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Research and researchers at Kobe University contribute to the development of Indonesia’s research environment

  • November 13, 2018
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Dr. Christopher Gomez, an associate professor of “Kaiyo Anzen Koza” (Graduate School of Maritime Sciences) was invited to the International Conference of Geography and Disaster Management (ICGDM2018) held at the University of Muhammadiyah Surakarta, Indonesia on 24-25 October as a keynote speaker. This opportunity arises from the internationally renowned research conducted by the faculties of Kobe University, and its engagement on the East Asian stage, including local development in Indonesia. The ICGDM2018 mainly focused on the importance of spatial analysis, applied GIS and remote sensing techniques.

Dr. Gomez talked about the real-time integration of 3D geophysics to 2D terrain acquisition, in order to deepen the understanding of geological hazards and associated disaster risks in Indonesia. He also announced the acceptance by Kobe University of a Memorandum of Understanding with UMS, which will allow students to participate in exchange with Japanese students and also take lectures in Japan on state-of-the art knowledge and cutting-edge technologies.

ICGDM2018 Website

(Graduate School of Maritime Sciences)