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2010/2011 Annual Information
Forward Plans
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-H3: Influence of Antarctic extreme environment on human physiological functions
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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: 8-H4: Experiments for remote data retrieval with wireless communication and long term continuous measurement to apply field GPS measurements
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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: 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: 8-J1: Earth's environmental change revealed by observing the Antarctic middle and upper atmosphere
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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: 8-J2: Responses of Antarctic marine ecosystems to global environmental changes with carbonate systems
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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: 8-J3: Present evaluation and future prediction of the global environment in the framework of glacial-interglacial cycle
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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: 8-MB1: Population census of Adélie penguins
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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: Census of Adélie penguins at rockeries in the Sôya Kaigan area is carried out in mid-November and early December. Number of the penguins and the pairs are counted.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-MB2-5: Marine ecosystem monitoring
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Name: Mitsuo Fukuchi
Job Title or Position: Professor, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0740
Email: fukuchi@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: Oceanographic observations in the Southern Ocean along the cruise track of R/V Shirase are carried out between Fremantle and Sydney. Surface water is pumped up to measure physical, chemical and biological parameters, including Chlorophyll a and pCO2 concentrations. Water collections at some depths and plankton collections are carried out at stations, including those in ice covered areas.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-MB6: Monitoring study on Antarctic terrestrial ecosystem
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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: Environmental parameters of lakes in the Skarvsnes area are monitored. Flora and environmental parameters are monitored at fixed points along the Yukidori Zawa in Langhovde. Soil samples for analyzing micro-organisms including algae are collected in fixed points near Syowa Station.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-MG1: Monitoring study on change in geosphere in Antarctica (winter)
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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: Monitoring of a fixed point location in Syowa Station is carried out with a DORIS antenna operating all year-round. Seismometers are installed to monitor earthquakes at Syowa Station and four sites on the Sôya Kaigan all year-round. Ground temperature is monitored all year-round at sites near the Zakuro Ike in Langhovde and near the Ô-ike, in Nisi-Ongul Tô. VLBI experiments are carried out 6-8 times a year using a mult-purpose 11 meter diameter dish and gravity is monitored with a super-conductivity gravimeter at Syowa Station. Tide is monitored near Syowa Station with a GPS buoy all year-round.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-MG2: Monitoring study on change in geosphere in Antarctica (summer)
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Organisation:
Name: Yoshifumi  Nogi
Job Title or Position: Professor, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0603
Email: nogi@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: Monitoring observations of fixed point coordinates in bare rock areas in the Lützow-Holmbukta and the Riiser-Larsen Mountains areas are carried out with GPS receivers for about 24 hours each every summer. Ocean gravity and geomagnetism are measured on board the R/V Shirase from Fremantle to Sydney. Sea bottom pressure is monitored with a pressure gauge installed and recovered every summer on the sea bottom about 4000 meter deep in the Southern Ocean.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-MP1: Monitoring of atmospheric greenhouse gases and related constituents
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Name: Shinji Morimoto
Job Title or Position: Professor, Tohoku University
Phone: +81-22-795-5780
Email: mon@m.tohoku.ac.jp
Details/Description: Monitoring of atmospheric CO2, CH4 and CO is carried out all year-round at Syowa Station. Atmospheric O2 is also monitored. Atmosphere is collected periodically and brought back to Japan for further analyses.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-MP2: Surface-based remote-sensing observation of clouds and aerosol
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Name: Masataka Shiobara
Job Title or Position: Associate Professor, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0678
Email: shio@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: All-sky images are recorded every 10 minutes to monitor cloud cover at Syowa Station all year-round. Vertical distribution of cloud aerosols are monitored continuously with a micro-pulse lidar at Syowa Station. A sky radiometer is installed at Syowa Station to monitor solar radiation from mid-August to early May.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-MP3: Observations of aerosol size distributions
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Organisation:
Name: Masataka Shiobara
Job Title or Position: Associate Professor, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0678
Email: shio@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: Size distribution of aerosol is monitored continuously at Syowa Station all year-round.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-MP4: Monitoring of Antarctic ice sheet mass balance
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Name: Hideaki Motoyama
Job Title or Position: Professor, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0680
