Joint Research Unit for Tsunami Hazard

The Joint Research Unit for Tsunami Hazard (The Unit) has been established in Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Kyoto University since 2021 August. The huge tsunami hazards have occurred many times in our country and its risk in near future is very high. The both sides of hard and soft mitigation efforts have been carried out. However, many unsolved problems like the medium- and long-term prediction of tsunami occurrence probability, effective propagation system of tsunami hazard information et al. are remained. More organized and systematic research is necessary. In the Unit, the researchers inside and outside of DPRI who considers the tsunami hazards, make a joint organization, and contribute to reduction of the tsunami risk and damage.