International Training Program
This summer, the CSAV International Training program was attended by nine scientists, from six countries: Graham Ryan and Carlisle "Pyiko" Williams from Montserrat Volcano Observatory; Dolors Ferres from El Salvador; Guisela Carmen Talavera, Guido Salas, and Victor Aguilar from Peru; Syahrazad "Jack" Dahlan from Indonesia; Kila Mulina from Papua New Guinea; and Jorge Brenes from Costa Rica.
Written comments we received: "An amazing experience." "Fantastic. I gained a lot of relevant knowledge about volcanoes and volcano monitoring." "Thanks for making CSAV happen. It is an extremely worthwhile endeavor and I really appreciate all the effort that must go on to make a program such as this exist. Everyone who has been involved has 'blown me away' with their generosity and enthusiasm to pass on vital knowledge to areas around the world." "Most importantly, it was an opportunity to interact with volcanologists of other countries and to appreciate the similar problems that we have in our respective countries."
Graham Ryan measures temperature.
Spectacular lava enters the ocean.
Hot lava meets cold seawater.
Jorge Brenes (left), Dolors Ferres, and Kila Mulina enjoy hiking across recent lava.
The group studies gas downrift of Puu Oo.
Carmen sets the tribrach on the tripod.
Pyiko sets the NAK-2 on the tribrach.
Jack surveys near HVO.
Pyiko observes a "baking soda and vinegar" volcano. This model is used to teach schoolchildren about lava hazards.
Graham pours molasses over a map showing Kilauea's rift zone to illustrate the effect of topography on a viscous fluid.
The group visits Civil Defense headquarters.
Jorge measures earthquakes.
The scientists enjoy an impromptu hula lesson from schoolchildren.