Geographical Resilience Assessment of complex Socio-techno-environmental Systems (GRASS)

Project Gist

Let's explore complex socio-techno-environmental systems across the boundaries!

Keywords

socio-techno-environmental data, design for social systems, open data, data sharing, global systems science

Background, Purpose, and Project Achievements

We can accumulate a large amount of data on our society due to development of information and communications technology. Such types of data are called Big Data and have several potentials to quantify our society from a holistic point of view by analyzing the Big Data. However, there are still several challenges for acquisition, computation, analysis and interpretation of Big Data. In this project, we shared open data on socio-techno-environmental systems and formed an international research group with European researchers having different backgrounds in order to assist policymakers' decision-making based on a framework of global systems science.

Future Prospects

We continuingly have an international collaboration to establish data-driven human-centric science based on a framework of global systems science with the research members. We will organize international workshops, international forums and collaborative works with mutual visiting. We are planning to hold an international forum in Italy (the beginning of October 2015) and an international workshop in USA.(the end of October 2015).

Figures

Geographical positions of major cities (blue), airports (orange), economic activities (green), earthquakes (brown), tsunami runups (pink), volcanic eruptions (red). The data from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are used.
Geographical positions of major cities (blue), airports (orange), economic activities (green), earthquakes (brown), tsunami runups (pink), volcanic eruptions (red). The data from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are used.

1-km grid statistics data on hotel availability in Japan during the Golden week in 2015 (top) stay on 27 April 2015 (bottom) stay on 2 May 2015. From the NHK TV program "Data Navi" broadcasted by Japan Broadcasting Corporation on 27 April 2015; cooperated by Jalan Web service and Aki-Hiro Sato in Kyoto University.

Spatial risks to tsunami run-up events computed from Japanese census population in 2010
Spatial risks to tsunami run-up events computed from Japanese census population in 2010

Principal Investigator

SATO Akihiro

・SATO Akihiro
・Graduate School of Informatics
・Aki-Hiro Sato has recieved Doctor of Information Sciences from Graduate School of Informatics, Tohoku University in 2001. His research activities are of data-centric science on socioeconomic systems such as high-frequency financial time series analysis, network analysis of global aviation networks, and spatio-temporal analysis of tourism industry.
http://ssuopt.amp.i.kyoto-u.ac.jp/akihiro/