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Disaster Prevention and Mitigation

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Principal Investigator (Affiliation) japan Prof.
MORI Nobuhito
(Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University) researchmap
Republic of Indonesia Dr.
Mohammad FARID
(Head of Center for Coastal and Marine Development, Bandung Institute of Technology)
Research Institutions in Japan Kyoto University / Tohoku University / Port and Airport Research Institute /Chuo University
Research Institutions in Indonesia Bandung Institute of Technology / National Disaster Management Agency / Gadjah Mada University / University of Indonesia / The Ministry of Public Works and Housing / Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics / National Research and Innovation Agency
Adoption fiscal year FY 2021
Research Period 5 Years
ODA Recipient Country Republic of Indonesia
General Description of the Research Project

Scientific evidence-based improvements to the defensive capabilities of coastal areas and their social implementation
The Indonesian coastline is subject to severe damage due to coastal erosion and submersion by waves and tsunamis, and this hampers the development of coastal areas. We are organizing coastal monitoring networks using the latest technology, carrying out simulations, and transferring technologies for coastal preservation utilizing sandy beaches and mangrove forests, in order to conduct scientific evidence-based improvements to the defensive capabilities of coastal areas and create approaches for their social implementation. Our aim is to create coastal communities that can achieve a balance between disaster prevention, environmental preservation, and economic development.

Disaster prevention and mitigation using green infrastructure
We will conduct standardization of the optimum natural environment-oriented coastal defense technology, combining monitoring for coastal disaster mitigation with green-gray infrastructure taking account of improvements in monitoring and modeling technology and changes over time. We will establish the technology thus developed as Indonesia’s standard technology, with the aim of extending it to other areas and encouraging its adoption in Southeast Asia and Pacific island nations.

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Kuta beach on the island of Bali.


Anti-erosion measures on Bali


Damage from the Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami in 2018


Mangrove forest (Iriomote-jima)

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