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."
Chris Newhall and eight of the 2003 International participants.
Lava flows were very accessible throughout the summer.
Lukaya from DRC practices setting glass for an EDM measurement.
John Nohou from Papua New Guinea and Agus Solihin from Indonesia raise the antenna tower for seismic telemetry.
Maricel Lendio from the Philippines does a radio check during a survey.
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Cities on Volcanoes 3
This conference was held July 13 - 18 at the University of Hawaii 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.
The Cities on Volcanoes 3 conference was held at the University of Hawaii at Hilo.
Andy Harris from UH Manoa answers questions about his poster.
Bob Tilling makes his presentation on the USGS Hazards Warning System.
Scientists discussed the conference during the coffee breaks.
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