The 9th International Conference on Flood Management (ICFM9) offer you a half-day visit to research institutes in Tsukuba!!
13:00-17:00 (tbd), Tue., 21 Feb. 2023
Please apply through the online Registration Site. We will accept tour applications on a first-come, first-served basis, depending on the capacities of the destinations. Please understand that we may stop receiving them before the official deadline.Number of Participants Accept the first 60 applicants.
① Tsukuba Epocal
②Dam Hydraulics Laboratory,Public Works Research Institute
[Dam Hydraulics Laboratory]
Dam Hydraulic Laboratory (L102m×B44m) and its Annex (L70m×B29m) are used for investigation of the hydraulic phenomena concerning dams’ reservoirs and hydraulic facilities such as spillways, outlet works and intake systems.Also, laboratories are used for hydraulic design of facilities of governments’ dams especially of MLIT dams. Hydraulic design of almost all spillways and outlet works of MLIT dams are executed through model tests in these laboratories.
③Virtual Flood Experience using hydraulic simulation and VR devices, Public Works Research Institute
Failing to evacuate in time is a serious problem of flood management in Japan. One reason is that people have little idea what real flooding is like. They put themselves in great danger without realizing it by taking time before starting evacuation. ICHARM has introduced virtual reality (VR) technology and developed the Virtual Flood Experience System (VFES) to address this problem. The VFES reproduces a flooding situation using hydraulic simulation and VR systems. Tour participants will have an opportunity to try out VFES and learn what it would be like when found themselves in the middle of flooding.
④Tsukuba Space , Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency [TBD Space Dome]
JAXA has been continuously observing precipitation from space for a long period of time, under the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission being promoted under international cooperation, mainly between Japan and the United States. The Global Satellite Mapping of Precipitation (GSMaP) is produced under the GPM mission, which provides hourly global precipitation maps with a spatial resolution of 0.1 degree lat/lon since 2000. The ability to easily check global rainfall distribution in real time via a GSMaP website has led to widespread use in flood forecasting worldwide In the exhibition hall "Space Dome" at the JAXA Tsukuba Space Center, models of the GPM core satellite and the Global Change Observation Mission - Water "SHIZUKU" (GCOM-W), which conduct such precipitation observation, are on display.