[S-02] World-Class Disaster Science Research for Disaster Reduction
Sendai International Center
Conference Bldg 2F - Main Hall (Room1)
|Organizer||Tohoku University Core Research Cluster for Disaster Science|
- Holistic approach
- interdisciplinary approach
- Building Back Better
Session 2 is hosted by the Core Research Cluster of Disaster Science (designated national university). It reports on activities aimed at systematizing interdisciplinary, among science, engineering, medicine, and humanities and social sciences, as disaster resilience studies. Also, we introduce the research activities of the University of London (UCL), Harvard University, and the University of Washington (UW), all of which are cross-appointed faculty members with the Core Research Culster's budget. Based on the various research activities, the Core Research Center will discuss and disseminate the ideal disaster resilience from the viewpoint of disaster science research.
The cross-appointment faculty members that include Prof. Andrea Levesch (UCL), Prof. Andrew D. Gordon (Harvard University), and Prof. Emeritus Randall Lubeck (UW), present collaborative research on “convergence of brain science and disaster science,” “Developing Japan Disaster Archives,” “Machine Learning for Tsunami Forecasting system,” respectively. In the APRU activity report, we invite Prof. Thomas Schneider, recently appointed as the Chief Executive at APRU, and Prof. John Rundle (UC Davis), who has been leading the multi-hazard program for ten years, to share the achievements to date and plans for activities. Prof. Rajib Shaw (Keio University) and Prof. Emeritus Ohuchi (UW) summarize Sessions 1 and 2 by providing recommendations and expectations for the Core Research Cluster’s successful future activities.