The center consists of two sections, "Research and development field" and "Research and promotion field".
"Research and Development field" has three laboratories of disaster prevention targeting on natural disaster, such as earthquake, tsunami and floods. The three laboratories are Earthquake Disaster Research Laboratory, Tsunami engineering Laboratory and Disaster Potential Research Laboratory.
"Research and Promotion field" is to promote the research results and knowledge of disaster prevention to the society. Those are "Disaster Mitigation Research Laboratory" and "Library of natural disaster in Tohoku".
"Project Promotion" promotes the projects on disaster prevention in cooperation with other departments of Tohoku University, other universities, administration and companies.
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