This Advanced Studies Institute is designed to enable post-docs and graduate students who already have mastered the fundamentals of seismology to begin collaborating in frontier seismological research. The objectives are to

• Develop understanding of the principles of earthquake hazard analysis, particularly site characterization techniques;
• Facilitate future research collaborations.

Individual are encouraged to apply by the deadline listed among the important dates. Financial support will be available for selected participants. Women, under represented minorities, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
The Pan-American Advanced Studies Institutes (PASI) Program is a jointly supported initiative between the Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Science Foundation (NSF).


The Institute is divided into three main sections. The first section comprises overviews on the fundamentals of earthquake hazard analysis and lectures on the theory behind methods of site characterization. The second section takes place in the field, where participants will acquire new data of the types typically used in site characterization, using instrumentation provided for their use. The third section will consist of computer-based analysis projects in which participants apply the techniques they have learned to the data they have collected.
Institute participants will hear introductory lectures, then break into small groups to acquire data, and re-form into larger groups to process and analyze the data on their own lap-top computers. Participants will make presentations to the assembled group of all participants describing their techniques and results. This approach is anticipated to seed future collaborations among the participants, the faculty and organizers.

All lectures will be presented in English. The practical component of the PASI will welcome the participation of local students and young scientists and engineers to support the participant teams in navigating local urban logistics.