentation will run from 7:30pm-8:00pm. The program will start promptly at 8:00pm. If you have any questions regarding this event, please let me know. Have a great and sa… [more]
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Justin Sweet
2020-08-14 08:39:46
As part of the ongoing Rapid Response to Geohazards initiative, IRIS is pleased to announce the release of a rapid response white paper draft. Over the past year and a half, IRIS has convened several gatherings (in-person and online) to solicit feedback from the community on their observational needs related to rapid response science. We have now synthesized the feedback we have received into a community white paper that summarizes the current state of rapid response science, outlines observa… [more]
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Bob Woodward
2020-08-12 15:48:02
Dear members and friends of the IRIS community: UNAVCO and IRIS leadership have spent the past 12 months exploring how to support our current core missions and explore new opportunities for cross-disciplinary science. We believe that a new, merged organization will leverage our current strengths to enable exciting innovations in our core research areas and in new interdisciplinary directions. Further, this merger will position us to support the geophysics community after the current GAGE an… [more]
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Dear PASSCAL community, After a careful review of the usage and support requirements for the RefTek 125-A single channel recording systems (a.k.a. “Texans”), the PASSCAL Standing Committee and IRIS Management - with input from the Seismic Source Facility Advisory committee and approval from the IRIS Board of Directors - have made the difficult decision to begin the transition of support for these instruments with the goal of removing them from the SAGE PASSCAL capabilities. This was not a… [more]
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Greetings, Your are cordially invited to attend the dual Zoom Retirement Celebration for Bob Detrick (IRIS) and Chuck Meertens (UNAVCO). This event is scheduled for Wednesday, August 19th at 8:00pm EDT. Please “SAVE THE DATE”. Specific details will be distributed soon. Rhonda Porter Executive Assistant to President Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) 1200 New York Avenue, NW Suite 400 Washington, DC 20005 Direct: (202) 407-7007
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