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2009/2010 Annual Information
Forward Plans
Scientific Information - Forward Plans
Science Plan/Program/Project: All-sky imaging of electron and proton auroras at South Pole Station
Planned Operating Period: From     To 
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Name: Yusuke Ebihara
Job Title or Position: Associate Professor, Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University
Phone: +81-774-38-3346
Email: ebihara@rish.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Details/Description: In collabolation with NSF and Siena College, two all-sky imagers are installed at the South Pole Station for the purpose of observing the electron and proton auroras that appear in the cusp/cleft region and high-latitude auroral oval.
Link (URL): http://aurora.iar.nagoya-u.ac.jp/southpole/
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Science Plan/Program/Project: Bathymetric survey
Planned Operating Period: From     To 
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Organisation:
Name: Yukihiro Kato
Job Title or Position: Director, Hydrographic Surveys Div., Hydrographic and Oceanographic Dept., Japan Coast Guard
Phone: +81-3-5500-7120
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Details/Description: Bathymetric survey
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Science Plan/Program/Project: Biodiversity and material cycle of Antarctic terrestrial ecosystem in the changing environment
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Name: Satoshi Imura
Job Title or Position: Professor, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0602
Email: imura@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: Biodiversity of bacteria, protozoa, algae, mosses, lichens.  Material cycle of Carbon, Nitrogen, etc., and energy cycle by using stable isotope and field experiments in terrestrial ecosystem.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: Detailed geologic and petrologic analyses of the metamorphic evolution of the East Antarctic crust
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Name: Toshiaki  Tsunogae 
Job Title or Position: Associate Professor, Graduate School of Life and Environmenlat Sciences, the University of Tsukuba
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Email: tsunogae@geol.tsukuba.ac.jp
Details/Description: We will focus on pressure-temperature-time evolution of Precambrian high- and ultrahigh-temperature metamorphic rocks and related igneous rocks from the Lutzow Holm, Rainer, and Napier Complexes on the basis of detailed field survey, petrography, mineralogical study, high-P-T experiments, and geochronological study. Post-Neoproterozoic crustal evolution related to the thermal event within the Gondwana supercontinent will be also investigated.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: Development of balloon separated UAS for aerosol observations in Antarctica
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Organisation: Fukuoka University
Name: Masahiko Hayashi
Job Title or Position: Professor, Faculty of Science
Phone: +81-871-6631 ex.6168
Email: mhayashi@fukuoka-u.ac.jp
Details/Description: Developed System An UAV with payload of 1.5 kg is launched with a balloon. The UAV is seperated from balloon at preset altitude. the UAV returns to groud station by self controlled navigation. Measurements Aerosol size distrubution, Aerosol sample recovery
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Science Plan/Program/Project: Development of infrared and terahertz astronomy at Antarctica
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Name: Naomasa Nakai
Job Title or Position: Professor, Physics, Graduate School of Pure and Applied Sciences, University of Tsukuba
Phone: +81-29-853-4281
Email: nakai@physics.px.tsukuba.ac.jp
Details/Description: Astronomical observations of infrared-to-submillimeter wavelengths are developed at the Dome Fuji station, using various telescopes.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: Direct observations of unknown Antarctic Bottom Water and sea ice production/thickness by mooring system
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Name: Keiichiro Oshima
Job Title or Position: Professor, Institute of Low Tempareture Science, Hokkaido University
Phone: +81-11-706-5481
Email: ohshima@lowtem.hokudai.ac.jp
Details/Description: Mooring observations with Ice Profiling Sonar, ADCP, and MicroCat(CT-meter).
Link (URL): http://wwwod.lowtem.hokudai.ac.jp/kaiyodotai-e.html
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Science Plan/Program/Project: Earth's environmental change revealed by observing the Antarctic middle and upper atmosphere
Planned Operating Period: From     To 
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Name: Takuji Nakamura
Job Title or Position: Professor, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0656
Email: nakamura.takuji@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: Studies of various processes on the global atmospheric environmental change using Antarctic observations with (1) PANSY (Plan of ANtarctic SYowa MST/IS) radar, a large atmospheric radar and (2) a resonance lidar, which are to be developed in this research period, as well as (3) various instruments such as MF and HF radars, OH spectrometers, Rayleigh lidar, millimeter wave spectrometer etc. operated/developed already during the VIIth term.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: Ecological responses of Adelie penguins to environmental variability
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Name: Akinori Takahashi
Job Title or Position: Associate Professor, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0741
Email: atak@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: Foraging location, diving behaviour, feeding rate, under-ice prey field, diet composition, and reproductive success of Adelie penguins in Lutzow Holm Bay.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: Estimation of displacement rate due to Post Glacial Rebound by means of repeat Absolute Gravimetry and GPS measurement
Planned Operating Period: From     To 
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Name: Koichiro Doi
Job Title or Position: Associate Professor, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0701
Email: doi@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: Absolute gravity measurements and GPS measurements will be conducted on outcrop areas along Soya Coast and Prince Olav Coast to estimate vertical crustal movement rates associated with the Glacial Isostatic Adjustment (GIA).
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Science Plan/Program/Project: Experiments for remote data retrieval with wireless communication and long term continuous measurement to apply field GPS measurements
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Organisation:
Name: Koichiro Doi
Job Title or Position: Associate Professor, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0701
Email: doi@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: Experiments will be conducted to acquire field GPS data by means of wireless LAN, and to establish long-term automatic GPS observation system (especially power modules).
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Science Plan/Program/Project: Geodetic observations
Planned Operating Period: From     To 
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Name: Hidekazu Hoshino
Job Title or Position: Deputy Head of International Affairs Office Planning Dept. Geographical Survey Institute
Phone: +81-29-864-6264
Email: antarctic@gsi.go.jp
Details/Description: Precise Geodetic Survey Topographic mapping for using satellite image
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Science Plan/Program/Project: Greenhouse gas observations in the Antarctic stratosphere by using cryogenic whole air samplers
Planned Operating Period: From     To 
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Organisation:
Name: Shinji Morimoto
Job Title or Position: Professor, Tohoku University
Phone: +81-22-795-5780
Email: mon@m.tohoku.ac.jp
Details/Description: Concentrations and stable isotope ratios of the stratospheric greenhouse gases and related constituents.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: Hot water drilling on ice shelves for studying subshelf environment
Planned Operating Period: From     To 
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Organisation:
Name: Shin  Sugiyama
Job Title or Position: Lecturer, Institute of Low Temperature Science, Hokkkaido University
Phone: ++81-11-706-7441
