[unav_all] REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN - International Workshop to Build Seismological Collaboration and Capacity

Olga Cabello olga.cabello at iris.edu
Fri Sep 10 15:36:42 MDT 2010

Dear Colleague,

Please take a few minutes to apply for participation (http://www.iris.edu/hq/middle_america/ 
  ) in the Workshop:

“Geophysical Hazards and Plate Boundary Processes in Central America,  
Mexico and the Caribbean”

in Heredia, Costa Rica, October 24th through 27th, 2010.

This three-day workshop will bring together seismologists and other  
geophysicists from Central America, Mexico, the Caribbean and the  
United States to plan and coordinate initiatives that will contribute  
to seismological research and seismic hazard mitigation in the  
region.  The goals of the workshop are to address key scientific  
issues that derive from the unique tectonic environment of the region,  
to identify concrete steps for strengthening the regional  
infrastructure and academic community to facilitate seismological  
research, and to initiate efforts toward generating products with  
immediate regional societal benefits.  The expected outcome of the  
workshop will be the creation of a regional research consortium to  
sustain these actions.

Given the societal significance of the subject matter, in addition to  
participating scientists at various career stages, this workshop will  
welcome the attendance of stakeholders from the public, private and  
development sectors.

With support from the National Science Foundation, the US Agency for  
International development and the American Geophysical Union, selected  
participants will receive travel support, including air travel, ground  
transportation, lodging and meals through the duration of the workshop.

Workshop participation will be limited and application deadline is  
September 30. Interested individuals are advised to apply as soon as  
possible.  Applications from women, minorities and persons with  
disabilities are particularly encouraged. Applications from women,  
minorities and persons with disabilities are particularly encouraged.

Please feel free to encourage anyone you feel should participate in  
this event to apply at http://www.iris.edu/hq/middle_america/ .   
General applications for participation and travel support will be  
evaluated by the organizing committee and responded promptly.

Looking forward to seeing you in Heredia!

Olga Cabello, Ph.D.
Director of International Development Seismology
The IRIS Consortium

Workshop organizing committee:

Raymond Willemann, Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology,  

Olga Cabello, Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology, U.S.A.

Marino Protti, Universidad Nacional, Costa Rica

Mauricio Mora, Universidad de Costa Rica

Victor Huerfano, Puerto Rico Seismic Network, Puerto Rico

Richard Robertson, University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago

Gerardo Suarez, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico

Karen Fischer, Brown University, U.S.A.

Jay Pulliam, Baylor University, U.S.A.

Daniel E. McNamara, U.S.G.S., U.S.A.

Christa von Hillebrandt-Andrade, NOAA Caribbean Tsunami Center, Puerto  

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