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April 11, 2018

Academic-Industry Collaboration Program “Water Cycle Data Integrator” The 3rd Collaborative Research Meeting – a Conversation with Prof. Kitsurekawa -

On April 11, 2018, the 3rd Collaborative Research Meeting for the Academic-Industry Collaboration Program “Water Cycle Data Integrator” was held at the Institute of Industrial Science, UTokyo.

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March 9, 2018

Prof. Ikeuchi & Prof. Kawasaki Presented at DIAS Community Forum 2018

DIAS Community Forum 2018 was held in Tokyo on March 9, 2018. The objective of the Forum was to discuss further development for better access and usage of DIAS among both “producers” of the global-scale environmental data and “users” in the fields of water/disaster, agriculture/forestry/fisheries, and energy/distribution.

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Mission

This new program aims to promote research activities, education, and operational implementation of the data integration approach for addressing water cycle related issues. Using the Data Integration and Analysis System (DIAS), we investigate water cycle variations and its possible future changes and provide vital information for integrated water resources management practices including efficient water usage as well as mitigation of water-related disasters. At the same time, we aim to implement the system in society through domestic and international arrangements and generate public benefits as well as provide systematic education using scientific knowledge acquired through data integration and its implementation.

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Create scientific knowledge

Creating new, value-added scientific knowledge through integration and analysis of "big data".

Education

Systematic education using the scientific knowledge acquired through data integration and information fusion.

Generate public benefits

Contributing to global problem solving by providing pertinent and actionable information for decision-makers.

Research

By integrating data from satellite- and ground-based Earth observations and outputs from climate and numerical weather prediction models with geographical and socio-economic information, we investigate water cycle variations and its possible future changes and provide vital information for integrated water resources management practices including efficient water usage as well as mitigation of water-related disasters. Using DIAS, we create a data integration platform to combine hydrological models with data and models from various fields such as disasters, urban planning, and economics. We aim to develop assessment methods for large-scale water hazard and countermeasures on disaster emergency response, and demonstrate pilot studies that provide sound information for solutions.

 

Goals

By development of data and model integration for water cycle and water related fields, data share in both natural science and social science fields as well as interdisciplinary research will be facilited. We aim to initiate cooperation with various stakeholders such as government and public sectors and create scientific knowledge to support their decision making and planning. We will contribute to foster creation of an environment where such knowledge can be widely shared. At the same time, we hope to promote sustainable development based on scientific evidences and operational implementation in society for disaster prevention.

Research Collaboration

Members

Integratedly analyzing data from satellite- and ground-based earth observations, outputs from climate and numerical weather prediction models, and geospatial and socio-economic information. Based on that, providing vital information for water-related disaster management and adaptation to climate change as well as efficient water usage. Creating a data integration platform on DIAS to combine hydrological data and models with data and models from various fields such as disasters, urban planning, and economics. Developing supporting methods for water-related disaster rick reduction and emergency response, and demonstrating pilot studies.

Koji Ikeuchi, Professor

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Exploring new practical research fields by promoting multi-disciplinary research and conducting surveys and research for supporting decision-making process, problem solving, and addressing water-related social issues. Creating an academic platform supporting inter- disciplinary (among academics) and trans-disciplinary (between academics and society) cooperation in the water cycle and water-related fields.

Akiyuki KAWASAKI, Project Professor

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Department of Civil Engineering
The University of Tokyo

Academic-Industry Collaboration Program

Water Cycle Data Integrator

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