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Symposium on “Application of Insar Technology to Human Security Engineering”

Date: October 23, 2012
Venue: Kyodai-kaikan, Kyoto University

Organized by:
Environment and Resources System Engineering Laboratory, Kyoto University

Co-organized by:
Kyoto University Global COE Program “Global Center for Education and Research on Human Security Engineering for Asian Megacities”

Number of attendants: around 50 persons

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The symposium on “Application of InSAR Technology to Human Security Engineering”was held at Kyodai-kaikan Kyoto University on October 23rd, 2012. The purpose of this symposium is to share the recent advances of the InSAR technique in geo-engineering and geo-science.


This symposium was designed to welcome Dr. Alessandro Ferretti from Tele-Rilevamento Europa (TRE) who is coming to Japan. Dr. Alessandro Ferretti is well-known within the InSAR community. He has published dozens of technical papers on the subject and has been involved in hundreds of InSAR projects all over the world. In particular, he is co-inventor of the PSInSAR™ technology, now further improved by the SqueeSAR™ approach, that allow millimeter accuracy surface deformation measurements from space.
The InSAR symposium on 23 October 2012 at Kyodai-kaikan Kyoto University, was organized by Kyoto University and Global COE Program “Global Center for Education and Research on Human Security Engineering for Asian Megacities”. A large number of students have attended the seminar. They were undergraduate, masters, and doctoral students from some laboratories in Department of Urban Management, Graduate School Engineering, Kyoto University. Seminar was also attended by several lecturers from Kyoto University and practitioners from other institutions and companies of Japan. There were 5 presentations which was attended by more than 50 participants. The symposium was opened by Prof. Toshifumi Matsuoka. He welcomed all the participants. After the opening session, there were presentation sessions. In this symposium, the presenters from TRE, Kyoto University, and Oyo Corporation have given several presentations relating to "Application of InSAR Technology to Human Security Engineering". The presenters were Dr. Alessandro Ferretti (TRE), Prof. Manabu Hashimoto (DPRI, Kyoto University), Toshimi Mizuno (OYO Corporation), Weiping Li (Kyoto University), and Kazuya Ishitsuka (Kyoto University).
In the first of the presentation sessions, Dr. Alessandro Ferretti presented “Monitoring Surface Deformation with Radar Satellites”. Prof. Manabu Hashimoto presented “Ground Deformation in the Kyoto Basin and Osaka Plain Detected with SAR Interferometry”. Toshimi Mizuno presented “Application of InSAR Technology for Civil Engineering”. Weiping Li presented “Extraction of Soil Liquefaction Areas around Tokyo Bay by Multi-temporal InSAR Coherence”. The last presenter was Kazuya Ishitsuka who presented “SAR Interferometry Applied to Natural Resource Development and Urban Monitoring”. There were questions & answers session at the end of each presentation session. Finally, the InSAR symposium was closed by Prof. Toshifumi Matsuoka. After the successful symposium was carried out, there were a closing party which offer to the participants an opportunity to discuss further with all presenters and strengthen the possibility for collaboration on the application of InSAR technology in the future.