Foreign Affiliate Member Institutions

The IRIS Consortium welcomes universities, academies of science, government agencies, and other nonprofit institutions outside of the United States as Foreign Affiliates. There is no cost to join IRIS as a Foreign Affiliate, nor are affiliates required to participate in IRIS meetings in the United States or host IRIS meetings locally. Nevertheless, IRIS Foreign Affiliates are expected to promote IRIS goals within their own countries. Promotional activities could involve working with agencies of an Affiliate’s own national government for more open data policies or making geophysical data collected by their government freely available.

When seismologists from IRIS Member institutions in the United States visit the country of an IRIS Foreign Affiliate, they may seek collaborators to join them in field work and data analysis, or help obtain permission to import equipment or visit field areas.When IRIS approaches international agencies such as the United Nations or the World Bank, it may ask Affiliates in regions of proposed activities to evaluate the local benefits and, if appropriate, to seek support of the Affiliate’s national government.

Membership Benefits

  • Receive copies of all IRIS publications, including newsletters and annual reports.
  • Use the IRIS bulk e-mail system to advertise job vacancies and announce significant developments.
  • Become eligible for long-term loans of retired IRIS instrumentation.
  • Faculty, staff, and students can participate in IRIS workshops.
  • Send a representative to IRIS Member meetings.
  • Faculty and staff can join IRIS committees and working groups.
  • Download selected seismological software from IRIS, including:
  • Portable Data Collection Center, developed by IRIS to facilitate organizing and archiving data
  • Seismic Analysis Code, developed at Lawerence Livermore National Laboratory to process and visualize digital time series.
  • Join the list of IRIS contacts that US Members use to find in-country collaborators for international experiments.

