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  • IRIS - International Development Seismology Committee Documents
    Recent earthquakes teachable moments Explore the world of earthquakes IRIS has multiple online tools that allow you to learn about global and regional seismicity Recent Earthquake Map Interactive earthquake Browser IEB Recent Earthquake Teachable Moments RETM View Seismograms Image Gallery ABOUT IRIS Organization governance news jobs annual reports Information about the IRIS organization and for IRIS Consortium members IRIS is a consortium of over 120 US universities dedicated to the operation of science facilities for the acquisition management and distribution of seismological data IRIS is a 501 c 3 nonprofit organization incorporated in the state of Delaware with its primary headquarters office located in Washington DC IRIS is governed according to By laws IRIS ORGANIZATION Vision Mission Strategic Plan Membership Governance By Laws Policies and Procedures Awards and Budget Codes Standing Committees Meeting Reports Secure Meetings Documents Staff Employment at IRIS Annual Reports Logos Citations Contact Us Directions IRIS CONSORTIUM News Community page Becoming a member Types of membership Map of current members How to cite IRIS Community Jobs Mailing Lists FAQs Travel Tips Directions Search RESOURCES Publications webinars posters newsletters proposals Digital print resources available IRIS offers a variety of resources for the seismological community and general public including online interactive materials regular newsletters brochures webinars past event materials We also offer digital copies of our proposals and reviews for download Publications Annual Reports Brochures and Information Sheets Newsletters Proposals and Reviews Workshop and Meeting Reports USArray and EarthScope Publications Posters Events Workshops Short Courses Webinars Calendar Educational Resources Teachable Moments For The Classroom Video Lecture Series Public Displays Animations Seismographs in Schools Seismogram Viewer USArray Wave Visualizations Teacher Professional Development Image Gallery Home About Iris Governance Ids Docs Mission Statement Staff Governance Board of Directors Advisory Council Coordinating Committee Data Services Instrumentation Services International Development Seismology Committee Members

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  • IRIS - International Development Seismology - Related Materials
    Array Board of Directors Election NSF SAGE GAGE Recompetition Policies and Procedures Awards and Budget Codes Membership IRIS Consortium News Employment Frequently Asked Questions Travel Tips Image Gallery Contact Us Committee International Development Seismology Related Materials USAID OFDA LAC Monthly Newsletters In Natural Disasters and Human Capital Appreciation World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 4862 Jesus Crespo Cuaresma empirically evaluates correlations between risk of natural disasters and levels of secondary education Different theoretical models previously have predicted both positive correlations because investments will be diverted from physical infrastructure that might be destroyed in a disaster and negative correlations because investment is less valuable if educated children might die in a disaster before their skills can be used Cuaresma concludes that the observed correlation is negative i e that disaster risk discourages investment in secondary education Our results give strong evidence of negative long run effects of geological natural disaster risk on secondary school enrollment rates The effects are only present in the short and medium run to the extent that natural disasters cause instability and increase output volatility The long run effects tend to be homogenous across countries and do not depend on income or the degree of human capital accumulation in the respective country Furthermore the political regime does not affect the disaster risk effect on human capital accumulation Financing Recovery from Large Scale Natural Disasters by Rawle O King Congressional Research Service RL34749 February 2009 reviews issues related to the capacity of the insurance industry to meet demand for natural disaster insurance Although focused primarily on issues within the US this CRS Report is a useful reference on data that insurers and re insurers require about natural hazards and the financial tools that they offer to help mitigate risks when the required data are available Science and Tecnology for Sustainable Well Being by John Holdren Science January 2008 is an adaptation of his address at the February 2007 meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science as outgoing president of the AAAS In his address Holdren advocated the use of science for international development President Elect Obama has announced that he intends to appoint Holdren as his science advisor with the title of special advisor to the president which is a higher level appointment that President Bush s science advisor and effectively makes him the equivalent of a member of the President s cabinet Brenguier et al 2008 describes how the cutting edge seismological method of ambient noise tomography can measure stress relaxation on an active fault It may be a good example of how modern seismological instrumentation data management and data analysis can contribute to improved hazard assessment On August 8 2008 ICSU released A Science Plan for Integrated Research on Disaster Risk Addressing the challenge of natural and human induced environmental hazards Among the projects funded by the World Bank s GFDRR for FY2008 one with many similarities to possible IRIS projects is Climate Modeling and Risk Management proposed by the WMO and endorsed

