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International Workshop on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management under the e-ASIA Joint Research Program and Typhoon Yolanda related J-RAPID Program

About WS
Natural disasters have significant impacts on our lives and economies. In order to minimize damage caused by disasters, it is important to implement effective measures based on various information such as observational data, research results, and local information. This workshop consists of 2 parts, one for the e-ASIA Joint Research Program (e-ASIA JRP)(∗1) and the other for the J-RAPID Program(∗2), and will provide researchers with an excellent opportunity to promote exchange of their research activities, share information, and discuss potential international collaborative research. The findings from the J-RAPID program, most recently implemented in the Philippines following the devastation caused by Typhoon Yolanda, will contribute to the rehabilitation of affected regions and also the improvement of measures for disaster risk reduction.
(∗1) e-ASIA JRP
The e-ASIA Joint Research Program was officially inaugurated in 2012 with the objective to develop a vibrant and collaborative Science and Technology research community to promote innovation, resolve shared challenges in the East Asian region, and contribute to the region's economic development. 16 Member Organizations from 12 countries have participated in the program (as of March 2015). It is expected that the opportunity provided by this workshop will accelerate international joint research within the framework of the e-ASIA JRP and that eventual research outcomes will contribute to the implementation of effective disaster management and promotion of international cooperation to reduce disaster risk.
(∗2) J-RAPID Program
The J-RAPID Program of the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) is dedicated to support urgent collaborative research/investigation activities between Japanese and foreign researchers in response to natural or anthropogenic disasters and similar unanticipated events. This program has been launched 3 times so far, first in response to the Great East Japan Earthquake, second in response to the Thai flooding disaster and this time in response to Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines. JST immediately started communication with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) of the Philippines after the typhoon hit, and as a result, 11 Philippine - Japan research/survey projects have been funded since April 2014.
April 15th to 17th, 2015
Eastwood Richmonde Hotel (Quezon City, Philippines)
Co-organized by
Department of Science and Technology (DOST)
Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
e-ASIA Joint Research Program Secretariat

e-ASIA Joint Research Program (JRP)

Time April 15th, 2015

Opening Remarks
Engr. Raul C. Sabularse

Deputy Executive Director, Philippine Council for Industry Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD)


Introduction of the e-Asia Joint Research Program:
Mr. Osamu Kobayashi

Secretary General, e-ASIA JRP Secretariat



1. Implementing a Satellite-based Monitoring and Assessment of Rehabilitation in Typhoon-effected Regions (SMARTER VISAYAS)

Enrico C. Paringit, Program Leader, Training Center for Applied Geodesy and Photogrammetry (TCAGP), University of the Philippines, Philippines


2. New Observation Systems for Disaster Monitoring with Ground Lightening Networks and Micro-satellite Constellation

Yukihiro Takahashi, Professor, Creative Research Institution (CRIS), Space Mission Center (SMC)/ Graduate School of Science, Department of Cosmosciences, Hokkaido University, Japan



3. Implementation of wireless telecommunication system for emergency response on Mentawai Mega-thrust Disaster Relief Exercise 2014

Diyah Krisna Yuliana, Engineer, Center of Technology for Land Resources, Regional Development and Disaster Mitigation, Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT), Indonesia


4. Environment Management and Disaster Mitigation Research Activities at Vietnam National University

Bui Quang Hung, Director, Center of Multidisciplinary Integrated Technologies for Field Monitoring (FIMO Center), University of Engineering and Technology, Vietnam National University, Vietnam

12:05~13:30 LUNCH


5. Multi-site Visualization System for Decision Support System

Kenokvate Tungpimolrut, Deputy Executive Director, National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC), Thailand


6. Recent Major Natural Hazards and Loss and DRR/DRM Capacity Building and Institutional Strengthening

Sacksy Vilayhak, Senior Officer, Department of Disaster Management and Climate Change, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE), Lao PDR

14:30~14:45 COFFEE BREAK


7. DOST-Project NOAH’s Initiatives in Disaster Risk Reduction and Management

Alfredo Mahar Francisco A. Lagmay, Project Leader, National Institute of Geological Sciences, University of the Philippines, Philippines


8. Potential Applications of small UAV to disaster risk assessment, monitoring and response: its needs and challenges

Hiroshi Inouek, Principle Senior Researcher, Disaster Risk Research Unit, Social System Research Department, National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention, Japan


General Discussion

Moderated by:

Dr. Renato U. Solidum Jr., Director, Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS)
Dr. Yoshimori Honkura, Program Officer, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Japan

16:15~16:45 COFFEE BREAK

Synthesis and Way Forward

Dr. Renato U. Solidum Jr. and Dr. Yoshimori Honkura


Closing Remarks

Mr. Sotaro Ito

Japan Science and Technology Agency, Japan



Time April 16th, 2015

Opening Remarks
Dr. Rowena Cristina L. Guevara

DOST Undersecretary for S&T Services and Officer-In-Charge, PCIEERD


Greetings from the Embassy of Japan
Koji Otani

Second Secretary, the Embassy of Japan


Introduction of the J-RAPID Program
Dr. Hideo Nakajima

Manager, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)



1. Was the Typhoon Yolanda Strongest in the Observation History in the Philippines?

Hisayuki Kubota, Scientist, Department of Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere-Land Processes Research, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology.

