Grant: $600,000 - Department of the Interior - Sep. 29, 2009
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Award Description: The University of Washington enthusiastically proposes to upgrade the facilities and performance of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network (PNSN) according to the guidelines of Announcement 09HQPA0021. Like most RSNs, PNSN has developed more-or-less haphazardly and on a shoestring budget. The proposed work would consolidate and move forward. We present an integrated set of upgrade goals that 1) will be complete within the 2-yr term of the Cooperative agreement, 2) will result in no additional operational costs, 3) and will be done using a combination of existing staff, temporary staff, and external contractors. A variety of current limitations would be improved with the proposed work. 1) We would retain per-sonnel threatened by Washington State budget cuts. 2) We would upgrade 18 regional seismic stations and 12 strong-motion stations. 3) We would reconfigure telemetry and add equipment to convert 14 short-period stations from analog to digital, turning off 2 analog sub-arrays. 4) We would complete a geotechnical installation to capture the rarely glimpsed but fearsome process of liquefaction. 5) 3 aged remote EarthWorm nodes data acquisition would be upgraded. 6) Personnel costs to improve robustness of operations and add necessary products to the latest earthworm software upgrade. 7) Workshops with end users to promote use of ANSS products and assess their usefulness. 8) Modernize our embarrassing web page.
Project Description: Project recently awarded; no activity to date.
Jobs Summary: Not Applicable this Quarter (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Not Started
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