VOLCANO, LANDSLIDE AND SEISMIC HAZARDS OF CALDAS, CENTRAL CORDILLERA, COLOMBIA: INTERNATIONAL PROJECT-BASED EDUCATION AND TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER
Following one month of traditional lecture/lab style introduction to the approaches and English terminology prominent in geohazards investigations, the students were grouped, by their choice, into three fields of investigation: Volcano Hazards, Landslide Hazards and Seismic Hazards. The volcano hazards group worked on developing a seasonally-dependent pyroclastic fall distribution model. The landslide hazards group focused on a field-based landslide mapping and susceptibility map and model for a vulnerable watershed located near the regional airport. The seismic hazards group worked with local experts to develop a ground motion model for the active faults of the state of Caldas. Student-groups presented their work as 30-minute presentations at the University of Caldas, in English, and open to the public.