2021.4.20 Research article published in Pure and Applied Geophysics

We are pleased to announce that the following research article by Dr. Parastoo Salah, a former Ph.D. student and currently a visiting researcher in our laboratory, has been published in Pure and Applied Geophysics. Congratulations to Dr. Parastoo! Salah, P., Sasaki, J. and Soltapour, M. Comprehensive probabilistic tsunami hazard assessment in the Makran Subduction Zone. Pure Appl. Geophys., 2021. DOI

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2021.1.6 Paper published in Sustainability

A manuscript submitted by Ms. Parastoo Salah (GPSS-GLI doctoral student) was accepted in Sustainability, MDPI. This paper identifies knowledge, awareness, and attitudes of local people toward tsunami in the context of coastal disaster mitigation in the southern coast of Iran. Congratulations, Parastoo! Salah, P. and Sasaki, J. Knowledge, awareness, and attitudes toward tsunamis: A local survey in the southern coast of Iran. Sustainability 13(2), 449, 2021. URL DOI

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2020.12.25 Paper published in Remote Sensing

A manuscript submitted by Mr. Win Sithu Maung (former Master student) was accepted in Remote Sensing, MDPI. This paper describes development of an accurate extraction method of mangrove forests using satellite images and deep neural networks, which was applied to evaluate the natural recovery of mangroves in abandoned sites after illegal land use in a mangrove reserve in Myanmar. Congratulations, Win! Maung, W. S. and Sasaki, J.: Assessing the natural recovery of mangroves after human disturbance using neural network classification and Sentinel-2 imagery. Remote Sensing, 13(1), 52, 2021. DOI

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2020.5.17 Guidelines updated for entrance examination in FY2020/2021

Due to COVID-19, guidelines for FY2020/2021 entrance examination have been updated. Please check this website occasionally.

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2020.05.12 Paper published in Natural Hazards

A manuscript submitted by Dr. Sameera (former Ph.D. student) was accepted in Natural Hazards, Springer. This paper summarizes the current status and mechanism of coastal erosion in the Marawila coast of Sri Lanka. Congratulations, Dr. Sameera! Ratnayakage, S. M. S., Sasaki, J., Suzuki, T., Jayaratne, R., Ranawaka, R. A. S. and Pathmasiri, S. On the status and mechanisms of coastal erosion in Marawila Beach, Sri Lanka. Natural Hazards, 2020. DOI Preview here.

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2020. 5. 2, 5.10 Briefing session online

Briefing session for entrance examination is being held online on May 2 (Sat) and May 10 (Sun) from 1 pm.

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2019.12.17 Paper published in Chemosphere

A research paper submitted by Rakib (D2 student) to Chemosphere was accepted and published as in the following link. We performed a field survey of groundwater quality and questionnaire on local perception in southeastern coastal part of Bangladesh. Groundwater was found to be severely contaminated owing to salinity intrusion. High concentrations of co-contaminants in groundwater were also found to be a great concern for future drinking water security among coastal communities. Congratulations, Rakib! Rakib, M.A., Sasaki, J., Matsuda, H., Quraishi, S.B., Md. Juel Mahmud, Md. Bodrud-Doza, Atique Ullah, A.K.M., Fatema, K.J., Md. Asif Newaz and Bhuiyan, M.A.H. Groundwater salinization and associated co-contamination risk increase severe drinking water vulnerabilities in the […]

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2019.7.14 Paper accepted in Ocean and Coastal Management

A manuscript submitted by Erick (former master student) and Parastoo (D2 student) was accepted in Ocean and Coastal Management, Elsevier. Highlights of the paper are: Developed a new methodology to evaluate Marine Protected Areas (MPAs); there is a significant gap in the perception of the health of coral reefs and their real state in El Nido MPA; the use of Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) can be useful to measure the efficiency of MPAs. Congratulations Erick and Parastoo! Avelino, J. E., Sasaki, J., Esteban, M., Salah, P., Jamero, M. L. and Valenzuela, V. P. Sustainability evaluation of marine protected areas index (SEMPAI): A multi-criteria decision-making method to determine the effectiveness of […]

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2019.8.21 Paper published in Scientific Reports

A manuscript submitted by Liu (D3 student) to Scientific Reports was accepted and published. This paper deals with improvement of accuracy in hindcasting storm surges in Tokyo Bay by combining meteorological reanalysis data and typhoon model and using FVCOM with relatively wide coverage of computational domain. Congratulations Liu! Liu, F. and Sasaki, J. Hybrid methods combining atmospheric reanalysis data and a parametric typhoon model to hindcast storm surges in Tokyo Bay, Scientific Reports, Vol. 9, Article number: 12222, 2019. DOI

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2019.9.11 Lab's farewell party

Dear alumni and those who may concern, Lab's farewell party will be held on September 11, 2019, in the 6th floor lounge of Environmental Studies Building. The party will start at 6 pm. Please contact Dr. Sasaki if you wish to join.

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