JDR Vol.15 No.7 pp. 890-899
doi: 10.20965/jdr.2020.p0890

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Advances of International Collaboration on M9 Disaster Science: Scientific Session Report

Elizabeth Maly*1,†, Kenjiro Terada*1, Randall J. LeVeque*2, Naoko Kuriyama*3, Daniel B. Abramson*2, Lan T. Nguyen*2, Ann Bostrom*2, Jorge León*4,*5, Michael Motley*2, Patricio A. Catalan*4,*5, Shunichi Koshimura*1, Shuji Moriguchi*1, Yuya Yamaguchi*1, Carrie Garrison-Laney*6, Anawat Suppasri*1, and Erick Mas*1

*1International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS), Tohoku University
468-1 Aza Aoba, Aramaki, Aoba, Sendai, Miyagi 980-8572, Japan

Corresponding author

*2University of Washington, Washington, USA

*3Kobe University, Hyogo, Japan

*4Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Valparaiso, Chile

*5 Research Center for Integrated Disaster Risk Management (CIGIDEN), Santiago de Chile, Chile

*6Washington Sea Grant, Washington, USA

May 18, 2020
July 22, 2020
December 1, 2020
international research collaboration, M9 Cascadia Earthquake, disaster prevention, earthquake, tsunami

The goal of the Scientific Session: “Advances of International Collaboration on M9 Disaster Science” at the 2nd World Bosai Forum (WBF) in Sendai in November 2019 was to share progress on research projects and findings related to an M9 mega-disaster event, building on outcomes from a March 2019 collaborative workshop on M9 disaster science between research partners from the International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS)/Tohoku University, University of Washington-Seattle (UW), and the Research Center for Integrated Disaster Risk Management (CIGIDEN). This paper reports on the presentations during the WBF Scientific Session, which shared updates and outputs of research collaborations from different disciplines, following the themes of risk-based planning, structural engineering, tsunami observation and early warning, and tsunami simulation and probabilistic tsunami risk assessment. This international and cross-disciplinary collaboration has led to the advancement of a number of specific research projects in different fields, as well as a robust network of researchers in the three countries. Based in coastal regions facing similar risks of massive earthquakes and tsunami in Japan, the United States, and Chile, it is hoped that ongoing and future collaboration within this network will continue to advance knowledge of disaster science and international disaster risk reduction.

Cite this article as:
Elizabeth Maly, Kenjiro Terada, Randall J. LeVeque, Naoko Kuriyama, Daniel B. Abramson, Lan T. Nguyen, Ann Bostrom, Jorge León, Michael Motley, Patricio A. Catalan, Shunichi Koshimura, Shuji Moriguchi, Yuya Yamaguchi, Carrie Garrison-Laney, Anawat Suppasri, and Erick Mas, “Advances of International Collaboration on M9 Disaster Science: Scientific Session Report,” J. Disaster Res., Vol.15, No.7, pp. 890-899, 2020.
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