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We are soliciting proposals to develop new software resources for the SAGE facility magnetotelluric (MT) program, managed by IRIS. These include tools for specialized data formatting and data processing of MT time series by SAGE facility PIs. We intend for these to form the backbone of a long-term, open-source software resource for the MT research community. Full details are available at: https://www.iris.edu/hq/rfp/mtdev Questions regarding the RFP should be directed to Dr. Andrew (Andy) Fras… [more]
Dear IRIS Community, The Transportable Array team planned to remove the remaining Alaska TA stations this summer during the 2020 field season. Due to local, state, and federal travel restrictions in response to the pandemic and with the support of the National Science Foundation (NSF), IRIS postponed removal of most of these stations to the 2021 field season. Data telemetry will continue until May 2021 and the Array Network Facility (ANF) will continue to support archival at the IRIS DMC along… [more]
During the past several months the UNAVCO management and board have been exploring a variety of options for a more distributed workforce. One location being explored is in Montana. A recent article in a local Montana newspaper incorrectly implied that a decision had already been made to relocate UNAVCO headquarters there. This assertion by the news article is simply not the case; UNAVCO is only applying for non-binding state job creation incentives in case employees voluntarily relocate to Mo… [more]
Dear IRIS Community: Just a reminder that the nominations deadline is next Tuesday, September 15th. Nominations and self-nominations can be made to any member of the nominations committee, listed below. As always, thank you for your continued involvement in your consortium. Bob Woodward President, IRIS > Begin forwarded message: > > From: "Bob Woodward \(via IRIS\)" <email@example.com> > Subject: [IRIS][iris-announce] Nominations Sought for the IRIS Board of… [more]
Dear community members: A reminder that the community town hall will be held tomorrow, Wednesday, at 3:00 PM (EDT). Zoom connection details below. Sincerely, Bob Woodward > 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 pr… [more]
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]
Dear IRIS Community: Elections for positions on the IRIS Board of Directors will be held during IRIS’s 2020 Annual Election this fall. The Board-appointed Nominations Committee consists of one current Board member and three community members: Clifford Thurber, (Chair) University of Wisconsin, Madison firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com> Doug Wiens (Past Chair) Washington University, St. Louis firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com> Heather Ford University of California, Riverside he… [more]