Hokkaido Development Technology Center
Hokkaido Development Engineering Center (dec) is mainly aiming at making proposals and carrying out research, investigation and planning that are necessary for technology development for cold, snowy regions. dec also is engaged in promotion or application of its effort results. To introduce its achievements, dec is actively offering domestic and international opportunities including lectures, workshops and symposiums for exchange of knowledge and information.
The Hokkaido Development Engineering Center (dec) was established in 1982 as a voluntary organization by people with the same interests in various fields. In 1983, it made a fresh start as an incorporated body. Its research and other activities cover a wide range of fields including technology development for cold regions, regional development, tourism, development of industrial infrastructures, urban issues specific to cold, snowy regions and development of construction industries. With cooperation of other research institutes, de- researchers are presenting original research results that are characterized with their cold environment oriented focuses. To further develop technologies for cold, snowy regions, catching up global technology trends concerning cold regions, and cross-sectional cooperation between the public, private and academic arenas are necessary. See more