ANDES VOLCANOLOGY FIELD SCHOOL

Learn the fundamentals of field work and mapping while studying volcanic deposits in a classic continental volcanic arc.  The course will center on field studies of several of Ecuador’s active volcanoes (including Cotopaxi and Chimborazo) as well as an introduction to the monitoring and hazard mitigation efforts of the Geophysical Institute of Ecuador.  Students will learn the practical application of volcanological methods and instrumentation used to study them; the hazards of different types of eruptions (hazards assessment, integrated hazard mapping, risk communication, and the complex challenges of scientist being involved in the response to a crisis or eruption). We will examine petrology, and volcanism in Ecuador.

COMPETENCIES THAT THIS COURSE PROMOTES

Practical course work will include an autopsy of a volcanic crisis, and field exercises. Critical thinking skills and problem solving, oral and written communication, collaboration, leadership, professionalism, inter-cultural fluency

FIELD MANUAL

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SPECIFIC SKILLS

ANALYZE VISUAL DATA

CREATE AND IMPLEMENT ACTION PLANS

DEMONSTRATE TIME MANAGEMENT

ABOUT THE REPUBLIC OF ECUADOR

ABOUT THE REPUBLIC OF ECUADOR

WELCOME TO ECUADOR

Ecuador is postcard-pretty, amazing landscapes from the splashing waves of the pacific ocean to the magnificence of the Andes and the breathtaking rainforest of Amazonia.

Visit this link to learn what is Ecuador known for.

Culture

With more than three million indigenous people hailing from at least a dozen distinct groups, the country offers numerous ways to interact with native Ecuadorian culture. Click these topics to learn more: Etiquette,LGBT travellers, history, recent news

ESSENTIAL INFORMATION

Language is Spanish, electricity 120V/60hz (same as the U.S.), area code is +593, currency is the dollar, time is the same as in the U.S. Eastern time zone. Visitors do not need visas if staying less than 90 days.  More information here.

Cost: $3,695.00 undergraduate and $4,295.00 graduate. Cost includes tuition, fees, lodging and transportation.  All meals are included.  Students are required to provide their own airfare to Quito, Ecuador.  Airfare from US to Quito ranges between 400 and 1100 USD depending on starting point. Registration on a rolling basis through December 31, 2020, unless filled earlier. Course limit is 20. Additional registrants will be wait listed.

Program Costs

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Contact the Instructor

Contact Dr. Nuri Unzular, Director of the Black Hills Natural Sciences Field Station, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology at nuri.uzunlar@sdsmt.edu and Andes Volcanology School Director Dr. Hidalgo at phidalgo@gsu.edu to let them know about your interest

Prerequisites

Make sure you have the required coursework prior to our departure day. Introductory courses in Geology, and Mineralogy. Mineralogy, Petrology y and Structural geology desired but not required

Fill application

Apply to the course. Deposit must be received with your application or before deadline (contact Nuri Unzular for more information). Full payment is due two weeks before course / camp begins

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