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2013 PASI Workshop, Colima, Mexico

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Description: ***Funding is available to attend a workshop on Volcanic hazards*** The funding has been secured through a Pacific America Science Institute Grant (PASI) from NSF and the workshop is entitled "Applying Computational Models to Real-Case Scenarios for Volcanic Hazard Assessment". It will be held at the University of Colima, Mexico, 8-21 January 2013. This announcement is to encourage those interested in participating in the workshop to apply for funding in order to attend - the original application deadline (5 November will be extended for two further weeks - until 19th November). Funding will be available, supported through NSF, for selected participants and will cover travel, subsistence and accommodation costs. 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 (VHub, to a diverse group of participants in a practical and pedagogically­proven 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: 1. Promote the understanding of the fundamentals of volcanic hazard assessments and the array of methodologies and tools available for the task. 2. Bring multi-disciplinary teams together to discuss the relationship between field studies, computational modeling and hazard assessment. 3. Demonstrate how to use computational modeling, support networks and management tools within the VHub environment. 4. Analyze the results of field and modeling outcomes, in order to understand the suitable applications and, importantly, limitations of the approaches. For further information about the workshop as well as information about how to apply for participation support please see Applications should be submitted no later than Monday, *19 November 2012*, to Shana DiCamillo at We look forward to you participation, PASI Workshop team.
When: Tuesday 08 January, 2013 1:00 pm EST - Monday 21 January, 2013 10:00 pm EST
Where: University of Colima, Mexico
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