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The representative of the Ministry of Information and Communication, republic of Korea, visited NIED

On the 8th of March, 2007, NIED provided lectures and a tour for a totall of fifteen researchers and specialists from Korean government institutions

The representative of the Ministry of Information and Communication, republic of Korea, visited NIED

On the 8th of March, 2007, a total of fifteen researchers and specialists from eight government institutions of Korea visited NIED, the institutions were the Ministry of Information and Communication, National Information Society Agency, Korea Meteorological Administration, the Ministry of Government Administration and Home Affaires, National Emergency Management Agency, Korea Communication Commission, Emergency Planning Commission and Korea Telecommunication Operators Association. The purpose of their visit was to 1) study disaster management policy and 2) study extreme technologies for disaster prevention and the measurement of how to convey warnings of typhoons and earthquakes. After the greeting presentation from the Konaka Executive Director of NIED, two researchers of NIED presented lectures: 1) Dr. Horiuchi, Principle Senior Researcher, Disaster Prevention System Research Center explained the Earthquake Early Warning System, 2) Dr. Maki- Director, Storm, Flood and Landslide Research Department talked about the research of Storm, Floods and Landslides at NIED. The participants were also given a tour of the three main facilities at NIED: the Data Center , the Large-scale Earthquake simulator and the Large-scale Rainfall simulator.

Program(14:30-16:30)

  • Greetings _ Dr. Konaka (Executive Director of NIED)
  • Introduction of NIED _ Dr. Sekiguchi (Senior Officer, Strategic Planning Department)
  • Introduction of Earthquake Early Warning System _ Dr. Horiuchi (Principle Senior Researcher, DisasterPrevention System Research Center)
  • Introduction of the Storm, Flood and Landslide Research _ Dr. Maki- (Director, Storm, Flood and Landslide Research Department)
  • Introduction of the Data Center _ Dr. Hirose (Researcher, Earthquake Research Department)
  • Introduction of the Large Scale Rainfall Simulator _ Dr. Fukuzono (Principal Senior Researcher, Storm, Flood and Landslide Research Department)

Speakers' Profile

Speaker Position Major research subject
Dr. Shigeki HORIUCHI Principle Senior Researcher of the Disaster Prevention System Research Center Seismology, Earthquake Early Warning Sysytem
Dr. Masayuki MAKI Director of the Storm, Flood and Landslide Research Department Meteorology, Radar Meteorology, Radar Hydrology studies of mechanisms and prediction of severe storms
Studies of radar measurements of natural disasters

  1. Introduction of NIED _ Dr. Sekiguch explained.

  2. Dr. Horiuchi gave a lecture about the Earthquake Early Warning system.

  3. Discussion

  1. Dr. Hong, Assistant Director (The Ministry of Information and Communication Republic of Korea)

  2. Introduction of the Data Center_ Dr. Hirose

  3. Dr. Fukuzono explained about the Large-scale Rainfall simulator.

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