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20 Jul 2022

Intern Spotlight: Kira Biener (RESESS)

Kira Biener is a rising senior at the University of Michigan and is majoring in climate sciences and impacts engineering, with minors in computer science and geology.

20 Jul 2022

New video: Supporting rockfall hazard studies in Zion

Zion Canyon’s beauty and scale wouldn’t be possible without countless rockfall events that hastened its carving. But now that human infrastructure exists in the park—carrying millions of visitors each year—rockfall presents a significant risk that has to be managed. UNAVCO recently supported a project assessing that risk in two locations in the park.

18 Jul 2022

Intern Spotlight: Halina Dingo (RESESS)

Halina Dingo is a rising senior at Pennsylvania State University where she is majoring in geoscience with minors in English and geophysics and a certificate in GIS.

15 Jul 2022

Intern Spotlight: Shradhanjli (Shradha) Ravikumar (RESESS)

Shradha Ravikumar is a rising senior at Arizona State University studying astrobiology and astrophysics.

30 Jun 2022

New user identity management system for data access

There are lots of exciting changes on the way as a part of UNAVCO’s coming merger with IRIS to form EarthScope Consortium, including the development of a new common cloud platform (CCP) for data services. This complex project is well underway and will be rolling out in stages, with the goal of a transparent and … Continued

19 Apr 2022

Alumni of internship programs awarded NSF fellowships

The National Science Foundation recently announced the 2022 recipients of its Graduate Research Fellowship Research Program awards—and the list included two alumni of UNAVCO internship programs!

16 Apr 2022

Borehole project in Italy will help answer questions about enigmatic faults

Italy has experienced several deadly earthquakes in recent years. They all occurred within a complicated fault system that challenges our models for fault behavior. An array of instruments has been deployed across the region to help geoscientists around the world study these faults. And with support from UNAVCO, the latest addition to that array is a number of borehole strainmeters.

28 Mar 2022

Study led by UNAVCO staff tests an alternative way to measure earthquakes

There’s another way to approach this problem, and that’s to directly measure the station’s velocity as it moves during an earthquake—which has the advantage of working without relying on external correction information.

24 Mar 2022

2022 Technical Short Course Offerings

Are you looking to refine your geodesy knowledge and gain mapping skills? UNAVCO hosts technical short courses each summer that provide training on geodetic data processing techniques and tools.

14 Jan 2022

Expanding RESESS to Engage More Students

New for summer 2022 is the diversification of the Research Experiences in Solid Earth Science for Students (RESESS) internship program, which will now include a Satellite program in addition to the traditional Boulder program. For 2022, UNAVCO is partnering with faculty from the University of Washington Department of Earth and Space Sciences. We retain the RESESS Boulder program in collaboration with the University of Colorado. 

5 Jan 2022

New action plan aims to improve safety for field staff from underrepresented groups

Supporting a diverse and multi-talented engineering staff is extremely beneficial to any geoscience-focused institution. Unfortunately, the geosciences are one of the least diverse of the academic fields. One significant factor is that many fieldwork environments are not safe or welcoming to members of underrepresented groups.

21 Dec 2021

UNAVCO Community Election Results

UNAVCO, as a university-governed consortium, elected new members to the Board of Directors and Nominating Committee. New members serve 3-year terms beginning January 2021.