Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2015

Session information


Symbol S (Solid Earth Sciences) » S-CG Complex & General

[S-CG56] Nuclear Power Plants in Japan and Earth Science: Given the limits of earthquake and volcano science

Wed. May 27, 2015 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM Convention Hall (2F)

Convener:*Hitoshi Kawakatsu(Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo), Satoshi Kaneshima(Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Kyushu University), Daisuke Suetsugu(Institute of Research on Earth Evolution, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology), Manabu Hashimoto(Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University)

To ensure the safety of nuclear power plants in an earthquake/volcano prone country like Japan, understanding of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions phenomenon, and predictions of disaster based on it are essential. But the understanding is very limited, and thus predictions of disaster have huge uncertainties. This session discusses how this situation should be considered, dealt with and communicated among earth scientists, related engineers, policy-makers and the society. Contributions on more general issues of the entitled area are also welcome.