Casual Sci-Tech Talk in English by World-Class Specialist

Event | July 26, 2013

Finished Jul 26 2013

Challenges to Unravel the Mystery of Giant Earthquakes

Office  for  International  Academic  Support  (OIAS),  Faculty  of  Science  is  pleased  to announce first “Casual Sci-Tech Talk in English by world-class specialists”

The Japanese Deep Sea Drilling Vessel, CHIKYU is the largest research ship in the world and is capable of drilling down 7,000m below the seafloor. CHIKYU has been used in the international scientific project, the Integrate Ocean Drilling Program, since 2007 with the aim of understanding the Earth, ocean and life.

One year after the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake, a CHIKYU mission was conducted 220 km off from Miyagi to understand why such a large earthquake and tsunami occurred. Scientists from 10 countries along with engineers succeeded in identifying and sampling the earthquake fault and set up a long-term borehole monitoring system. The results survey from this are currently coming in.

This talk will discuss:

What happened below the deep seafloor off Tohoku when the quake occurred?

How deep is CHIKYU drilling down to identify the earthquake faults?

What kind of materials did CHIKYU recover from these faults?

The Scientific Drilling Vessel “CHIKYU”   – Challenges to Unravel the Mystery of the Great Earthquake
Speaker Dr. Saneatsu Saito  (Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology – JAMSTEC)
Date July 26, 2013 (Friday)
Time 17:30-18:30
Location Entrance Hall, Bldg. 2, Faculty of Science

This event is organized as a part of internationalization activities of the Faculty of Science and intended for non-specialists. All talk and discussion will be conducted in ENGLISH.
We welcome all students, faculty members and others who are interested in science.