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Through Michigan Tech’s research presence in Pacific Latin America for almost four decades, we have forged long-term relationships with the hazard and geoscience agencies in this region. However, this project is the first coordinated, long-term effort - possible  because we now have the means, through the Peace Corps Master’s International and undergraduate Enterprise program in geoengineering. These programs provide significant levels of sustained support simultaneously throughout Pacific Latin America. Collaborative remote sensing work with the institutions will improve the regional capabilities in hazard mitigation and resource protection.