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Guest Speaker Fumihiko Imamura Disaster Scientist, International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohoku University, Director and Professor

ゲストスピーカー 今村 文彦 防災科学者 東北大学災害科学国際研究所 所長・教授

Prof. Imamura is a director of the International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS) at Tohoku University since April 2014, and also is a professor of Tsunami Engineering. He is an expert on tsunami modeling for warning, mitigation planning and education/awareness. He has conducted several field surveys as leader for earthquakes and tsunamis damage investigation since the 1992 Nicaragua and Indonesia. And he is a secretary, international TIME-project (Tsunami Inundation Modeling Exchange) supported by IOC and IUGG Tsunami commission. He is a member of Science Council of Japan, Science member of the Central Disaster Management Council in Japan, and was the president of Japan Society for Natural Disaster Science in 2008-2011. After the 2011 Tohoku earthquake, He was a member of study group of the reconstruction design council in response to the 2011 Tohoku earthquake, and the committee for technical investigation on Countermeasures for Earthquakes and Tsunamis.