Semi-annual UNAVCO member equipment purchase Jan.-Mar. 2011 [2011 Jan 1] This is an announcement that we have an opportunity from January 1st to March 31, 2010 to pool orders for volume discounts on GPS equipment. Orders should be placed directly with the vendors. If you intend to participate, please notify the vendors as soon as possible so that the tiered discounts can be anticipated. More information on UNAVCO member equipment purchases can be found on the UNAVCO web site: equipment purchases.
Semi-annual UNAVCO member equipment purchase Jan.-Mar. 2010 [2010 Jan 1] This is an announcement that we have an opportunity from January 1st to March 31, 2010 to pool orders for volume discounts on GPS equipment. Orders should be placed directly with the vendors. If you intend to participate, please notify the vendors as soon as possible so that the tiered discounts can be anticipated. More information on UNAVCO member equipment purchases can be found on the UNAVCO web site: equipment purchases.
Trimble has extended the UNAVCO semi-annual group purchase [2009 Sept 22] The UNAVCO semi-annual group purchase (which ended on 31 Aug 09) has been extended to the end of this year or when their current inventory of NetRS receivers is depleted. Since the UNAVCO community has already reached the 51+ target order, the cost of the NetRS is at the lowest price possible. Please note there will be a slight price increase starting 1 Oct. 09 of ~14%. Orders should be placed directly with the Trimble. Since this announcement is only being circulated to UNAVCO Member Representatives and the UNAVCO Community email alias, please feel free to inform others in your organization who may want to participate in this opportunity. More information on UNAVCO member equipment purchases can be found on our web site.
New EarthScope airborne LiDAR data: SoCal and ISB [2009 Sept 15] We are pleased to announce the availability of new EarthScope airborne LiDAR data products from Southern California and the Intermountain Seismic Belt (ISB). We have 1) New SoCal data: Elsinore fault, Burro Flats segment of San Andreas fault, and southern Owens Valley including Crater Mountain. These are now available as hillshade images that can be viewed in Google Earth and as standard 0.5 m DEM tiles. 2) Expanded SoCal data: for the Garlock fault, Point Cloud data are now available in addition to the previously released in KMZ and DEM formats. 3) New ISB data: Wasatch Nephi North data now available as Google Earth hillshades, standard DEM tiles, and point cloud data. In addition, the point cloud for the rest of the ISB dataset, released previously in Google Earth and DEM formats, is now available. more >>
UNAVCO Events at the AGU Fall Meeting 2008 [2008 Dec 9] Join UNAVCO at the AGU Fall Meeting. Attend numerous talks and presentations given by UNAVCO staff members, learn new techniques and skills at UNAVCO Booth Presentations, and join us at the AGU Geodesy Section Reception and UNAVCO Business Meeting...
UNAVCO is participating in the Great Southern California ShakeOut, November 13, 2008 [2008 Nov 13] UNAVCO is participating in the Great Southern California ShakeOut, November 13, 2008. We are responding to the simulated magnitude 7.8 ShakeOut event as if it were a real earthquake, providing us with an opportunity to test our response procedures for a similar event in the western United States. This will also allow our community members to request data on an event basis.
Data Archive Interface Version 2 (DAIv2) - Public Alpha Release [2008 Nov 6] The Data Archive Interface Version 2 (DAIv2) is the UNAVCO Facility's next generation interface for search and access of UNAVCO's GPS data holdings. The DAIv2 includes a powerful and flexible Web application (see figure 1) for discovery and visualization of UNAVCO's GPS data and metadata holdings. The DAIv2 also includes a suite of Java-based command-line clients for advanced users needing automated discovery and download (see figure 2). Both the Web application and the command-line clients utilize our new Web services infrastructure.
Second GeoEarthScope LiDAR Data Release: Northern California [2008 Jan] We are pleased to announce the latest public release of processed products from the GeoEarthScope Northern California Airborne LiDAR project! This release represents a substantial portion of the Northern California dataset. More data will be coming in the next few months, along with more advanced access and analysis tools. There are now two ways to select the tiles: 1) We have built a new GoogleMaps-based interface accessible in the GEON Portal (see below), and 2) We have updated the KML for use in Google Earth (if you downloaded the first version, now is time to go back and get version 2.0). Both approaches allow users to browse the dataset extent, make selections, and then download tiles of interest.