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  • IRIS - International Development Seismology - Web Sites of Interest to the Community
    Committees Transportable Array Board of Directors Election NSF SAGE GAGE Recompetition Policies and Procedures Awards and Budget Codes Membership IRIS Consortium News Employment Frequently Asked Questions Travel Tips Image Gallery Contact Us Committee International Development Seismology Web Sites of Interest to the Community Natural Hazards Center The Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado publishes an on line Newsletter Fulbright Scholar Competition The Fulbright Program the U S government s flagship program in international educational exchange was proposed to the U S Congress in 1945 by then freshman Senator J William Fulbright of Arkansas In the aftermath of World War II Senator Fulbright viewed the proposed program as a much needed vehicle for promoting mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries of the world His vision was approved by Congress and the program signed into law by President Truman in 1946 Center for Hazards Risk Research The Center for Hazards and Risk Research at Columbia University will pursue several key objectives that lie at the intersection of hazards and risk research Understanding the predictability of natural and anthropogenic hazards their direct and indirect impacts and their deterministic and probabilistic interactions Understanding the social political and economic context of risk analysis risk awareness and risk management with an international scope Developing quantitative methodologies for aggregating risks from multiple hazards and for estimating direct and indirect losses Developing predictive capability for scenario and impact modeling Evaluating and communicating error and uncertainty at all levels of analysis Developing the knowledge and information systems necessary for community building and community interactions in order to build resiliency at all levels Hazards Caucus Alliance IRIS is a member of the Hazards Caucus Alliance which has a primary goal of developing a wider understanding within Congress that reducing the risks and costs of natural disasters as well as man made hazards is a public value That requires educating Members and staff about the costs of these disasters to their districts and states and the benefits their constituents will realize through greater efforts to understand prevent and mitigate all hazards The alliance supports the efforts of the caucus originally established under the leadership of co chairs Senator Ted Stevens R AK and Senator John Edwards D NC in 2000 A successful caucus reflects a strong partnership between its congressional members and organizations outside Congress that share similar interests This effort is an outgrowth of the Public Private Partnership PPP 2000 forums on public policy issues in natural disaster reduction a cooperative endeavor of the National Science and Technology Council s Subcommittee on Natural Disaster Reduction the Institute for Business and Home Safety and other private sector organizations Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction The Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction is headquartered at the University of North Carolina Charlotte under the institutional leadership of the Global Institute for Energy and Environmental Systems has evolved as an epistemic community of more than 1000 experts on disaster reduction and related aspects of sustainable

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  • IRIS - International Training
    Technical Applications Center Rongsong Jih Department of State Brian Tucker GeoHazards International People invited but unable to attend included Jessica Robin and Chuck Estabrook NSF International and Integrative Activities Olga Cabello Department of State Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs Gari Mayberry USAID Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance Jean Weaver USGS International Office M Ghesquiere World Bank Global Facility for Disaster Risk Reduction Cindy Ebinger to speak about Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research Abdelkarim Aoudia International Center for Theoretical Physics The primary conclusion of the participants was that each interested organization has unique goals and constraints which are likely to result in different subsets of the organizations collaborating in any given activity Keeping each other better informed about intended activities including tentative plans that may not come to fruition may create opportunities for jointly organized events that no single organization could justify alone To facilitate this IRIS will can post shared plans for international training in seismology notify interested individuals by e mail when new information is posted International Training during 2015 During September In Hanoi Vietnam In cooperation with the International Federation of Digital Seismograph Networks FDSN IRIS Data Services is organizing a workshop focused on the management of metadata and time series data from seismological networks The goal is to enable open data sharing and exchange of ideas between networks in the focus area as well as with the broader global seismological community Registration in now open and a draft agenda and details regarding financial support and logistics have been posted at http ds iris edu ds workshops 2015 09 managing data from seismic networks The workshop is followed by a two day Advanced Studies Institute ASI on Earthquake Related Data Products The goal for this ASI is to help network analysts start to become familiar with the software used to analyze broadband seismic data We will focus on measurement of earthquake features beyond the single event hypocenters and magnitudes that can be computed from short period arrival time picks and amplitude measurements Financial support for the ASIis provided by the National Science Foundation Information about the ASI is posted at http ds iris edu ds workshops 2015 09 iris international development seismology During August in Potsdam Germany The GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences organises annually International Training Courses on Seismology and Seismic Hazard Assessment The training courses provide theoretical fundamentals and practical training in applied seismology especially for geoscientists and engineers from earthquake prone countries The program is particularly useful for seismological station and network operators data interpreters and those concerned with seismic zoning and hazard assessment These postgraduate courses are part of the educational and training program of the GFZ Potsdam the Federal Foreign Office of Germany and UNESCO in the field of geosciences and disaster mitigation The 4 week training course 2015 will take place in Germany at the GFZ Potsdam from August 10 to September 4 Young scientists and engineers from developing countries are invited to apply to the course The course circular

