Turning The Tide With AI And HPC

By harnessing both artificial intelligence and high performance computing in one powerful model, scientists from Japan are making real-time tsunami prediction more accessible.

Asia’s Rising Scientists: Hasibun Naher

In the chaos of earthquakes and tsunamis, there is order in the form of mathematics, says Associate Professor Hasibun Naher.

Measuring How Wildlife Bounces Back After Disasters

Using a single unit of measurement called a ‘return period,’ researchers in Japan have determined the impact of extreme events on wildlife populations.

How Life Returns After A Tsunami

First, small fish with short lifespans return; larger, longer living fish return more slowly.

Regions At High Risk Of Tsunamis Change Over Time: Report

Based on tsunami data spanning 400 years, it’s clear that modern tsunami risk regions differ from historical evidence.

Slow Seabed Slips Linked To Tsunami Earthquakes

Slow slips have the potential to become the epicenter of major tsunami earthquakes; in fact, one was recorded a month prior to the 2011 Tohoku-Oki Earthquake.

Coral Reefs May Exacerbate Tsunami-Type Waves

Scientists have shown that coral reefs may make sea storms worse, recommending a re-evaluation of risks for seaside towns sheltered by reefs.

US$1.5 Million For Geoscience Scholarships In Singapore

The US$1.47 million Stephen Riady Geosciences Scholars Fund will be used to train PhD geoscientists at the Earth Observatory of Singapore.

Japan’s May 2015 Earthquake “Could Have” Been A Disaster

A large but thankfully deep earthquake struck Japan on May 30, 2015, leaving no major casualties.

NTU Leads Expedition To Assess Tsunami Risks

The month-long expedition to map the sea floor off Sumatra will provide open source data for the prediction of tsunami risks.