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The Jamaica Educational Seismic Network (JAESN) project

Start Date: 
June 01, 2016
Project Status: 
Phase 1
Jamaica Educational Seismic Network

The Jamaica Educational Seismic Network (JAESN) project is a collaboration involving the U.S Fulbright Program, the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS), UWI’s Department of Geography and Geology, the Earthquake Unit, Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management and six public and private secondary schools.

The JAESN project is to strengthen Jamaica’s capacity by using seismometer to record seismic data from the shaking of the ground and to be able to upload seismic data to Incorporated Research Institute for Seismology (IRIS). The project will allow for six educational (AS-1) seismometers to be installed in at 6 randomly selected schools across the island. The educational seismometers are tools that will offer students an opportunity to learn how earthquakes are recorded and how modern seismometers work, to collect and interpret seismic data from strong earthquakes around the world.

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