Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2015

Presentation information

International Session (Oral)

Symbol H (Human Geosciences) » H-SC Social Earth Sciences & Civil/Urban System Sciences

[H-SC03] Implementing Human Dimensios Research for the Earth' Future

Thu. May 28, 2015 11:00 AM - 12:45 PM 105 (1F)

Convener:*Yukio Himiyama(Faculty of Education, Hokkaido University of Education), Takeshi Sakurai(Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University), Shigeko Haruyama(Department of Environmental Science, Graduate School of Bioresouces,Mie University), Teiji Watanabe(Faculty of Environmental Earth Science, Hokkaido University), Chair:Haruhiro Doi(Faculty of Education and Welfare Sciences, Oita University)

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM

[HSC03-08] The use of maps for disaster prevention - some lessons of the Great East Japan Tsunami Disaster

*Yukio HIMIYAMA1 (1.Hokkaido University of Education)

Keywords:Great East Japan Tsunami, map, disaster, Future Earth, land use

The increase of large scale disasters is becoming a major threat to our sustainable future, as the Great East Japan Tsunami of 11th March 2011 mercilessly showed. The paper discusses how the damages can be reduced by carefully making, reading and using relevant maps based on the lessons of the Great East Japan Tsunami Disaster.