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French-Japanese Week on Disaster Risk Reduction
October 2nd to October 8th, 2017, Japan
In Japan and in France, natural hazard risks threaten population and strategic facilities such as power plants and public transport networks. It is therefore important to understand these risks in order to prevent them and minimize their damage.
Scientific cooperation is a key element necessary to tackle this issue that concerns so many various scientific fields. In this regard, the Third United Nations Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, held in Sendai in 2015, was an important milestone to build an international framework for the disaster risk reduction. In this context, France and Japan could foster their cooperation in order to better understand disaster risk by sharing their scientific outcomes.
The aims of this week is therefore to gather French and Japanese scientists from various fields during:
- A symposium aiming to present the main actors and topics of the French-Japanese cooperation on disaster risk reduction on Monday, October 2nd.
- Several workshops held in Japan during the same week from Tuesday, October 3rd to Thursday, October 5th.
- A field Visit to Japan tsunami-affected areas as well as related facilities and institutions on Friday, October 6th (by invitation only).
- Tohoku University Katahira Festival from Saturday, October 7th to Sunday, October 8th.
More detail, web site is available on ; LINK
Registration (Mandatory) LINK
Activities organized by Tohoku University
Scientific Advancement for Sendai Framework on DRR – Contributions from Tohoku University
- Sedimentary signature of paleo-tsunamis（Prof. Goto）
- Workshop on GPR measurement of active faults/tsunami （Prof. Sato）
- Tsunami and DRR Innovation Workshop（Profs. Imamura,Shoji and Cavaille）
- WS@French Embassy --> WS@Maison Franco-japonaise.
Tsunami and DRR Innovation Workshop
WS@Tokyo: The purpose of this interdisciplinary workshop is to report and advance our understanding, mitigation and response to disasters caused by tsunami and other natural disasters. The first part of this workshop will bring French and Japanese collaborators of the Tohoku-Lyon Tsunami Workshop Series (2012, 2014 and 2016) held alternatively at the universities of Lyon and Tohoku. Their preventatives will report on their ongoing research and most recent discoveries. The second part of this workshop will depart from the sole field of tsunami research to contribute more broadly to the fields of natural disaster science, crisis management and disaster digital archives. For this section, leading researchers from France and Japan will be discussing the current projects and future initiatives that may contribute to the application of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.
WS@Sendai: The participants in this workshop will be invited to travel to the region of Tohoku for a tour of the newly established International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS) as well as the tsunami-affected areas. Together, the participants will discuss the progress of IRIDeS and the local governments in the reconstruction of Tohoku. We invite all interested parties to contact us for further information and proposals for the workshops and Tohoku study-tour.