Like many Earth Science students, my passion for geoscience began with a simple fascination in volcanoes and earthquakes. But here in Australia, we—luckily—very rarely experience these phenomena.
On a recent trip to Japan, a group of 15 students, myself included, had the opportunity to study these geological hazards and their impacts in the very places they occur, visiting sites devastated by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
This New Colombo Plan short course, called Understanding Geological Hazards, was organised in a partnership between the ANU Research School of Earth Sciences and the Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute at the University of Tokyo.
Find out more about studying Earth Sciences at ANU. Photo credit: Matthew Teh and Holly White.