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2015 International Workshop on Earthquake and Volcanic Hazards and Risks in Asia-Pacific Region

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March 16 (Mon), 2015

Room 602, 6F, Tokyo Electron Hall Miyagi, Sendai, Tohoku, Japan

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Geological Survey of Japan, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)

The 3rd UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction:
The Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) will be held to consider and adopt the post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction from 14 to 18 March 2015 in Sendai City, Japan. The G-EVER Consortium and the Geological Survey of Japan are going to organize the “2015 International Workshop on Earthquake and Volcanic Hazards and Risks in Asia-Pacific Region” in Sendai Japan during the 3rd UN World Conference on Disaster Reduction as one of the major public forum.

Asia-Pacific Region is an area with high risk of catastrophic natural disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions. In today's highly globalized economy, disaster occurrence can create unpredictable turmoil worldwide, not just in the directly affected area. Countermeasures against these large-scale disasters are crucial for the sustainable development of the global economy to ensure human security. Thus it is imperative to establish an effective international framework where we collaborate and develop an efficient system of gathering information on disaster mitigation in the Asia-Pacific Region. Enhancing the exchange and sharing of various information on seismic and volcanic eruptions, and the formulation of international standards for database, data exchange and disaster risk assessment are essential for future hazards mitigation. The International Workshop on Earthquake and Volcanic Hazards and Risks in Asia-Pacific Region aims (1) to provide venue for the presentation of current research works on earthquake and volcanic hazard mitigation in the region, and (2) to provide a forum for an extensive exchange of ideas in the development of international standards on data compilation, hazard and risk assessment.

    • March 16, 2015 (Mon) 9:15- Registration
    • March 16, 2015 (Mon) 9:40-18:45 Presentations

Abstracts Volume:

Invited Speakers:
    • Patrick McKeever (Cheif of Earthquake and Geohazard Risk Reduction Section, UNESCO)
    • Iskandar Zulkarnain (Chairman of Indonesian Institute of Sciences, LIPI, Indonesia)
    • Adichat Surinkum (Director of Coordinating Committee for Geosicence Programms in East and Southeast Asia, CCOP)
    • Ross Stein (Global Earthquake Model, GEM Cofounder, U.S. Geological Survey)
    • Renato Solidum (Director of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, PHIVOLCS, Philippiine)
    • Supriyati Andreastuti (Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation, CVGHM, Geological Agency, Indonesia)
    • Zhongliang Wu (Director of the Institute of Geophysics, China Earthquake Administration, and executive committee member and past president of the IASPEI)
    • David Johnston (GNS Science, New Zealand, Chair of the Scientific Committee, Integrated Research on Disaster Risk, IRDR, Director of the Joint Centre for Disaster Research)
    • Graham Leonard (GNS Science, New Zealand, Leader of Cities and Volcanoes Commission, IAVCEI)
    • Nguyen Hong Phuong (Vice President of Earthquake Information and tsunami warning center, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, VAST)
    • Cheng-Horng Lin (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
    • Christina Widiwijayanti (Earth Observatory of Singapore, EOS)
    • Marco Pagani (Seismic Hazard Team, Global Earthquake Model, GEM Foundation, Italy)
    • Kuniyoshi Takeuchi (International Centre for Water Hazard and Risk Management, ICHARM, PWRI)
    • Masato Iguchi (Disaster Prevention Research Institute, DPRI, Kyoto University, President of Volcanological Society of Japan )
    • Ken Xiansheng Hao (Global Earthquake Model, GEM Science Board Vice-Chair, National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention, NIED)
    • Kentaro Imai (Tsunami Engineering Laboratory, International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohoku University)

Program: download (PDF, 109 KB)
March. 16 (Mon)
Welcome address:

Chair: Yasuto Kuwahara

9:40-9:50 Eikichi Tsukuda (Director General, GSJ, AIST, G-EVER Consortium President)

Session 1: International Activities for Disater Mitigation

Chair: Yasuto Kuwahara and Naoji Koizumi

9:50-10:05 International Geoscience Programme and Global Geoparks: Looking Towards The Future
Patrick McKeever (UNESCO)

10:05-10:15 Community-based Geo-hazard Mitigation in CCOP countries
Adichat Surinkum (CCOP)

10:15-10:30 Mitigation of Earthquake and Related Hazards for Risk Reduction in Indonesia: Challenging from Research to Policy
Iskandar Zulkarnain (LIPI), Danny Hilman Natawidjaja and Adrin Tohari

10:30-10:55 Building community resilience to natural hazards in Wellington, New Zealand: linking global programmes to local action
David Johnston (JCDR, GNS Science), Emma E. H. Doyle, Bruce Pepperell, Dan Neely and Julia Becker

10:55-11:20 Recent volcanic and earthquake hazard and risk activities at GNS Science, New Zealand, and the Cities and Volcanoes Commission of IAVCEI
Graham Leonard (JCDR, GNS Science)

11:20-11:30 [Coffee Break] (Group Photo)

Chair: Yasuto Kuwahara and Naoji Koizumi

11:30-11:55 Disaster Loss Data for Risk Assessment and Achieving Post-2015 Targets for Disaster Risk Reduction
Kuniyoshi Takeuchi (ICHARM, PWRI)

