Our Mission

To benefit society by promoting the development and realization of Digital Earth

Japanese Chapter of the International Society for Digital Earth

Chair: Prof. Hiromichi Fukui (Vice-president and Professor, Chubu University, Japan)

About the Japanese Chapter of International Society for Digital Earth (Japanese ISDE Chapter)

The Japanese ISDE Chapter was approved by ISDE Council in Sydney, Australia in April 2017.


Supported by the International Digital Earth Applied Science Research Center (IDEAS) of Chubu University, the Japanese ISDE Chapter has been devoted to conducting and promoting Digital Earth research in Japan since IDEAS was accredited as the “Joint usage / research center for Digital Earth to address emerging complex systemic problems” by Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) on April 1, 2014. Since the accreditation, 80 to 100 researchers from about 40 institutions have participated in the joint research every year.


Via joint usage / research, the Japanese ISDE Chapter promotes research and development of Digital Earth, working with researchers in a wide range of areas, including GIS, remote sensing, information sciences, and social sciences. It also makes 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.



Dr. Satoru Sugita

Email: satoru@isc.chubu.ac.jp