The 18th Global Seismological Observation Course started on January 16. Eight participants
from the following seven countries participate in this training course: (in alphabetical order)
Armenia, China, Cote d'Ivoire, Egypt, Pakistan, Solomon Islands, and Zimbabwe.
We have the first participant from Cote d'Ivoire, and the IISEE have participants from 99
countries in its history.
Ms. Vorian Maryssael, Director of the International Monitoring System Division (IMS)/
CTBTO and Ms. Natalie Brely, Chief of the Monitoring Facilities Support Section of the
IMS/CTBTO kindly attended the opening ceremony, and presented lectures on the CTBT
regime and IMS.
Chief Research Scientist, IISEE
The IISEE is promoting the International Platform for Reducing Earthquake Disasters
(IPRED) that was newly established by UNESCO as a platform for collaborative research,
training and education in the field of seismology and earthquake engineering.
IISEE acts as the "Centre of Excellence" of this Platform since its establishment in order to
formulate an international network and a collaborative system to dispatch experts to an
earthquake stricken country in order to carry out post-earthquake field investigations and
draw lessons for future risk reduction. IPRED members act based on the 15 Action Plans
formed at the first meeting in Paris in 2008 and meet every year (2009 Turkey, 2010
IISEE Seminars will be held as follows:
March 5, 9:10-10:10: Prof. Masumi Yamada (Kyoto Univ.)
Topic: The Slapdown Phase in High Acceleration Records of Large Earthquakes
March 7, 9:10-10:10: Dr. Masanobu Shishikura (The National Institute of Advanced Industrial
Science and Technology)
March 22, 9:10-10:10: Prof. Shunichi Koshimura (Tohoku Univ.)
April 1, 9:10-10:10: Prof. Mitsumasa Midorikawa (Hokkaido Univ.)
Topic: Damage of buildings caused by the 2011 off the Pacific coast of Tohoku Earthquake
April 5, 15:30-16:30: Prof. Fumihiko Imamura (Tohoku Univ.)
Venue: IISEE Hall
Seminars by these researchers are being arranged:
Dr. Chimed Odonbaatar (Research Center Astronomy and Geophysics Mongolian Academy
Prof. Francisco Jose Chavez Garcia(Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico)
Dr. Pulido Nelson (National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention)
Last September, 23 participants of the 2011-2012 course from 14 countries completed their
Master Papers and were awarded master's degree in Disaster Management. In the following
website, the synopses of their Master Papers have been added.
Please visit this page and read the synopsis of the fruitful work of each participant.
Head of Administration Division, IISEE
It has been informed us that an ex-participant has published a book related to seismology and Earthquake
engineering. We are very glad to know his activity and expect to get more information about the activities