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Dear IRIS Community, The Transportable Array (TA) team plans to remove the remaining Alaska TA stations this summer during the 2021 field season. This follows a postponement due to local, state, and federal travel restrictions in response to the pandemic and with the support of the National Science Foundation (NSF). Data telemetry will cease on May 1, 2021 and the Array Network Facility (ANF) will continue to support archival at the IRIS DMC along with processing onsite baler media as it is re… [more]
Dear IRIS community: IRIS is committed to advancing justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion within our organization and our larger scientific community. A justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) working group of staff was first convened in September 2020 and meets weekly, with reports made to the IRIS Board of Directors, and on the IRIS JEDI website: https://www.iris.edu/hq/about_iris/jedi_efforts. <https://www.iris.edu/hq/about_iris/jedi_efforts> The IRIS JEDI working group is task… [more]
Dear Community: We know you have been eager to hear about the latest developments in moving towards the creation of the EarthScope Consortium (ESCO). The merger Steering Committee (Bob Woodward, Becks Bendick, Rick Aster, Ronni Grapenthin, Jerry Carter, Glen Mattioli, Tonie Van Dam, and Brandon Schmandt) has been actively working on key aspects of realizing our new community EarthScope Consortium to deliver on its mission: “The EarthScope Consortium is a university consortium dedicated to tr… [more]
Following the success of the first ROSES offering in the depths of global lockdown, we are pleased to announce the return of ROSES for mid-year 2021. ROSES will run from June 7 to August 16, 2021. We welcome applications from MS students, PhD students, early career researchers and lecturers, and incoming graduate students that have already taken the IRIS Seismology Skill Building Workshop <https://www.iris.edu/hq/workshops/2021/01/ssb_2>. We will continue to cultivate the successful, cohort-bas… [more]
Dear IRIS community: You may find the broad agency announcement below to be of interest. Note that there are two geophysics-related topics (Nos.8 & 9 below), which cover active and passive seismic experiments, as well as historic seismic data rescue. From: AVC BAA Inbox <AVC-BAA@state.gov> Sent: Monday, April 12, 2021 2:01 PM Subject: BAA-2021-001 (for DOS/AVC V Fund solicitation) has been posted FYI, DOS/AVC V Fund BAA-2021-001 has been posted by DOS/AQM at https://beta.sam.g… [more]
The Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) will again offer a FREE workshop for undergraduate students (e.g.... computer science, geophysics, geology, earth science, math, physics, engineering, etc), or recent graduates who will be starting graduate school in the fall of 2021, that want to develop scientific computing skills while exploring the field of seismology. The goals for the workshop are to increase participants'... - Knowledge, skills, and interest in seismology and … [more]