Track 4

09.19(Sun) 14:30-15:20

Community Formation for Disaster Information Support

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The Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011 was the first case of Disaster Information Support using the Internet on a large scale. At that time, much of the work was done on a spur-of-the-moment, individual basis and was not efficient.
Based on this experience, over the past 10 years, a community has been formed among information technology professionals and experts from other fields to prepare an information support system for the next disaster. In the event of a disaster, a system has been established to enable efficient information support activities through collaboration across disciplines.
In this session, we will discuss the progress made over the past 10 years and how to improve the system.

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Graphic artists : 菅原・内記(すがわら・ないき)



Dai Sato

IT DART / Tohoku Med. Pharm. Univ.

Disaster response at Tohoku Medical and Pharmaceutical University Hospital. also a member of the Japan DMAT team.
After the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011, he established "Netvol Miyagi" to support the development of information equipment and communication environment, and to support the recruitment of disaster volunteers, and in 2015 he established "Information Technology Disaster Assistance and Response Team" (IT DART) and is its president responsible for improving the information environment at disaster supporters' activity bases, organizing and disseminating damage and disaster support information online.


Michinori Hatayama

IT DART / DPRI, Kyoto University

After the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake (1995), he developed a GIS-based support system for demolition of collapsed houses in Nagata Ward, Kobe City, and has been conducting research on disaster response informatization and field support activities. He has been working at the Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University since 2000, and has been a professor at the Center for Research on Mega Disasters since 2016.
He participated in the EMT of the Cabinet Office for the Great East Japan Earthquake and is a board member of IT DART.

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