Tuesday, 4 August 2015

INQUA 2015

As highlighted last month, the QuakeRecNankai project was out in force last week at the 19th quadrennial congress of the International Quaternary Union (INQUA) in Japan. The meeting, held at the Nagoya Congress Centre, spanned 7 days and was attended by 1,790 earth scientists from 68 countries and regions.

Members of the project gave 5 talks and 4 posters on the latest research on Nankai Trough earthquakes and tsunamis, with Osamu Fujiwara also chairing a successful session on assessing earthquake and tsunami risks using geological records.

A QuakeRecNankai meeting attended by no less than 15 project members allowed us to discuss upcoming fieldwork and welcome Atsunori Nakamura (Geological Survey of Japan, AIST) to the project.

The week ended with a notable success, with Evelien Boes receiving a thoroughly deserved best student poster award.

Laura Lamair introduces the Fuji Five Lakes
Ed Garrett summarises the current state of palaeoseismic research along the Nankai Trough
Evelien Boes talks through her award winning poster on Lake Hamana
Yoshiki Sato with his poster on biostratigraphic records from Lake Hamana
Ed Garrett with his poster on dating tsunami deposits
Laura Lamair discusses her poster on turbidites in the Fuji Five Lakes

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