A further training field school on GPS monitoring of landslides will be held in Georgia in November 2017 or spring 2018 (information will be posted on this website).
The following training schools have been held up to now in the framework of the NATO ENGURI Project:
Iceland, September 2016
This summer school has been held in northern Iceland, near the town of Husavik, where astonishing geological structures and landforms are exposed, which were produced by recent and historical earthquakes. Young researchers from Georgia, USA, Italy and Kazakhstan were trained on the study of Holocene tectonic fissures linked to the active Iceland Rift, strike-slip faults associated with the Husavik-Flatey transform fault zone, as well as on Quaternary volcanic deposits and landslides.
Georgia, Enguri, November 2016
Training activities were carried out in the field when senior scientists from the various project teams illustrated to young researchers from Georgia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, USA and Italy, how to search for and interpret the field evidence of active landslide movements and neotectonic data.
University of Milan Bicocca and Istituto di Geologia Ambientale e Geoingegneria – Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy, Winter 2016-17.
Young researchers from Georgia have been trained in laboratory methods for the study of active deformations, microzonation and seismic hazard assessment, and interpretation of geophysical data. They spent up to six months in the aforementioned institutes.
Georgia, Enguri, May 2017
A training school on GPS measurements of active deformation has been carried out in the area of active landsliding above the Enguri reservoir (Georgia). This school saw the participation of young researchers from Georgia and Kazakhstan.