Update: RCGeoE & RCND 2020, an Online Synergy Conference, has been postponed to February 4-6, 2021

Due to COVID-19, the 12 th AUN/SEED-Net Regional Conference on Geology & Geo-Resources Engineering and the 8 th AUN/SEED-Net Regional Conference on Natural Disaster (RCGeoE & RCND 2020) has been postponed to February 4-6, 2021. Conference Theme: “Enhancing the Capacity and Technology Advancement in Disaster Risk Reduction and Geo-Resource Engineering for Sustainable Development in ASEAN.” Venue: Yangon University Research Center, Yangon, Myanmar Event date: February 4-6, 2021 Website: https://www.uy.edu.mm/events/rcgeoercnd-2020/ Important Dates: Extended abstract submission deadline - October 30, 2020 Acceptance [...]

Estimation of Subsurface Structure of the Ground and Structural Response Assessment for Earthquake Risk Mitigation in Low to Moderate Seismic Hazard Countries

Program: Collaborative Research for Common Regional Issues (CRC) Field: Natural Disaster Principal Investigator: Dr. Lau Tze Liang Sending University: Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) Japanese Co-Investigator: Prof. Dr. Hitoshi MORIKAWA Japanese University: Tokyo Institute of Technology Year: 2016 Abstract: Due to the lack of advancement in knowledge and technology for earthquake hazard mitigation, this research project is proposed to gather and integrate the strength of the researchers from Japan and ASEAN countries (member and non-member institutions in the region) for formulating [...]

Landslide disaster in the Greater Mekong Sub-region Area: Landslide Mechanism and An Application of Landslide Early Warning System (LEWS) in Lam Dong Province, Southern Vietnam

Program: Collaborative Research with Industry (CRI) Field: Natural Disaster Principal Investigator: Dr. BUI TRONG VINH Sending University: Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT) Japanese Co-Investigator: Prof. Dr. Junji KIYONO Japanese University: Kyoto University Year: 2016 Abstract: Landslide disasters have occurred and caused many houses collapsed and cracked. Residents living there have to evacuate to temporary areas supported by local government. In order to reduce damages of assets and costs of lives, mechanism of landslide hazard need to be [...]

Coastal disasters and climate change in Southeast Asia: An assessment and countermeasures for sustainable development of the fast-growing coastal areas

Program: Collaborative Research for Common Regional Issues (CRC) Field: Natural Disaster Principal Investigator: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Danh Thao Sending University: Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT) Japanese Co-Investigator: Prof. Dr. Tomoya SHIBAYAMA Japanese University: Waseda University Year: 2015 Abstract: The present research aims to investigate and assess the current natural disaster vulnerability of coastal areas in Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines and some other fast-growing coastal areas in Southeast Asia. The research will focus on lessons that have been [...]

Coastal hazards assessment in western Luzon, Philippines using geomorphic features and geospatial techniques

Program: Collaborative Research Program for Alumni (CRA) Field: Natural Disaster Principal Investigator: Asst. Prof. Dr. Noelynna Tuazon Ramos Sending University: University of the Philippines – Diliman (UP) Japanese Co-Investigator: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hiroyuki TSUTSUMI Japanese University: Kyoto University Year: 2014 Abstract: We investigated the geomorphology and age of uplifted coral terraces and wave-cut notches along the coastlines of west Luzon, Philippines. These new data not only enable a better understanding of ancient sea levels and seismotectonic processes in the Philippines [...]

Risk Assessments and Appreciate Solutions for An Khe Pass, Gialai province, Taynguyen area, Vietnam

Program: Collaborative Research Program for Alumni (CRA) Field: Natural Disaster Principal Investigator: Dr. NGUYEN HUYNH THONG Sending University: Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT) Japanese Co-Investigator: Prof. Dr. Toshihiro ASAKURA Japanese University: Kyoto University Year: 2014 Abstract: The paper considers situation of the landslide area at An Khe Pass along highway 19, Binh Dinh province and analyzes the causes and factors triggering instability. Laboratory testing and finite element method (FEM) are two essential methods used. Initial results indicate [...]

Disaster Mitigation and Prevention in low-land coastal region: coastal erosion in Mekong River Delta

Program: Collaborative Research for Common Regional Issues (CRC) Field: Natural Disaster Principal Investigator: Dr. BUI Trong Vinh Sending University: Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT) Japanese Co-Investigator: Prof. Dr. Shinichi AOKI Japanese University: Osaka University Year: 2014 Abstract: Mekong River Delta and other low-land coastal regions in ASEAN countries such as Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippine have been eroded and retreated severely. These regions are highly vulnerable to extremely events such as typhoon, high waves, strong currents, sea-level [...]

Capacity development of local authorities and local people against climate change and natural disasters

Program: Collaborative Research for Common Regional Issues (CRC) Field: Natural Disaster Principal Investigator: Assoc. Prof. Dr. NGUYEN Danh Thao Sending University: Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT) Japanese Co-Investigator: Prof. Dr. Tomoya SHIBAYAMA Japanese University: Waseda University Year: 2013 Abstract: Vietnam stands on an ancient geological foundation at the edge of the Euro-Asia continent. The country is delineated by 3,260km of coastline, which annually suffers from the severe effect of natural disasters. In the last decade (1999-2008), coastal [...]

Development of the seismic microzonation maps of Yangon City based on both the probabilistic approach together with field investigation

Program: Collaborative Research for Common Regional Issues (CRC) Field: Natural Disaster Principal Investigator: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Myo Thant Sending University: University of Yangon (UY) Japanese Co-Investigator: Prof. Dr. Hiroshi KAWASE Japanese University: Kyoto University Year: 2013 Abstract: The probabilistic seismic hazard assessment is carried out for Yangon City, Yangon Region, Myanmar, since Yangon is the most populated and major city of Myanmar. It is also the acient city of Myanmar. We used the classical method of Cornell (1976), probabilistic seismic [...]

Real time Pore Water Pressure Distribution Forecasting for Slope Stability Analysis Using Multi Tank Coupled with Seepage Flow Models

Program: Collaborative Research Program for Alumni (CRA) Field: Natural Disaster Principal Investigator: Dr. Mohd Ashraf bin Mohamad Ismail Sending University: Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) Japanese Co-Investigator: Prof. Dr. Mamoru MIMURA Japanese University: Kyoto University Year: 2013 Abstract: This study focused on developing a new evaluation system of groundwater level for slope stability forecasting by conducting a case study at a cut slope in Precinct 9, Putrajaya, Malaysia. This system involved the development of subsurface conceptual model, development of groundwater table [...]