National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention, Japan

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Science and technology are essential for the prevention of
disasters that result from torrential rains, snowstorms,
earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides and other natural
phenomena.

The National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster
Prevention (NIED) is contributing to the creation of a safe
living environment through the development of efficient and
dependable technology. NIED designs and conducts a wide range of
research projects aimed to investigate the mechanism of how and
when disasters occur. Prediction of natural disasters is made
possible through observations and experiments. In response to
domestic and international needs, NIED is also involved in
researches that study future changes in the earth's environment
and in research that aims to predict natural disasters caused by
these changes.

Website: http://www.bosai.go.jp/

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