Long-term IRIS supporter and Carnegie scientist Paul Silver died tragically in an automobile accident, along with his daughter Celine, on August 7. Paul chaired the IRIS Executive Committee (now Board of Directors) in 1991 - 1992 and served on the PASSCAL Standing Committee, the Planning Committee, the Joint Seismic Program Committee and as the IRIS representative from the Carnegie Institution. His work in establishing the Plate Boundary Observatory played a key role in the development of EarthScope.
Paul was an innovative scientist and greatly valued for his leadership within the IRIS and EarthScope communities. Paul was a wonderful colleague and will be sorely missed.