MVO is currently hosting a workshop for instruction on post-processing of Global Positioning System (GPS) data. MVO uses GPS data to assess the inflation or deflation of the volcano by recording small changes in the position of GPS receivers across the island. Because ground movements are so small, it is important to have very precise and accurate data. By post-processing the data using this software, rather than calculating coordinates on-the-spot as hand-held GPS receivers do, MVO is much better able to constrain the locations of it GPS receivers.
Aimed towards both new users and those that wish to improve their skills, participants hail from different locations in the Caribbean and France. This workshop was organized by Dr. Henry Odbert of MVO and its lecturer is Prof. Tom Herring of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a key developer of the software.
Pictured from left to right:
Ijaz Remsahai, Tappy Syers, Henry Odbert, Jean-Marie Saurel, Anesh Gopee, Rob Watts, Tom Herring, Stephanie Grizzle, Pat Joesph, Machel Higgins, Natalie Cotte, Jean Bernard Dechabal, Sebastien Deroussi, Richie Robertson