CARICOOS is the American Caribbean Coastal Ocean Observing System

Pedro Matos Llavona

While pursuing his bachelor’s degree in Geology at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, he assisted in the validation of High-Frequency Radars data (those located in Cabo Rojo and Ponce) and Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler data. After completing his bachelor’s degree, he continued research in coastal geology, in particular, he studied the deposits of the 1960 tsunami in south-central Chile as part of his master’s studies at Central Washington University. Currently, as a Ph.D. student from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, he researches sedimentation in mangroves in Ceiba, Salinas, and Guayanilla, Puerto Rico, as well as sediments transported by Hurricane María to the Caonillas and Dos Bocas water reservoirs.

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