Precursory Fieldwork for magnetotelluric (MT) investigations in Dominica

The UWI St. Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago. Wednesday, June 1st, 2022. — A team from the University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre is currently on island in Dominica scouting sites to perform  magnetotelluric (MT) investigations later this year. In partnerships with the Ministry of Planning, Economic Development, Climate Resilience, Sustainable Development and Renewable Energy and Jacobs New Zealand, the two man team of Dr. Ilias Papadopoulos and Mr. Jevan Manzano aim to identify adequate sites to undertake this geophysical study. This geophysical method enables scientists to investigate at great depths (>5km) the geological stratigraphy of an area. The results will be used to determine the geothermal potential at the north of the island.

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View from a potential site in Dominica.

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Jevan Manzano, MPhil student noting site information