Report on the 15th international symposium on geo-disaster reduction, 25–30 august 2017, Oki Islands - Matsue - Kyoto, Japan
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Received: 14 September 2017
Accepted: 15 September 2017
Published: 26 September 2017
On 25–30 August 2017, the 15th International Symposium on Geo-disaster Reduction has been held in Oki Islands, Matsue and Kyoto, Japan, focusing on the theme of “Global Strategy for Geo-disaster Reduction”. Through Field Excursion, High Level Forum, Keynote Lectures, Invited Lectures, Scientific Session, Youth Forum and Poster Session, this symposium has successfully provided a platform for scientists, industrial professionals and students to share their research and created a forum to exchange ideas for promoting geo-disaster reduction.
Organizers and organizing committee
This symposium has been jointly organized by the International Consortium on Geo-disaster Reduction (ICGdR), the Project Center on Natural Disasters Reduction, Shimane University, the Research Centre on Landslide, Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Kyoto University, the Joint International Center on Natural Hazard (JIC-Nh) of Shimane University, Beijing University of Technology and the University of Florence, and the OKI Islands Global Geopark Office, Japan.
The Organizing Committee of this symposium includes:
Chair Persons: Fawu Wang (Director, Project Center on Natural Disasters Reduction, Shimane University), and Toshitaka Kamai (Director, Research Center on landslides, DPRI, Kyoto University).
Vice Chair Persons: Fuchu Dai (Beijing University of Technology, China), Sandro Moretti (University of Florence, Italy) and Kazuhiro Nobe (OKI Islands UNESCO Global Geopark Office, Japan).
Committee Members: Netra Prakash Bhandary, Guangzhu Cao, Byung-Gon Chae, Fuchu Dai, Zili Dai, Jianhui Deng, Xuanmei Fan, Yong Hong, Mingjian Hu, Bolin Huang, Jianhui Long, Tingkai Nian, Xiangjun Pei, Wenhao Qi, Jusong Shi, Kun Song, Lijun Su, Hong Sun, Ping Sun, Huabin Wang, Chong Xu, Yan Xu, Hufeng Yang.
The Secretariat of this symposium includes Zili Dai, Tetsuya Kogure, Kiyoshi Masumoto, Hideki Mukoyoshi, Kumiko Nakatsuji, Hirokazu Sato, Toshihide Shibi, Kun Song, Hufeng Yang, Shuai Zhang, and Lu Zheng.
Report of the 15th ISGdR
The 15th International Symposium on Geo-Disaster Reduction (ISGdR) has been focusing on the theme of “Global Strategy for Geo-disaster Reduction” and attracted more than 130 scientists and engineers from 8 countries to give 102 high-quality academic presentations in the field of geo-disasters. There were six major sections in this symposium: High Level Forum, Keynote Lectures, Invited Lectures, Scientific Session, Youth Forum, and Poster Session, offering an opportunity to discuss the most recent advances in the field of Geo-disaster Reduction. In addition to the main sessions of the symposium, pre-event and post-event have also been organized.
Plenary sessions of the symposium
Certificate and award ceremony
High level forum
Lists of the presentation in High Level Forum
UNESCO’s contribution to geo-hazards risk reduction
UNESCO Chair on prevention and sustainable management of geo-hydrological hazards
University of Florence
Large ground displacement caused by fault movement and its countermeasure to buried pipeline
Innovative technologies for landslide monitoring and early warning
University of Florence
Soil-water interaction modeling based on discontinuous deformation analysis method
SPH-based liquefaction analysis of detached house foundation
Lists of the presentation in Keynote Lectures
An approach of landslide risk assessment in Japan by considering global climate change
Dynamic reliability analysis of slopes
EO (Earth Observation) data and technology to detect, map, monitor and forecast ground deformations
University o f Florence
Characteristics and failure mechanism of the deadly June 24th 2017 Xinmo landslide, Maoxian, Sichuan, China
Chengdu University of Technology
A Toppling failure of the right bank slope in a hydropower station, SW China
Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Importance of spectral acceleration in evaluating cyclic failure on soft clays – an experience from 2015 Gorkha Earthquake
California State University, Fullerton
Deterioration mechanisms of cracked surface crust on salt-laden earthen heritages in northwest China
Satellite radar observations in support of geo-disaster risk reduction
Reactivation of a dormant earthflow documented by field monitoring data
University of Bologna
Hazard mitigation of GLOFs (Glacial Lake Outburst Floods) in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru
The closing ceremony was held at Obaku Plaza, Kyoto University on 30 August. After all of the presentations. On behalf of ICGdR, the honorary president Masaru Kitaura gave a closing speech and expressed his gratitude to the participants and organizers. In the end of the ceremony, Prof. Masakatsu Miyajima presented the Promising Young Scientists Awards to the recipients from the Youth Forum.
The 16th ISGdR will be held on 27-31 August 2018 in Strasbourg, France. The ICGdR will invite all entities and individuals, who are willing to contribute to the geo-disaster reduction to join ICGdR.
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