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FIRST DAY - Wednesday, February 24

Overview of Advanced Science and Technologies for Geological Hazards Study and Mitigation

Morning (8:30 AM-12:00 PM)

8:30—9:00 AM

Geology, Tectonics and Climate of Puerto Rico

9:00---9:45 AM

The Expanding Geodesist's "Toolbox" for Geophysical Research
Chuck Meertens

9:45—10:30 AM

Using GPS Effectively in Geological Application
Bob King

10:30—10:45 AM


10:45---11:30 AM

Spatial and Temporal Pattern of Late Neogene and Quaternary Fault Slip-Rates in the Alvord Extensional Basin, Northwestern Great Basin
John Oldow

11:30---12:00 PM

The Caribbean Tsunami Warning System
Christa von Hillebrandt

12:00---1:30 PM

Lunch on your own

Afternoon (1:30 -5:00 PM)

1:30---2:15 PM

Geoscience Education in the 21st Century
Susan Eriksson

2:15---3:00 PM

Introduction to the NSF Geosciences Directorate
Benjamin R. Phillips

3:00---3:15 PM

GPS Monitoring at Guajataca Dam
Samuel Pacheco (Graduate Student)

3:15---3:30 PM

Active Faulting in Southwest Puerto Rico
Coral Roig (Graduate Student)

3:30---3:45 PM


3:45---4:15 PM

Cerca de Cielo Landslide-Geology
James Joyce

4:15---4:45 PM

Cerca de Cielo Landslide-GPS Monitoring
Guoquan Wang

4:45---5:00 PM


Evening (6:00PM-10:00PM)
Reception at Hernan Santos’ House


SECOND DAY - Thursday, February 25

Field Trip to Cerca del Cielo
Ponce Landslide Site
Organized by James Joyce, Hernan Santos, and Guoquan Wang
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

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THIRD DAY - Friday, February 26

Applications of Geodesy in Geological Hazards Mitigation and Education

Morning (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

9:00---9:45 AM

Geodesy for Geohazards: Earthquakes and Tsunamis
Chuck Meertens

9:45---10:30 AM

Geodesy for Geohazards: Volcanoes, Landslides, and Tropical Storms
Bob King

10:30---10:45 AM


10:45---11:30 AM

Overview of Terrestrial Laser Scanning
John Oldow

11:30---12:00 AM

Caribbean Volcanic Hazards
Lizzette A. Rodriguez

12:00---1:30 PM


Afternoon (1:30 -5:15 PM)

1:30---2:00 PM

Successful Landslide Mitigation, Reparation, and Slope Restoration in St. Thomas
Carlos Sierra

2:00---2:30 PM

Role of Geology in Landslide Investigation and Mitigation-El Yunque
James Joyce

2:30---3:15 PM

Special opportunities and outlook for the future of NSF Geosciences
Benjamin R. Phillips

3:15---3:30 PM


3:30---4:15 PM

UNAVCO RESESS Program: Preparing for a Career in Geosciences
Susan Erikssion

4:15---4:45 PM

Geoscience Education at Puerto Rico
Hernan Santos

4:45---5:15 PM

Association for Women Geoscientists Chapter in PR:
Opportunities for Future Members
Lorna G. Jaramillo Nieves


FOURTH DAY- Saturday, February 27

Field Trip to the Caribbean National Rain Forest
El Yunque Landslide Site
Organized by James Joyce, Hernan Santos, and Guoquan Wang
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM

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