Email: sugishin@lowtem.hokudai.ac.jp
Details/Description: To investigate environment under ice, we drill the ice sheet to the bed with a hot water drilling system. Boreholes are used to measure ice temperature, englacial and basal ice motion, and temperature and salinity of subshelf ocean water. Subglacial water and sediments are sampled for chemical, physical and biological analyses.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: Influence of Antarctic extreme environment on human physiological functions
Planned Operating Period: From     To 
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Organisation:
Name: Junichiro Yamauchi
Job Title or Position: Associate Professor, Graduate School of Human Health Sciences, Tokyo Metropolitan University
Phone: +81-42-677-2969
Email: yamauchi@tmu.ac.jp
Details/Description: The purpose of the present study is to investigate the influence of activity under Antarctic extreme environment or the low temperature stimulation on the neuromuscular activity and the energy metabolism in human. 
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Science Plan/Program/Project: Ionospheric observations
Planned Operating Period: From     To 
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Organisation:
Name: Tsutomu Nagatsuma
Job Title or Position: Research Mgr, Applied Electromagnetic Research Institute, NICT
Phone: +81-42-327-6095
Email: tnagatsu@nict.go.jp
Details/Description: Ionospheric vertical sounding Aurora radar observation Riometer absorption measurement
Link (URL): http://wdc.nict.go.jp/ionog/10c_viewer/o_index.html
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Science Plan/Program/Project: Medical researches on Antarctic expeditioners under extreme environment
Planned Operating Period: From     To 
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Organisation:
Name: Kentaro Watanabe
Job Title or Position: Professor, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0646
Email: kentaro@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: Psychological studies of JARE over-wintering personnel with tests / Survey for Legionella in Syowa Station area / Study on health and diet for expedition personnel / Physiological study on responses of expedition personnel in high altitude / Collaborative study with space medicine in Antarctica.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: Monitoring of Antarctic Atmosphere and Cryosphere
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Organisation:
Name: Makoto Wada
Job Title or Position: Professor, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0682
Email: wada@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: Observations of clouds, aerosols, atmospheric greenhouse gases at Syowa Station, ice sheet mass balance along inland traverse routes and sea ice thickness in Ongul Strait.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: Monitoring of Antarctic Biosphere
Planned Operating Period: From     To 
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Name: Satoshi Imura
Job Title or Position: Professor, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0602
Email: imura@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: Monitoring terrestrial ecosystem in the Syowa Station and Soya Coast areas and marine ecosystem in the Southern Ocean and population census of Adélie penguins in the Lützow-Holmbukuta area.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: Monitoring of Antarctic Earth System by Earth Observation Satellites
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Organisation:
Name: Hiroshi Miyaoka
Job Title or Position: Professor, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0662
Email: miyaoka@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: Data acquisition of polar-orbiting NOAA, DMSP, AQUA and TERRA satellites with L/S/X-band receiving facilities at Syowa Station.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: Monitoring of Antarctic Geosphere
Planned Operating Period: From     To 
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Name: Koichiro Doi
Job Title or Position: Associate Professor, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0701
Email: doi@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: Seismic observation at Syowa Station and Soya Coast (FDSN network), continuous observation of gravity with super-conducting gravimeter (GGP network),VLBI observations (IVS network), observation of sea level, and observation of ground temperature at Syowa Station.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: Monitoring of Antarctic Space and Upper Atomosphere
Planned Operating Period: From     To 
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Name: Hisao Yamagishi
Job Title or Position: Professor, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0657
Email: yamagisi@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: Optical observation of aurora, observation of geomagnetic field, riometer observation and ELF-VLF emission measurement at Syowa Station.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: Monitoring of sea ice condition and hydrographyical characteristics in the Indian sector of the Southern Ocean
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Organisation:
Name: Shuki Ushio
Job Title or Position: Associate Professor, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0676
Email: ushio@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: Measurement of sea ice thickness, ice concentration, water temperature/salinity profile, water current profile. Monitoring of vessel movement during ice navigation.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: Present evaluation and future prediction of the global environment in the framework of glacial-interglacial cycle
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Organisation:
Name: Hideaki Motoyama
Job Title or Position: Professor, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0680
Email: motoyama@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: ‘Antarctic cooling area‘ in the global climate system is composed of Antarctic Continent and Southern Ocean. A goal of this project is that the knowledge of the history of environmental change and the mechanism of its fluctuation during glacial - interglacial cycles should be advanced. And the accurate perspective to a future global environment change and necessary countermeasure based on the knowledge could be made.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: Responses of Antarctic marine ecosystems to global environmental changes with carbonate systems
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Organisation:
Name: Hiroshi Sasaki
Job Title or Position: Professor, Ishinomaki Senshu University
Phone: +81-225-22-7713 ex.3111
Email: sasaki@isenshu-u.ac.jp
Details/Description: (1) Temporal and spatial variability in carbonate systems in the Southern Ocean. (2)Ecological and biogeochemical studies of shelled pteropods. (3) Impact on aragonite pteropods due to ocean acidification.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: Seismology for Blue Earth & White Continent   - Characteristic seismic phenomena, heterogeneous structure, and geodynamics in the Antarctic -
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Name: Masaki Kanao
Job Title or Position: Associate Professor, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0713
Email: kanao@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: Deployment for significant number of broadband seismic stations both around the Lützow-Holm Bay region (JARE) and the Gamburtsev Province, East Antarctica (AGAP; IPY # 147).  
Link (URL): http://polaris.nipr.ac.jp/~pseis/
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Science Plan/Program/Project: Studies on plankton community structure and environment parameters
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Name: Takashi Ishimaru
Job Title or Position: Professor, Faculty of Marine Science, Department of Ocean Sciences, Tokyo University of Marine Scien
Phone: +81-3-5463-0524
Email: shimaru@kaiyodai.ac.jp
Details/Description: The community compositions of plankton at various depths as well as the vertical distributions of temperature, salinity and nutrients are annually observed for elucidating the environmental changes of the Southern Ocean.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: Study on the material cycle over the Southern Ocean and sea ice area by ship-born and balloon-born aerosol observations
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Organisation: Fukuoka University
Name: Masahiko Hayashi
Job Title or Position: Professor, Faculty of Science
