The 8th APRU Research Symposium on Multi-hazards around the Pacific Rim will be held at Tohoku University from September 20 to 22. This year's symposium provides an opportunity for experts, faculties, researchers, and practitioners to exchange ideas and lessons learned from the recent cases of natural disasters, and to share knowledge on the latest advancements in disaster management and mitigation including response and recovery to catastrophic events and natural disasters. Proceedings at the symposium will focus on related topics from broad areas of specialization including natural and geoscience, social and medical science and engineering.
All the participants are encouraged to join the discussion throughout their own presentations, keynote lectures, invited presentations, and panel discussions.
Theme and Objective
The theme of the 8th APRU Research Symposium on Multi-hazards around the Pacific Rim is
"Towards Disaster-Resilient Societies: The Role of Universities in Reducing Risks of Catastrophic Natural Disasters".
- To convene scholars and experts from around the Pacific Rim and APRU universities to advance inter-disciplinary knowledge sharing and collaboration on multi-hazard research;
- To build a network of APRU faculty, government, business and community leaders on hazard prediction, mitigation and recovery; and
- To share the learning from the 2011 Japan earthquake, tsunami and nuclear pollution, and to introduce the newly-established International Research Institute of Disaster Science at Tohoku University as a prospective partner for APRU members.