Management Strategy

Mid-Term Objectives(FY 2011 to FY 2015)

 The Port and Airport Research Institute (PARI) contributes to the smooth, efficient construction and maintenance of ports and airports by conducting surveys and technological research and development. PARI also works on making technical improvements to port and airport facilities. PARI maintains publicity, autonomy and transparency in its administration while managing its operations effectively as required of an independent administrative institution. Based on a review of its administration and operations, PARI will carry out its mission pertaining to land, infrastructure and transport policy while adhering to the mid-term objectives.

Focused Research Themes

  • Research on Infrastructure for Homeland Security
  • Research for the Creation of a Comfortable and Beautiful Homeland
  • Research on Infrastructure for a Vigorous Society and Economy

Mid-Term Plans(FY 2011 to FY 2015)

Strategic Management

  1. Development of PARI’s efficient management and operations through administrative strategy meetings held by the Board and discussions involving independent experts.
  2. Promotion of information-sharing with related governmental agencies and independent experts, as well as personnel exchanges and closer cooperation with governmental agencies for the prompt, appropriate integration of social and governmental needs.
  3. Development of an effective research environment through sufficient discussions between administrative staff and researchers of PARI as well as the appropriate inclusion of practical needs in management.

Focused Research Themes

 Considering social and governmental needs as well as their importance and urgency, the following research themes in the respective fields designated in the mid-term objectives are set:

1. Research on Infrastructure for Homeland Security

  1. Research on Seismic Disaster Prevention and Mitigation
  2. Research on Tsunami Disaster Prevention and Mitigation
  3. Research on Prevention and Mitigation of Disasters
    Caused by High Wave and Storm Surge

2. Research for the Creation of a Comfortable and Beautiful Homeland

  1. Research on Improving Water and Sediment Quarity in Enclosed Bay
  2. Research on Oil Spill and Rafts Respons
  3. Research on Conservation and Formation of SandyBeaches

3. Research on Infrastructure for a Vigorous Society and Economy

  1. Research on Upgrading Port and Airport Facilities
  2. Research on Strategic Maintenance for Port and Airport Facilities
  3. Research on Effective Use of Ocean Space and Renewable Energy

PARI’s Aims as a Research Institution

 PARI’s mission is to “contribute to the smooth, efficient construction and maintenance of ports and airports by conducting surveys and technological research and development, as well as to make technical improvements to port and airport facilities, thus ensuring the stability of people’s livelihoods and the sound development of society and the economy.”

 PARI has made considerable progress toward its goal of creating “technologies that contribute to the world.” As part of that mission, PARI seeks recognition of its research standards and achievements in terms of scientific development as well as the practical use of these achievements, both domestically and overseas. PARI continues to set the highest research standards.

PARI Operation Management

 PARI is strategically managed through prompt decisionmaking by the president and top managers. The following meetings and other activities are conducted to ensure comprehensive, broad-ranging considerations:

  1. Management strategy meetings: In-house meetings for decisions on important issues related to the core principles of PARI management
  2. Board of Directors: Weekly meetings involving all executives and division managers as well as the three section heads of the Research Planning and Administration Department
  3. Board of Councilors: Meetings to gather insights from independent experts
  4. External Evaluation Board: An expert body that objectively evaluates PARI’s research

 

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