Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2018

Presentation information

[JJ] Evening Poster

S (Solid Earth Sciences) » S-VC Volcanology

[S-VC40] Mitigation of Volcanic disaster - Basic and applied research

Thu. May 24, 2018 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall7, Makuhari Messe)

convener:Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto(Mount Fuji Research Institute, Yamanashi Prefectural Government), Shinji Takarada(Geological Survey of Japan, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology), Yasuhiro Ishimine(鹿児島大学地域防災教育研究センター, 共同), Tomohiro Kubo(National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention)

[SVC40-P05] Questionnaire Survey on the Activities of Volcano Experts in Volcanic Disaster Councils

*Yasuhiro Ishimine1, Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto2, Masato Iguchi3, Commission on Mitigation of Volcanic Disasters The Volcanological Society of Japan (1.Research and Education Center for Natural Hazards, Kagoshima University, 2.Mount Fuji Research Institute, Yamanashi Prefectural Government, 3.Sakurajima Volcano Research Center, Disaster Prevention Research Institute Kyoto University)

Keywords:Volcanic Disaster Councils, Act on Special Measures Concerning Active Volcanoes, Volcano Experts, Questionnaire Survey

We will present a preliminary result of a questionnaire survey that we have conducted in 2017 targeting 77 experts of volcanology to investigate their activities in volcanic disaster councils organized by local governments around 48 active volcanoes. This survey was conducted as a mission of the Commission on Mitigation of Volcanic Disasters of The Volcanological Society of Japan. We sent the questionnaire to the experts via e-mail and 73 experts replied so far (response rate: 95%). The specialties of many of the experts are geophysics, geology, and sabo (erosion control) engineering, and 46% of the experts are sixty years old or older. More than a third of the experts are involved in more than three councils. They advise not only on the preparedness before volcanic eruptions, which is prescribed in the Revised Act on Special Measures Concerning Active Volcanoes, but also on the activities during volcanic crises and educational outreach efforts.