Society for Earthquake and Civil Engineering Dynamics
An EEFIT team of 11 members lead by Antonios Pomonis spent 6 days in Japan’s Tohoku region (1-6 June 2013) investigating the recovery two years after the tremendous earthquake and tsunami of March 2011. The team worked closely with Tohoku University’s International Research Institute of Disaster Science and other Japanese colleagues to plan and execute the mission. The team visited 6 towns devastated by the tsunami and held interviews with local authorities, NGOs, people directly involved in reconstruction and recovery projects, academics and research institutions to learn about the challenges and plans that are currently being designed, executed or are in public consultation phase. In addition visits to the Onagawa and Hamaoka nuclear power plants as well as two dams were also made. The team will report on the tremendous challenges lying ahead, related to tsunami protection, reconstruction and rehousing, urban planning and issues of nuclear safety.
Prof David Alexander – University College London
Anton Antonov – Risk Engineering Ltd., Bulgaria
Dr Catherine Crawford – University College London
Carlos Molina Hutt – University College London
Joshua Macabuag – University College London
Dr Stephen Platt – Cambridge Architectural Research Ltd.
Antonios Pomonis – Cambridge Architectural Research Ltd.
Dr Alison Raby – University of Plymouth
Dr Emily So – University of Cambridge
Dr Ming Tan – Mott MacDonald
Dr Joanna Faure Walker – University College London.
|Event Date||19/09/2013 5:45 pm|
|Location||Institution of Structural Engineers|