To promote world-class research in
satellite remote sensing

Our center hosts researchers from various academic backgrounds including engineering, agriculture, humanities, economics, and
medicine and health sciences and uses this fact
to promote interdisciplinary research.
As we continue our work, we aim to work even harder
to strengthen our partnerships with overseas researchers.
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To contribute to disaster information analysis and
improve public safety and security

We research use of satellite remote sensing to quickly analyze damage post-disaster (what kind of damage and where),
and provide that information to administrative agencies and disaster related agencies in collaboration with Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
and other domestic and foreign universities.
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福岡・大分の豪雨災害の被害状況を解析しています

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応用衛星リモートセンシング研究センターでは、衛星画像やドローンによって得た情報に基づき、現地の状況を解析しています。被害状況を正確に把握することにより、少しでも早い救命と復興、そして被害拡大の予防や災害メカニズムの解明に繋がることが期待されます。

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清水則一教授がバルカン諸国と衛星リモートセンシング技術による連携を推進

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創成科学研究科建設環境系専攻の清水則一教授(応用衛星リモートセンシングセンター副センター長)は、昨年、バルカン半島のクロアチア、および、ボスニア・ヘルツェゴビナの地盤工学会から招へいされ、それぞれの地で開催された国際シンポジウムで基調講演を行い、地盤沈下や地すべりなどの監視に関連して衛星リモートセンシング技術を用いた両国との連携を始めている。

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Message from the Director

Improving relations between humans and our earth using satellite remote sensing technology

Our center aims to further develop satellite remote sensing utilization techniques, as well as train scientists and engineers in the field, spreading satellite remote sensing utilization across the entire globe. The benefits that remote sensing technology offers are immeasurable, ranging from helping protect peoples' lives in disaster areas to stable harvesting of foods.

In addition, remote sensing can contribute to environmental conservation across the globe by providing accurate information on environmental issues such as illegal deforestation and marine pollution. There are many potential global issues looming in our future, and we believe that with sensor improvement and analysis development, satellite remote sensing will play a major role in the solution of these significant issues. We see great potential for the future of remote sensing techniques. We at Yamaguchi University are committed to publishing the newest, cutting edge research results satellite remote sensing data and fostering world-class specialists who will become global leaders in the field.

Director, Masahiko NAGAI

About US

Our 4 Missions

Mission 1

To promote world-class research in
satellite remote sensing

Our center hosts researchers from various academic backgrounds including engineering, agriculture, humanities, economics, and medicine and health sciences and uses this fact to promote interdisciplinary research. As we continue our work, we aim to work even harder to strengthen our partnerships with overseas researchers.

Mission 2

To cultivate human resources capable of promoting
a wide range of research in satellite remote sensing
and space technology

Satellite remote sensing data are only simple numerical values, but there is a large quantity of data. To handle the enormous volume of data, it is necessary to foster human resources with advanced and specialized knowledge, such as data-scientists who can solve problems through high volume data analysis techniques and visualization and analysis using IoT. Our center accepts domestic and overseas students and trainees especially from Asian region to fulfill this goal. We have conducted research and educational collaborations with Udayana University, Indonesia for 10 years, and deliver lectures to both classes (Japan and Indonesia) concurrently by connecting the classes online.

We have also introduced a double degree program that turns out quality master and doctoral degree recipients. We plan to expand these projects to other universities in the Asian and South American regions.

Mission 3

To contribute to disaster information analysis and improve public safety and security

When a large-scale disaster occurs, it is extremely important to first understand what happened and where. After the East Japan great earthquake disaster, the delays in understanding the overall situation slowed initial rescue activities and reduced their effectiveness. This meant that many people who survived the quake's destructive shaking and following tsunami still passed away without access to rescue. In the near future, Japan faces potential large-scale disasters, such as a Nankai Trough major earthquake, a Tokyo inland earthquake, super typhoons, and torrential heavy rain.

To prepare for disasters, we research use of satellite remote sensing to quickly analyze damage post-disaster (what kind of damage and where), and provide that information to administrative agencies and disaster related agencies in collaboration with Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and other domestic and foreign universities.

Mission 4

To promote local industry and create new industry/business for space utilization technology

We find real applications for our research results on satellite remote sensing and space technology utilization through industry-academia-government collaboration. New industries and services linking us with users worldwide are an essential key to a more successful spread of these applications.
Thus, our center has established a study group for analysis and utilization of satellite remote sensing data together with Yamaguchi Prefectural Industrial Technology Institute and local companies. It contributes the creation of local new industries/business and development of overseas operations.