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  1. An Overview of IRIS Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology By Tim Ahern, Director of Data Services, IRIS

  2. Overview: What is IRIS? • Consortium of 115 US Universities • National Science Foundation Funded • $12.5 - $14.5 million per year • $13 million EarthScope Funding • Five Programs • GSN • ~160 permanent stations • PASSCAL • 5000 portable channels • E&O • Workshops, posters, museum displays • DMS • >20,000 stations over 40 years • Archives 27 terabytes per year • Distributes 160 terabytes per year • Services > ½ million data requests per year • USArray • Transportable Array, Flexible Array, MT, Reference Net

  3. IRIS facilitates seismological research • Installs and operates the infrastructure needed by earth scientists to understand the complex Earth. • Supports facilities in permanent networks, portable networks and data management services.

  4. The IRIS Membership115 Full Member Institutions

  5. Types of IRIS Membership • Full IRIS Members • 115 US-Based Research Universities • Educational Affiliates • 22 US-Based Colleges • US Affiliates • 2 US-Based, non degree granting • Foreign Affiliate Members • 113 non-US based institutions http://www.iris.edu/hq/files/publications/brochures_onepagers/doc/iris_fa_1.15.pdf

  6. IRISIncorporated Research Institutions for Seismology IRIS HQ Washington DC Data Generating Info Distribution Seattle Albuquerque San Diego GSN DMS Research Community San Diego Albuquerque PASSCAL E&O K-12 Public Socorro

  7. EarthScope • San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth (SAFOD) • Seismic • Strain • Cores, etc. • Plate Boundary Observatory (PBO) • GPS • Strain • Borehole Seismic • US Seismic Array (USArray) • Reference Network • Flexible Array • Transportable Array • Magnetotelluric Arrays

  8. USArray 5674 stations since 2003

  9. USArray (TA, FA, MT, Ref) 992 stations providing data in 2011

  10. IRIS • Facilities are open to seismologists worldwide • Free of charge • Open Data Policy • Talk to IRIS Staff if you have specific questions

  11. Introduction of Participants • Name • Organization • Country • Your role in your organization Please Leave Details to your Network Report