GADRI Earthquake and Volcano Group held the workshop on "Bridging Strong-motion and Earthquake Damage" at the Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Kyoto University, Uji Campus, Kyoto, Japan on 25 February 2016.
There were 31 participants from Italy, Taiwan, US and Japan.
There were talks and discussions on a range of topics including, simulations of strong ground motions, damage and casualty reports from recent earthquakes in Nepal and Taiwan, GEM building taxonomy, GEM Earthquake Consequences database and possible development of a new GADRI multi-hazard database.
Participants discussed possible future activities for the group.
1. The group supports the database efforts, such as the GEM Earthquake Consequences database. It was suggested that GADRI could provide applications to facilitate use of the database.
2. The group supports development of a GADRI multi-hazard database. There are currently several useful databases for earthquake studies, however a comprehensive database is needed that consistently cover many natural disasters such as earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, floods, and storms. Improvements can be made to current earthquake databases by including information on lifelines.
3. GADRI should help coordinate field investigations of important seismic and volcanic events. As a organization of research institutes, GADRI could provide advanced planning and facilitate international efforts. The field investigations should provide consistent report, such as using the GEM building taxonomy.
4. GADRI can provide a platform for research institutes to voice opinions on important disaster-related policies and activities.