Report on the 3rd UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction | Tohoku University DRR Actions

国連防災会議

ID:S08A, S08B, S08C, S08D Tohoku University Guided Tour

Date
2015.3.16 (mon), 17 (tue)
Venue
International Center (Bus Stop)
Time
depends on each tour

Inquiry

The 3rd United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) Study Tours & Excursions in Sendai and Tohoku

http://www.bosai-sendai.jp/en/studytours.html

Organization

The 3rd United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) Study Tours & Excursions in Sendai and Tohoku

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Report

We held discussion tours of our facilities for all participants at the conference. Participants on the tour further enriched their experience, by learning more about the collaborative initiatives undertaken by the university to aid the reconstruction of Tohoku.

Outline

* Study tours are open only to participants of WCDRR.

Detail

ID:S08A
Tohoku University Guided Tour (1)
Materials and Electrical Research Institutes
– Academic-industrial collaborations in cutting edge technology –

Date : 3/16 (mon) Sendai International Center departure. 9:30 – arrival 12:00
Venue : Tohoku University Katahira Campus
Resilient ICT Research Center
Material Solution Center (MaSC)
 
jouhouResilient ICT Research Center
Following the Great East Japan Earthquake, the vulnerability of our information communication technology -ICT-, which could be seen in the disruption of communication lines, the failure of information gathering, and the insufficiency of information, was revealed, exposing issues that need to be addressed. In response to these issues, Tohoku University established the Research Organization of Electrical Communication -ROEC-. It aims for development of disaster-resistant information communication network in the world.
 
sangakuMaterial Solution Center (MaSC)
MaSC is a cooperative base for materials researches between Tohoku University , its three Institutes for materials researches and business world to strengthen Japan’s competitive international power and the business reconstruction of the Tohoku area after the earthquake and tsunamis. The reserach themes are targeted on leading new-functional materials of Social Infrastructure area, Electronics area and Energy area. We will introduce you outstanding reseraches among them.
 
How to apply
http://www.bosai-sendai.jp/en/studytours.html
 


ID : S08B
Tohoku University Guided Tour (2)
Medical Research Facilities
– Reconstruction of local medical services, the future of medicine –

Date : 3/16 (mon) Sendai International Center departure. 13:30 – arrival 17:00
Venue : Tohoku University Seiryo Campus
Simulation Center for Medical Skills Training And Research (SIMSTAR)
The building for Tohoku Medelical Megabank
 
chiikiSimulation Center for Medical Skills Training And Research (SIMSTAR) :
This simulation center open to the community was launched with support from the government and Miyagi Prefecture in June 2012, 15 months after the great earthquake to accelerate the restoration of health care systems in devastated areas. The facility provides both an opportunity to learn clinical skills using various medical simulators and team-based training to achieve clinical risk management.
 
medicalThe building for Tohoku Medelical Megabank
Tohoku University Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization was founded to lead the Great East Japan Earthquake reconstruction efforts through the development of advanced medical system. The building for Tohoku Medical Megabank which was completed in 2014, is equipped with up-to-date facilities such as biological sample storage system, super computer system, sequence analyzing system, Sendai Community Support Center.
 
 
 
How to apply
http://www.bosai-sendai.jp/en/studytours.html
 


ID : S08C
Tohoku University Guided Tour (3)
Global Research Center for Disaster Science & Campus library
– Valuable data collection from the Great East Japan Earthquake and introduction to disaster science projects –

Date : 3/17 (tue) Sendai International Center departure. 9:30 – arrival 12:00
Venue : Tohoku University Kawauchi Campus
Library
Tohoku University Aobayama Campus
International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS), Main Building
 
libraryLibrary
This collection includes about 3,600 items, to records of the Great East Japan Earthquake. And this collection consists of books, magazines, newspapers, posters, maps, many reports and audio-visual materials.
 
 
 
IRIDeSInternational Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS)
Based on experiences of the 2011 earthquake, International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS) was established to prepare for disasters of low frequency and high consequences. This tour introduces disaster-related researches using cutting edge technologies such as Integrated Multi-dimensional Visualization System for Information about Disaster Science (IMIDeS) and Mixed Reality System, as a hub of international disaster research field.
 
How to apply
http://www.bosai-sendai.jp/en/studytours.html
 


ID : S08D
Tohoku University Guided Tour (4)
Science and Engineering Research Instutues
– Leading research in the fields of agriculture, natural sciences, and engineering –

Date : 3/17 (tue) Sendai International Center departure. 9:30 – arrival 12:00
Venue : Tohoku University Aobayama Campus
Tohoku University Museum
“Ecollab.”, Graduate School of Environmental Studies
School of Engineering
 
The Tohoku University Museum (Museum of Natural History)
Our tour introduces damage situation and resucue activity of public communities at the Tohoku earthquake disaster using exhibition panels and 3D- digital images. We also exhibit tsunami deposits, researches of earthquake and tsunami, and story of Matsushima’s revitalization.
 
ecollab“Ecollab.”, Graduate School of Environmental Studies
To apply the lessons of 2011 Tohoku earthquake, we Graduate school of environmental studies has installed the new power supply system on the school building. This system consists of photovoltaic generator and electric vehicle, enables us to use energy even in the time of emergency. In the tour, we will introduce our system with demonstration.
 
School of Engineering
Introduce the advanced research topics related on reconstruction and disaster prevention of School of Engineering using movie and posters. Introduce Tohoku University – Qatar Science Campus (QSC) since 2014 July using movie. Introduce equipment of the QSC hall that was renovated for sustainable life, such as Panolama Projection system, Indoor plant system, Solar valay, and Qatar garden.
 
How to apply
http://www.bosai-sendai.jp/en/studytours.html

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