Emergency observation of volcanic eruptions

Outline of emergency observations of volcanic eruptions

The Integrated Program for Next Generation Volcanic Research and Human Resource Development will conduct emergency observations of volcanic eruptions as required based on its framework in cases where precursory phenomena of a volcanic eruption are detected or where an eruption actually occurs. The obtained observation data and results will not only be utilized for research in each task of this project but will also be provided proactively as reference information for disaster preparedness organizations and local governments to contribute to prevention and mitigation of volcanic eruption disasters.

List of members

Position Name Affiliation/post (off-campus post)
Jun’ichi Itoh Research Director, Active Fault Research Group, Geological Survey of Japan, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
Hideki Ueda Volcano Monitoring Laboratory, Network Center for Earthquake, Tsunami and Volcano, National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience.
Takahiro Okura Professor, Volcano Research Center, Institute for Geothermal Sciences, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University.
Hiroshi Shimizu Manager, Center of Education on Practical Volcanology, Institute of Seismology and Volcanology, Faculty of Science, Graduate School of Science, School of Science, Kyushu University.
Mitsuhiro Nakagawa Professor, Faculty of Science, Graduate School of Science, Hokkaido University.
Setsuya Nakata Manager, Center for Integrated Volcano Research, National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience.
Project General Manager Takashi Nishigaki Former Program Manager of Japan Science and Technology Agency, (former) Special Coordination Funds for the Promotion of Science and Technology.
Takashi Nishimura Professor, Graduate School of Science, and Faculty of Science, Tohoku University.
Eisuke Fujita Vice Manager, Center for Integrated Volcano Research, National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience.
Junichi Miyamura Senior Coordinator for Volcanic Affairs, Seismological and Volcanological Department, Japan Meteorological Agency.
Hirokazu Morita Professor, Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo.