International Training Course

Last Updated : August 3, 2018

For CCOP Member Countries

GSJ International Training Course on Practical Geological Survey Techniques 2018
- application to geological disaster mitigation-
26 June - 13 July 2018

Summary Report

 The GSJ International Training Course on Practical Geological Survey Techniques 2018 - application to geological disaster mitigation- was held from June 26 to July 13, 2018.
 This was the first international training course funded by GeoBank, GSJ’s own foundation launched in 2017. Nominated nine trainees from nine of the CCOP member countries participated in the training course, where they joined field excursions, received intensive lectures on practical geological survey skills, and experienced many hands-on works based on geological maps and databases and experiments with the latest laboratory equipment.
 It’s our honor to receive favorable remarks from the trainees regarding the comprehensive and practical program. The training contents will be improved based on the feedbacks from the participants. Details of the second training course will be announced in early 2019.
 In the end, we would like to thank those who participated in and supported the training course; the trainees, the lecturers, the staffs, and the contributors to GeoBank.

Photo 1: A scene from the 2-day field excursion.

Photo 1: A scene from the 2-day field excursion.

Photo 2: Observation of thin sections of various igneous and metamorphic rocks by polarizing microscope.

Photo 2: Observation of thin sections of various igneous and metamorphic rocks by polarizing microscope.

Announcements

Application Deadline: 20 April 2018 (Closed)

Introduction of the GSJ International Training Course [pdf(460KB)]

Application Form [zip(330KB)]

Overall Program

Lecturers

[pdf(77KB)]

Lecturers

Section 1: Practical geological survey techniques for accretionary geology
- Dr. Kazuhiro Miyazaki (Geology, GSJ)
- Dr. Yutaka Takahashi (Petrology, GSJ)
- Dr. Yoshihiro Nakamura (Geology, GSJ)
- Dr. Daisuke Sato (Geology, GSJ)
- Dr. Yasuyuki Banno (Geology, GSJ)
- Dr. Masumi Mikoshiba (Petrology, GSJ)
- Dr. Hidetoshi Hara (Geology, GSJ)
- Dr. Tsuyoshi Ito (Paleontology, GSJ)
- Dr. Yoshiaki Kon (Geochemistry, GSJ)
- Dr. Kenzo Sanematsu (Mineral Resources, GSJ)
- Dr. Koji Wakita (Geology, Yamaguchi University)
Section 2: Exploration and analysis techniques
- Dr. Masahiko Makino (Geophysics, GSJ)
- Dr. Shigeo Okuma (Geophysics, GSJ)
- Dr. Koki Iwao (Remote Sensing, GSJ)
- Dr. Yoshiki Ninomiya (Remote Sensing, GSJ)
- Dr. Shinji Takarada (Geology, GSJ)
- Dr. Joel Bandibas (GIS Expert, GSJ)
Section 3: Application to geological disaster mitigation
- Dr. Tsutomu Nakazawa (Geology, GSJ)
- Dr. Susumu Nonogaki (Geoinformatics, GSJ)
- Dr. Ikuo Cho (Geophysics, GSJ)
- Dr. Masayuki Yoshimi (Earthquake engineering, GSJ)
- Dr. Yasuto Kuwahara (Seismology, GSJ)
- Dr. Tadashi Maruyama (Earthquake Geology, GSJ)
- Dr. Yuichi Namegaya (Tsunami, GSJ)
- Dr. Yoshihiro Ishizuka (Volcano Geology, GSJ)
- Dr. Koichi Hayashi (Near-surface geophysics, OYO Corporation)
- Mr. Hirotaka Yoshida (Sales & Marketing, OYO Corporation)
- Mr. Tadashi Yagi (Sales & Marketing, OYO Corporation)
- Dr. Senro Kuraoka (Landslide, Nippon Koei)

Access to GSJ, AIST

About ~70 min. by a limousine from the Narita International Airport.

Living Information

Accommodation

A single room will be provided for each trainee in the GSJ guest house “Sakura-kan”.
 Sakura-kan [pdf(207KB)]

Restaurants and Shops

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

Map_of_GSJ_AIST.pdf

Map around_AIST.pdf

Weather and Clothing

June and July are rainy season in Japan. Heavy rain is not very common but it sometimes drizzles for days. Average maximum/minimum temperatures of July are 28℃ (82°F) / 23℃ (73°F) and humidity is 70 to 75%. Participants would be well-advised to bring an umbrella or a rain coat. Comfortable shoes are needed for the field excursions.

Time Zone

-1:00 Papua New Guinea
+0:00 Timor-Leste
+1:00 Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore
+2:00 Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Thailand, Viet Nam
+2:30 Myanmar

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