2003 Gallery

International Training Program

This summer, the CSAV International Training program was attended by 11 scientists, our largest group ever. The U.S. Geological Survey and the United Nations provided generous funding, and the group was able to attend the Cities on Volcanoes 3 conference during the last week of the course.

This year's participants were exceptional. They were always enthusiastic and eager to learn, had lots of questions, and were fast hikers. They appreciated all aspects of the course and worked together well. Here is a list of the 2003 participants: John Sanchez, Colombia; Raul Mora, Costa Rica; Antonio Alvarez, Nicaragua; Jersy Marino, Peru; Fabian Sepulveda, Chile; Maricel Lendio, Philippines; John Nohou, Papua New Guinea; Lukaya N'yombo and Kasereka Mahinda, Democratic Republic of Congo; and Agus Solihin and Deddy Sudahi, Indonesia.

We received many positive comments from the group:

“I have participated in other international training courses, this has been the best. I wish it was longer!”

“Very good! So interesting, informative, and one of my best memories.”

Scientists view Sulphur BanksJohn Sanchez (Colombia), Raul Mora (Costa Rica) and Agus Solihin (Indonesia) view Sulphur Banks.

A man points to a projector screen imageAgus Solihin (Indonesia) gives a presentation about scientific work done in his country.

A man looks at a tilt meterDedi Sudahi (Indonesia) views a water tube tiltmeter in Uwekahuna Vault.

A scientist pounds poiAntonio Alvarez (Nicaragua) learns how to pound poi at International Dinner.

A scientist checks on reflective mirrors on a tripodJersy Marino (Peru) sets up reflective glass for EDM.

Scientists check a tribrach on a tripodJohn Sanchez (Colombia), John Nohou (PNG), and Kasereka (DRC) prepare the tribrach for an EDM instrument.

A scientist measures the height of an instrumentFabian Sepulveda (Chile) measures the height of a GPS instrument above a benchmark.

A scientist checks on reflective mirrors on a tripodLukaya (DRC) sets up reflective glass for EDM.

A scientist communicates with a hand held radioMaricel Lendio (Philippines) uses a radio to communicate with the field party.

Cities on Volcanoes 3 Conference

This conference was held July 13 - 18 at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo. Over 350 participants from 30 countries registered.

The conference served as an international forum for specialists in every area concerned with natural hazards to discuss the impacts of volcanic activity on society. It brought together workers who share common interests (science, hazards management, social services) but who historically have had limited interactions with each other. As a result, collaborations were established for work in emergency management, urban and rural planning, education, volcanology, sociology, and psychology.

photo of conferenceThe Cities on Volcanoes 3 conference was held at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo.

photo of AndyAndyHarris from UH Manoa answers questions about his poster.

photo of TillingBob Tilling makes his presentation on the USGS HazardsWarning System.

photo of scientists talkingScientists discussed the conference during the coffee breaks.

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