Candidate countries for next annual courses have decided.
The next IISEE one-year training courses will start this September. They are "Seismology, Earthquake Engineering and Disaster Mitigation "(JICA Course No.: J08-00750) and "Tsunami Disaster Mitigation for Asian Countries" (JICA Course No.: J08-04054). The candidate countries are as follows:
(for Seismology, Earthquake Engineering and Disaster Mitigation course)
China*, Myanmar, Thailand, Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Turkey, Saudi Arabia,
Mozambique, El Salvador*, Peru
(for Tsunami Disaster Mitigation for Asian Countries course)
India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand
*The number of participants from these countries will be 2.
The JICA's General Information has been distributed to above candidate countries. Since Required Documents should be submitted to JICA Office (or the Embassy of Japan) by May 16, 2008, please start your action immediately. We are looking forward to receiving many applications from your institutions. Please contact JICA Overseas Offices:
 Prof. Roberto Morales passed away.
It is very sad news to communicate you that our dear friend Eng. Roberto Morales passed away at 9:30 am on January 21. He was one of the promoters of CISMID and also the Principal of UNI till his last day. The cancer wan the battle against him.
I attach a Photo of our friend to remember him as he was a happy man, a good friend, a better
Dr. Carlos ZAVALA (1988 IE)
Director (e), Japan-Peru Center for Earthquake Engineering and Disaster Mitigation - CISMID
Faculty of Civil Engineering - FIC
National University of Engineering - UNI
 7th General Assembly of Asian Seismological Commission (ASC2008)
7th General Assembly of Asian Seismological Commission will be held in Tsukuba Science City, Japan, Nov. 24-27, 2008, jointly with the Seismological Society of Japan, Fall Meeting, 2008. The details are found in http://wwwsoc.nii.ac.jp/ssj/asc-ssj2008/index.html.
The 2nd circular has been established and ready to be open on the same WEB page within few days.
Chief Research Scientist, IISEE
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