Center for Natural Hazards Research (CNHR) is a joint facility (research facility) established in April 2019 on campus. We aim to conduct cross-disciplinary research on disaster prediction and damage mitigation measures that reflect human activities and disasters, and to utilize the results in recurrent education for graduate students, engineers in government offices and private companies, and in developing leaders in local communities. purpose.
CNHR conducts disaster research with interdisciplinary integration as its pillar, and is characterized by a multifaceted approach that includes agriculture, engineering, science, literature, economics and public policy, and conducts research that is closely related to climate change. Coverage ranges from space to atmosphere, ocean, terrestrial and subterranean. In order to make use of the research results obtained in graduate school education, the common graduate school courses "Introduction to Land Conservation" and "Sudden Disaster Crisis Management" are offered, and the mechanisms of disaster phenomena that occur in a chain and complex manner under climate change. We provide educational programs on understanding and mitigation measures for disasters.
Furthermore, in addition to concluding partnership agreements with the Hokkaido Development Bureau of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism and the Hokkaido Research Organization, we will also collaborate with private companies to promote education and research from industry, government, and academia. In addition to conducting comprehensive research that fuses applied research that can meet the needs of the community, and by hosting an annual symposium for residents in collaboration with the community, we aim to implement measures for solving current problems and future social implementation. We are also striving to propose and disseminate practical disaster mitigation measures to the outside world.