What is MSD-Network?

The Multimodal Sediment Disaster Network (MSD-Network) is a network which aimed at disseminating results of research and education activities on sediment-related disaster through partnership-based knowledge sharing among the members. The 1st International Workshop of MSD was conducted on 8-9 March 2010, attended by several universities from Japan, Taiwan, and Indonesia. The 8 March 2010 was then claimed as the establishment of the MSD-Network. Formulation of the network activities, i.e. types of natural disaster, budgeting or funding, and other related-administration consequences, were arranged separately, subject to the local issue owned by each country. 

In the 1st Workshop, intensive discussion among key persons, i.e. Prof. Masaharu Fujita of Kyoto University of Japan, Prof. Kuniyaki Miyamoto of University of Tsukuba of Japan, Prof. Chjeng-Lun Shieh of National Chen Kung University of Taiwan, and Prof. Djoko Legono of Universitas Gadjah Mada was conducted, and agreement on further sustaining the MSD-Network was obtained. The 2nd International Workshop on MSD was conducted in Tainan of Taiwan on 26-27 October 2011, at the same time with the 15th Anniversary of the Disaster Prevention Research Center (DPRC) of the National Chen Kung University of Taiwan. The 3rd International Workshop on MSD was conducted in Hodaka of Japan on 22-25 September 2012. The following list shows the activities of the MSD-Network during 2010 thru 2016.