Society President Professor Hiroshi Asanuma,Chiba University
Society President’s greetingsSSMARTACE is a collaborative body that aims to create, develop, and put into practice various innovative technologies.
And while making full use of all kinds of science and technology, we will avoid, mitigate or detoxify various catastrophic natural phenomena that cause disasters.
This association was established on “World Tsunami Day” (November 5, 2018) by combining the results and practices of the two study groups, with the Tsunami Shelter Promotion Study Group as the parent body.
One of them is the “Disaster Mitigation and Sustainability Study Group” established at Chiba University in 2011 for the application of innovative fields such as intellectual materials and structural systems to disaster prevention and mitigation. The other is the “Disaster Reduction and Sustainable Engineering Study Group”, which was developed by the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers.
“Disaster Mitigation and Sustainable Studies” was devised by me in the wake of the Great East Japan Earthquake in order to realize epoch-making disaster prevention and mitigation utilizing its new concept.
At that time, I was a researcher of intelligent materials and structural systems that developed the aerospace field in the center.
This is a discipline created with Yasushi Furuya, who was a professor at Hirosaki University at that time, and Kenzo Nonami, who was a director and vice president of Manabu Chiba at that time.
This way of thinking aims at “creating a sustainable system”.
The mechanism is “while aiming for disaster prevention and mitigation, it expresses useful functions not only irregularly but also daily, and further enables economic and sustainable development of society.” This way of thinking is an original new academic field in Japan, but we have received strong sympathy and sympathy from prominent researchers around the world that it is an epoch-making non-military use of advanced science and technology.
And we are already collaborating with many outstanding researchers overseas to carry out global activities.
The researchers include J. Su Hiroshi of NASA in the United States, Professor M. Shahinpoor of the main university, Professors M. Nejhad and L. Hihara of the University of Hawaii, and Professors A. Paolozzi and F. Felli of the University of Rome, Italy, as well as C. Vendittozzi Hiroshi of Brazilian Brazilian University, Doctor S. Aimmanee and C. Ekkawatpanit of Thai Monkut University of Science.
The significance of ” Disaster Mitigation and Sustainable Studies ” and ” Disaster Mitigation and Sustainable Technology” is to save lives with them.
This is because, despite the remarkable development of science and technology, many lives on earth are lost due to disasters.
Beyond that, I think that it will also lead to the development of human resources to improve the creativity to create outstanding ideas.
The creation of new academic fields, people, and industries that can lead the world will be the best strategy for Japan to continue to shine more and more on the earth.
Then the Society aims to achieve the following items by researching and developing disaster mitigation sustainable technology, holding study sessions and symposiums, and managing exchange meetings for all participating members.
・ Global standardization of disaster prevention and mitigation technology that has realized the fusion of different fields from Japan at a high level.
・ Establishing new disaster prevention and mitigation technologies that are both economical and sustainable, and fostering original human resources that can create them.
・ Construction and creation of a disaster mitigation industry base that enables the development of new products through industry-academia-government collaboration, and scenario creation for evaluation and certification of developed products.
Now, at our society, we will meet diverse and global researchers and engineers, enjoy thinking together, stimulate each other, complement each other, and expand the network to challenge the challenges in the field of disaster prevention and mitigation. let’s do it.
Let’s evolve the negative Japan that is seen in many disasters into a positive place to hone human resources and science and technology by using the experience of disasters as a spring.
Let’s do our best to make the disaster-reducing industry a nationalization, to make the science and technology nationwide for a long time, and to realize an intelligent and graceful nation-building.
Then, let’s develop from disaster front to smart Japan to a country with respected disaster prevention and mitigation technology that contributes to safety and safety not only in Japan but also in the world. Society President Professor Hiroshi Asanuma,