Collaborative Center for Landslide Geohazards – Spring 2023 Virtual Workshops


25. Mai 2023 - 26. Mai 2023    
3:00 - 5:00


The National Science Foundation (NSF) funded a Track I – Center Catalyst effort, the Collaborative Center for Landslide Geohazards through its Centers for Innovation and Community Engagement in Solid Earth Geohazards program. This national effort is being led by the Georgia Institute of Technology (GT), the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez (UPRM), and the University of Colorado Boulder (CUB). The University of Washington and Pennsylvania State University have recently joined to develop the proposal for the Center. The Track I effort uses Puerto Rico as a living laboratory. The Center seeks to integrate efforts in four regions: Appalachia, Caribbean, Pacific Ranges, and Rockies – areas susceptible to landslides.

The center has three foci: Scientific Research; Education and Workforce Dev/Training; and Community Engagement. An in-person workshop to help define the center and its Strategic Science Plan was held January 2023 in Puerto Rico. With these upcoming virtual workshops planned for May 25 and June 6, the center invites the participation of all interested parties that want to influence this important initiative as they plan for a Track 2 – Center Operation proposal. Participants are welcome to attend one or both workshops.

There will be two Virtual Workshops in Spring 2023:

  • Thursday, May 25, 2023, 3:00 – 5:00 pm EST
  • Tuesday, June 6, 2023, 3:00 – 5:00 pm EST


  • 3:00 pm            Introduction and Center Overview
  • 3:20 pm            Lightning Talks (5 min each)
  • 3:50 pm            Break
  • 4:00 pm            Discussion
  • 4:55 pm            Wrap Up / Next Steps


May 25

  • Moderator: Roman DiBiase, Associate Professor (Penn State University)
  • Lightning Talks*: Katy Barnhart, (USGS), Roman DiBiase (Penn State), Alison Duvall (University of Washington), Carlos Ramos (University of Texas Austin), Jocelyn West (University of Colorado Boulder)


June 6

  • Moderator: Greg Tucker, Professor (University of Colorado Boulder)
  • Lightning Talks*: Elisa Arnone (Università degli Studi di Udine), Dalia Kirschbaum (NASA), Luke McGuire (University of Arizona), Irina Overeem (University of Colorado Boulder), Annette Patton (Sitka Sound Science Center), Karl Wegmann (North Carolina State University)


If you have questions about this workshop contact:

Monique Tavares ( or Evren Soylu (

If you are interested please register under the following link.