Policy and case study on information-intelligence-based disaster risk management University of Tsukuba
Disaster Prevention Research and Efforts in NCDR. The main concepts proposed by NCDR are aimed at how to implement scientific outputs at level of policy formation, emergency operation, information integration and risk communication. With practical case studies, it will office students a chance to think the way to develop effective and efficiency disaster risk management.
To understand various natural disaster risks and man-made disaster risks in urban areas.The Major Educational Goals are:1) To explain the mechanisms of various disaster occurrences.2) To explain the basics of disaster risk management.3) To apply basic disaster prevention measures for urban disasters4) To propose measures for risk management for urban disasters, based on the acquisition of basic knowledge about urban disaster risk and understanding of the process of urban disaster risk management
Discussion(30%) and report(70%)Passed with an overall rating of 60% or higher.
Disaster Prevention Research and Efforts in NCDR. The main concepts proposed by NCDR are aimed at how to implement scientific outputs at level of policy formation, emergency operation, information integration and risk communication. With practical case studies, it will office students a chance to think the way to develop effective and efficiency disaster risk management.1. Lecture 1 (Fujiwara): Review the relationships between Japan and Taiwan in disaster risk management (1 class)2. Lecture 2 (Wei-Sen Li): Review progresses of policy and scientific development for disaster risk management in Taiwan (1 class)3. Lecture 3 (Yi-Chung Liu): Case study 1: 1999 Chi-Chi Earthquake. The earthquake exposed structural failures at residential buildings, schools and infrastructure, and initiated a great momentum to push legislation for disaster risk management and allocate more investment in research. (1 class)4. Lecture 4 (Yi-Chung Liu): Case study 2: 2009 Typhoon Morakot. The typhoon is a typical extreme weather event bringing sever causalities and interruptions to lifeline systems and telecommunications. After Morakot, a thorough scientific review focused on how to better meet actual demands. (1 class)5. Lecture 5 (Wei-Sen Li): Information intelligence. Now applications of ICT, big data and open data are important topics for disaster risk reduction and emergency preparedness. Within lectures, it will tell how to integrate data sets from government agencies and dispatch disaster alter through multiple channels. (2.5 classes)6. Lecture 6 (Wei-Sen Li): Evidence-based emergency operation. To handle developing situations before, during and after a disaster, it requires scientific tools to assist emergency responders. For example, impact-assessment is useful to accommodate uncertainties of typhoon forecasts by highlighting potential disaster ho6spots. (2.5 classes)7. Lecture 7 (Fujiwara): Discuss the differences between Japan and Taiwan in disaster risk management and how Japanese or Taiwanese disaster risk management should be. (1 class)
Online Course Requirement
Li Wei-Sen,LIU Yi-Chung,Sakai Naoki,Umemoto Michitaka
This class will be taught in English.Ask question positively, since the number of questions is included in evaluation.Conduct with broad interest not only in your fields, but also with regard to the realization, maintenance, and recovery of security and trust in society.
Site for Inquiry
Please inquire about the courses at the address below.
Contact person: Umemoto Michitaka
Email address: umemoto#at#risk.tsukuba.ac.jp(Replace #at# with @)
Link to the syllabus provided by the university