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Invited visit at Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China

Dr. Sasaki was invited by School of Environment, Beijing Normal University (BNU) from November 26 to 29, 2018. BNU leads in the field of environmental studies in China. There are a couple of best universities in Beijing, including Tsinghua University and Beijing University, among them, BNU is located in the most central part of Beijing downtown. Coastal environmental studies group in BNU leads studies on coastal wetland vegetation and bay environments. Their main fields are Yellow River delta, Yangtze River delta, and Pearl River delta (near Hong Kong), and they also have their local research facilities at these sites. BNU is also equipped with state-of-the-art experimental facilities, including constant air …

Field trip to Yanba Dam, Gunma Prefecture

We visited Yanba Dam (under construction) in Gunma Prefecture from November 9 to 10, 2018.

Presentation at 20th Anniversary Symposium of our graduate school

Mr. Endo, Ph.D. candidate, presented a poster and gave a flash talk at 20th Anniversary Symposium of Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, the University of Tokyo on October 31, 2018. The title is Inluence of Blue Tide on Fishing Ground and its Mitigation Measures in Tokyo Bay

Invited visit at Hohai University, Nanjing, China

Dr. Sasaki was invited from Hohai University, and traveled to Nanjing, China from 25th to 29th October 2018. Professor Jiang Qin at Hohai University kindly hosted for a talk and international exchange. We also visited Yangzhou, which is about an hour and a half by car from Nanjing.

An investigation of coastal vulnerability and internal consistency of local perceptions under climate change risk in the southwest part of Bangladesh

Bangladesh is one of the most disaster-prone countries, while climate change and its associated hazards such as cyclonic storm surges, inundation, and salinity threats force disruption of coastal communities. Gradually, coastal communities are going to lose their existing livelihoods owing to the regular interruptions of coastal hazards such as high salinity problems in soil and water. In this situation, it is important to secure the coastal lifestyle by investigating the social vulnerabilities and possible policy practices along the coastal belt communities of Bangladesh. Publication Rakib, M. A., Sasaki, J., Palc, S., Md. Asif Newazd, Md. Bodrud-Dozae, Mohammad Amir Hossain Bhuiyan. An investigation of coastal vulnerability and internal consistency of local …

Tokyo Bay Festa 2018

On October 20th and 21st, Tokyo Bay Festa is being held in Yokohama. Our project team for creation of habitat under the Public-Private Cooperation Forum for Tokyo-Bay Restoration exhibit shellfishes in Tokyo Bay, quiz on Tokyo Bay, and panels showing the PT activities.

19th Tokyo Bay Symposium

The 19th Tokyo Bay Symposium (sponsored by National Research Institute for Land and Infrastructure Management, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism) was held at Osanbashi Bridge Hall in Yokohama Port on October 18 (Thu), 2018. Professor Sasaki gave a lecture entitled “Possibility of Blue Carbon and its Social Implementation”, and Mr. Endo, Ph.D. candidate made a poster presentation entitled “Field survey on upwelling of hypoxic water in Sanbanze Shallow Water Area at the head of Tokyo Bay”. It was a great success with about 300 participants.

Perspectives on measures for adaptively managed erosive shorelines: A case study in Sri Lanka

Beach erosion is a treat to both properties and livelihoods of coastal communities. When the mechanisms of beach erosion are unclear, erosive shorelines are adaptively managed. The success of adaptive management depends on the interpretation of the archived data of each feedback loops. Archived data are limited or difficult to access in developing countries due to lack of budget, technical expertise, institutional coordination etc. Figure 1: Photos of shore next to a tourist hotel after beach nourishment in 2016 December (Photos were taken during my recent field visits) Historical changes in the shoreline and management of Marawila Beach, Sri Lanka, from 1980 to 2017 Coastal management in Sri Lanka is …

2017.8.14-21 Field survey in upper Gulf of Thailand and lecture at Burapha University

Dr. Sasaki was invited by Burapha University for delevering a lecture and performing a field survey in upper Gulf of Thailand.

Import module or package in Python

Suppose that a main script of main.py (or a corresponding Jupyter Notebook) exists in the directory of myproject, and its subdirectory sub contains modules of mod_a.py (a function of func_a () included) and mod_b.py (a function of func_b() included) where main.py imports the module mod_a and the module mod_a imports the module mod_b. First, creating an empty file __init__.py in the directory sub so that sub is recognized as a package as shown below: myproject/   main.py   sub/     __init__.py     mod_a.py (func_a())     mod_b.py (func_b()) The sub-directory, sub, containing two modules, becomes a package when __init__.py is included. Import mod_a.py in main.py The following is …

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