Phone: +81-871-6631 ex.6168
Email: mhayashi@fukuoka-u.ac.jp
Details/Description: 1) Observation of optical property and aerosol concentration along the track of Shirase by ship borne instruments skyradiometer, condensation particle counter, optical particle counter, nephelometer, aethalometer, ceilometer 2) Observationof aerosol size distribution up to 30 km in altitude over Syowa Station by balloon borne optical particle counter.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: Study on the solar wind energy entry into the magnetosphere and the conjugacy of its response in the both polar regions
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Name: Hisao Yamagishi
Job Title or Position: Professor, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0657
Email: yamagisi@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: Study on the solar wind energy entry into the magnetosphere and the conjugacy of its response in the both polar regions using ground-based optical instruments, SuperDARN HF radars and magnetometer network installed around Syowa Station-Iceland gemagnetic conjugate pair stations.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: Tidal observation
Planned Operating Period: From     To 
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Organisation:
Name: Arata Sengoku
Job Title or Position: Director, Hydrographic and Oceanographic Dep., Japan Coast Guard
Phone: +81-3-3541-3815
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Details/Description: Tidal observation
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Science Plan/Program/Project: Weather observations
Planned Operating Period: From     To 
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Name: Motohisa Doi
Job Title or Position: Head, Office of Antarctic Observations, Observations Department, Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA)
Phone: +81-3-3211-8409
Email: antarctic@met.kishou.go.jp
Details/Description: Surface synoptic observation Upper-air observation Ozone observations (Total ozone, Umkehr, Ozonesonde, Surface ozone) Radiation observation Weather analysis
Link (URL): http://www.jma.go.jp/jma/indexe.html
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Science Activities in Previous Year
Scientific Information - Science Activities in Previous Year
Project Name/Number: Research Project : Exploratory Research Project : Biodiversity under extreme environment and genetic characteristics
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Hiroshi Kanda, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Diversity and genetic analysis for microorganisms in snow and ice of inland area / Diversity and genetic analysis for plants and animals in the ice-free area / Sampling of ice-cores near the ice-free area /Sampling of lake water, benthic plants and sedimet on the lake bottom
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Project Name/Number: Research Project : Exploratory Research Project : Program of the Antarctic Syowa MST/IS Radar
Discipline: Space and upper atmospheric sciences / Meteorology and glaciology
Principal Investigator: Masaki Tsutsumi, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Feasibility study of the MST/IS radar such as field survey and proto-type antenna test
Link (URL): http://pansy.nipr.ac.jp/index-e.html
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Project Name/Number: Research Project : Monitoring Observation : Long-term ecosystem monitoring program
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Hiroshi Kanda, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Monitoring of the marine top predators
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Project Name/Number: Research Project : Monitoring Observation : Long-term ecosystem monitoring program
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Hiroshi Kanda, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Monitoring of the marine top predators
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Project Name/Number: Research Project : Monitoring Observation : Long-term ecosystem monitoring program
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Hiroshi Kanda, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Monitoring of the marine top predators
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Project Name/Number: Research Project : Monitoring Observation : Long-term ecosystem monitoring program
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Hiroshi Kanda, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Monitoring of the marine top predators
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Project Name/Number: Research Project : Monitoring Observation : Long-term ecosystem monitoring program
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Hiroshi Kanda, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Monitoring of the marine top predators
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Project Name/Number: Research Project : Monitoring Observation : Long-term ecosystem monitoring program
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Hiroshi Kanda, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Monitoring of the marine top predators
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Project Name/Number: Research Project : Monitoring Observation : Long-term ecosystem monitoring program
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Hiroshi Kanda, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Monitoring of the marine top predators
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Project Name/Number: Research Project : Monitoring Observation : Long-term ecosystem monitoring program
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Hiroshi Kanda, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Monitoring of the marine top predators
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Project Name/Number: Research Project : Monitoring Observation : Long-term ecosystem monitoring program
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Hiroshi Kanda, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Monitoring of the marine top predators
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Project Name/Number: Research Project : Monitoring Observation : Long-term ecosystem monitoring program
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Hiroshi Kanda, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Monitoring of the marine top predators
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Project Name/Number: Research Project : Monitoring Observation : Long-term ecosystem monitoring program
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Hiroshi Kanda, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Observation of terrestrial and lake ecosystem
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Project Name/Number: Research Project : Monitoring Observation : Long-term monitoring of the upper atmosphere phenomena
Discipline: Space and upper atmospheric sciences
Principal Investigator: Hisao Yamagishi, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: All-sky monochromatic imaging of auroras / Meridian-scan photometer observation of auroral luminosity / Absolute value measurement of geomagnetic field / Three-component magnetic field variation measurement / Magnetic pulsation measurement / ELF-VLF emission measurement / Broad-beam riometer observation / Imaging riometer observation
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Project Name/Number: Research Project : Monitoring Observation : Monitoring of change in geosphere
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Kazuo Shibuya, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Maintenance of IGS-GPS and IDS-DORIS at Syowa Station
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Project Name/Number: Research Project : Monitoring Observation : Monitoring of change in geosphere
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Kazuo Shibuya, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: on-ice GPS measurement to validate height change / Broadband and short-period seismic observations in the FDSN network / Installation of corner reflector for ALOS/PALSAR / Maintenance of IGS-GPS and IDS-DORIS at Syowa Station / VLBI observations in the IVS network / Observation of sea level change and ocean bottom pressure gauge / Superconducting gravimeter observations in the GGP network
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Project Name/Number: Research Project : Monitoring Observation : Monitoring of change in geosphere
