||***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 http://www.vhub.org), 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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to you participation,
PASI Workshop team.