Last Updated : December 27, 2018

International Training Course

GSJ International Training Course on Practical Geological Survey Techniques 2019
- Application to Geological Disaster Mitigation -
4 - 21 June 2019, Tsukuba


Application Deadline: 28 February 2019

Introduction of the GSJ International Training Course 2019 [pdf(756KB)]

Application Form [zip(267KB)]

Tentative Program (as of Dec 2018)

First day: Opening and Country Report presentation
Visit to the Geological Museum of GSJ
Section 1: Practical geological survey techniques for accretionary geology (5 days)
- Petrology: lecture and practice (petrographic thin section microscopy, elemental analysis using EPMA, etc.)
- Geochronology: lecture and practice (SEM observation of radiolarian fossils, U-Pb dating of zircon, etc.)
- Field excursion and surveys around Tsukuba - Interpretation of geological structure
Section 2: Exploration and analysis techniques (3 days)
- Geophysical survey (gravity and magnetic survey)
- Remote sensing
Section 3: Application to geological disaster mitigation(3 days)
- Geohazard (earthquake, volcano, landslide, etc.)
- Urban geology (3D modeling, earthquake ground motion, etc.)
- Visit to a geological consultant company
Last day: Discussion, Reporting and Closing

Lecturers (coming soon)


Access to GSJ, AIST

About ~70 min. by a limousine from the Narita International Airport to Tsukuba Center Bus Terminal.

Living Information


A single room will be provided for each trainee in the AIST guest house “Sakura-kan”.

Sakura-kan [pdf]

Restaurants and Shops

There are several cafeterias and a convenience store in AIST. Participants can take breakfast, lunch and supper there. They can also go out for meals and shopping in the vicinity.


Map around AIST

Weather and Clothing

June is rainy season in Japan. Heavy rain is not very common, but it sometimes drizzles for days. Average maximum/minimum temperatures of June are 26℃ (79°F)/17℃ (63°F) and humidity is 70 to 75%. Participants would be well-advised to bring an umbrella. A rain jacket and comfortable shoes are needed for the field excursions.

Electrical Equipment

In Japan the power plugs and sockets are of type A. The standard voltage is 100 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. Participants would be well-advised to bring adapters.

Time Zone

-1:00 Papua New Guinea

+0:00 Timor-Leste

+1:00 Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore

+2:00 Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Thailand, Vietnam

+2:30 Myanmar



Geological Survey of Japan (GSJ)

National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)

Tsukuba City

Official tourism website of Japan

Japanese travel phrases