12:20-12:45 The OpenQuake-engine hazard component: current status and new experimental features
Marco Pagani (GEM), Graeme Weatherill, Julio Garcia, Yen-Shin Chen, Fabrice Cotton, Ken Hao and Hiroyuki Fujiwara

12:45-13:30 [Lunch] & Poster Session Core Time

Session 2: Earthquake and Volcanic Hazards and risk in Asia

Chair: Yuzo Ishikawa and Shinji Takarada

13:30-13:55 G-EVER Consortium activities: towards earthquake and volcanic hazards risk mitigation in Asia-Pacific region
Shinji Takarada (GSJ, AIST), Joel Bandibas, Yuzo Ishikawa and G-EVER Promotion Team

13:55-14:20 Earthquake and volcanic hazards and risk assessment efforts in the Philippines
Renato Solidum (PHIVOLCS)

14:20-14:45 The important of earthquake and volcano hazard mappings in disaster risk reduction and its implementation to spetial planning
Supriyati Andreastuti (CVGHM) and Sri Hidayati

14:45-15:10 Recent development of WOVOdat - The global volcano unrest database - as a resource to improve eruption forecasts
Christina Widiwijayanti (EOS), Fidel Costa, Thin Zar Win Nang, Karine Tan, Chris Newhall, and Antonius Ratdomopurbo

15:10-15:35 Scientific products for the multi-scale seismic hazard and risk assessment in China: present status and future prospects
Zhongliang Wu (CEA), and the Group for the 13th Five-Year Plan (2016~2020) for Earthquake Monitoring and Forecast of the CEA

15:35-16:15 Poster Session Core Time & [Coffee Break]

Chair: Yuzo Ishikawa and Shinji Takarada

16:15-16:40 Seismological Evidence of Plumping System beneath the Tatun Volcano Group, Northern Taiwan
Cheng-Horng Lin (TVO, Academia Sinica)

16:40-17:05 Updated Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Maps of Vietnam
Nguyen Hong Phuong (VAST) and Pham The Truyena

17:05-17:30 How can the world learn the lesson from Tohoku Earthquake? : Epistemic uncertainty aspects
Ken Xiansheng Hao (NIED) and Hiroyuki Fujiwara

17:30-17:55 International collaboration for mitigation of volcano hazard in Asia
Masato Iguchi (SVRC, DPRI, Kyoto Univ.)

Chair: David Johnston, Ross Stein and Shinji Takarada

17:55-18:35 General Discussion

18:35-18:45 Closing Remarks
Yasuto Kuwahara (GSJ, AIST)

Poster Session: Large-scale Earthquakes and Volcanic Eruption [Core Time: 12:45-13:30, 15:35-16:15]

P1 The Development of Tsunami Trace Database on the Coast of Japan
Fumihiko Imamura, Kentaro Imai (Tohoku Univ.), Yayoi Haga and Masami Sato

P2 Try to draw the volcanic eruptions and earthquake activity in the same figure : part 1 in and around Japan
Yuzo Ishikawa (GSJ, AIST)

P3 Caldera forming eruptions and their characteristics of preceding activities during the last 1000 years in Sunda Arc, Indonesia
Ryuta Furukawa (GSJ, AIST), Akira Takada and Oktory Prambada

P4 Observation of groundwater and crustal deformation for forecasting the Tokai, Tonankai and Nankai earthquakes in Japan
Naoji Koizumi (GSJ, AIST) and Norio Matsumoto

P5 Variability of slips at point on fault in each of successive surface-rupturing earthquakes: examples from paleoseismology of surface ruptures in recent inland earthquakes in Japan
Tadashi Maruyama (GSJ, AIST)

P6 Data collection for estimation of surface deformation by faulting
Masayuki Yoshimi (GSJ, AIST), Hidetaka Saomoto, Haruo Horikawa and Shintaro Abe

P7 G-EVER Asia-Pacific Region Earthquake and Volcanic Hazard Information System and the CCOP Geoinformation Sharing Infrastructure for East and Southeast Asia
Joel Bandibas (GSJ, AIST) and Shinji Takarada

P8 Analog experiments for outreach program to understand fundamental processes of volcanic hazard
Akira Takada (GSJ, AIST), Ryuta Furukawa, Teruki Oikawa, Seiko Yamasaki, Shinji Takarada and Shogo Komori

P9 International activity of Geological Survey of Japan, AIST
Toshihiro Uchida (GSJ, AIST) and Junko Hara

March. 17 (Tue) 9:00-16:50 [Invited Participants only]
Venue: Hotel Iwanumaya (Conference room)
Current Situation and Future Strategy of the Earthquake and Volcanic Hazards and Risk in Asia-Pacific Region


Instruction for Oral and Poster presentations:
Oral presentation: Please prepare a PPT file (MS-Power Point 2007 or 2012 compatible) in a USB memory. The PPT file should be uploaded in the G-EVER's laptop computer (windows) before starting the author's session. (If the author prefer to use own laptop computer due to movie or other reasons, please let us know)

Poster presentation: Poster size is 150cm (vertical) x 90cm (width). Display your poster until 9:30 on March 16 and remove it until 19:00. Tapes to put the poster on the board will be provided. Poster session core time will be 12:45-13:30 and 15:35-16:15. Free drinks (coffee and tea) and cookies will be served during the poster sessions.

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