Email: motoyama@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: Monitoring sea ice thickness and depth of snow along a route from Syowa Station to S16 site via Tottuki Misaki is carried out as much as possible all year-round. Snow gauges at S16 site and route waypoints are measured during inland traverse, when implemented.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-MS1: Data Acquisition of Earth Observation Satellites in the Antarctic
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Name: Hiroshi Miyaoka
Job Title or Position: Professor, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0662
Email: miyaoka@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: Data acquisition of NOAA, DMSP, AQUA and TERRA satellites with L/S/X-band receiving system
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-MU1: Optical observation of auroras
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Organisation:
Name: Akira  Kadokura
Job Title or Position: Professor, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0663
Email: kadokura@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: Auroras are monitored with all-sky electric imagers (EAI and PAI) and a CCD camera from late February to early October at Syowa Station.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-MU2: Riometer Observation
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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: A riometer observation is conducted with two sets of antenna arrays all year-round at Syowa Station and on Nisi-Ongul Tô.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-MU3: Observation of natural electromagnetic waves
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Organisation:
Name: Hisao Yamagishi
Job Title or Position: Professor, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0657
Email: yamagisi@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: Natural electromagnetic waves are monitored all year-round on Nisi-Ongul Tô, where artificial noise level is low.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-MU4: Geomagnetism observation
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Organisation:
Name: Akira  Kadokura
Job Title or Position: Professor, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0663
Email: kadokura@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: Absolute geomagnetism is observed every month and relative observation is conducted continuously at Syowa Station.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-P1: 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: 8-P10: Hot water drilling on ice shelves for studying subshelf environment
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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: 8-P11: 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 R/V 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: 8-P12: Ecological responses of Adélie 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 Adélie penguins in Lützow-Holmbukta.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-P13: 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: 8-P14: Medical researches on Antarctic expeditioners under extreme environment
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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 the Syowa Station area / Study on health and diet of expedition personnel.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-P17: ‘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-Holmbukta region (JARE) and the Gamburtsev Province, East Antarctica (AGAP; IPY # 147).  
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-P18: Estimation of displacement rate due to Post Glacial Rebound by means of repeat Absolute Gravimetry and GPS measurement
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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 Sôya Kaigan and Kronprins Olav Kyst to estimate vertical crustal movement rates associated with the Glacial Isostatic Adjustment (GIA).
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-P3: 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: 8-P5: 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).
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-P6: Monitoring of sea ice condition and hydrographical 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: 8-Routine Observation: Bathymetric survey
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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: 8-Routine Observation: Geodetic observations
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Organisation:
Name: Hidekatsu Saito
Job Title or Position: Deputy Director of International Affairs Div., Planning Dept., GSI
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: 8-Routine Observation: Ionospheric observations
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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: 8-Routine Observation: Tidal observation
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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: 8-Routine Observation: Weather observations
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Organisation:
Name: Kouji  Kawashima
Job Title or Position: Head, Office of Antarctic Observations, Observations Department, JMA
Phone: +81-3-3211-8409
Email: antarctic@met.kishou.go.jp
Details/Description: - Surface synoptic observation - Upper-air observation - Ozonesonde observation (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: 7-J51W: Research : Exploratory Research: Biodiversity under extreme environment and genetic characteristics
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Hiroshi Kanda, Professor, 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 sediments on the lake bottom
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Project Name/Number: 7-J51W: Research : Exploratory Research: Program of the Antarctic Syowa MST/IS Radar
Discipline: Space and upper atmospheric sciences Meteorology and glaciology
Principal Investigator: Masaki Tsutsumi, Associate Professor, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Feasibility study of the MST/IS radar such as field survey and proto-type antenna test
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Project Name/Number: 7-J51W: Research : Monitoring Observation: Long-term ecosystem monitoring program
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Hiroshi Kanda, Professor, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Observation of terrestrial and lake ecosystem
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Project Name/Number: 7-J51W: Research : Monitoring Observation: Long-term ecosystem monitoring program
