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Appendix 1

e-ASIA Joint Research Program (e-ASIA JRP)
Joint Research Projects Selected for Funding

Project Title Principal Investigators Position and Institution Abstract of Research Project
[Disaster Risk Reduction and Management] Development of Information Gathering and Utilization Systems using small UAV for Disaster Risk Assessment, Monitoring and Response (Japan)
Hiroshi Inoue
Principal Senior Researcher, National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention (NIED), Disaster Risk Research Unit This project aims to develop a system to using small UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) to take and utilize low-altitude aerial photos easily and safely to effectively support hazard/risk assessment, monitoring and early warning, and quick responses to natural disasters. Japanese team designs and develops optimum small UAVs to each scene and each type of disasters, and develops a system to integrate disaster information systems. Philippine PHIVOLCS carries out experiments of applications to earthquake risk assessment of urban areas and volcano crater monitoring. Indonesia LIPI applies it to land-slide monitoring and active fault mapping. Thai NECTEC applies to dam safety, land-slide and flood monitoring. Vietnam VNU develops a browsing system of low altitude oblique photos and applies UAV to land-slide and forest fires. Each country collaborates with disaster management offices of local governments for the experiments. We establish a feasible and practical information gathering and utilization system using small UAVs to be deployed by monitoring and disaster management agencies in Asian countries.
Bartolome C. Bautista
Deputy Director, Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS)
Haryadi Pernama
Director, Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), Research Center for Geotechnology
Wutthiphat Covanich
Researcher, National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC), Advanced Automation and Electronics Research Unit
Bui Quang Hung
Director, University of Engineering and Technology, Vietnam National University, Center of Multidisciplinary Integrated Technologies for Field Monitoring (FIMO Center)
[Disaster Risk Reduction and Management] Monitoring and prediction of extreme weather using lightning detection network and micro-satellites (Japan)
Yukihiro Takahashi
Professor, Hokkaido University, Faculty of Science Thunderstorm causes torrential rainfall and is the energy source of typhoon. In these decades it has been revealed that lightning discharge is a very good proxy of thunderstorm activity. We have a lightning detection network using VLF radio wave in Southeast Asia and the participating countries are going to own few micro-satellites dedicated to meteorological remote-sensing. Making use of the lightning activity data measured by the ground-based VLF network and the extent and 3 dimensional structures of thunderclouds observed by the on-demand operation of remote-sensing micro-satellites, we will get a way to obtain very detail semi-real time information that cannot be achieved only with existing observation method. Based on such information, we will establish the methodology to grasp the development of thunderstorms occurring in whole area of Southeast Asia and to predict their near-future activities as well as typhoon intensity.
Sidik Mulyono
Researcher, Indonesia Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT), Natural Resources Inventory Technology Center
Joel J. Marciano
Acting Director, Department of Science and Technology - Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DOST-ASTI)
[Intelligent Infrastructure for Transportation] “IITSL: Intelligent Integrated Transport for Smart Life” (Japan)
Kenji Doi
Professor, Osaka University, Department of Global Architecture This project provides a methodology for planning and designing the future urban space and transport infrastructure, equipped with an evaluation system of QoL that can flexibly consider changes in senses of values in different stages of socio-economic development. This methodology is expected to support the development of intelligent integrated transport and the realization of an “aged and moderately-growing society” by leap-frogging in consideration of socio-economic changes, disaster damages, and technological innovation. The Japan side develops a methodology for QoL evaluation and CPS-based integrated transport, and proposes leap-frog strategies jointly with Thai- and Philippines-sides. The Thai-side promotes the development of intelligent public transport system for the enhancement of social equity and urban sustainability. The Philippines side examines the resilient land-use and transport system against natural disasters. Mutual and complimentary collaboration among three countries is expected to promote the development of regionally- rooted, but internationally-networked systems.
Monsak Socharoentum
Researcher, National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC)
Alexis Fillone
Associate Professor, De La Salle University, Civil Engineering Department

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