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Kazuo Shibuya, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Installation of corner reflector for ALOS/PALSAR
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Project Name/Number: Research Project : Monitoring Observation : Monitoring of change in geosphere
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Kazuo Shibuya, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Broadband and short-period seismic observations in the FDSN network
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Project Name/Number: Research Project : Monitoring Observation : Monitoring of change in geosphere
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Kazuo Shibuya, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Observation of sea level change and ocean bottom pressure gauge
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Project Name/Number: Research Project : Monitoring Observation : Monitoring of change in geosphere
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Kazuo Shibuya, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Maintenance of IGS-GPS and IDS-DORIS at Syowa Station
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Project Name/Number: Research Project : Monitoring Observation : Monitoring of change in geosphere
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Kazuo Shibuya, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Maintenance of IGS-GPS and IDS-DORIS at Syowa Station
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Project Name/Number: Research Project : Monitoring Observation : Monitoring of change in geosphere
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Kazuo Shibuya, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Maintenance of IGS-GPS and IDS-DORIS at Syowa Station
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Project Name/Number: Research Project : Monitoring Observation : Monitoring of change in geosphere
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Kazuo Shibuya, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Monitoring of ground temperature
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Project Name/Number: Research Project : Monitoring Observation : Monitoring of change in geosphere
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Kazuo Shibuya, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Maintenance of IGS-GPS and IDS-DORIS at Syowa Station
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Project Name/Number: Research Project : Monitoring Observation : Monitoring of change in geosphere
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Kazuo Shibuya, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Monitoring of ground temperature
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Project Name/Number: Research Project : Monitoring Observation : Monitoring of change in geosphere
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Kazuo Shibuya, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Maintenance of IGS-GPS and IDS-DORIS at Syowa Station
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Project Name/Number: Research Project : Monitoring Observation : Monitoring of change in geosphere
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Kazuo Shibuya, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Broadband and short-period seismic observations in the FDSN network
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Project Name/Number: Research Project : Monitoring Observation : Monitoring of change in geosphere
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Kazuo Shibuya, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: on-ice GPS measurement to validate height change
Link (URL):
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Project Name/Number: Research Project : Monitoring Observation : Monitoring of climate change in the Antarctic -Observation of the atmosphere, ice sheet and ocean-
Discipline: Meteorology and glaciology
Principal Investigator: Makoto Wada, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Monitoring of aerosol and clouds / Monitoring of atmospheric minor constituents (Greenhouse gases)
Link (URL):
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Project Name/Number: Research Project : Monitoring Observation : Monitoring of environmental changes in polar region by remote sensing satellites
Discipline: Inter-Disciplinary
Principal Investigator: Hiroshi Miyaoka, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Data acquisition of polar-orbiting NOAA, DMSP, AQUA and TERRA satellites with newly installed L/S/X-band receiving facilities
Link (URL): http://polaris.nipr.ac.jp/~dmsp/ http://www.nipr.ac.jp/center/SATELLITE/noaa_data_j.html
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Project Name/Number: Research Project : Ordinary Research Project : Evolution and dispersion of supercontinents and mantle processes
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Yoichi Motoyoshi, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Broadband seismometer deployment on Antarctic continent at IPY - Antarctic Arrays
Link (URL):
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Project Name/Number: Research Project : Ordinary Research Project : Evolution and dispersion of supercontinents and mantle processes
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Yoichi Motoyoshi, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Geological survey in the Sør Rondane Mountains
Link (URL):
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Project Name/Number: Research Project : Ordinary Research Project : Human Biology and Medicine under the Polar Environments
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Kentaro Watanabe, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Physiological study on responses of expedition personnel in high altitude / Collaborative study with space medicine in Antarctica
Link (URL):
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Project Name/Number: Research Project : Ordinary Research Project : Human Biology and Medicine under the Polar Environments
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Kentaro Watanabe, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Psychological studies of JARE over-wintering personnel with tests / Survey for Legionella in Syowa Station area / Study on health and diet for expedition personnel / Collaborative study with space medicine in Antarctica
Link (URL):
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Project Name/Number: Research Project : Ordinary Research Project : Reconstruction of Cenozoic Antarctic ice sheet and southern ocean history and investigation into the cause of the global environmental change
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Hideki Miura, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Reconstruction of Cenozoic Antarctic ice sheet history and weathering environments around the inland Sør-Rondane mountains
Link (URL):
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Project Name/Number: Research Project : Ordinary Research Project : Studies on climate processes and ecosystem dynamics in polar regions
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Tsuneo Odate, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Ecological studies on Antarctic terrestrial & lake environments
Link (URL):
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Project Name/Number: Research Project : Ordinary Research Project : Studies on climate processes and ecosystem dynamics in polar regions
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Tsuneo Odate, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Ecological studies on Antarctic terrestrial & lake environments
Link (URL):
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Project Name/Number: Research Project : Ordinary Research Project : Studies on systems for climate change and ice sheet change, by introducing new observational methods and technologies
Discipline: Meteorology and glaciology
Principal Investigator: Shuji Fujita, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Oversnow traverse to Dome Fuji Station
Link (URL):
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Project Name/Number: Research Project : Ordinary Research Project : Studies on systems for climate change and ice sheet change, by introducing new observational methods and technologies
Discipline: Meteorology and glaciology
Principal Investigator: Shuji Fujita, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Oversnow traverse to Dome Fuji Station
Link (URL):
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Project Name/Number: Research Project : Ordinary Research Project : Studies on systems for climate change and ice sheet change, by introducing new observational methods and technologies
