Volcanic hazard workshop: Applying computational models to real-case scenarios for volcanic hazard assessment

Training Course
University of Colima (UCOL)
08-21 Jan 2013
Mexico (Colima)
University of Colima

The workshop will gather a group of 24 international experts who will provide instruction in both field and modeling of tephra fall, pyroclastic density currents and lahar hazards. This workshop will offer the opportunity to provide good modeling resources through a developing cyber-infrastructure platform to a diverse group of participants in a practical and pedagogically–proven environment. The workshop curriculum is designed to involve the participants in a direct line of situation assessment, choice of modeling tools, production of realistic outcomes, and assessment reporting in a group environment of shared work and information. We will target participants where long-lived broader impacts of the knowledge gained will be high with the fundamental objective of improving the scientific rigor associated with undertaking real-world hazard assessments.

The goals of the proposed workshop are to:

  • Promote the understanding of the fundamentals of volcanic hazard assessments and the array of methodologies and tools available for the task.

  • Bring multi-disciplinary teams together to discuss the relationship between field studies, computational modeling and hazard assessment.

  • Demonstrate how to use computational modeling, support networks and management tools within the VHub environment.

  • Analyze the results of field and modeling outcomes, in order to understand the suitable applications and, importantly, limitations of the approaches.

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How to register

Please, submit the application form by no later than Monday, November 5th, to Shana DiCamillo at shanadic@buffalo.edu.


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