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Costa Rica

In 1997, Bureau and University representatives traveled to Costa Rica to meet with officials of the Ministerio del Ambiente y Energía (Ministry of Environment and Energy) and sign a cooperative agreement. The cooperative agreement calls for cooperation in identifying and providing opportunities "for participation in educational and research programs that are of mutual benefit and interest." The first of these cooperative projects involved the preservation of seismic data wherein magnetic tape-based data were transferred to compact discs. This project was necessary for the construction of a comprehensive database that will provide information for improved assessment of Costa Rica’s energy resource potential. Future studies involve coastal research, GIS, and research into Costa Rican environmental and natural resources.

Coastal erosion on Caribbean coast.