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Hiroshi Kanda, Professor, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Monitoring of the marine top predators
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Project Name/Number: 7-J51W: Research : Monitoring Observation: Long-term ecosystem monitoring program
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Hiroshi Kanda, Professor, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Monitoring of the marine top predators
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Project Name/Number: 7-J51W: Research : Monitoring Observation: Long-term ecosystem monitoring program
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Hiroshi Kanda, Professor, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Monitoring of the marine top predators
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Project Name/Number: 7-J51W: Research : Monitoring Observation: Long-term ecosystem monitoring program
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Hiroshi Kanda, Professor, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Monitoring of the marine top predators
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Project Name/Number: 7-J51W: Research : Monitoring Observation: Long-term ecosystem monitoring program
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Hiroshi Kanda, Professor, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Observation of plankton and sea environmental parameters
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Project Name/Number: 7-J51W: Research : Monitoring Observation: Long-term ecosystem monitoring program
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Hiroshi Kanda, Professor, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Monitoring of the marine top predators
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Project Name/Number: 7-J51W: Research : Monitoring Observation: Long-term ecosystem monitoring program
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Hiroshi Kanda, Professor, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Monitoring of the marine top predators
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Project Name/Number: 7-J51W: Research : Monitoring Observation: Long-term ecosystem monitoring program
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Hiroshi Kanda, Professor, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Monitoring of the marine top predators
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Project Name/Number: 7-J51W: Research : Monitoring Observation: Long-term ecosystem monitoring program
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Hiroshi Kanda, Professor, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Monitoring of the marine top predators
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Project Name/Number: 7-J51W: Research : Monitoring Observation: Long-term ecosystem monitoring program
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Hiroshi Kanda, Professor, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Monitoring of the marine top predators
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Project Name/Number: 7-J51W: Research : Monitoring Observation: Long-term ecosystem monitoring program
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Hiroshi Kanda, Professor, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Monitoring of the marine top predators
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Project Name/Number: 7-J51W: Research : Monitoring Observation: Long-term monitoring of the upper atmosphere phenomena
Discipline: Space and upper atmospheric sciences
Principal Investigator: Hisao Yamagishi, Professor, 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: 7-J51W: Research : Monitoring Observation: Monitoring of change in geosphere
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Kazuo Shibuya, Professor, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: - Monitoring of ground temperature
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Project Name/Number: 7-J51W: Research : Monitoring Observation: Monitoring of change in geosphere
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Kazuo Shibuya, Professor, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: - Broadband and short-period seismometer observations in the FDSN network - Maintenance of IGS-GPS and IDS-DORIS at Syowa Station
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Project Name/Number: 7-J51W: Research : Monitoring Observation: Monitoring of change in geosphere
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Kazuo Shibuya, Professor, 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: 7-J51W: Research : Monitoring Observation: Monitoring of change in geosphere
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Kazuo Shibuya, Professor, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: - Broadband and short-period seismometer observations in the FDSN network - Installation of corner reflector for ALOS/PALSAR
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Project Name/Number: 7-J51W: Research : Monitoring Observation: Monitoring of change in geosphere
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Kazuo Shibuya, Professor, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: On-ice GPS measurement to validate height chang
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Project Name/Number: 7-J51W: Research : Monitoring Observation: Monitoring of change in geosphere
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Kazuo Shibuya, Professor, 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: 7-J51W: Research : Monitoring Observation: Monitoring of change in geosphere
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Kazuo Shibuya, Professor, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: - On-ice GPS measurement to validate height change - Broadband and short-period seismometer 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: 7-J51W: Research : Monitoring Observation: Monitoring of change in geosphere
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Kazuo Shibuya, Professor, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: - Broadband and short-period seismometer observations in the FDSN network - Maintenance of IGS-GPS and IDS-DORIS at Syowa Station
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Project Name/Number: 7-J51W: Research : Monitoring Observation: Monitoring of change in geosphere