Discipline: Meteorology and glaciology
Principal Investigator: Shuji Fujita, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Oversnow traverse to Dome Fuji Station
Link (URL):
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Project Name/Number: Research Project : Ordinary Research Project : Studies on systems for climate change and ice sheet change, by introducing new observational methods and technologies
Discipline: Meteorology and glaciology
Principal Investigator: Shuji Fujita, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Oversnow traverse to Dome Fuji Station
Link (URL):
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Project Name/Number: Research Project : Ordinary Research Project : Study of formation and evolution of terrestrial planet
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Hideyasu Kojima, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Meteorite search around the Sør Rondane Mountains
Link (URL):
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Project Name/Number: Research Project : Prioritized Research Project : Study on coupling processes between polar lower atmosphere and ocean
Discipline: Meteorology and glaciology Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Makoto Wada, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Dynamics of Dimethylsulfide(DMS) in the polar ocean
Link (URL):
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Project Name/Number: Research Project : Prioritized Research Project : Study on coupling processes between polar lower atmosphere and ocean
Discipline: Meteorology and glaciology Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Makoto Wada, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Continuous measurement of atmospheric oxygen/nitrogen ratio
Link (URL):
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Project Name/Number: Research Project : Prioritized Research Project : Study on coupling processes between polar upper atmosphere and lower atmosphere
Discipline: Space and upper atmospheric sciences
Principal Investigator: Natso Sato, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Unmanned magnetometer observation with near real-time data transfer
Link (URL):
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Project Name/Number: Research Project : Prioritized Research Project : Study on coupling processes between polar upper atmosphere and lower atmosphere
Discipline: Meteorology and glaciology
Principal Investigator: Natsuo Sato, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Aerosol observation
Link (URL):
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Project Name/Number: Research Project : Prioritized Research Project : Study on coupling processes between polar upper atmosphere and lower atmosphere
Discipline: Space and upper atmospheric sciences
Principal Investigator: Natsuo Sato, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Unmanned magnetometer observation with near real-time data transfer
Link (URL):
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Project Name/Number: Research Project : Prioritized Research Project : Study on coupling processes between polar upper atmosphere and lower atmosphere
Discipline: Space and upper atmospheric sciences
Principal Investigator: Natsuo Sato, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Unmanned magnetometer observation with near real-time data transfer
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Project Name/Number: Research Project : Prioritized Research Project : Study on coupling processes between polar upper atmosphere and lower atmosphere
Discipline: Space and upper atmospheric sciences
Principal Investigator: Natsuo Sato, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Unmanned magnetometer observation with annual data collection
Link (URL):
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Project Name/Number: Research Project : Prioritized Research Project : Study on coupling processes between polar upper atmosphere and lower atmosphere
Discipline: Space and upper atmospheric sciences
Principal Investigator: Natsuo Sato, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Unmanned magnetometer observation with annual data collection
Link (URL):
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Project Name/Number: Research Project : Prioritized Research Project : Study on coupling processes between polar upper atmosphere and lower atmosphere
Discipline: Space and upper atmospheric sciences
Principal Investigator: Natsuo Sato, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Unmanned magnetometer observation with near real-time data transfer
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Project Name/Number: Research Project : Prioritized Research Project : Study on coupling processes between polar upper atmosphere and lower atmosphere
Discipline: Space and upper atmospheric sciences
Principal Investigator: Natsuo Sato, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Unmanned magnetometer observation with near real-time data transfer
Link (URL):
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Project Name/Number: Research Project : Prioritized Research Project : Study on coupling processes between polar upper atmosphere and lower atmosphere
Discipline: Space and upper atmospheric sciences
Principal Investigator: Natsuo Sato, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Unmanned magnetometer observation with near real-time data transfer
Link (URL):
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Project Name/Number: Research Project : Prioritized Research Project : Study on coupling processes between polar upper atmosphere and lower atmosphere
Discipline: Space and upper atmospheric sciences
Principal Investigator: Natsuo Sato, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Unmanned magnetometer observation with annual data collection
Link (URL):
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Project Name/Number: Research Project : Prioritized Research Project : Study on coupling processes between polar upper atmosphere and lower atmosphere
Discipline: Space and upper atmospheric sciences
Principal Investigator: Natsuo Sato, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Meso-pause temperature measurement by OH airglow / MF radar observation of lower-thermosphere and mesosphere wind / Atmospheric electric field observation by field-mill instrument / All-sky TV camera observation of rapid auroral motion / All-sky imaging of proton auroras / Meteor radar observation of lower-thermosphere wind and temperature / Super DARN HF radar observation / ELF atmospherics observation / Telemetry data reception of "Reimei" satellite
Link (URL):
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Project Name/Number: Research Project : Routine Observation : Geodetic observations
Discipline: Geodesy
Principal Investigator: Hidekazu Hoshino, Deputy Head of International Affairs Office Planning Dept., Geographical Survey Institute
Main Activity/ Remarks: Precise Geodetic Survey
Link (URL):
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Project Name/Number: Research Project : Routine Observation : Geodetic observations
Discipline: Geodesy
Principal Investigator: Hidekazu Hoshino, Deputy Head of International Affairs Office Planning Dept., Geographical Survey Institute
Main Activity/ Remarks: Precise Geodetic Survey
Link (URL):
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Project Name/Number: Research Project : Routine Observation : Geodetic observations
Discipline: Geodesy
Principal Investigator: Hidekazu Hoshino, Deputy Head of International Affairs Office Planning Dept., Geographical Survey Institute
Main Activity/ Remarks: Precise Geodetic Survey
Link (URL):
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Project Name/Number: Research Project : Routine Observation : Geodetic observations
Discipline: Geodesy
Principal Investigator: Hidekazu Hoshino, Deputy Head of International Affairs Office Planning Dept., Geographical Survey Institute
Main Activity/ Remarks: Precise Geodetic Survey
Link (URL):
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Project Name/Number: Research Project : Routine Observation : Geodetic observations
Discipline: Geodesy
Principal Investigator: Hidekazu Hoshino, Deputy Head of International Affairs Office Planning Dept., Geographical Survey Institute
Main Activity/ Remarks: Precise Geodetic Survey
Link (URL):
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Project Name/Number: Research Project : Routine Observation : Geodetic observations
