As an Environmental Planner, ERI is making an effort to establish appropriate environmental policies through
accurate forecasting, analysis and evaluation of data and information.
We have been accumulating satisfactory results through contract research
projects with the National Government, such as Ministry of Environment,
and many Local and Municipal Governments. In these projects, we help establish
Environmental Management Plans (long term comprehensive plan of national
and municipal levels) or Guidelines and variou environmental policy making
of the administration sectors.
|Environmental Survey, Forecasting and Evaluation
Environmental Impact Assessment is the major decision making procedure
for various development projets. ERI has been accumlating vast experiences
of environmental survey, forecasting and evaluation for the environmental
impact assessment in Japan, supported by sophisticated enviromental information
system originally developed by ERI.The major target development projects
are such as urban development, highway construction, waste incineration
plant site selection and so on. In addition to those development prjects,
the accidents such as a strand of tanker or local wars. Our clients are
not only the proponents of the development plans, but also the local citizens
to be affected by the projects. Especially for the assesment of the air
pollution from the stacks of incineration plants, our special 3 dimensional
air dispersion modeling is to be applied for more detail and accurate analysis
of impact from the emission sources.
|Development of Environmental Information Systems
ERI's Original Computer Software products are powerful tools for effective environmental
administration as well as local citizens and NGOs. These systems are applicable
not only to Environmental Impact Assessments but also to various administrative
public relations projects. Personal computer aided environmental information
systems are useful to promote public understanding and participation in
environmental policy making processes. Good information systems are indispensable
to keep people aware of environmental issues.
ERI is now developing the advanced network information service systems
to provide the established function of the ERI's original softwares through
web sites from all over the world.This will be quite helpful for environmental
education in universities, NGOs and private industries.
Air Pollution Simulation System for Stationary Sources (SUPER AIR)
Air Pollution Simulation System for Mobile Sources (SUPER HIWAY)
Noise Pollution & Vibration Simulation System for Stationary and Mobile
Sources [SUPER NOISE (P)(H)(A), SUPER VIB (P)(H)]
Water Pollution & Tide Simulation System for River, Lake and Bay (SUPER WATER , SUPER TIDE)
Mesh Analysis and Map System for City Planning and Civil Engineering (SUPER MESH, SUPER MAP)
|Chemical Substances Analysis and Reserach
ERI has been playing an important role as chemical substance analysis under
partnership with Maxxam Analytics Inc (Ontario, Canada). ERI has been providing high quality and reasonable price in toxic substance
like Dioxines/Furans, PCBs, heavy metals, PAHs and other classical toxics.
The target matrices are wide varaieties such as soil, environmental water,
discharge water, leakage, plants, tissues, pesticides and industrial products.
New Laboratory of Maxxam Analytics Inc. Ontario Canada
Our Research Papers on Ambient Air Dioxin presented at
International Symposium on
Halogenated Environmental Organic Pollutants and POPs
|Independent Research Activities
ERI has been playing an important role as an independent NGO Research Institute
through presentations and advice based on voluntary research projects.
- Development of Alternative Energy Technologies.
- Prediction of Automobile Exhaust Gas (CO2) in the Greater Tokyo Area.
- Defects of Environmental Consideration in the process of implementing
Official Development Assistance(ODA).
- Impact of the Gulf War on the Global Environment.
- Environmental Consideration of Business Sectors in Japan.
- Impact Assessment of the tanker strand accidents happend in Japan Sea
(the case of Nahotka) and in Tokyo Bay (the case of Diamond Grace).
- Accumurative and area-wide environmental impact assessment of waste incineration
plants in Tokorozawa Region.
-Risk Assessment and communication on Dioxin Pollution with local residents
in Tokorozawa, Hinode, Ryugasaki so on focusing on the incineration plants
and also the final disposal site.
-Ambient air dioxin concentration level analysis by using pine needle as
an effective bio monitor.
-Analysis of heavy metals dispersion from the waste incineration plants
in urban areas.
-Analysis of mussel shells dioxin concentration to evaluate the pollution
levels of Japanese costal areas.
ERI promotes international cooperation to solve various environmental problems
with advanced environmental information analysis technologies and talented
specialists that assist in environmental policy making.
Promotion of Environmental Education
Establishment of "Ecological Soundness" and "Sustainable
Development"is the world's top priority concern for the new century.
ERI promotes effective environmental education through research projects
and original computer software applicable to school children's education
and also to the training of administrative staff of environmental departments
as well as NGOs.
Forcused Waste Manegement and Citizen Involvment
Presentation by T.Aoyama and K.Ikeda
at East Coast Environmental Conference
in Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA