Related Projects Affiliated with Vanderbilt
Several PIs from the physical-science team of the ONR MURI project are also collaborating on a National Science Foundation study investigating coupled fluvial-tectonic-basin interactions in the Bengal Basin and Ganges-Brahmaputra River delta. This project is led by ONR co-PI Michael Steckler at Columbia University, and also includes other ONR co-PIs Steven Goodbred (Vanderbilt) and Leonardo Seeber (Columbia). The project is funded through NSF International Program’s Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE). The project title is “Life on a tectonically active delta: Convergence of earth science and geohazard research in Bangladesh with education and capacity building”. More information can be found at the project homepage http://www.banglapire.org/. To date the most important links between the studies are expanded capacity for monitoring and understanding tectonic deformation of the basin and its impacts on subsidence, sedimentation, and river behavior.