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  • IRIS - Past IDS Activities
    what they had learned about instrument response and correction the participants computed broadband synthetic seismograms and calibrated velocity structure and Green s functions 2013 July 26 27 ALMAS Meeting Points of contact from member institutions of the Alliance for Middle America Seismology ALMAS were invited to attend the student presentations on the concluding day of the Advanced Studies Institute on Site Response and then continue in Santo Domingo for a two day meeting to draft plans for future activities The participants prepared a meeting report that outlines concepts for three projects that could be undertaken cooperatively among ALMAS member institutions over the next few years 2013 July 15 25 Advanced Studies Institute on Site Response Bringing New Tools and Techniques to Bear on Earthquake Hazard Analysis and Mitigation in Santo Domingo Dominican Republic was the first IRIS event to combine a short course with field work for data acquisition This Advanced Studies Institute was partly funded by the NSF OISE PASI program and designed to enable early career scientists to begin collaborating in frontier seismological research To address this broad goal we drew participants from a dozen different countries of Middle America The specific objective was to develop understanding of the principles of earthquake hazard analysis particularly site characterization techniques Participants broke into small teams to acquire data analyze it on their own computers and make presentations to the assembled group describing their techniques and results The teams quickly learned to collect high quality data for several methods of analysis determined the depth of a disaggregated layer known to underlie near surface limestone terraces and discovered important variations resonance period across Santo Domingo 2013 January 19 22 Advanced Studies Institute on Lithospheric Structure Determining Lithospheric Structure Using the Joint Inversion of Receiver Functions and Surface Waves was an IRIS Advanced Studies Institute in Kuwait City Kuwait The receiver function method has proven successful at using the recordings of teleseismic earthquakes to model the timing of reverberations in the crust and upper mantle due to major seismic discontinuities directly below the recording stations e g basement Moho Combining receiver functions with information from surface waves allows us to improve our estimates of crustal velocities and correspondingly the depths to the discontinuities providing a better overall image of the lithospheric structure 2012 January 14 17 Advanced Studies Institute on Earthquake Location Earthquake Location Recent Developments Challenges and Opportunites and Double Difference Techniques for Earthquake Location was an IRIS Advanced Studies Institute in Bangkok Thailand The topics covered included Multiple event relocation with an overview of multiple event location methods and an introduction to double difference and crosscorrelation methods for high resolution seismic event location Real time double difference seismic monitoring employing double difference and cross correlation algorithms in a seismic monitoring context and strategies for building a relational seismic data archive procedures for large scale earthquake catalog relocation and evaluation of real time performance and location precision Event locations and tomography covering the fundamentals of three dimensional seismic tomography and use of

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  • IRIS - International Funding Opportunities
    Learning Opportunities Public Outreach INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT SEISMOLOGY IDS EARTHQUAKES Recent earthquakes teachable moments Explore the world of earthquakes IRIS has multiple online tools that allow you to learn about global and regional seismicity Recent Earthquake Map Interactive earthquake Browser IEB Recent Earthquake Teachable Moments RETM View Seismograms Image Gallery ABOUT IRIS Organization governance news jobs annual reports Information about the IRIS organization and for IRIS Consortium members IRIS is a consortium of over 120 US universities dedicated to the operation of science facilities for the acquisition management and distribution of seismological data IRIS is a 501 c 3 nonprofit organization incorporated in the state of Delaware with its primary headquarters office located in Washington DC IRIS is governed according to By laws IRIS ORGANIZATION Vision Mission Strategic Plan Membership Governance By Laws Policies and Procedures Awards and Budget Codes Standing Committees Meeting Reports Secure Meetings Documents Staff Employment at IRIS Annual Reports Logos Citations Contact Us Directions IRIS CONSORTIUM News Community page Becoming a member Types of membership Map of current members How to cite IRIS Community Jobs Mailing Lists FAQs Travel Tips Directions Search RESOURCES Publications webinars posters newsletters proposals Digital print resources available IRIS offers a variety of resources for the seismological community and general public including online interactive materials regular newsletters brochures webinars past event materials We also offer digital copies of our proposals and reviews for download Publications Annual Reports Brochures and Information Sheets Newsletters Proposals and Reviews Workshop and Meeting Reports USArray and EarthScope Publications Posters Events Workshops Short Courses Webinars Calendar Educational Resources Teachable Moments For The Classroom Video Lecture Series Public Displays Animations Seismographs in Schools Seismogram Viewer USArray Wave Visualizations Teacher Professional Development Image Gallery Home About Iris Governance Ds Funding International Funding Opportunities NSF International Research Fellowship Program IRFP The objective

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  • Gallery :: FAQ
    higher resolution version of one of the images We have Hi Res versions available for many of the images in the IRIS Image Gallery but not for all of them If a Hi Res image for a particular image is available there will be a link below the photo titled Request a Hi Res Version of this Image Can I submit my own images Yes We are always look for more quality seismology images To begin submitting images you must Request an Account and agree to the terms in the Image Contributors Agreement Someone will contact you shortly after you have requested an account with details on how to login and begin uploading images I have a question about a particular image Where can I ask it Below each photo is a link labeled Feedback on this Image This will direct you to a short form where you can ask any questions concerning a particular image I have a bug or problem with the site Who do I report it to The Image Gallery is still fairly new so we welcome any feedback or suggestions on it You can direct any problems or suggestions to gallery iris edu Welcome Welcome to the IRIS Image Gallery a diverse collection of photographs and visuals that encompass the range and breadth of seismology and the seismological community Please browse through our albums These low and medium resolution images can be freely used for personal and educational academic purposes but we request you recognize the image contributor by including in your product or presentation the credit displayed with each image More information is available in the Image Use Agreement If you have any comments questions or suggestions related to the IRIS Image Gallery you can send them to gallery iris edu Available RSS feeds

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