We are happy to announce an award from the Office of Naval Research Global (ONRG) of US$35,000 in support of the Pan-American Advanced Studies Institute “The science of predicting and understanding tsunamis, storm surges and tidal phenomena”. The program manager is Augustus Vogel, PhD, Associate Director for Latin America and Sub Saharan Africa.
This funding will support the PASI organization in several ways, including the scholarships for nine (9) participants from Latin American countries. These participants are traveling to Chile from Mexico, Ecuador, Brazil, Colombia, Peru and Argentina.
It will also fund local accommodation for over a dozen Chilean students attending PASI, who are coming from top to bottom of the length of this geographically unique country.
The PASI organization is very pleased to be able to provide an enhanced experience for all participants, also thanks to this grant, with student assistants for administration and technical matters, daily refreshments during breaks, hosting of the keynote speakers, and needed supplies.
ONR Global promotes collaboration between the US Navy and international scientists, maintaining physical presence in five continents. It sponsors various programs around the world, including a visiting scientist program, collaborative science programs and the Naval International Cooperative Opportunities in Science and Technology Program (NICOP), which provides direct research support to international scientists to help address naval science and technology challenges.
The PASI organizers and Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María are very grateful for the support of ONR Global