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Understanding and living with the Earth

Geological information is essential for a country like Japan, located at a tectonically active area, to ensure a safe and secure society. The Geological Survey of Japan gathers, compiles, and provides geological information and promotes its wider use. We also develop technologies to overcome various difficulties related to global environment protection, exploration of minerals and energy resources, and natural disaster mitigation, and coordinate international cooperation as a national representative.

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New Research Results

Completion of the Eastern Asia Earthquake and Volcanic Hazards Information Map

AIST has created the “Eastern Asia Earthquake and Volcanic Hazards Information Map”. The map summarizes past disaster information on large-scale earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and the tsunamis that they triggered. Displaying the disaster scale, and the number and causes of fatalities on the map in icons enable the viewers to have a good grasp of the hazard situation. The map is expected to raise risk management awareness in East Asia. It can be used as basic data for disaster mitigation planning and hazard map creation. The map in image format has been made public on the Geological Survey of Japan website.

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The Eastern Asia Earthquake and Volcanic Hazards Information Map

“ASTER-VA”, Value-added Satellite Observation Data, Provided at No Cost

AIST provides processed data from an earth observation satellite, the value-added product “ASTER-VA”. AIST observes satellite data obtained by the optical sensor ASTER, process this information, and provide it using an easily understood interface. ASTER-VA consists of image data that applies AIST’s original pseudo-natural color image synthesis technology, in addition to elevation data and data with pre-corrections for superposition with maps. ASTER-VA is equipped with data of the entire world, and can be used in a wide range of fields including disaster prevention, the environment, and agriculture, forestry, and fisheries. It is also expected to be used in businesses utilizing geospatial information.

Value-added product ASTER-VA data generation and distribution mechanism and envisioned uses figure

Value-added product ASTER-VA data generation and distribution mechanism and envisioned uses


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