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A video about our project is now the featured video at the AMNH in the Hall of Planet Earth. It will be on a continuous loop on the main screen for the next 6 months. It is also available for viewing in the AMNH Science Bulletins web page. click here
. Plus a set of videos and text in their Curriculum Collection for students click here
February 21 - March 7, 2014.
We are offering a field school for graduate students
and postdocs on the sedimentary and tectonic processes, and their interaction
in the geologically dynamic Ganges-Brahmaputra River Delta.
Review of applications will begin December
1, 2013, with December 20 as the cutoff
date for receipt of applications.
See Education page for more information http://www.BanglaPIRE.org/education
Filmmakers Doug Prose and Diane LaMacchia of the Earth Images Foundation accompanied project members to Bangladesh and produced this video about the project.
February 2013: Michael Steckler continues his blog on the Columbia University Earth Institute's State of the Planet: Geohazards in Bangladesh feature. These posts describe our BanglaPIRE team fieldwork and meeting in Sylhet, Bangladesh.
February 2013: Graduate student Ellie Ferguson (Columbia University) once again blogs about fieldwork in Bangladesh and NE India for the 8th graders she works with at Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School as part of an NSF fellowship program.
Nano Seeber, Ellie Ferguson and Humayun Akhter are in the field again. This time joined by Dhiman Mondal (Dhaka U), Antje Lehnert (Bremen U) and Cecilia McHugh (Queens College). After a week together in Sylhet, northern Bangladesh, most of the team crossed the border to continue their work in India, while Cecilia headed south along the Bangladesh coast with Dhaka University students to search for geologic records of past earthquakes.
During the trip, Ellie Ferguson is blogging for her 8th grade Earth Science students. Read it here at msfergusoninthefield
After a great field season last winter, we had an extraordinary opportunity this fall, a research cruise on the Bangladeshi rivers collecting geophysical data. We are using the same technique that Lamont uses on its ship, the R/V Marcus Langseth, but a mini version.
Learn more by reading Michael Steckler's Blog:
Joining the Kokilmoni, 9/14/2011
July 13, 2011:
A new article
and a documentary
describing our research project and the hazards facing Bangladesh.
Kevin Krajick, senior science writer for Columbia's Earth Institute, joined our team in Bangladesh to learn about our research questions and to observe our field methods.