Thread: National Geophysical Networks in Latin America Workshop - May 25-29, 2015, Santiago, Chile

Started: 2015-02-26 02:36:18
Last activity: 2015-02-26 02:36:18
Topics: Early Careers
IRIS and the University of Chile, in collaboration with USGS/NEIC and
UNAVCO, are organizing a workshop on /*National Geophysical Networks in
Latin America: Best Practices, Challenges and Opportunities for
Collaboration*/ to be held in Santiago Chile, May 25-29, 2015.

NSF is providing partial support for this workshop, with is the final
stage of an MRI award to IRIS from NSF for collaboration with the
University of Chile to install ten Globally Reporting Geophysical
Observatories as part of the backbone of the new Chilean National Network.

The workshop will review best practices in the planning, installation,
operation, and maintenance of modern networks of geophysical
instruments. Applications in both earthquake reporting and research will
be discussed, along with opportunities for national, regional, and
global collaboration and data sharing. USGS will present training
sessions on the installation and use of ShakeMap and W-Phase. The
workshop will be aimed at scientists, network operators, students, and
managers from Central and South American countries and international
partners interested in developing collaborative programs in Latin
American countries. Additional details can be found at:
http://www.iris.edu/hq/workshops/2015/05/national_geophysical_networks_in_latin_america

Travel funds are available to support representatives from organizations
responsible for network operators within Latin America. Limited funding
may also be available to support early career scientists from the US --
especially those with specific research interests in the Pacific
subduction zones off South and Central America. Self-supported
participants are welcome to apply.

Please contact Andy Frassetto (andyf<at>iris.edu) if you are interested in
participating.

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