Update on GSN Program Management at IRIS

The Global Seismographic Network (GSN) Program Manager, Katrin Hafner, recently departed IRIS to start her new role as the Science and Technical Projects Manager at Leidos (NSF Antarctic Support Contractor). We wish her the best of luck and thank her for the expertise she provided during her 14 years at IRIS.

Before Katrin’s departure, IRIS management consulted internally and with its Board of Directors on how to establish the best mechanisms for maintaining continuity in GSN management activities, particularly with the forthcoming merger between IRIS and UNAVCO into EarthScope Consortium Inc. The result of this careful planning is that the GSN Program Manager role will be temporarily filled by a small team of experienced IRIS Instrumentation Services staff members. This team will be led by Robert Busby (official Interim GSN Program Manager) and Andy Frassetto and supported by Kasey Aderhold and Molly Staats. This GSN interim management team may be reached at gsn@iris.edu. The staffing approach to managing the GSN will be reassessed following the creation of the EarthScope Consortium Inc, targeted for December 2022.

For more information on GSN and IRIS’ role in management and governance of this network, please visit the Global Seismographic Network webpage.

For more information on the merger of IRIS and UNAVCO, please visit the Joining Forces for Advancing Geophysics website.