17WCEE Tsunami Blind Prediction Contest Awards – Winners Announced (12/18/2020)
We are pleased to announce the winners of the Tsunami Blind Prediction Contest, where 14 individuals and teams applied. The winners are as follows and you can find the detailed information at URL: https://sites.google.com/view/result-of-blind-contest/english.
- Best Performance Award: Takayuki Hashimoto, Maki Chiwata, and Yukinobu Oda, Team Taisei Corporation, Taisei Corporation, Japan
- Outstanding Technical Achievement Award: Tatsuto Kimura, individual participant, Tokyo Electric Power Services Co., Ltd., Japan
- Excellent Young Challenger Award:Benedetto Di Paolo*, Javier L. Lara, Gabriel Barajas, María Maza, Alessandro Romano, and Iñigo Aniel Quiroga, Team IHCantabria, Instituto de Hidráulica Ambiental de la Universidad de Cantabria, Spain
* We gave the Excellent Young Challenger Award to the team whose representative is eligible to the Young Challenging category.
Congratulations to all the winners!
It is our pleasure to announce the blind prediction contest on tsunami inundation and impact, as a special event of 17WCEE.
This is the first blind prediction contest that have been held in WCEE.
The contest is open to both individuals and teams from the practicing engineering community and the academic and research community (including students).
The hydraulic experiment was conducted by Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry (CRIEPI, Japan) with supports of Chuo University, and the data will not have been published until 17WCEE.
In the experiment, a tsunami wave passes a seaside area on which several buildings and tanks are installed, and tsunami wave pressures acting on buildings and tanks, water depths, and velocities are measured.
Contestants are requested to predict tsunami inundations and pressures.
The organizer will quantify accuracies of submittal predictions, and determine a winner.
We hope that scientific or engineering teams or individuals who are eager to develop their experiences and skills on evaluations of tsunami impacts, attend the blind prediction contest and this opportunity will contribute to their future technology developments.
This is the challenge to the humankind of all over the world!!
For more details, please visit official website.