2023 Gallery

The 2023 International Course: Well worth the wait!

2023 CSAV International Course participants point to a large wall map, indicating which country they are from.Participants in 2023 come from Democratic Republic of Congo, Indonesia, Peru, Chile, El Salvador, Colombia, Costa Rica, and the Philippines.

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International Training Program: Hawaiʻi Section

Two ladies take notes near a road.Heather Wright of VDAP (left) takes notes while Meghann Decker of CSAV observes the now-empty 2018 lava channel.

A man holds a rangefinder.Olivier Munyamahoro of DRC uses a Laser Rangefinder to measure the 2018 lava flow channel, as Wahyu Kusuma and Gede Bagiarta (CVGHM) observe.

People examine a rock sampleJoanne Schmith, CSAV post-doc researcher, helps Nelida Manrique (Peru) and Dave Rivera (Philippines) examine a basalt sample with olivine crystals.

2023 CSAV International Course participants hold hands to form a wide line in front of a rock formation.Participants and instructors line up to demonstrate the width of the 2018 lava flow channel in Puna.

SurfingThe International scientists take a break from class work to learn water sports; here, Juan Idarraga balances on a surfboard.

SurfingNelida tried out a Stand Up Paddleboard at Reed's Bay.

SurfingRodolfo Castro from El Salvador immediately took to kayaking.

Three scientists stand near instruments.Tricia Nadeau, Mike Cappos, and Christine Sealing demonstrate gas geochemistry monitoring equipment in class.

A man points to a map projected onto a screen in class.Don Thomas, CSAV Director, lectures in the classroom about gas geochemistry.

A man opens an instrument box in the field.The participants visited a field station that monitors SO2 gas coming from Kilauea's east rift zone.

People dance on a lawn at night.The participants enjoyed learning dances from one another's countries.

A man watches a sunset.After a weekend trip to Hapuna Beach in Kona, the participants watched the sunset from Mauna Kea.

People pose at the entrance to a cave.Everyone was impressed with lava flow features in Kaumana Cave.

A man stands next to a scientific instrument.Javier Calderon (Peru) works with high-tech instruments for sieving at the USGS HVO.

People gesture towards a table with food.Laura Barrantes and Juan Idarraga (Colombia) describe their favorite dishes at International Dinner.

Two people view a computer monitor.Julie Griswold of VDAP coaches Leo van der Laat (Costa Rica) on LaharZ.

A lake of molten lava.The participants had a specatular view of Halemaumau lava lake from the Volcano House.

A man opens an instrument box in the field.Logan Fusso (CSAV)explained deformation monitoring equipment to the participants.

People sort through rocks on a table.For the Physical Volcanology section, the participants learned about different kinds of lava rocks.

A woman points to an image on the screen in a classroom.Each participant gives a report about their home country's observatory; here, Nelida shares a PPT.

A woman is interviewed and filmed.Participants (Andrea Aguilar, Chile, pictured) were interviewed, about a volcano back home, as practice for a real interview on a news channel.

Mount St. Helens and the USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory Section

A group of people pose in front of Mount St. Helens.The participants spent five days camping and hiking at Mount St. Helens.

Mount St. Helens at dawn.Mount St. Helens reflects the early light of dawn, as seen from the campsite.

A woman stands on a rock, with a lake in the background.Andrea Aguilar balances on a rock in front of Spirit Lake and the Pumice Plain.

Three scientists stand near a formation of ash and rocks.The participants made stratigraphic sections of the 1980 eruption deposit from Mount St. Helens.

People hike and write in notebooks.Hiking into the summit crater of Mount St. Helens, everyone took notes and made a rough geologic map.

People stand near a glacier.The glacier inside the crater of Mount St. Helens is growing.

A man stands in front of Mount Hood.Wahyu Kusuma (Indonesia) poses in front of Mount Hood in the distance.

Mount Hood rises above a snowfield.The scientists learned about lahar deposits from Mount Hood.

People have a snowball fight.There's always time for a snowall fight, when you visit Mount Hood.

A man holds a solar panel while a group connects wires.Allan Lerner (VDAP) teaches the participants how to connect wires to a solar panel.

A woman looks through a microscope.Lois Jumawan (Philippines) looks through a microscope at USGS CVO.

People stand at a table with demonstrations.At CVO, the group learns about communication and public outreach.

People stand and hold up paper certificates.At the end of the training course, each participant received a Certificate.