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1st G-EVER International Symposium

G-EVER symposium
G-EVER symposium
March 11, 2013 (Mon)
Auditorium, AIST Tsukuba Central, Tsukuba, Japan
Hosted by:
G-EVER Consortium
Geological Survey of Japan, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
G-EVER Promotion Team (
The 1st G-EVER International symposium will be held on March 11, 2013, the second anniversary of the devastating 2011 earthquake off the Pacific coast of Tohoku, Japan. After the Tohoku earthquake, large number of efforts for the prevention and reduction of the risks of natural disasters have been made all over the world. In February 2012, the 1st workshop of Asia-Pacific Region Global Earthquake and Volcanic Eruption Risk Management (G-EVER1) was held in AIST. The G-EVER1 Accord, which was endorsed in the workshop, includes the following commitments:

    1. Establishment of a framework for cooperation of research institutes and related organizations in the Asia-Pacific region working on seismic and volcanic disaster prevention
    2. Enhancement of exchange and sharing of various information on seismic and volcanic disaster prevention
    3. Building the international standard for the database, data exchange and disaster risk assessment

The Symposium aims to encourage extensive discussions on the present situation and future challenges of natural disaster mitigation in the Asia and Pacific regions, as well as the prospects for the coming decade. Through this, a clear direction for possible mitigation measures to reduce the risks of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions could be determined.
Abstract and Proceedings Volume:
The 1st G-EVER Symposium Abstract Volume (48.7MB)
The 1st G-EVER Symposium Proceedings Volume (76.8MB)
Please note that these abstract and proceedings are "PERSONAL USE ONLY." If you would like to use any figures, texts and pictures in the presentation materials in any other purposes, such as your own presentations, classes and publications, please be sure to contact with the authors to get permission (if you need their contact information, please let us know).
9:00-9:10 Eikichi Tsukuda (Director General, GSJ, AIST, G-EVER Consortium President)
Welcome Speech
[Recent earthquake and volcanic hazards, and future plans]

Chairman: Naoji Koizumi (GSJ, AIST)

9:10-9:30 John Eichelberger (Alaska Univ., G-EVER Consortium Vice-President)
Learning from Disasters: An Alaska perspective

9:30-9:50 Shinji Takarada (GSJ, AIST)
G-EVER Consortium activities and the next-generation volcanic hazard assessment system

9:50-10:10 Hiroyuki Fujiwara (NIED)
Reconsiderations after Tohoku earthquake and international collaborations for seismic hazard assessment

10:10-10:30 Naoshi Hirata (ERI)
Earthquake Risk in the Tokyo Metropolitan area impacted by the 2011 M9.0 Tohoku-oki, Japan, Earthquake

10:30-10:50 Muneo Hori, Tsuyoshi Ichimura, Lalith L. Wijerathne and Seizo Tanaka (ERI)
Possibility of High Performance Computing for Earthquake Disaster Assessment
10:50-11:10 [Coffee Break] (Group Photo)
[Earthquake, Tsunami and natural disasters, and risk assessments in Asia]

Chairman: Masayuki Yoshimi (GSJ, AIST)

11:10-11:30 Xiao Jun Li (CEA, Deputy Director), Rui Zhi Wen (CEA) and Rong Pan (MEPC)
Earthquake and Tsunami Risk Assessment for the Chinese Coast

11:30-11:50 Cheng-Horng Lin (Academia Sinica, TVO Director)
Mega-Seismic Risk and Multi-Geological Disasters in Taiwan

11:50-12:10 Nguyen Hong Phuong (VAST, Earthquake Information and Tsunami Warning Center, Deputy Director)
Present and Future of the Earthquake Disaster Mitigation and Risk Assessments in Vietnam
12:10-13:00 [Lunch]
[Volcanic and earthquake disasters, risk mitigation activities, and numerical simulations]

Chairman: Takashi Azuma (GSJ, AIST)

13:00-13:20 Renato Solidum (PHIVOLCS, Director)
Current and planned earthquake and volcano disaster risk reduction initiatives in the Philippines

13:20-13:40 Surono (CVGHM, Director)
Strategy on Volcano and Earthquake Hazards Mitigation in Indonesia (tentative)

13:40-14:00 Toshitsugu Fujii (CEMI, JCCPVE President)
Japanese Coordinating Committee for the Prediction of Volcanic Eruption: Its organization, role, and activities during the volcanic crises

14:00-14:20 Eisuke Fujita (NIED)
Strategy for evaluating volcanic activity and mitigating hazards

14:20-14:40 Oleg Melnik (Moscow State Univ.)
Numerical simulations of volcanic eruptions: multiplicity, instability and predictability

14:40-15:00 Akira Takada (GSJ, AIST), Ryuta Furukawa (GSJ, AIST), Kiyoshi Toshida (CRIEPI) and CVGHM
Can we evaluate a potentiality of caldera-formation eruption?
15:00-15:15 [Coffee Break]
[Earthquake and tsunami: records, catalog and risk assessments/management]

Chairman: Yasuto Kuwahara (GSJ, AIST)

15:15-15:35 Shukyo Segawa (OYO International)
Present Situation and Issues about International Cooperation Projects of Japan for Earthquake Disaster Risk Reduction

15:35-15:55 Takayuki Hayashi (Tokio Marine & Nichido Risk Consulting)
Earthquake Risk Management in the Private Sector -Current Status and Problems-

15:55-16:15 Yutaka Genchi, Kikuo Yoshida, Kiyotaka Tahara, Kiyotaka Tsunemi, Hideo Kajihara, Yuji Wada, Ryoji Makino, Kazuya Inoue, Hiroki Yotsumoto, Yasuto Kuwahara, Haruo Horikawa, Masayuki Yoshimi, Yuichi Namegaya, Isao Hasegawa (AIST) and Masato Yamazaki (Nagoya Univ.)
Comprehensive assessment for seismic risk in industry

16:15-16:35 Masanobu Shishikura (GSJ, AIST)
Evaluation of subduction zone earthquake by geological records for mitigation of tsunami disaster

16:35-16:55 Yuzo Ishikawa (GSJ, AIST)
Earthquake catalog in East Asia including historical events
16:55-17:10 [Coffee Break]
17:10-17:55 Discussion
17:55-18:00 Hirokazu Kato (AIST Fellow, Former Director General, GSJ, AIST)
Closing Remarks
Access to the AIST Tsukuba Central
How to get to the AIST Tsukuba from Narita International Airport
Free of charge
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