Discipline: Geodesy
Principal Investigator: Hidekazu Hoshino, Deputy Head of International Affairs Office Planning Dept., Geographical Survey Institute
Main Activity/ Remarks: Precise Geodetic Survey
Link (URL):
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Project Name/Number: Research Project : Routine Observation : Geodetic observations
Discipline: Geodesy
Principal Investigator: Hidekazu Hoshino, Deputy Head of International Affairs Office Planning Dept., Geographical Survey Institute
Main Activity/ Remarks: Precise Geodetic Survey
Link (URL):
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Project Name/Number: Research Project : Routine Observation : Geodetic observations
Discipline: Geodesy
Principal Investigator: Hidekazu Hoshino, Deputy Head of International Affairs Office Planning Dept., Geographical Survey Institute
Main Activity/ Remarks: Precise Geodetic Survey
Link (URL):
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Project Name/Number: Research Project : Routine Observation : Geodetic observations
Discipline: Geodesy
Principal Investigator: Hidekazu Hoshino, Deputy Head of International Affairs Office Planning Dept., Geographical Survey Institute
Main Activity/ Remarks: Precise Geodetic Survey
Link (URL):
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Project Name/Number: Research Project : Routine Observation : Geodetic observations
Discipline: Geodesy
Principal Investigator: Hidekazu Hoshino, Deputy Head of International Affairs Office Planning Dept., Geographical Survey Institute
Main Activity/ Remarks: Precise Geodetic Survey
Link (URL):
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Project Name/Number: Research Project : Routine Observation : Geodetic observations
Discipline: Geodesy
Principal Investigator: Hidekazu Hoshino, Deputy Head of International Affairs Office Planning Dept., Geographical Survey Institute
Main Activity/ Remarks: Precise Geodetic Survey
Link (URL):
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Project Name/Number: Research Project : Routine Observation : Geodetic observations
Discipline: Geodesy
Principal Investigator: Hidekazu Hoshino, Deputy Head of International Affairs Office Planning Dept., Geographical Survey Institute
Main Activity/ Remarks: Precise Geodetic Survey
Link (URL):
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Project Name/Number: Research Project : Routine Observation : Geodetic observations
Discipline: Geodesy
Principal Investigator: Hidekazu Hoshino, Deputy Head of International Affairs Office Planning Dept., Geographical Survey Institute
Main Activity/ Remarks: Precise Geodetic Survey
Link (URL):
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Project Name/Number: Research Project: Monitoring Observation: Long-term ecosystem monitoring program
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Hiroshi Kanda, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Observation of plankton and sea environmental parameters
Link (URL):
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Project Name/Number: Research Project: Monitoring Observation: Monitoring of change in geosphere
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Kazuo Shibuya, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Maintenance of IGS-GPS and IDS-DORIS at Syowa Station
Link (URL):
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Project Name/Number: Research Project: Monitoring Observation: Monitoring of change in geosphere
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Kazuo Shibuya, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Observation of sea level change and ocean bottom pressure gauge
Link (URL):
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Project Name/Number: Research Project: Monitoring Observation: Monitoring of change in geosphere
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Kazuo Shibuya, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Maintenance of IGS-GPS and IDS-DORIS at Syowa Station
Link (URL):
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Project Name/Number: Research Project: Monitoring Observation: Monitoring of change in geosphere
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Kazuo Shibuya, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Broadband and short-period seismometer observations in the FDSN network
Link (URL):
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Project Name/Number: Research Project: Monitoring Observation: Monitoring of climate change in the Antarctic - Observation of the atmosphere, ice sheet and ocean
Discipline: Meteorology and glaciology
Principal Investigator: Makoto Wada, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Monitoring of ice sheet change
Link (URL):
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Project Name/Number: Research Project: Monitoring Observation: Monitoring of climate change in the Antarctic - Observation of the atmosphere, ice sheet and ocean -
Discipline: Meteorology and glaciology
Principal Investigator: Makoto Wada, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Monitoring of sea ice and ocean variations in the Indian Sector of the Southern Ocean
Link (URL):
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Project Name/Number: Research Project: Ordinary Research Project: Human Biology and Medicine under the Polar Environments
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Kentaro Watanabe, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Collaborative study with space medicine in Antarctica
Link (URL):
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Project Name/Number: Routine Observation : Bathymetric survey
Discipline: Oceanography
Principal Investigator: Arata Sengoku, Director, Hydrographic Surveys Division, Hydrographic and Oceanographic Department, Japan Coast Guard
Main Activity/ Remarks: Bathymetric survey
Link (URL):
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Project Name/Number: Routine Observation : Geodetic observations
Discipline: Geodesy
Principal Investigator: Hidekazu Hoshino, Deputy Head of International Affairs Office Planning Dept., Geographical Survey Institute
Main Activity/ Remarks: Topographic mapping for using satellite image
Link (URL):
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Project Name/Number: Routine Observation : Ionospheric observations
Discipline: Ionospheric Research
Principal Investigator: Tsutomu Nagatsuma, Research Manager, Applied Electromagnetic Research Center, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology
Main Activity/ Remarks: Ionospheric vertical sounding / Aurora radar observation / Riometer absorption measurement
Link (URL): http://wdc.nict.go.jp/ionog/10c_viewer/o_index.html
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Project Name/Number: Routine Observation : Tidal observation
Discipline: Oceanography
Principal Investigator: Satoshi Sato, Director, Environmental and Oceanographic Research Division Hydrographic and Oceanographic Department, Japan Coast Guard
Main Activity/ Remarks: Tidal observation
Link (URL):
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Project Name/Number: Routine Observation : Weather observations
Discipline: Meteorology
Principal Investigator: Motohisa Doi, Head, Office of Antarctic Observations, Observations Department, Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA)
Main Activity/ Remarks: Ozone Layer observation / Upper-air observation / Surface synoptic observation / Weather analysis / Ozonesonde observation / Surface ozone concentration observation / Solar Radiation observation
Link (URL):
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Station Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Stations
Name: Syowa
Type: Wintering
Location:
Site Name: Syowa   Lat: 69º 00´ 25´´ S   Long: 39º 35´ 01´´ E  
Maximum Population: 130
Medical Facilities: Minimum required surgical operation facilities and dental emergency facilities are equipped. Two medical doctors stay at the station.
Remarks / Description: Location: Higashi -Ongul To, Lützow –Holmbukta Elevation: 29.18m Established: January 29, 1957 Major / Field Activities: Oversnow traverse to Dome Fuji Station / Biological observations in Lützow-Holmbukta area / Geological and geomorphological survey and meteorite search in the Sør Rondane Mountains
Name: Dome Fuji
Type: Summer
Location:
Site Name: Dome Fuji   Lat: 77º 19´ 01´´ S   Long: 39º 42´ 12´´ E  
Maximum Population: 8
Medical Facilities: None
Remarks / Description: Region: The top of Dronning Maud Land / Date Established: 1995 / Elevation: 3,810m
Operating Period: From: November To: February

