October 2003 Newsletter

Subject: October 2003 Newsletter
To: UNAVCO Community
From: Will Prescott, President
Date: 20 October 2003

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EarthScope Update

In September EarthScope achieved a significant milestone when it moved from the planning stage to the construction stage. UNAVCO, IRIS and Stanford signed cooperative agreements with the National Science Foundation for the construction of the EarthScope Facility. See the web page for more details including a summary of PBO hires, organization chart, Aspen workshop summary, Standing Committee activities.

Facility Update

The UNAVCO Boulder Facility was involved in a record number of field projects from Italy to Yellowstone to Denali. At the same time the Facility moved out of UCAR both physically and administratively. The move was accompanied by some internal restructuring and a few new hires. See the web page for more details including move, new org chart, new hires, and project reports.

Western Networks

A community proposal to fund a large fraction of the maintenance of 6 GPS networks in the Western US met with partial success. See the web page for more details including a list of networks involved, plans for now and planning for the future.

Cayuga Community College

UNAVCO and IRIS have begun working with Cayuga Community College in upstate New York to develop a Geographical information system for EarthScope. See the web page for more details including funding, goal, meetings.

Annual Meeting

Plans for the next UNAVCO annual meeting are beginning to take shape. The meeting was held in Boulder Colorado on February 26th and 27th. The meeting will conclude with an open house at the new UNAVCO offices. See the web page for more details including a preliminary schedule of events, strategy for joint and separate UNAVCO/IRIS meetings for next few years.

Long Valley Meeting

UNAVCO assisted Paul Segall and David Hill in putting on a workshop in October. The workshop the took place in Long Valley, California. See the web page for more details including the preliminary agenda and participant list.

New Location

UNAVCO offices in Boulder, CO have moved from their long-term location on Mitchell Lane to a new location just north of Boulder. The new building houses all of the existing Facility staff, the UNAVCO headquarters staff, and EarthScope/Plate Boundary Observatory staff. Address (Mail and Fedex):
UNAVCO, Inc.
6350 Nautilus Drive
Boulder, CO 80301-5554

General phone:
303-381-7500
(For individuals, see web page)

Headquarters fax:
303-381-7501

Facility fax:
303-381-7451

PBO Fax:
303-381-7552

New email and phone numbers for all staff can be found at:
Staff Directory