Joint Usage / Research
Purpose of the Joint Usage / Research
Via “Joint Usage/Research Center for Digital Earth to Address Emerging Complex Systemic Problems”, we promote research and development of Digital Earth, working with researchers in a wide range of areas, including GIS, remote sensing, information sciences, and social sciences. We also make Digital Earth available for researchers who are addressing complex systemic problems such as environmental issues and disasters, in order to advance science in fields related to building a sustainable society.
Public call for research
IDEAS was accredited as “Joint Usage/Research Center for Digital Earth to Address Emerging Complex Systemic Problems” by Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in 2014. In 2020, IDEAS was accredited for the second time, and now we are still working on this contract. IDEAS are publicly calling for joint research which deeply cooperate with the center. The topics are 1. Specific Project Research, 2. General Research, 3. Research meeting, 4. Research by Students
“Specific Project Research” is a research which is implemented by “cooperation with the IDEAS researcher and research group formed for proposed themes”. There are 8 themes divided in two categories, and one “Special Topic” which theme is “The sustainability of ‘Socio-Ecological System’”.
Specific Project Research
|In the search of sustainability in “Socio-Ecological System”||Hiromichi Fukui (Professor)|
Integration of technical components for
|1. Development of API-platform and application for advanced utilization of sensing data.||Kiyoshi Honda (Professor)|
|2. Construction and analysis of basic data and visualization of uncertainty||Nobuya Watanabe (Professor)|
|3. Development of science communication systems||Hiromichi Fukui (Professor)|
|4. Big data analysis and application of artificial intelligence (AI) and/or machine learning to Digital Earth||Satoru Sugita (Associate Professor)|
Digital Earth applications to address complex systemic problems
|1. Digital Earth applications for disaster prevention and reduction||Jun Izutsu (Professor)|
|2. Digital Earth applications for environmental and energy-related issues||Kiyoshi Takejima (Associate Professor)|
|3. Digital Earth applications for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) indicators||Hiromichi Fukui (Professor)|
|4. Digital Earth applications for one-health related issues.||Shinya Yasumoto (Associate Professor)|
“General Research” is a research which is implemented by “cooperation with the IDEAS researcher about a study topic which is suggested by the applicant”. Variety of researches related with Digital Earth are welcome. Budget is smaller than the “Specific Project Research”, and its use is limited to travel fee and consumable goods.
“Research Meeting” is a meeting which is “jointly hosted by IDEAS researcher and the applicant, which theme is suggested by the applicant”. Variety of themes related with Digital Earth are welcome. The use of the budget is limited to the travel fee and the gratuity for the lecturer. In principle, the budget is limited for a single meeting per year, and the meeting should be held in facilities of Chubu University.
“Research by Student” is a research which is implemented by doctoral student as a director, cooperating with students or researchers in the related fields. However, the research topic should be related with Digital Earth, and study must be conducted under the aid of the advisor. Research is available to students from any nationality. The use of the budget is limited to the travel fee and consumable goods, and amount of the budget is smaller than the “General Research”. Lecture about the techniques related with Digital Earth will be provided to the adopted applicant if needed.
About the Research Budget
|About the Application||Upper limit of application amount|
|Specific Project Research
(Special topic in the search of sustainability in “Socio-Ecological System”)
|1,000,000 JPY per project|
|Specific Project Research||600,000 JPY per project|
|General Research||300,000 JPY per project|
|Research Meeting||300,000 JPY per project|
|Research by Student||100,000 JPY per project|
Final budget amount for implementing the Joint Research will be discussed in the meeting of “Committee of Joint Usage”, and decided by the director or the IDEAS. Budget will be processed by Chubu University in case of the usage. If the purchase good is above 50,000JPY, or if it is computer or software, it will be regarded as “equipment”, which has to be returned to Chubu University. However, this is not the case if the research is going to be continued to next year.
Submitting the application
Specific Project Research:
Contact and discuss with the IDEAS facilitator in advance.
General Research, Research Meeting, Research by student:
Contact and discuss with the researcher of this Joint Usage / Research.
Fill in the “application form” and “Joint research approval form” (Download application forms from following links)
Send forms via Email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Send forms via mail.
IDEAS, Chubu University
Building no.23 3F,
w 1200 Matsumoto-cho, Kasugai, Aichi 487-8501, JAPAN
Title: “Joint Usage/Research Center for Digital Earth to Address Emerging Complex Systemic Problems”
- ・About the application（5.5MB）
- ・Specific Project Research: “Application form for Specific Project Research” and “Joint research approval form”（60KB）
- ・General Research: “Application form for General Research” and “Joint research approval form”（59KB）
- ・Research Meeting: “Application form for Research Meeting”（37KB）
- ・Research by Student: “Application form for Research by Student” and “Joint research approval form”（62KB）
Committee of Joint Usage
Committee of IDEAS “Joint Usage/Research Center for Digital Earth to Address Emerging Complex Systemic Problems”, is called “Committee of Joint Usage”. This is a committee to manage the center and to deliberate / decide the matters related to run “Public call for research”. Committee is consisted of members from both Chubu University and the researchers from external institutes.
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