Esperanza O. Cayanan, Officer-in-Charge, National Capital Region, PAGASA Regional Services Division, Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)


2. Impact Survey of Super Typhoon Yolanda on Basic Livelihoods and Ecosystem Health in Panay of Philippines

Satoshi Ishikawa, Associate Professor, Research Department, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature

Ricardo Babaran, Vice Chancellor, College of Fisheries and Ocean Science, University of the Philippines Visayas

Gerald F. Quinitio, Professor, University of the Philippines Visayas

Harold M. Monteclaro, Assistant Professor, University of the Philippines Visayas


3. Detailed Analysis on Storm Surge Impacts Due to Typhoon Yolanda and Multidisciplinary Research for Disaster Risk Reduction

Hiroshi Takagi, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Ryo Matsumaru, Professor, Department of Regional Development Studies, Toyo University

Mario de Leon, Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, De La Salle University

12:00~13:15 LUNCH


4. Emergent Field Survey on Present Status of Chemical Pollution by Typhoon Yolanda in Coastal Environment of the Central Philippines

Haruhiko Nakata, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Kumamoto University

Maricar Prudente, Full Professor, Science Education Department, De La Salle University

Socorro Aguja, Professor, Graduate School, De La Salle Araneta University


5. Investigation of Wind Damage Processes by Typhoon Yolanda, Identification of Effective Damage Reduction Measures, and its Facilitation to Recovery Work

Kazuyoshi Nishijima, Associate Professor, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University

Mary Ann A. Espina, Dean, College of Architecture, University of the Philippines, Diliman


6. A Survey-Research on Scientific-Technical Methods and Socio-Cultural Assessment for the Emergency Restoration of Official Documents in Super Typhoon-Affected Areas in the Philippines

Mamoru Tsuda, Professor, School of Contemporary International Studies, Nagoya University of Foreign Studies

Stephen B. Alayon, Acting Head, Aquaculture Department Library and Data Bank Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center

Eimee Rhea C. Lagrama, Head Librarian, Univerisity of the Philippines University Archives

Lourdes T David, Board Member, Professional Regulation Commission Board of Librarians, Republic of the Philippines

Toshiharu Enomae, rofessor, Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba

Yolanda Alfaro Tsuda,Professor, Global Studies Program, School of Letters, Kobe College

15:15~15:30 COFFEE BREAK


7. Developing a Prototype of Geospatial Data Sharing System for Disaster Management in the Philippines

Takashi Oguchi, Professor, Center for Spatial Information Science, the University of Tokyo

Rene C. Mendoza, Division Chief, Knowledge Management Division, Advanced Science and Technology Institute.


8. Mapping the impact of the Typhoon Yolanda with Combined Approach of Remote Sensing, Field Observation and GIS Analysis

Erick Mas, Assistant Professor, International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohuku University

Ruel DM. Belen, Director, Mapping and Geodesy Branch, National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA)

Time April 17th, 2015


9. Feasibility Study of Integrating Human Dimension and Human Security in a Disaster Management System: Integrating eBayanihan and SHEREPO

Sakiko Kanbara, Associate Professor, Graduate school of Nursing, University of Kochi

Maria Regina Estuar, Associate Professor, School of Science and Engineering, Ateneo de Manila University Loyola school


10. Case study of the Emergency and Disaster Preparedness, Response and Rehabilitation Capacities of Government Schools in Philippine, and development of Asian statement

Jun Kobayashi, Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of the Ryukyus

Ernesto R. Gregorio, Jr, Head, Department of Health Promotion and Education, College of Public Health, University of the Philippines Manila


11. Investigation of Disaster Wastes by Super Typhoon and Huge Storm Surge for their Emergency Disposal and Sustainable Management Harmonized with Environment

Jiro Takemura, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Maria Antonia Tanchuling ,Associate Professor, Institute of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering, University of the Philippines, Diliman


Closing Remarks
Engr. Raul C. Sabularse

Deputy Executive Director, Philippine Council for Industry Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD)

11:20~13:00 LUNCH

Contact for Inquiries

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