Education and Community Engagement in Response to the 2010 Haiti Earthquake from a Young Investigator's Perspective Abstract


  • Two weeks after the devastating 2010 Haiti earthquake a team of geophysicists deployed in the field to investigate the earthquake mechanism using GPS measurements of coseismic surface displacements. While in the field, team members also participated in education and community engagement (ECE) activities at different social and political levels ranging from interactions at high schools, radio station programs, to advising the Haitian government and the United Nations system. This presentation will discuss these ECE contributions and comment on issues regarding the impact of such activities in the short, medium, and long-term. In conclusion, guidance for developing ECE activities, particularly in relation to geodetic and geodynamic scientific investigations in the aftermath of a major disaster, will be presented.

publication date

  • 2014

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