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*Joining Forces Newsletter* *Alaska Earthquake Response* It's barely been more than a month since the July 28 M8.2 earthquake in Alaska but a significant field campaign has been underway. Jeff Freymueller (Michigan State) and Geoff Abers (Cornell) received NSF funding to rapidly deploy additional instruments, revisit previously surveyed benchmarks, and recover data from stations that had lost communications but recorded the event. The award includes a portion for UNAVCO field support, whi… [more]
Dear Community Members, At the close of the EarthScope Transportable Array project, IRIS announces the availability of surplus Guralp CMG-3T seismometers. Many former Transportable Array (TA) seismometers have already been reallocated for use by other NSF-supported SAGE programs like the GSN and PASSCAL. The Guralp CMG-3T sensors currently available were deployed by the TA during the Lower-48 rollout (2005-2015) and are no longer needed to support ongoing SAGE programs. There are approximate… [more]
Dear IRIS Community: Just a reminder that we are holding a Town Hall meeting to update you on the upcoming IRIS-UNAVCO merger. This Town Hall will be held by zoom, with both IRIS and UNAVCO representatives present, on Thursday, September 2, 2021, at 1:00 PM (EDT) / noon (CDT) / 11:00 (MDT) / 10:00 (PDT) / 9:00 (ADT). The Zoom coordinates can be found below. We hope that you will be able to join us — we look forward to providing an update on progress towards creating EarthScope Consortiu… [more]
Dear IRIS and UNAVCO Communities, As part of the planning for the merger of IRIS and UNAVCO to form the EarthScope Consortium, we are working with a design firm to develop a new brand identity. This is a fun and exciting opportunity to develop a new visual look that will carry us forward into the future and we need your help. You can participate in this process by taking a few minutes to complete a short survey about our future brand. It’s only 10 questions long, and it’s a chance to expres… [more]
Dear IRIS Community: We are pleased to announce a Town Hall meeting to update you on the upcoming IRIS-UNAVCO merger. This Town Hall will be held by zoom, with both IRIS and UNAVCO representatives present, on Thursday, September 2, 2021, at 1:00 PM (EDT) / noon (CDT) / 11:00 (MDT) / 10:00 (PDT) / 9:00 (ADT). We hope that you will be able to join us — we look forward to providing an update on progress towards creating EarthScope Consortium, Incorporated, and hearing your questions an… [more]
Dear IRIS Community: Elections for positions on the IRIS Board of Directors will be held during IRIS’s 2021 Annual Election this fall. The Board-appointed Nominations Committee consists of two current Board members and three community members: Brandon Schmandt (Chair) University of New Mexico firstname.lastname@example.org Clifford Thurber (Past Chair) University of Wisconsin, Madison email@example.com Max Bezada University of Minnesota firstname.lastname@example.org Kris Pankow University of Uta… [more]
The David Simpson Fund for Innovation was established in 2014 on the occasion of David Simpson’s retirement to provide the IRIS Consortium with a source of unrestricted funds that the IRIS Board of Directors can designate to provide seed funding for new initiatives or activities, increase community outreach, or leverage development of new resources for Consortium programs. The Board is soliciting proposals for the use of Simpson Innovation Funds for one or more of the four potential areas:… [more]
The Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences at the University of Michigan invites juniors, seniors, recently graduated, or Master’s students, to participate in a virtual preview of our graduate program. This year, we’re running the event remotely, Thursday, September 30 and Friday, October 1, 2021. The deadline for application is Friday August 20, 2021. You can apply for the Fall Preview program here https://lsa.umich.edu/earth/graduate-students/apply-for-fall-preview.html. We are eager t… [more]
Dear IRIS Community, We will shortly be sending you an email to initiate our annual IRIS Board of Directors election process that will summarize the nomination and voting process for this fall. This year’s elections will occur under unique circumstances given that IRIS and UNAVCO are planning to merge into the EarthScope Consortium, Incorporated (ESCO), as was approved by the membership of both organizations in 2020. The nominal timeline for this merger to be completed is late 2022. Pe… [more]