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

Announcements

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
- GIS
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

Accommodation

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 of GSJ_AIST

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

 

Links:

Geological Survey of Japan (GSJ)

National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)

Tsukuba City

Official tourism website of Japan

Japanese travel phrases