(Dec 15) The 122th TAOYAKA Program Seminar

(Dec 15) The 122th TAOYAKA Program Seminar

The 122th TAOYAKA Program Seminar will be held. 
Everyone is welcome. We look forward to seeing you at the seminar.

■ Date: December 15th, Friday  2017
■ Time: 15:00 – 16:20
■ Venue: Large Conference Room, 1F  Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation (IDEC), Hiroshima University
■ Title: Facing the New Challenges of Coastal Engineering in Chile 
■ Speaker: Dr. Patricio Winckler (Associate Professor at Universidad de Valparaíso in Chile)
■ Coordinator:Han Soo LEE (Associate Professor, IDEC)
■ Language: English 


The coastal zone is one of the most dynamic environments on the planet, where meteorological, geological and oceanic agents interact in different magnitudes and spatiotemporal scales. In a context of climate change and in a country marked by major earthquakes and tsunamis, the knowledge of these agents is of fundamental importance to safeguard the security of human settlements, reduce the impacts of coastal works and guarantee port operations and development of the industry. Through local examples, the talk will focus on understanding the challenges in quantifying threats and defining coastal infrastructure adaptation strategies to tsunamis, storms and coastal erosion.