Vessels Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Vessels
Name: R/V Shirase
Country of Registry: Japan
Number of Voyages: 1
Maximum Crew: 179
Maximum Passengers: 80
Remarks:
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Areas of Operation Purpose
29 Nov 2009 Fremantle, Australia 17 Mar 2010 Sydney, Australia The transportation of cargos and personnel / The support of oceanographic researches

Aircrat Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Aircraft
Type: AS350B2 (chartered by Australia)
Category:
Period From: 29/12/2009
Period To: 26/02/2010
Remarks: Flying area: Syowa Station and its vicinity and Zhongshan Station (China).
Type: CH101 (Japan)
Category:
Period From: 17/12/2009
Period To: 13/02/2010
Remarks: Flying area: Lützow –Holmbukta, Prinsesse Ragnhild Kyst and Kronprins olav Kyst areas.
Type: Ilyushin-76TD and BT-67 (DROMLAN)
Category:
Period From:
Period To:
Remarks: Period Of Flights: Between November 2009 and February 2010 / Five expeditioners came in Syowa Station and eleven expeditioners came in Sør Rondane Mts. in November 2009. Four of them returned to Cape Town and the others flew to Syowa Station in February 2010.

Research Rockets Report
Military
Vessel-Based Report
Operational Information - Non Governmental Expeditions - Vessel-Based Operations
No new information have been provided during the reported period.

