42th Breakfast Meeting – Alternative Approaches to Healthcare Series-② “Civil Activities and Medical Services ～SAFECAST Approaches to Radiation Data～”
date : 3/14/2013
Normal 0 0 2 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 On the 14th March 2013 (Thursday), the Health and Global Policy Institute held its 42th Regular Breakfast Meeting. The meeting was titled “Civil Activities and Medical Services ～SAFECAST Approaches to Radiation Data～” and was the second part of the Alternative approaches to healthcare series.
On this occasion we had a talk from Mr. Pieter Franken, SAFECAST Japan Director and co-founder.
Following on from the Great East Japan Earthquake disaster and subsequent Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident on the 11 March 2011, great uneasiness and confusion was created by the lack of information and complicated details regarding radiation.
Around one week following the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident, a civic group named SAFECAST was established in order to try to combat this situation. This group was established not by experts in the nuclear field, but instead by the efforts of foreign members of a hackerspace community group.
Cooperating with the company Internation Medcom and Keio University, SAFECAST accumulated data through establishing a network of fixed and movable radiation sensors that covered the entire of Japan, including the evacuation zones. All of this data was subsequently released to the public via the internet. Through these activities, the team behind SAFECAST began to realize of the necessity of having far more data about the environment at a global scale, and are now attempting to expand the scope of these activities to cover the wider world.
At this Breakfast Meeting Pieter Franken discussed the history behind SAFECAST’s establishment, its activities and its plans for the future. In addition to this, we also heard his opinion on the power of civil activities and civil activity in Japan – areas which are also important in the healthcare field.
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“Civil Activities and Medical Services ～SAFECAST Approaches to Radiation Data～”
Mr. Pieter Franken, SAFECAST Japan Director and co-founder
■Time and Date
14th March 2013 (Thursday) 8：00～9：00
GARB Marunouchi （2-2-3 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo）
Registration deadline: 2013-03-13