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Kazuo Shibuya, Professor, 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: 7-J51W: Research : Monitoring Observation: Monitoring of change in geosphere
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Kazuo Shibuya, Professor, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: - Broadband and short-period seismometer observations in the FDSN network - Maintenance of IGS-GPS and IDS-DORIS at Syowa Station
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Project Name/Number: 7-J51W: Research : Monitoring Observation: Monitoring of change in geosphere
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Kazuo Shibuya, Professor, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Monitoring of ground temperature
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Project Name/Number: 7-J51W: Research : 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, Professor, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: - Monitoring of aerosol and clouds - Monitoring of atmospheric minor constituents (Greenhouse gases)
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Project Name/Number: 7-J51W: Research : 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, Professor, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Monitoring of ice sheet change
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Project Name/Number: 7-J51W: Research : 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, Professor, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Monitoring of sea ice and ocean variations in the Indian Sector of the Southern Ocean
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Project Name/Number: 7-J51W: Research : Monitoring Observation: Monitoring of environmental changes in polar region by remote sensing satellites
Discipline: Inter-Disciplinary
Principal Investigator: Hiroshi Miyaoka, Associate Professor, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Data acquisition of NOAA, DMSP, AQUA and TERRA satellites
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Project Name/Number: 7-J51W: Research : Ordinary Research: Evolution and dispersion of supercontinents and mantle processes
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Yoichi Motoyoshi, Professor, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Broadband seismometer deployment on Antarctic continent at IPY - Antarctic Arrays
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Project Name/Number: 7-J51W: Research : Ordinary Research: Human Biology and Medicine under the Polar Environments
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Kentaro Watanabe, Professor, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: - Collaborative study with space medicine in Antarctica
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Project Name/Number: 7-J51W: Research : Ordinary Research: Human Biology and Medicine under the Polar Environments
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Kentaro Watanabe, Professor, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: - Collaborative study with space medicine in Antarctica
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Project Name/Number: 7-J51W: Research : Ordinary Research: Human Biology and Medicine under the Polar Environments
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Kentaro Watanabe, Professor, 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
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Project Name/Number: 7-J51W: Research : Ordinary Research: Studies on climate processes and ecosystem dynamics in polar regions
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Tsuneo Odate, Professor, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Ecological studies on Antarctic terrestrial & lake environments
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Project Name/Number: 7-J51W: Research : Ordinary Research: Studies on climate processes and ecosystem dynamics in polar regions
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Tsuneo Odate, Professor, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Ecological studies on Antarctic terrestrial & lake environments
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Project Name/Number: 7-J51W: Research : Prioritized Research: Study on coupling processes between polar lower atmosphere and ocean
Discipline: Meteorology and glaciology
Principal Investigator: Makoto Wada, Professor, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Continuous measurement of atmospheric oxygen/nitrogen ratio
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Project Name/Number: 7-J51W: Research : Prioritized Research: Study on coupling processes between polar upper atmosphere and lower atmosphere
Discipline: Meteorology and glaciology
Principal Investigator: Natsuo Sato, Deputy Director, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Aerosol observation
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Project Name/Number: 7-J51W: Research : Prioritized Research: Study on coupling processes between polar upper atmosphere and lower atmosphere
Discipline: Space and upper atmospheric sciences
Principal Investigator: Natsuo Sato, Deputy Director, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Unmanned magnetometer observation with near real-time data transfer
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Project Name/Number: 7-J51W: Research : Prioritized Research: Study on coupling processes between polar upper atmosphere and lower atmosphere
Discipline: Space and upper atmospheric sciences
Principal Investigator: Natsuo Sato, Deputy Director, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Unmanned magnetometer observation with annual data collection
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Project Name/Number: 7-J51W: Research : Prioritized Research: Study on coupling processes between polar upper atmosphere and lower atmosphere
Discipline: Space and upper atmospheric sciences
Principal Investigator: Natsuo Sato, Deputy Director, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Unmanned magnetometer observation with near real-time data transfer
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Project Name/Number: 7-J51W: Research : Prioritized Research: Study on coupling processes between polar upper atmosphere and lower atmosphere
Discipline: Space and upper atmospheric sciences
