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Below is a snapshot of what we've been up to in 2015 and early 2016, 
with the most recent projects listed first:

ORGANIZE AND HOST THE 7TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON PALEOSEISMOLOGY, ACTIVE TECTONICS, AND ARCHAEOSEISMOLOGY

GEO-HAZ and the Crestone Science Center are proud to host the 7th International Workshop (PATA Days) in Crestone, Colorado, USA from May 30-June 3, 2016. This will be the first of the series held in the USA. The Workshop is an official activity of the INQUA Terrestrial Processes Commission, specifically the International Focus Group on Paleoseismology. The four days of technical sessions will be interspersed with field trips and student trainings. Prior to the meeting the first PATA Road Trip will occur, a 6-day driving tour of the "Faults of the Wild West" in Utah-Idaho-Montana-Wyoming. For more information, go to the conference website at: www.pata-days.org

SURFACE FAULT HAZARDS INVESTIGATION, ANKETELL PORT SITE, WEST PILBARA INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT, WESTERN AUSTRALIA

This Desktop Study analyzed potential surface faulting hazards to the proposed Anketell Port site and its onshore and offshore components, as commissioned by the WorleyParsons-Perth office. The northwest coast of Australia has one of the highest rates of seismicity in the country, and recent mapping revealed active (Quaternary) faults south of Pilbara onshore, and west of Pilbara offshore. We utilized client-supplied 2 m LiDAR and bathymetric DEMs to map and interpret bedrock faults and lineaments with regard to late Quaternary faulting.

 

GEOLOGY AND GEOLOGIC HAZARDS OF THE PROPOSED GOLDEN PEAK RACE TRAINING AREA, VAIL RESORT, SUMMIT COUNTY, COLORADO

This study involved geologic mapping, drilling, geotechnical testing, and limit-equilibrium analysis of the slope stability of the north slope of Golden Peak in the Vail Ski Area. The affected slope displayed a pre-development Factor of Safety of 2.1 and a worst-case, post-development Factor of Safety of 1.3. However, other less stable areas were identified for the Water Management Plan, to avoid directing new runoff to those spots.