Other activities following IPRED Action Plan

 

Action 1:

  Development of database to contribute to field investigations (database related to anti-seismic performance, etc.)

  1) BRI arranged investigation items related to strong motion observation and submitted to UNESCO.

  2) BRI provided damage cases on reinforced concrete (RC) structures etc. by past earthquakes including Tohoku earthquake to UNESCO.
Action 2:

  Establishment of a system for post-earthquake field investigations
  1) BRI and UNESCO concluded a Letter of Intent (LoI) on field investigation with Indonesia, Chile, Turkey, Peru, Romania, Kazakhstan and El Salvador.

  2) BRI and UNESCO will conclude a LoI with Egypt and Mexico in 2013.
Action 3:

  Development of educational materials database (for the e-learning system, etc.)
  1) BRI started operation of e-learning system since 2010. 16 videos can be available as learning database.

  2) BRI published 156 synopses of the master reports of participants on the IISEE website from the 2005-2006 course.
  Relating links

  IIISEE E-learning System
Action 4:

  Promotion of international joint research programmes
  1) BRI and UNESCO concluded an agreement for research cooperation with Indonesia, Chile, Turkey, Peru, Romania, Kazakhstan and El Salvador.

  2) BRI initiated an international joint research project with Peru titled gImprovement of Disaster Reduction Technology against Earthquake and Tsunami in Peruh in 2009 through the Japanese Government (JICA) ODA new system. In April 2010, a field investigation of February 2010 Chile earthquake was conducted by the joint research project.
  Relating links

   Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development

   Study on Improvement of Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster Mitigation Technology in Peru (in Japanese)

   Multi-disciplinary Hazard Reduction from Earthquakes and Volcanoes in Indonesia (in Japanese)
Action 5:

  Promotion of international cooperation with universities
  UNESCO is promoting a research on Padang earthquake through Institute of Technology, Bandung (ITB) and the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS).
Action 6:

  Promotion of sharing engineering data on structural testing, soil properties, etc.
  1) BRI developed a portal site of UNESCO-IPRED project and provided linkage with its related publications etc.

  2) BRI is developing a structural database on dispersion of strength and deformation capacity etc. of buildings in developing countries by biblographic survey.
  BRI Research Paper

  BRI Proceedings
Action 7:

  Promotion of ground motion observation network and the data sharing
  1) BRI developed a search system for data of strong motion observation in FY 2008 and opened the data through its web-site.

  2) Data of CISMID (Peru) and NCSRR (Romania) also are available through IPRED web-site as well as the results of strong motion data.
  BRI Strong Motion Observation

  CISMID (in Spanish)

  NCSRR (Division 2, SEISMIC OBSERVATION NETWORK)
Action 8:

  Training of trainers through the IISEE follow-up trainings, follow-up workshops, etc.
  1) BRI conducted a follow-up training of IISEE training at the seventh General Assembly of Asian Seismological Commission (7ASC in Tsukuba) in July 2008.

  2) BRI attended a workshop in Uzbekistan and followed up the activity of ex-participants in January, 2012, as a part of the cooperation project stemming from the training course on gSeismology, Earthquake Engineering and Disaster Management Policyh.

  3) BRI accepted researcher from CISMID (Peru) in March, 2012, and trained in shaking table test of masonry structure.
  IISEE conducted Pre-Symposium Training Course of ASC2008 (Microtremor Array Exploration Technique)

   Pre-Symposium Training Course of ASC2008 held in IISEE (PDF version contains photos)

Action 9:

  Development of the portal website
  1) BRI opened a portal site of UNESCO project and added information successively.

  2) A portal site of UNESCO was linked with BRI portal site. The linkage makes it possible to link the database of IISEE-NET (Information Network on Earthquake Disaster Prevention Technologies), IISEE Alumni Website, strong motion observation, lecture notes and e-learning system of BRI with UNESCO portal site.
  IISEE opend IPRED webpage under IISEE wepesite

  Catalog of Damaging Earthquakes in the World (Through 2010)

  IISEE earthquake catalog

Action 10:

  Establishment of the "IISEE-UNESCO Lecture Notes Series"
  1) BRI started to open the English lecture notes of IISEE training since 2008.

  2) BRI added to open five more lecture notes in FY2012 and in total 60 English lecture notes are available.
  IIISEE opend IISEE-UNESCO Lecture Notes Archives

Action 11:

  Development of the microtremor array exploration techniques
  1) BRI held a training course on the microtremor array exploration techniques at the seventh General Assembly of Asian Seismological Commission (7ASC, Tsukuba) in July 2008.

  2) BRI posted Fortran programs of the SPAC (one of the microtremor array exploration techniques) and MASW (a shallow exploration method utilizing surface waves and using simple artificial seismic source) methods on IISEE English web-site together with instruction documents and manuals in English by early February 2013.
Action 12:

  Dissemination of activities through International/regional events related to seismology or earthquake engineering
  1) At the seventh General Assembly of Asian Seismological Commission (7ASC), BRI introduced activities of UNESCO-IPRED project as an invited lecturer.

  2) At the fourteenth World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (14WCEE), BRI set a exhibition booth and introduced activities of UNESCO-IPRED project.

  3) At the 3rd Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, BRI introduced activities of UNESCO-IPRED project. BRI offered the Tohoku earthquake photos taken by BRI to UNESCO and UNISDR.

  4) At the fifteenth World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (15WCEE), BRI set a exhibition booth and introduced activities of UNESCO-IPRED project.

  5) At the General Assembly of Asian Seismological Commission (hosted by International Association of Seismology and Physics of the Earthfs Interior, IASPEI) held in Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia) in September 2012, BRI introduced UNESCO-IPRED project and international training on seismology and earthquake engineering.

  6) At the International Workshop on Seismic Microzoning and Risk Reduction to be held in › 2013, BRI willcc.
  IISEE installed an exhibition booth in 14WCEE in cooperation with UNESCO and introduced IPRED activity.

Action 13:

  Planning of international workshops to raise IPRED's awareness
  1) UNESCO-IPRED Workshop was held at ITU, Turkey in 2009. BRI dispatched a lecturer to this WS.

  2) UNESCO-IPRED Workshop was held at Padang, Indonesia in 2010 through cooperation with BRI.

  3) UNESCO-IPRED Workshop was held in Chile in 2011 and BRI dispatched a lecturer to this WS.

  4) BRI dispatches newsletter to all over the world including ex-participants of IISEE training course since FY 2003. During FY 2012, No. 79 to No. 89 newsletters were dispatched. In these newsletters, BRI introduced activities of UNESCO-IPRED project.

  5) UNESCO-IPRED Workshop was held in Tokyo in 2011 and BRI dispatched a lecturer to this WS.
  UNESCO-IPRED-ITU Workshop (Make the People a Part of the Solution) was held.

   Workshop Programmes (PDF version contains photos)

   Declaration of Participants in the UNESCO-IPRED-ITU Workshop (PDF version)
Action 14:

  Information dissemination by distribution of printed materials
 
Action 15:

  Translation of building codes into other languages
  1) UNESCO reacted to Action 15.

  2) BRI introduced Japanese Building Standard as one of English lecture notes.

  3) BRI introduced seismic codes of member countries at its portal site of UNESCO-IPRED.

  4) BRI offered revised IAEE guideline at IISEE web site.

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