Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2015

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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)

6:15 PM - 7:30 PM

[SCG56-P05] Seismology, volcanology as "academic clinical"

*Hitoshi KAWAKATSU1 (1.Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo)

Keywords:seismology, volcanology, academic clinical

In an earthquake/volcano prone country like Japan, the role of related sciences, such as seismology and volcanology, might be different from that of other countries where related sciences are mainly driven by curiosity. Such intellectual activities might be called "academic clinical", a term borrowed from medical science. I hope to discuss the role of Earth sciences as "academic clinical" in the problems related to the nuclear power plant in Japan.