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Technical Visit

Coastal protections against beach erosion, storm surge and tsunami, and experimental facilities at Port and Airport Research Institute

Perspective view of Shounan Coast with Mt. Fuji (Courtesy Kanagawa Prefecture)


September 11th, Friday, 2009, 8:30 am to 6:00 pm.
The arrival time at the hotel may be delayed depending on traffic conditions.


Departs and Returns from Toranomon Pastoral Hotel (conference place).
It departs at 8:30 from the main lobby on the first floor of the hotel.
Sandwich and soft drink will be served for lunch on the bus.

Description of the tour

In Japan, sandy beaches of about 160 ha are lost in a year. The Chigasaki coast in Kanagawa Prefecture is one of the beaches suffering from erosion, and is protected by blocks, stones and sands transported from dams. Participants are invited to see Japanese conventional (blocks and stones) and newly-started (sands from dams) countermeasures against beach erosion at the Chigasaki coast as well as those against storm surge and tsunami at the nearby Fujisawa coast, which is the biggest bathing beach and has three million visitors in summer. In the afternoon, participants will visit Port and Airport Research Institute and experience several unique experiments.


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