JDR award 2017



Shunichi Koshimura
Shunichi Koshimura

Professor, International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohoku University, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan


Presenting the Third JDR Award

It is our great pleasure to present the Third JDR Award to Professor Shunichi Koshimura for his outstanding contributions to the Journal of Disaster Research (JDR) as the author of 27 JDR articles and the guest editor of three special JDR issues.

Dr. Koshimura started his academic career as a young and promising researcher in the field of tsunami disasters. He is now a full professor at Tohoku University’s International Research Institute of Disaster Research, where he specializes in remote sensing and geoinformatics for disaster management.

It is our conviction that Professor Koshimura will be productive in both researching and teaching disaster risk reduction for many decades to come, reflecting his rich and profound professional experience with the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster.

Haruo Hayashi
National Research Institute for Earth Science
and Disaster Resilience (NIED), Japan
pdf JDRAward_testimonial.pdf

Message from the Winners

I am honored to receive the Third JDR Award, and I am very grateful to the editorial committee members and staff of the Journal of Disaster Research (JDR). I also wish to express my gratitude to all the authors who contributed to the papers in three special issues entitled “Disaster and Big Data,” which were published in 2016, 2017, and 2018. I really enjoyed the opportunities I had in guest editing the 36 excellent papers in the special issues.

My approximately 30 publications in the JDR include the outcomes from the international joint research projects of SATREPS Indonesia, Peru, and Chile, so I would like to share the delight of receiving the JDR award with all the research members of the projects and thank them for their fruitful collaboration.

The Journal of Disaster Research all across the wide and comprehensive scope of its outstanding research has provided topical and valuable insights as well as significant implications for disaster reduction and management. I do hope I have contributed to making the JDR an excellent publication of valuable disaster research findings from around the world.

Shunichi Koshimura
March 8, 2018
pdf JDRAward_message_winner.pdf


The Third JDR Award ceremony was held in Kanda, Japan, at November 14, 2017 and the prize was given to Professor Shunichi Koshimura, International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohoku University, Japan. We congratulate the winner and sincerely
wish for future success.

JDR award 2017

Photo: JDR Award commendation and plaque were handed from the Editors-in-Chiefs, Dr. Suminao Murakami (right) and Dr. Haruo Hayashi (left) to the winner,Prof. Shunichi Koshimura (center).

JDR award 2017

Photo: The winner and JDR Editors at the ceremony. From left, Dr. Hideaki Karaki, Dr. Katsuki Takiguchi, Dr. Haruo Hayashi, the winner Prof. Shunichi Koshimura, Dr. Suminao Murakami, and Dr. Syunsuke Ikeda.

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