Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology
Founded in 1984 with support from the National Science Foundation, IRIS is a consortium of over 100 US universities dedicated to the operation of science facilities for the acquisition, management, and distribution of seismological data. IRIS programs contribute to scholarly research, education, earthquake hazard mitigation, and verification of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty.
Iris Programs for the Collection and Distribution of Data Include$25m
- a global seismographic network (gsn) of more than 150 permanent stations worldwide for observations of global earthquake activity,- a lending facility with more than 3,000 portable instruments (passcal) for temporary deployments in studies of earthquakes and earth structure,- data services (ds) which collects and archives all iris data,- an education & public outreach (epo) program which develops resources and materials for educational seismology, and- transportable and magnetotelluric arrays.
Omo, the ocean bottom seismograph instrument pool (obsip) management office.
Other Collaborative Projects Supporting Seismological Research Include$275k
Glisn, a real-time sensor array of 25 stations in greenland for monitoring glacial earthquakes.