GeoEarthScope LiDAR Data Release: Northern California [2007 Dec 5] We are pleased to announce the public release of the first processed products from the GeoEarthScope Northern California Airborne LiDAR project! More data will be coming in the next few months, along with more advanced access and analysis tools. The data are currently available as 1 km^2 tiles of 0.5 m digital elevation models - both unfiltered (all data) and filtered (bare earth) - in ESRI (ArcGIS) binary grid format.
New UNAVCO President Announced [2007 Oct 12] The Board of Directors and the external presidential search committee are glad to announce that Dr. M. Meghan Miller has accepted the position of President, UNAVCO, Inc., and will start her appointment on January 7, 2008..
Airborne LiDAR Imagery of Active Faults for GeoEarthScope [2007 Oct 10] GeoEarthScope is a component of EarthScope that includes the acquisition of aerial and satellite imagery and geochronology. As part of GeoEarthScope, we are working on collecting LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) data along major fault zones in the western U.S. and Alaska over the next year. This effort will provide extensive and detailed images of active faults throughout the tectonic plate boundary region on the west coast of North America. Airborne LiDAR is an unparalleled remote sensing technique for generating extremely detailed maps of ground elevation. Because of LiDAR's advantages over previous remote sensing techniques, it is rapidly becoming a key tool in studies of active faulting, landscape processes, and ground deformation.
Borehole Strainmeter and GPS permitting [2007 Sep 11] During the month of August, PBO Permitting received 14 new BSM permits including permits for five sites in Yellowstone National Park. In addition, we are making progress on the Mendocino, Mojave, LA Basin, and East Bay Parks (San Francisco) strainmeter permits. These remaining clusters will include several alternate sites for each primary site so that there will be no interruption in drilling if a bad hole is encountered.
RESESS/SOARS Protégés to Give Final Presentations at Colloquium [2007 Aug 6] After weeks of intense research and writing, SOARS and RESESS protégés will give their final presentations August 6 – 7, 2007 in the Foothills Lab 2 Main Seminar Room. With topics ranging from urban flooding to monsoon wind cycles, our protégés’ research embraces disciplines from across the geosciences. This year, protégés will also present posters on their research: Thursday, August 9th in the Center Green Auditorium at 3:00 pm. Please join us in recognizing our young scientists' hard work. Download Colloquium & Poster Schedule (PDF)
GeoEarthScope Geochronology Notice of Opportunity [PDF] [2007 Jan 18] In order to meet the goals of the EarthScope project, funded by the National Science Foundation, UNAVCO, Inc. intends to issue a Request for Proposals to identify organizations capable of providing geochronology services in support of the GeoEarthScope component of EarthScope. UNAVCO invites organizations that are interested in this opportunity to submit a Statement of Interest in order to be considered for inclusion in the RFP proposer’s list. The deadline for Statements of Interest is 26 January 2007. Click here [PDF] for more information.
Semi Annual UNAVCO Member Equipment Purchase Open Through February 28, 2007 [2006 Nov 29] UNAVCO members have the opportunity to pool orders for our best volume discounts on Trimble and Topcon equipment. Members intending to participate should notify the manufacturer's representatives listed in the link above as soon as possible. Please contact supportunavco.org with any related questions.
GPS Research in Iceland is Hot [2006 Aug 30] Continuous GPS made the national news in Iceland this month after the Icelandic Center for Research (RANNIS) awarded funding for a significant expansion of continuous GPS networks in Iceland. The project titled "High-rate continuous GPS observations in Iceland" represents an international collaborative effort to construct a spatially dense high-rate continuously operating GPS network across the island of Iceland. more >>
USCS: GPS and Strainmeter Data [2006 June 12-16]
In response to community requests, UNAVCO has instituted a series of short courses to increase the capacity of our scientific community by using various data. These courses are aimed at current researchers who want to update their skills or branch into new areas of research, and younger scientists such as post doctoral fellows, graduate students, and upper level undergraduates. Classes will be held at the UNAVCO Headquarters in Boulder, Colorado, June 12-16, 2006.
New PBO Internet Map Server [2006 Mar 09]
A new PBO IMS version is currently under development and can be accessed at the URL below. In the beta version, the look of the interface has changed, additional tools are now available, and new map service functionality was added to better organize the IMS data for users. Users are now able to bring in multiple map services organized by topical area, served from multiple locations. more >>