Challenges of Conducting Field-Based Research in a Pandemic

Event Type: Seminar

Date: 16 February 2021, 13:00 to 15:00

About the Event

Using geological methods to study active faults mostly require collecting data through field work. The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted our work in many ways, including limiting travel and mobility during data collection processes, as well as delaying the sample process and analysis. Through this presentation, we will be discussing about the existing challenges of studying active faults in Indonesia, how the Covid-19 pandemic adding complication to the existing challenges and laying out some possibilities and adaptation strategies that may help us to overcome the challenges.

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About the Speaker

Gayatri Indah Marliyani

Gayatri Indah Marliyani is an Assistant Professor in Department of Geological Engineering, Universitas Gadjah Mada in Yogyakarta-Indonesia. Gayatri has a bachelor degree in Geological Engineering from Universitas Gadjah Mada, a master degree in Geological Sciences from San Diego State University, and a PhD in Geological Sciences from Arizona State University. Her research focuses on active tectonics and earthquake hazards in Indonesia. Her research objects including active inland faults in Java, Bali, Sumatra, and Sulawesi islands of Indonesia. In addition, she is appointed as the member of the geology working group of the National Earthquake Study Center of Indonesia and contributed in the development of the 2017 earthquake source and hazard map of Indonesia.


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