Kesennuma Satellite Office

Kesennuma Satellite Office

Research Activities


To contribute to the recovery and the promotion of disaster mitigation measures in the areas affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, the International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS) has concluded comprehensive collaboration agreements with local governments affected by the disaster, strengthening commitments to local areas.


IRIDeS made an agreement with Kesennuma City in July 2013, and in October 2013, established the institute’s first satellite office (branch office) within the city. The Kesennuma branch office (called Kesennuma Satellite) as its base, IRIDeS is passing on the latest research results and activities (by holding lectures on disaster risk reduction, exhibiting research results, etc.), as well as enhancing cooperative relationships and information sharing between IRIDeS and parties involved in recovery and disaster mitigation measures such as officials and other practitioners, citizens, and researchers.

Kesennuma Center of Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, where Kesennuma Satellite is located

Furthermore, Kesennuma Satellite is serving as a center for various action-oriented schemes such as collaboration with local governments on formation of regional disaster prevention plans and tsunami evacuation measures, and disaster digital archive projects that the institute is promoting (Michinoku Shinrokuden and Michinoku Ima o Tsutae-tai).


The office is open on the following dates. Please feel free to come and visit.

Date and Time:

Basically from Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9:00-12:00 and 13:00-16:00



c/o Ruins of the Great East Japan Earthquake Kesennuma City Memorial Museum,

9-1 Hajikamisemukai, Kesennuma City, Miyagi Prefecture,

998-0246, Japan



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