The Purpose Statement for the Second Year of the GIS Center for Environment and Disaster Mitigation, Niigata University
Director: Nobuyuki Abe (Prof. Faculty of Agriculture)
As I have taken the director’s position at Jun. 1, 2008, I would like to re-state our purpose as a greeting.
Our university, after its reform (2004), has chosen the development of GIS resources as a strategic project for the formation of an international center for research and education. Since 2006, we have been campus-widely providing essential GIS software and spatial data through the purchase of site-license. Based on this academic infrastructure building, we have organized a committee and established this GIS Center. Its mission is the systematic promotion of GIS research and education through the development of human resources. We have been engaged with this mission through the collaboration with GIS activists from many areas of society such as universities, local governments and corporations. At the same period, in our ASAHIMACHI Medical and Dental Campus, the Human Health GIS Center was established, and it shares the mission with ours.
We would purpose to make our university a center for GIS and remote sensing technologies, hoping it will enforce our activities of research and education in the fields of environment and disaster mitigation as interdisciplinary practices. For this, we are willing to work with not only natural scientists, but also researchers of education, humanities, social sciences, and medicine, and also would like to promote academic as well as educational exchange with foreign countries.
After the first director of the Center, Professor Hiromitsu Yamagishi retired from his position in the march of 2008, I have taken over his position to direct the Center and its action. The committee for the Center consists of 26 members, and this includes members from Nagaoka University of Technology, Ehime University, national as well as local governments and corporations. This is indeed an institute of collaboration among industry, government and academia. I would like to make the most of these flexible personnel. So far the Center has been engaged in the development of academic infrastructure, organization and community and human resources through the opening of “Spatial Information Exercise Room,” our HP, miscellaneous workshops, lectures and international forums purposed for the GIS promotion. Now the time to make a visible change!
We will challenge the issues like the designing of GIS curriculum, a campus-wide coordination to realize it and effective information broadcasting for international GIS communities. In this year, the cyclone in Myanmar, the great earthquake in China and the Iwate-Miyagi Nairiku Earthquake have assaulted many people, depriving them of the security of live and properties. We will reinforce our collaboration network so that our GIS Center could offer useful and effective information on the action planning, techniques and knowledge for the mitigation of their afflictions. We are only glad if you can contribute any materials such as photographs and reports of disaster surveys or even research topics and miscellaneous information related to GIS, remote sensing, environment and disaster mitigation for our web site. We only wish to make our web site more useful for you.
We would appreciate your collaboration with our GIS Center.
Jun. 30, 2008
Feb. 24, 2010
Wewill present you the 5th GIS International Symposium soon. . .
Mar. 2, 2009
Wewill present you the 2nd GIS International Forum soon. . .
Nov. 61, 2008
We held the Third GIS International Workshop.
Jun. 30, 2008
"Landslide Disasters Triggered by 2008 Iwate/Miyagi Inland Earthquake-Air Photograph Interpretation and GIS Analyses" (contributed by Prof. Hiromitsu Yamagishi) is now available on this site.
Jun. 30, 2008
"GIS Mapping of Landscape and Disasters of Sado Island, Japan" (Contributed by Prof. Yamagishi) is now available on this site
Jun. 27, 2008
Jun. 01, 2008
Our GIS analysis on the Earchquake in Sìchuān, China （wenchun dadizhen）is available
Jun. 01, 2008
|Feb. 24, 2010||We will hold the 5th GIS International Symposium with the Human Health GIS Center, NU on Feb. 24, 2010. As a final symposium in the GIS promotion project of NU, we would like to present our achievements.|
|Mar. 02, 2008||We will present the Second International GIS Forum in Niigata: For the Understanding of Earthquake Disasters and the Recovery from the Great Earthquake in China (Wenchuan Dizhen) on Mar. 2, 2009.|
|Nov. 16, 2008||We held theThird GIS Internation Workshop.|
|Jul. 01, 2008||By courtesy of ESRI USA Co. Ltd, PDF edition of Prof. Yamagishi's article in their ArcNews 2008 Spring is now on this site.|
|Jun. 30, 2008||"Landslide Disasters Triggered by 2008 Iwate/Miyagi Inland Earthquake-Air Photograph Interpretation and GIS Analyses" (contributed by Prof. Hiromitsu Yamagishi) is now available on this site.|
|Jun. 30, 2008||"GIS Mapping of Landscape and Disasters of Sado Island, Japan" (contributed by Prof. Hiromitsu Yamagishi, the former director of the GIS Center, and now Fellow of the Institute of Natural Science, Niigata University and Specially-Appointed Professor of Disaster Information Research Center, Ehime University) is now available on this site|
|Jun. 27, 2008||The In-site Report on the Iwate-Miyagi Nairiku Earthquate by the researchers (Agricultural Science Field) of Niigata University is now available on this site.|
|Jun. 01, 2008||Our GIS analysis on the Earchquake in Sìchuān, China （wenchun dadizhen）is available|
|Jun. 01, 2008||The GIS made its annual report, Disaster Mitigation and Environment: the Annual Report of the GIS Center for Environment and Disaster Mitigation, Niigata University. Now its digital edition is available on this site.|
|Jan. 10, 2008||The GIS made a leaflet for campus-wide advertisement.|
|Nov. 10, 2007||The GIS Center of Environment and Disaster Mitigation will hold an international GIS forum on GIS and Earth Warming problems (Nov. 26, 2007). Following the forum, one of the foreign guests from Korea will give a talk at Ikarashi, Niigata University.|