[NotiAMCA] PASI - Valparaiso, Chile - January 2-15, 2013 - http://www.bu.edu/pasi-tsunami/

Lisandro Dalcin dalcinl en gmail.com
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PASI - The science of predicting and understanding tsunamis, storm
surges and tidal phenomena

Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria
Valparaiso, Chile — January 2–15, 2013

An advanced-studies institute aimed at researchers, faculty or PhD
students working in the field of modeling wave and ocean phenomena.
Travel funding will be provided to 14 participants from the US and 11
participants from Latin America. Self-funded participants are welcome,
but space is limited.

Thematic Focus

In the last few years, several devastating events have been due to
tsunamis and storm surges, including the deadly Indian Ocean Tsunami
(2004), hurricane Katrina (2005), tropical cyclone Nargis in Burma
(2008), and the tsunamis of Chile (2010) and Tohoku, Japan (2011).

These natural disasters have cost hundreds of thousands of lives and
billions of dollars in losses, and brought to the peak of global
consciousness the need to increase our understanding of the natural
phenomena that caused them.

With today’s high-performance computing (HPC) capacity reaching levels
that allow realistic simulations at a global scale, the prospect of
using modeling and simulation with predictive capacity seems at last

On the other hand, the international reach of these natural events
calls for developing strong ties of collaboration. This PASI is thus
timely, of international relevance, and can be a catalyst for
much-needed collaboration across the Americas.

This PASI aims to be a catalyst for collaboration and provide training
to a top-class set of young researchers throughout the Americas.


Funding for travel costs of the PASI instructors, plus travel grants
for 25 participants to attend this institute were made possible by NSF
award OISE-1242245.  Read more in the About page, and the links

Additional support provided by the hosts, and sponsors.

Project leader

The Principal Investigator for the NSF grant, and leading organizer
for this PASI is Professor Lorena A Barba, of the Mechanical
Engineering Department, Boston University.

Lisandro Dalcin
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Tel: +54-342-4511594 (ext 1011)
Tel/Fax: +54-342-4511169

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