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International Activities

NIED has set "International contribution through R&D on disaster prevention" as one of its basic policies, and not only collaborates with overseas organizations but also cooperates with developing countries.

International research cooperation and research support for developing countries

Under various international cooperation agreements, about 20 countries are engaged in cooperative research into more than about 30 subjects. With the cooperation of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), NIED dispatches researchers to, and accepts trainees for technical visits from, developing countries.

International research cooperation and research support for developing countries

US-Japan planning meeting on "Earthquake Engineering Research using E-Defense"

Visitors from the Mongolian Academy of Sciences (MAS)


Main researches and activities:

  • Study on rainfall distribution over mountainous area using Xband MP radar network
  • Information exchange on education and research between College of Environmental and Marine Sciences and Technology, Pukyong National University, Korea and NIED
  • Research and Development for Reducing Geo-Hazard Damage in Malaysia caused by Landslide & Flood
  • US-Japan Earthquake Engineering Research Using E-Defense (NEES (George E. Brown, Jr., Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation), USA)
  • Enhancement of Earthquake and Volcano Monitoring and Effective Utilization of Disaster Mitigation Information in the Philippines (PHIVOLCS (Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology): Philippines)

International conferences

NIED organizes and cosponsors numerous international conferences

International conferences

Kick-off workshop on "Enhancement of Earthquake and Volcano Monitoring and Effective Utilization of Disaster Mitigation Information in the Philippines"

"China-Japan Symposium on Seismic Disaster Prevention and Mitigation"


Enhancement of Earthquake and Volcano Monitoring and Effective Utilization of Disaster Mitigation Information in the Philippines

NIED installs real-time networks of broadband seismometers, strong motion accelerometers, and seismic intensity meters to automatically estimate ground shaking and damage in the Philippines. NIED also measures crustal deformations to evaluate the potential of large earthquakes in and around Mindanao. Realtime volcano monitoring systems are installed at Taal and Mayon volcanoes. NIED is developing an Internet portal site to provide earthquake and volcano disaster information, and is promoting its utilization in order to contribute to disaster preparedness of the national, local governments, and communities of the Philippines.

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