<div dir="ltr"><p class="MsoNormal" style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial;margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif"><br></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial;margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif">UNAVCO and The Incorporated Research Institutions for
Seismology (IRIS), both university consortia, are interested in
identifying member institutions that may be willing to host one or
more functions of a future (post-2023) merged UNAVCO-IRIS organization
(referred to hereafter as “new organization”).</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial;margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif">We are seeking
expressions of interest from UNAVCO and IRIS member institutions, located
in the United States, to host one or more functions of the new
organization, which would support any future NSF-funded geophysical
facility operated by the new organization. Responses to this Request
for Information (RFI) will be used for planning purposes and to
ensure that any subsequent Request for Proposals (RFP) is well conceived
and framed to take advantage of the full range of opportunities that host
institutions may provide. We expect an RFP will be used to select one or
more partners that will be part of our proposal team when the new
organization responds to the anticipated NSF solicitation for the GAGE-SAGE follow-on
facility.</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial;margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif">The <a href="https://www.iris.edu/hq/news/story/geophysical_facility_rfi">RFI can be found on the IRIS website</a>. You will find additional explanation, context, and instructions for responding. </span><span style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif"></span></p></div>