Hazard engineering researchers in the U.S. and Japan are interested in working and learning together. To discuss the collaborative partnership, representatives from both countries gathered for the First Annual Research Meeting in Tokyo, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1.
Attendees included officials from NHERI and NIED (the National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience); representatives from NSF and Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT); and members of the hazard engineering research community.
More than 20 researchers attended the meeting where the breakout sessions covered a variety of possible research topics under the themes of wood, steel plus protective systems, reinforced concrete and non-structural components.
NHERI researchers are encouraged to review the summaries and workshop resolutions in the draft report and consider mutually beneficial collaborations.
The draft report for this event is available on the DesignSafe-CI website:
Meeting presentations, including talks by DesignSafe PI Ellen Rathje and NSF-NHERI Program Director Joy Pauschke, have been published to the DesignSafe Data Depot: