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IISEE Newsletter NO.55 (issued on May 25, 2010)

Contents

  1. Invitation to Special Issues of IISEE Bulletins celebrating 50th
  2. Free GIS - DataBase: Software & Instruction Package is on the site now
  3. A new function to create a KML file for "Catalog of Damaging
  4. 2009-10 regular course study trip to Niigata, Tohoku, and Hokkaido
  5. UNESCO - IPRED Workshop on Surveys and Activities
  6. Update of "Training" Page on IISEE website

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[1] Invitation to Special Issues of IISEE Bulletins celebrating 50th

We, IISEE Bulletin Editorial Board, are pleased to inform you that we
are planning to feature special articles in the issues from 2010, the
50th anniversary of International Training in Seismology and Earthquake
Engineering, to 2012, the 50th year of founding of IISEE. Submissions of
articles for the bulletins would be greatly appreciated during these
three years.
Please contribute to your articles and let the world know your
activities. The quantity of an article is expected 8 pages at maximum.
We are planning to have two sections for special articles; the one is
for original research papers and the other is for reviews and reports on
topics in a broad range. Articles submitted to the former section are
subject to peer review.
See more detail at (http://iisee.kenken.go.jp/docs/call_for_bulletin.pdf)

Toshiaki YOKOI
Chief Research Scientist, IISEE

[2] Free GIS - DataBase: Software & Instruction Package is on the site now

This package contains three free software, i. e., GRASS ver. 6.2.3, QGIS
ver. 0.9.1 (also ver. 0.11.0) and PostgreSQL ver.8.2.6, and the tutorial
instruction developped in IISEE.
Ref.: http://iisee.kenken.go.jp/net/FREE_GIS_DATABASE/

Toshiaki YOKOI
Chief Research Scientist, IISEE

[3] A new function to create a KML file for "Catalog of Damaging

We have implemented a new function to create a KML (Keyhole
Markup Language) file to plot earthquakes that are obtained by
searching the earthquake catalog, "Catalog of Damaging Earthquakes
in the World (Through 2008)"
(http://iisee.kenken.go.jp/utsu/index_eng.html).
After you conduct a search for the database at
http://iisee.kenken.go.jp/utsu/utsuweq_bak_eng.html,
its result is shown at
http://iisee.kenken.go.jp/cgi-bin/utsu/result_eng.cgi,
and you will find a button entitled as "Get a KML file" at the bottom.
Please click this button, create a KML file corresponding to the search
result, and download it to show earthquakes on Google Earth.

Tatsuhiko HARA,
Chief Research Scientist, IISEE

[4] 2009-10 regular course study trip to Niigata, Tohoku, and Hokkaido

We conducted the study trip on the regular course from 10th to 14th May.
The principal places to visit were as follows.
*S and E courses: Usu Volcano Observatory and observed West Crater of
Mt.Usu.
*S course: Yamakoshi Region, Katakai Fault, Tohoku University, JMA
Sapporo Office, Sapporo Emergency Management Office, and Hokkaido
University.
*E course: Tohoku and Hokkaido Universities, Old Dairy Model Farm of
Sapporo Agricultural College, Former Hokkaido Gorvernment Office
Building, and Taisei Corporation.
*T course: JMA Sendai Office, Tohoku University, and several cities along
the Sanriku coast to learn disaster prevention management and to observe
tidal barriers, evacuation routes, etc.
The participants had a lot of precious experiences related to the daily
studies at IISEE. We hope they will exploit the knowledge that they have
learned during this study trip effectively for their specialized fields.

Hajime KUROSAWA
Head of Administration Division, IISEE

[5] UNESCO - IPRED Workshop on Surveys and Activities

The IPRED (International Platform for Reducing Earthquake Disaster) is a
platform for collaborative research, training and education in the field of
seismology and earthquake engineering. Supported by UNESCO and driven by the
International Institute of Seismology and Earthquake Engineering (IISEE) the
objectives of IPRED are: to exchange information, to address policy-relevant
issues related to the reduction of earthquake disaster risk and to establish
a system to dispatch experts to an earthquake-stricken country.
This following workshop and training of trainers of IPRED will be held in
Padang-Indonesia on July 6-8, 2010, take place at The Ballroom, Pangeran
Beach Hotel, st. Ir. H. Juanda -79, and hosted by the Research Institute for
Human Settlements – the Agency for Research and Development of the Ministry
of Public Works - Indonesia, and the Provincial Government of West
Sumatera - Indonesia. The agenda will be: on July 05, 2010, the arrival of
members in Padang; July 06, 2010, the opening ceremony, membership meeting,
and workshop; on July 07, 2010, field visit to post earthquake disaster locations,
and workshop; on July 08, 2010, training of trainers for stakeholders dealing with
disaster mitigation in West Sumatera, and membership meeting. The Research
Institute for Human Settlements, Agency for Research and Development, Ministry
of Public Works - Indonesia, and the Provincial Government of West Sumatera –
Indonesia invite members of IPRED, Alumni of IISEE, and other related scientist
to attend the Workshop on surveys and activities of post-earthquake disaster,
and also, invite the stakeholders dealing with earthquake disaster mitigation in
Indonesia to attend the Training of trainers on Building Back Better.
See more detail at http://iisee.kenken.go.jp/docs/GI_Unesco-Padang.pdf
IPRED:  http://iisee.kenken.go.jp/?p=ipred

Dr. Anita Firmanti
Director, Research Institute for Human Settlements (RIHS), Indonesia

[6] Update of "Training" Page on IISEE website

"Training" page on IISEE website was updated. The new IISEE Leaflet is
available there. Please visit http://iisee.kenken.go.jp/?p=train.

Nobuo HURUKAWA
Director, IISEE

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