Cambridge Arctic Shelf Program

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Our MSc student Diana Hatzenbühler is just back from Cambridge (UK) where she presented (March 06, 2020) the result of the field activities for her MSc thesis project “Forcing controls on sediment generation and erosion rates in the Earth’s highest costal range: the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta (NE Colombia)”. Diana was awarded by CASP (Cambridge Arctic Shelf Program) in 2019 with a travel grant for fieldwork dedicated to MSc students. Diana sampled 17 rivers draining the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in the NE Colombian Caribbean region and is using a multi-analytical approach to constrain the factors controlling sediment generation and release from uphill catchments in extreme tectonic and climatic conditions. The Applied Sedimentology group is grateful to CASP for providing the travel grant and allow Diana to live an exceptional experience that will contribute to her future career.


Diana Hatzenbühler about her experience:

“Now one year after receiving my traveling grant from CASP, after been to field work in Colombia, I was given the opportunity to present my experiences from the field and the preliminary results from the laboratory. I felt very welcome at CASP and enjoyed the inspiring discussions within such a great team of geologists and scientists from various fields!
In preparation for my talk at CASP, I was reflecting on this project and how it allowed me to broaden my scientific and personal horizon, and grow on difficulties and success… (not to mention how to survive under climatic conditions, which are not, what the normal European might be used to!)
And I can’t thank enough the Applied Sedimentology working group, Prof. Dr. Stollhofen and Dr. Caracciolo, and CASP for supporting me and giving me the chance for this amazing and unique experience I had in Colombia!”