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National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention

国立研究開発法人防災科学技術研究所, ボウサイカガクギジュツケンキュウショ
Representive : President: HAYASHI Haruo
Establishment year: 1963
Address: 3-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki 305-0006 Japan
Number of employees: 241
Organization/Research department name (8):
  • Strategic Planning Department
  • Department of Monitoring and Forecasting Resarch
  • Department of Disaster Mitigation Resarch
  • Department of Integrated Resarch on Disaster Prevention
  • Resarch Center for Reinforcement of Resikient Function
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Subordinate facility name  (7):
  • -Large-scale Earthquake Simulator
  • -Large-scale Rainfall Simulator
  • -Super computer building
  • -Cyrospheric Environment Simulator
  • -Low temperature experiment room
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History (10):
  • 1963/04
    The NRCDP was established in Tokyo.
  • 1970/06
    Large-scale earthquake simulator was completed.
  • 1974/03
    Large-scale rainfall simulator was completed.
  • 1978/04
    Headquarters moved from Tokyo to Tsukuba Science City.
  • 1990/06
    Reorganization from NRCDP to NIED was finishied.
Purpose of establishment:
Research and tests on disaster prevention science and technology
Common use of facilities necessary for research and tests on
disaster prevention science and technology
Training of researchers and engineers
Business overview:
The NIED was founded as the National Research Center for
Disaster Prevention (NRCDP) in 1963, and was reorganized
and renamed to the National Reserch Institute for Earth
Science and Disaster Prevention (NIED) in 1990, adapting
a new research strategy from the view point of the earth
system science. Now the NIED has a wide range of subjects
from the fundamental researches, including prediction and
forecast, to the control of the natural phenomena, and is
conducting a various field of researches such as global
climate changes, plate tectonics, rain and snowfalls
earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides, snow avalanches
new sensors, data processing and analysis technologies, and
so on.
  • 2005: \ 11,741 (Million)
  • 2004: \ 12,939 (Million)
  • 2003: \ 12,920 (Million)
  • 2002: \ 12,911 (Million)
  • 2001: \ 11,717 (Million)
  • 2000: \ 9,471 (Million)
  • 1999: \ 7,786 (Million)

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