Our project focuses on the Chilean subduction zone, which is located on a tectonic edge where the Nazca plate slides beneath the South American plate. This process results in catastrophic events, such as large earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions that affect millions of people.
The project includes three general lines of research:
Study led by Professor Eduardo Contreras.
Study led by Professor Javier Ruiz.
Volcanic Processes in the Chilean Andes
Study led by Professor Daniel Díaz
Our goal is to increase significantly the number of highly qualified geoscientists in Chile, to improve knowledge in subduction processes at regional and local scales.
Our team is formed by