Recent News

Graduate Student Maya Becker wins award

Congratulations to Maya Becker, recipient of an AGU 2017 Outstanding Student Paper Awards (OSPA).  Becker, a graduate student working with Helen Fricker, won the award for her presentation at the AGU Fall Meeting titled "Mapping Ross Ice Shelf with ROSETTA-Ice airborne laser altimetry." 

Vernon awarded for "Innovation in Networking Award for Experimental Applications" by CENIC

Congratulations to Frank Vernon, Director of IGPP's Broadband Seismic Data Collection Center, who has been awarded CENIC's (California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology) "Innovation in Networking Award for Experimental Applications." The application was the implementation of real-time, data-driven simulation, prediction and visualization of wildfires. He has deployed high-speed wiresless networks that allow data collection from hundreds of stations, and developing fire cameras and multi-hazard (e.g.

Haase working with NOAA and CW3E to improve forecasting

Atmospheric Rivers, are a weather phenomena that plays a key role in the variability of the water supply and the incidence of extreme precipitation events along the West Coast of the United States.  AR2018 is a field campaign that will make offshore measurements of atmospheric rivers before they impact the west coast of the USA as part of the Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes (CW3E) effort to improve forecasts for water resource management and flash flood prediction.

Kilb, Sally Ride Science, Expand outreach program

Sally Ride Science's San Diego Library NExT program, which offers STEAM workshops at San Diego library branches, has unveiled its expanded course lineup covering everything from Marine Mammals and Kitchen Chemistry to Wearable Electronics and The Science of Harry Potter.

Catherine Constable named 2017 AAAS Fellow

Congratulations to Cathy Constable who has been named one of 396 new Fellows to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)! Constable, who is being honored for “for seminal contributions to computational geomagnetism and the development of the Giant Gaussian process,” and “key leadership roles in scientific organizations,” will receive her award at the annual AAAS meeting February 2018.

Bock, UC San Diego researchers to monitor seismic impacts on campus structures

IGPP's Yehuda Bock, distinguished researcher and director of the Scripps Orbit and Permanent Array Center (SOPAC), is part of a campus wide team monitoring seismic impact on campus structures.

Fricker is recognized as an AGU Fellow

Huge congratulations to IGPP's Helen Fricker who is among the 2017 class of AGU Fellows! "Established in 1962, the Fellows program recognizes AGU members who have made exceptional contributions to Earth and space sciences as valued by their peers and vetted by a committee of Fellows." Well earned Helen!!

Fricker interview on BBC

IGPP's Helen Fricker recently interviewed by the BBC on berg calving from the Antarctic Peninsula. Listen here.

Kilb prepares for 2nd Annual Sally Ride Science Junior Academy

IGPP Seismologist, Debi Kilb, has been an active advocate for K12 science for decades. Now, as the science outreach director for the Sally Ride Science Junior Academy, Debi welcomes 6th-12th grade students to join her for up to three weeks of fun with science and art when the Junior Academy hosts its second annual summer workshops starting June 26. The completely hands-on classes include Messy Science, Pirate Science, the Music of Earthquakes and so much more.

Shearer confirmed as SSA President-Elect

Huge congratulations to IGPP Professor of Geophysics, Peter Shearer for his nomination by the Seismological Society of America's board to become the SSA's next president! Shearer has previously served the society as the SSA Honors Committee chair, on the SSA Publication Committee, and he has also worked to help increase SSA membership. As an organization, SSA aims to "Advance seismology and the understanding of earthquakes for the benefit of society." Congratulations, again, to the President Elect!