"Geo Mirai" Communication Vehicle
Aiming to enhance face-to-face dialogue with the public, especially the young generation, NUMO has been carrying out a series of interactive events, with its communication vehicle, "Geo Mirai" in various places including science museums, commercial facilities and parks. At the event, visitors can learn about geological disposal from multiple angles as follows.
Image from a 3D animation
A short animation introduces the geological disposal project in plain language.
Visitors can learn swelling and sealing characteristics of bentonite clay and feel how it works as an engineered barrier.
Hands-on exhibits, e.g. a real scale model of the multiple barrier system and drawers of geological formations, are installed in the vehicle.
Families checking out VR displays
Visitors can also experience virtual travel to geological disposal facilities.
Children answer to a quiz from Pepper.
A communication robot, "Pepper" attracts children and it encourages more people to participate in events.
Number of locations, days and visitors to events
FY2014: 27 venues, 38 days, 12,445 people
FY2015: 29 venues, 53 days, 16,892 people
FY2016: 33 venues, 69 days, 28,891 people
FY2017: 35 venues, 60 days, 25,980 people