On December 23, 2021, Chiba University, represented by President Nakayama, signed a collaborative agreement with Yokohama National University, represented by President Umehara, at Sumida Satelite Campus. The agreement aims to encourage the exchange and development of two universities' strengths and characteristics.
Dr. Izuru Umehara, President of Yokohama National University (left) and Dr. Toshinori Nakayama, President of Chiba University
We will contribute to realizing a decarbonized society through cross-sectional collaboration by reducing the risk of typhoons and other disasters, and conserving the global environment and ecology. To attain the goal, we will utilize the features and functions of the research organizations of the two universities, including the ones listed below: ・Chiba University: Center for Environmental Remote Sensing (CEReS), Research Institute of Disaster Medicine, and Graduate School of Horticulture ・Yokohama National University: Typhoon Science and Technology Research Center (TRC), Graduate School of Environment and Information Sciences, and Graduate School of Urban Innovation
CEReS promotes cutting-edge research on remote sensing. Specifically, they advance research on environmental changes on the earth's surface and develop technologies to measure the progressive distribution of dioxide and methane concentrations using satellite observations. Their goal is to transfer the achievements from these studies to society. The Research Institute of Disaster Medicine aims to create a disaster-resilient, safe, and secure society. They will contribute to fostering talented young researchers who can protect citizens' lives, and promote collaboration with local communities and industries. The Graduate School of Horticulture develops a forest structure model based on the analysis and evaluation of the functions of green spaces in protecting the environment. They are also advancing AI and remote sensing technologies to control forest disasters caused by climate change and applying these technologies to flood control in watersheds. I am proud to say that our efforts are highly compatible with the aspirations and applications of TRC and the Graduate School of Environment and Information Sciences at Yokohama National University. I hope that the conclusion of this agreement will further promote industry-academia collaboration and the creation of social innovation. As the two universities connected by the Aqua-Line across Tokyo Bay, we will continue exploring the possibility of collaboration and cooperation in all fields: education, academic research, and community contribution. Please keep watching our activities and efforts in the future.
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