DPRI at the ESG5 Symposium

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A Brief Summary of ESG5 Symposium held in Taipei, Taiwan from 15 to 17 August 2016

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The 5th International Symposium on the Effects of Surface Geology on Seismic Motion (ESG5) was held at the Taipei International Convention Center, Taipei, Taiwan from 15 to 17 August 2016.  The symposium discussed key issues related to seismic site effects with special focus on the main theme “Challenges of Applying Ground Motion Simulation to Seismology and Earthquake Engineering”. The symposium was jointly hosted by National Center for Research on Earthquake Engineering, Taiwan (NCREE) and National Taiwan University, Taiwan (NTU).


The three-day symposium consisted of a fully packed programme with invited keynote and guest speakers; interactive presentations and poster sessions. Booth spaces were allocated for exhibitors and the Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Kyoto University was among them.


Among the Keynote speakers were Prof. Kojiro Irikura, former Director, DPRI, and Executive Vice President of Kyoto University; and Prof. Hiroshi Kawase, DPRI, Kyoto University. Prof. Kawase delivered a keynote lecture on “Studies on the Deep Basin Site Effects Based on the Observed Strong Ground Motions and Microtremors”. Prof. Tomotaka Iwata, DPRI, Kyoto University was an invited speaker and presented a paper on “Long-period Ground Motion Characteristics and Simulations in the Osaka Basin During the 2011 Great Tohoku Earthquake”.


Prof. Shinichi Matsushima presented a paper and a poster at the interactive presentations on “Directionally Dependent H/V Spectral Ratios of Microtremors at Onahama, Fukushima, Japan”. Other poster presenters from DPRI, Kyoto University included among others Dr. Hiroyuki Goto, Dr. Haruko Sekiguchi, and Dr. Masumi Yamada.


Nearly 125 scientists presented their papers and posters at the ESG5 Symposium. The ESG symposiums are organized by ESG working group under the joint auspices of the International Association of Seismology and Physics of the Earth’s Interior (IASPEI) and the International Association of Earthquake Engineering (IAEE).


For further details of the ESG5 Symposium, please visit the website – ESG5