Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2018

Presentation information

[JJ] Oral

U (Union) » Union

[U-06] How JpGU will manage environment and disaster?

Wed. May 23, 2018 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Convention Hall A (CH-A) (2F International Conference Hall, Makuhari Messe)

convener:Koji Okumura(Graduate School of Letters, Hiroshima University), Daisaku Kawabata(Institute of Geology and Geoinformation, Geological Survey of Japan, AIST), Tatsuto Aoki(金沢大学地域創造学類), Chairperson:Kawabata Daisaku, Une Hiroshi

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

[U06-07] Activities of Japan Academic Network for Disaster Reductionwith Science Council of Japan

★Invited Papers

*Akira Wada1, Masako Yoneda2,3 (1.Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2. Keio University, 3.Council Member of Science Council of Japan)

In Japan, Nankai Trough and Tokyo Metropolitan Inland Earthquakes are feared. In the world, there is a tendency that disasters occur severer and more frequently. We must prepare for next catastrophes.

Science Council of Japan established new committee for promoting interdisciplinary cooperation of disaster reduction and disaster restoration on July 2015 and strengthened to help our activities. We are requested that we had better target various kinds of natural disasters.

As the successor of this association, we are going to establish “Japan Academic Network for Disaster Reduction” on January 9th, 2016. This network targets not only earthquakes but also natural disasters in general. We welcome newcomer academies of various fields. This network will deepen the cooperation between different academies from normal times. When large disaster occurs, this network works as emergency contact network between academies and government and society.

Science Council of Japan and Japan Academic Network for Disaster Reduction will collaborate across academies to promote multidisciplinary research for disaster reduction in the world.

Thus, Interdisciplinary collaboration is going to spread steadily. We hope that researchers and engineers will have more interest on other fields and proceed their research from comprehensive point of view, with filling the gaps of specialization.

More detail information and activities are shown in “http://janet-dr.com/03_intro_eng/intro_eng02.html”