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International Symposium on the Effects of Natural Disasters on Industrial Areas

2015-3-11 (Wed) - 2015-3-12 (Thu)

On March 11, 2011, a large tsunami caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake spilled huge amounts of oil from industrial tank farms, resulting in huge fires in the downtown areas of Kesennuma city. It is predicted that, eventually, the southeastern side of the main island of Honshu (Tokai, Tonankai, and Nankai regions) will be affected by a large earthquake and resulting tsunami, causing large scale disasters and, as a result, spills of harmful matter in the Tokyo Bay, Ise Bay, and Osaka Bay areas. As such, it has become an urgent matter to assess and reduce risk of disaster and outflow of harmful substances due to not only earthquakes and the resulting tsunamis, but other natural disasters such as hurricanes and typhoons as well. For this symposium, we aim to tie together research, governmental, and business approaches to the issue, while advancing the safety of coastal regions.

International Symposium on the Effects of Natural Disasters on Industrial Areas

(http://www.naoe.eng.osaka-u.ac.jp/~kato/isub3.htm)

Date: Wednesday, March 11~Thursday, March 12, 2015

Venue: Nakanoshima Center, Osaka University (http://www.onc.osaka-u.ac.jp/index.php)

Organized by:

Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University

Port and Airport Research Institute, Independent Administrative Institution

Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University

Social gathering: A social gathering will be held at the 9th Floor Exchange Salon, Nakanoshima Center on March 11th from 18:00. The cost is ¥2000 but free for those invited speakers and students.

Aim:

On March 11, 2011, a large tsunami caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake spilled huge amounts of oil from industrial tank farms, resulting in huge fires in the downtown areas of Kesennuma city. It is predicted that, eventually, the southeastern side of the main island of Honshu (Tokai, Tonankai, and Nankai regions) will be affected by a large earthquake and resulting tsunami, causing large scale disasters and, as a result, spills of harmful matter in the Tokyo Bay, Mikawa Bay, and Osaka Bay areas. As such, it has become an urgent matter to assess and reduce risk of disaster and outflow of harmful substances due to not only earthquakes and the resulting tsunamis, but other natural disasters such as hurricanes and typhoons as well. For this symposium, we aim to tie together research, governmental, and business approaches to the issue, while advancing the safety of the ocean and those involved with it.

Goals:

• To examine case reports of not only large earthquakes and tsunamis around the world, but also of hurricanes and typhoons as well as their impacts on industrial areas

• To assess the risk of disaster and resulting outflow of harmful materials from industrial areas caused large-scale natural disasters

• To discuss disaster countermeasures from technical, design, communication, and systematic viewpoints

 

Organizing Committee

Chairperson 

KATO Naomi

Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University

Member

AOKI Shin-ichi

Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University

Member

Ana Maria Cruz

Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University

Member

FUJITA Isamu

Port and Airport Research Institute, Independent Administrative Institution

Member

KOHAMA Eiji

Port and Airport Research Institute

Member

SHIROTA  Hideyuki

Marine Disaster Prevention Center

 

Invited Speakers

1. Dr. CJ Beegle-Krause, Senior Researcher, SINTEF Materials and Chemistry / Environmental Modeling, Norway

"Historical spills from North American and Europe: Perspectives for Future Planning"

2. Prof. Masanori Tsugane, former professor at Tokai University, Japan

“Countermeasures of Ships against Earthquake and Tsunami in Large Industrial Parks”

3. Mr. Shane Wright, Executive Director of Asian Disaster Preparedness Center

"Damage & Loss from Natech and Possible Interventions in Asia"

4. Mr. Takahiro Hagihara, Director, Marine Disaster Prevention Center, Japan

“Response to Petrochemical Complex Disaster”

5. Dr. Roland Fendler , Senior officer, German Environment Agency, Germany

6. Prof. Ernesto Salzano, National Research Council, Institute for Research on Combustion, Italy

"Changing perspective: new limit states for of oil and gas installation and pipeline to earthquake and tsunami”

7. Prof. Valerio Cozzani, University of Bologna, Italy

8. Dr. Syamsidik, Tsunami and Disaster Mitigation Research Center, Syiah Kuala University, Indonesia

“Tsunami Recovery Process in Aceh after 10 year of the Indian Ocean Tsunami, from the perspectives of Landuse and Housing”

9. Person from U.S. Geological Survey, USA

10. Dr. Elisabeth Krausmann, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy

“Assessing the Natech risk due to earthquake impact at hazardous installations using the RAPID-N framework”

 

How to Apply

Please send an email to the Kato Research Laboratory, Geoengineering Department, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University (secre07@naoe.eng.osaka-u.ac.jp) containing the following information by Friday, February 27th, 2015.

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Name:

Organization:

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Attending Social Gathering? (Please choose one)        Yes        No    

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Date: 2015-3-11 (Wed) - 2015-3-12 (Thu)
Organizer: Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University; Port and Airport Research Institute, Independent Administrative Institution; Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University
Venue: Room 703
Registration: Registration by email is required.
URL: http://www.naoe.eng.osaka-u.ac.jp/~kato/isub3.htm
Contact: Kato Research Laboratory, Geoengineering Department, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University

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