Conferences - Seminars

  Tuesday 28 February 2017 12:15 - 13:15 GR C0 01

EESS talk on "Prediction and Early-Warning System for Geo-hazard"

By Dr Hide Sakaguchi, Associate Executive Director, JAMSTEC (Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology), Tokyo and Director of Department of Mathematical Science and Advanced Technology (MAT), Japan

Short biography: PhD at KYOTO University, Thesis tile: Pattern Formation in Granular Media Research Associate at Kobe University, Senior Research Scientist at CSIRO Division of Exploration and Mining Australia, Adjunct Professor at Earthquake Research Inst. University of Tokyo, Director, Dept of Mathematical Science and Advanced Technology,  JAMSTEC

The islands of Japan are located on the hottest zone of the Ring of Fire, which is also called Circum-Pacific Belt where a large number of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur. In addition, due to a monsoonal climate and summer typhoons, the islands of Japan receive quite a lot of rain which cause landslides, slope failures and debris flow.Therefore, those geo-hazards are always major concern all over Japan. To minimize the casualty, constructing predictive methods and early-warning systems for geo-hazard is urgent issue.We, JAMSTEC, have been dedicated to establish the observatory systems of earthquake and tsunami at ocean bottom and to perform numerical simulations of landslides using our super-computer, Earth Simulator.Recently, a new method to predict fault motions is under developing through laboratory experiments.In this seminar, those JAMSTEC activities toward prediction and early-warning system for geo-hazard will be introduced.

Organization EESS - IIE

Contact Dr Giovanni de Cesare, LCH

Accessibility Informed public

Admittance Free