Land-Based Operations
Operational Information - Non Governmental Expeditions - Land-Based Operations
No new information have been provided during the reported period.

Denial of Authorizations
Aircrat Report
Compliance with the Protocol Report
Environmental Information - Compliance with the Protocol
Title of Measure: Revision of the Ministerial Ordinance of “the Law relating to Protection of the Environment in Antarctica.”
Description of Measure: The Government of Japan worked to implement the Measures, new and revised management plans for ASPAs adopted at the 32st Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting (ATCM) held in USA, through revision of the Ministerial Ordinance of “the Law relating to Protection of the Environment in Antarctica.”
Date of Effect: 16/07/2009

Contingency Plans Report
Environmental Impact Assessment: Procedures Report
Environmental Information - Environmental Impact Assessment (Procedures)
No new procedures were established during this reporting period.

Environmental Impact Assessment Report
Environmental Information - Environmental Impact Assessment (IEE/CEE List - Annex I)
Type: IEE
Title: 51th Japanese Antarctic Research Expeditions
Organization(s) responsible: Headquarters of the Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition
Activity: Construction
Topics: - Construction / operation of facilities
Locations: Site name: Syowa station
Latitude: 69°00´S
Latitude: 39°35´E
Period/length of the activity:
Decision/Comment: No more than a minor or transitory impact

Environmental Impact Assessment - Follow-up Activities Report
Conservation of Fauna and Flora Report
Environmental Information - Conservation of Fauna and Flora
Permit Number:
Permit Period: Date begin:     Date end: 
Species: algae
Location:
Site Name: Syowa   Lat: 69º 00´ 25´´ S   Long: 39º 35´ 01´´ E  
Action: Taking
Taking: Plant Removal
Amount: 50kg
Purpose: Research
Removal or Disposal: No
Remarks:
Event or Project Name/Number: 51th Japanese Antarctic Research Expeditions

Waste Management Plans Report
Environmental Information - Waste Disposal and Waste Management (Waste Management Plans)
Title: Waste Management Guide
Fixed Site/Field Camp/Ship: Station and field
Objective: Management of field Wastes, Station Wastes
Implementation Report: Disposal of wastes in the stations and fields is implemented in accordance with Annex III of the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty and the relevant national legislation. Sewage and gray water from summer accommodation are treated by non-biological method (Coagulation-Sedimentation Method), and Sewage and gray water from winter accommodation are treated by contact aeration process and the treated water is discharged into the sea. All the wastes are sorted and treated properly. Combustible wastes are disposed of by a two-stage incinerator. The ash is taken back to Japan. Wet food waste is treated by a dehydrating instrument. The residue is directly taken back to Japan or incinerated and its ash is also taken back to Japan. The other waste is taken back to Japan.
Contact Point:
Organisation:
Name: Kenji Ishizawa
Job Title or Position: Head of Logistics Section, National Institute of Polar Research
Phone: +81-42-512-0779
Email: ishizawa@nipr.ac.jp

Waste Management Inventory of Past Activities Report
Environmental Information - Waste Disposal and Management (Inventory of Past Activities)
Activity Type: Scientific observation
Location:
Site Name: Asuka   Lat71º 31´ 34´´ S   Long24º 08´ 17´´ E  
Description of Activity: It was established on March 26, 1985 and had been occupied to 1991. It is closed.
Period of Activity: Date begin:     Date end: 
Remaining Equipment or Facilities: Five huts including diesel generators, communication antennas and a small wind turbine.
Activity Type: Logistic Support
Location:
Site Name: Mizuho   Lat70º 41´ 53´´ S   Long44º 19´ 54´´ E  
Description of Activity: It was established on July 21, 1970 and had been occupied until 1986. It is closed.
Period of Activity: Date begin:     Date end: 
Remaining Equipment or Facilities: Five huts including diesel generators, communication antennas and an observation tower.

Prevention of Marine Pollution: Measures Report
Environmental Information - Prevention of Marine Pollution
Description of Measure: In Japan, the Law relating to Protection of the Environment in Antarctica (Antarctic Environment Law) entered into force on 14th January 1998, on the same day when the Protocol itself entered into force. Since then, Japan has worked for the full implementation of the Protocol through the Antarctic Environment Law. According to the Antarctic Environment Law, in principle, no person shall engage in any activity in Antarctica other than Antarctic Activity Plan that has been certified by the Minister of the Environment, Japan. No person shall burn, bury, discharge abandon, or otherwise dispose of waste in Antarctica, including marine areas, except by the methods stipulated in the Antarctic Environment Law.

Area Protection and Management: Measures Report
Environmental Information - Area Protection and Management (Measures)
No new measures have been adopted during the reported period.

Area Protection and Management: Permit, Visit and Activities Report
Environmental Information - Area Protection and Management (Permit, Visit and Activities)
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  141    Name:  Yukidori Valley, Langhovde, Lützow-Holm Bay (More Details)
Permit Number:
Number of people: Permitted to enter  5   That actually entered: 
Permit Period: From:  27 Dec 2009   To:  25 Feb 2010
Purpose: Research
Summary of activities: Taking moss and algal specimens and soil from the area for ecological and physiological researches.
Event or project name/number:
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  141    Name:  Yukidori Valley, Langhovde, Lützow-Holm Bay (More Details)
Permit Number:
Number of people: Permitted to enter  6   That actually entered: 
Permit Period: From:  14 Dec 2009   To:  15 Feb 2010
Purpose: Long-term monitoring
Summary of activities: Taking image records for monitoring flora in fixed quadrates and their maintenance.
Event or project name/number:
ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  141    Name:  Yukidori Valley, Langhovde, Lützow-Holm Bay (More Details)
Permit Number:
Number of people: Permitted to enter  4   That actually entered: 
Permit Period: From:  27 Dec 2009   To:  25 Feb 2010
Purpose: Research
Summary of activities: Taking moss and algal specimens and soil from the area for ecological and physiological researches.
Event or project name/number:

Area Protection and Management: Change or Damage Report
Environmental Information - Area Protection and Management (Change or Damage)
No change or damage was observed during this reporting period.

Activities Undertaken in Cases of Emergencies Report
General Report