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Current Members

Academy of Sciences, Seismological Center, Tirana, Albania  
Instituto Nacional de Prevención Sísmica (INPRES), San Juan, Argentina Patricia Alvarado
Central Queensland University, Queensland, Australia Mike Turnbull
Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia Hrvoje Tkalcic
Macquarie University, New South Wales, Australia Yingjie Yang
The University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia Peter Mora
University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria Goetz Bokelmann
Azerbaijan Republic Center of Seismic Service, Baku, Azerbaijan Gurban Yetirmishli
University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh Syed Humayun Akhter
Royal Observatory of Belgium, Uccle, Belgium Michel van Camp
Universidade de Brasília, Brasília, Brazil Joao Willy Rosa
Observatório Nacional, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Jorge Luis de Souza
Univ. Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil Joaquim Mendes Ferreira
Universidade de São Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil Marcelo Assumpção
Institute of Geophysics of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria Svetlana Nikolova
University of Alberta, Canada Jeff Gu
University of Calgary, Canada David Eaton
University of British Columbia, Canada Michael G. Bostock
Dalhousie University, Canada Mladen Nedimovic
Ecòle Polytechnique, Canada  
GEOTOP, Universitè du Quebec à Montreal, Canada Fiona Darbyshire
Geological Survey of Canada, Continental Geoscience Division, Ontario, Canada  
McGill University, Montreal, Canada Yajing Liu
Simon Fraser University, Canada Andrew Calvert
University of Ottawa, Canada Pascal Audet
University of Saskatchewan, Canada Igor B. Morozov
University of Toronto, Canada Qinya Liu
University of Chile Sergio Barrientos
Universidad de los Andes, Colombia Jean-Baptiste Tary
Universidad Nacional de Colombia Sede Medellín Gaspar Monsalve
Universidad del Quindío, Colombia Hugo Monsalve Jaramillo
Universidad Nacional, Costa Rica Marino Protti-Quezada
Universidad de Costa Rica Lepolt  Linkimer
Geophysical Institute, Academy of Sciences, Praha, Czech Republic Axel Plesinger
Masaryk University, Czech Republic Jan Svancara
Geological Survey of Denmark & Greenland, Copenhagen, Denmark Soren Gregersen
Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Eugenio Polanco Rivera
Escuela Polytécnica Nacional, Quito, Ecuador Mario Ruiz
National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics, Cairo, Egypt  
University of Helsinki, Institute of Seismology, Helsinki, Finland Pekka Heikkinen
University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland Elena Kzlovskaya
Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (IPGP), Paris, France Geneviève Roult
Geosciences Azur, Valbonne, France Guust Nolet
Universite Montpellier II, Montpellier, France Christel Tiberi
Ilia State University/Institute of Earth Sciences/NSMC, Georgia Tea Godoladze
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece Constantinos Papazachos
National Observatory of Athens, Greece Christos Evangelidis
Eötvös Loránd Geophysical Institute of Hungary, Budapest, Hungary Tamás Fancsik
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India Supriyo Mitra
Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia Wiwit Suryanto
Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, Ireland Sergei Lebedev
International Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Seismology, Iran Mohammad Tatar
Geophysical Institute of Israel Rami Hofstetter
Instituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Italy Salvatore Mazza
National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics - Trieste, Italy Enrico Priolo
Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan Christine Houser
University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan Nozomu Takeuchi
Jordan Seismological Observatory, Amman, Jordan Mahmoud Al-Qaryouti
KMA Korean Meteorological Administration, Seoul, Korea Young-Soo Jeon
Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea So Gu Kim
Kangwon National University, South Korea Sung-Joon Chang
Centro de Investigacion Cientifica y de Educacion Superior de Ensenada, Mexico J. Antonio Vidal
Montserrat Volcano Observatory Roderick C. Stewart
Centro de Geociencias, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Juan Martin Gomez-Gonzalez
KNMI /ORFEUS, De Bilt, The Netherlands Bernard Dost
Technical University of Delft, Delft, The Netherlands Kees Wapenaar
Utrecht University, Netherlands Hanneke Paulssen
Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences, Lower Hutt, New Zealand Mark Peter Chadwick
University of Otago, Otago, New Zealand Andrew Gorman
Victoria University, Institute of Geophysics, Wellington, New Zealand Martha Kane Savage
University of Bergen, Norway Eystein S. Husebye
Quaid-i-Azam University, Pakistan Mona Lisa
Instituto Geofisico del Peru, Ate, Lima, Peru Edmundo Norabuena
Centro Regional de Sismología para América del Sur, Lima, Peru Daniel Huaco Oviedo
Institute of Earthquake Science, Beijing, People's Republic of China Qi-fu Chen
China Earthquake Networks Center, Xicheng, Beijing, People's Republic of China Yanlu Ma
China University of Geosciences (Wuhan) Wang-Ping Chen
Institute of Geology, CEA, Beijing, People's Republic of China Jiuhui Chen
Institute of Geomechanics, Chinese Academy Geological Sciences, People's Republic of China  
Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, People's Republic of China Ai Yinshuang
Institute of Geophysics, CEA, Beijing, People's Republic of China Ruifeng Liu
China University of Geosciences, Beijing, People's Republic of China Xinfu Li
Nanjing University, People's Republic of China Liang-shu Wang
Harbin Institute of Technology, People's Republic of China Hengshan Hu
Hong Kong Observatory, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong Wong Wing Tak
University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, People's Republic of China Lung Sang Chan
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, People's Republic of China Hongfeng Yang
Peking University, Beijing, People's Republic of China Shao Xian Zang
Tongji University, Yangpu, Shanghai, People's Republic of China Kin-Yip Chun
University of Science and Technology of People's Republic of China, People's Republic of China Sidao Ni
Zhejiang University, Zhejiang Sheng, People's Republic of China Chun-Feng LI
Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland Grzegorz Lizurek
Universidade de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal Susana Custódio
Instituto Superior Tecnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal Joao F.B.D. Fonseca
Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal Rui Carneiro-Barros
National Institute for Earth Physics, Bucharest - Magurele, Romania Alexandru Marmureanu
University of Bucharest, Romania Marian Ivan
Geophysical Survey of the Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, Siberia, Russia Aleksey A. Emanov
Geophysical Survey of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Obninsk, Russia Alexey A. Malovichko
Institute of Dynamics of Geosphere, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia Vitaly V. Adushkin
Kuban State University, Kuban, Russia Vladimir A. Babeshko
Council for Geoscience South Africa Artur Cichowicz
King Fahd University Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia Sanlinn I. Kaka
Instituto de Ciències de la Terra Jaume Almera, Barcelona, Spain Antonio Villaseñor
Universidad Complutense, Spain Elisa Buforn
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zürich, Switzerland Domenico Giardini
Academia Sinica, Institute of Earth Sciences, Nangang, Taipei, Taiwan Bor-Shouh Huang
National Central University, Taiwan Kuo-Fong Ma
National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan Ruey-Juin Rau
National Taiwan University (NTU) Shu-Huei Hung
Kasetsart University, Thailand Passakorn Pananont
Mahidol University, Thailand Prinya Putthapiban
Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency, Ankara, Turkey Murat Nurlu
Suleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey Sakir Sahin
Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey Tuncay Taymaz
Kandilli Observatory, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey Nurcan Özel
The Scientific and Research Council of Turkey-Marmara Research Center, Gebze Kocaeli, Turkey Ekrem Zor
AWE Blacknest, United Kingdom Sheila Peacock
British Geological Survey, United Kingdom Brian Baptie
University of Bristol, United Kingdom James Wookey
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom Keith Priestley
Imperial College London, United Kingdom Ian Bastow
University of Leeds, United Kingdom Roger Clark
University of Leicester, United Kingdom Victoria Lane
University of Oxford, United Kingdom Anthony Watts
University of Southampton, United Kingdom Nick Harmon
ICSU World Data Center for Geoinformatics, Kiev, Ukraine Liudmyla Farfuliak
University of the West Indies Richard Robertson