Principal Investigator: Natsuo Sato, Deputy Director, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Unmanned magnetometer observation with near real-time data transfer
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Project Name/Number: 7-J51W: Research : Prioritized Research: Study on coupling processes between polar upper atmosphere and lower atmosphere
Discipline: Space and upper atmospheric sciences
Principal Investigator: Natsuo Sato, Deputy Director, 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
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Project Name/Number: 7-J51W: Research : Prioritized Research: Study on coupling processes between polar upper atmosphere and lower atmosphere
Discipline: Space and upper atmospheric sciences
Principal Investigator: Natsuo Sato, Deputy Director, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Unmanned magnetometer observation with near real-time data transfer
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Project Name/Number: 7-J51W: Research : Prioritized Research: Study on coupling processes between polar upper atmosphere and lower atmosphere
Discipline: Space and upper atmospheric sciences
Principal Investigator: Natsuo Sato, Deputy Director, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Unmanned magnetometer observation with near real-time data transfer
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Project Name/Number: 7-J51W: Research : Prioritized Research: Study on coupling processes between polar upper atmosphere and lower atmosphere
Discipline: Space and upper atmospheric sciences
Principal Investigator: Natsuo Sato, Deputy Director, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Unmanned magnetometer observation with annual data collection
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Project Name/Number: 7-J51W: Research : Prioritized Research: Study on coupling processes between polar upper atmosphere and lower atmosphere
Discipline: Space and upper atmospheric sciences
Principal Investigator: Natsuo Sato, Deputy Director, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Unmanned magnetometer observation with annual data collection
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Project Name/Number: 7-J51W: Research : Routine Observation: Weather observations
Discipline: Meteorology
Principal Investigator: Kouji Kawashima, 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
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Project Name/Number: 7-J51W: 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
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Project Name/Number: 8-J52S: Advanced measurements of sea ice in the huge Antarctic coastal polynya by mooring system
Discipline: Oceanography, Sea ice
Principal Investigator: Keiichiro Oshima, Professor, Institute of Low Tempareture Science, Hokkaido University
Main Activity/ Remarks: Recovery of two moorings (CD1 and CD2) deployed during JARE-51.
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Project Name/Number: 8-J52S: ‘Seismology for Blue Earth & White Continent’ - Characteristic seismic phenomena, heterogeneous structure, and geodynamics in the Antarctic -
Discipline: Geoscience / Seismology
Principal Investigator: Masaki Kanao, Associate Professor, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Deployment for significant number of broadband seismic stations both around the Lützow-Holm Bay region (JARE/GARNET) and the Gamburtsev Province, East Antarctica (AGAP/GAMSEIS; IPY # 147).
Link (URL): http://polaris.nipr.ac.jp/~pseis/
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Project Name/Number: 8-J52S: Advanced measurements of sea ice in the huge Antarctic coastal polynya by mooring system
Discipline: Oceanography, Sea ice
Principal Investigator: Keiichiro Oshima, Professor, Institute of Low Tempareture Science, Hokkaido University
Main Activity/ Remarks: Recovery of two moorings (CD1 and CD2) deployed during JARE-51.
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Project Name/Number: 8-J52S: Development of infrared and terahertz astronomy at Antarctica
Discipline: Astronomy
Principal Investigator: Naomasa Nakai, Professor, Physics, Graduate School of Pure and Applied Sciences, University of Tsukuba
Main Activity/ Remarks: Measurements of precipitable water vapor
Link (URL): http://mcba11.phys.unsw.edu.au/~plato-f/index.html
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Project Name/Number: 8-J52S: Estimation of displacement rate due to Post Glacial Rebound by means of repeat Absolute Gravimetry and GPS measurement
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Koichiro Doi, Associate Professor, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Preliminary survey of candidate sites for absolute gravity and GPS measurement
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Project Name/Number: 8-J52S: Geodetic observations
Discipline: Geodesy
Principal Investigator: Hidekatsu Saito, Deputy Director of International Affairs Div., Planning Dept., Geospatial Information Authority of Japan
Main Activity/ Remarks: Precise Geodetic Survey
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Project Name/Number: 8-J52S: Monitoring of sea ice condition and hydrographical characteristics in the Indian sector of the Southern Ocean
Discipline: Physical oceanography, Sea ice physics
Principal Investigator: Shuki Ushio, Associate Professor, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: - 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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Project Name/Number: 8-J52S: Observation of the Southern Ocean with surface drifters
Discipline: Physical oceanography
Principal Investigator: Shuki Ushio, Associate Professor, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Deployment of seven surface drifters for measurement of ocean circulation
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Project Name/Number: 8-J52S: Others: Acquisition of video images for repeat photography along the coast of Lützow-Holmbukta
Discipline: Glaciology
Principal Investigator: Takashi Saito, DPRI, Kyoto University
Main Activity/ Remarks: Acquisition of still and video images from small helicopter to compare 10-years and 20-years ago along the coast of Lützow-Holmbukta
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Project Name/Number: 8-J52S: Others: Advanced measurements of sea ice in the huge Antarctic coastal polynya by mooring system
Discipline: Sea ice
Principal Investigator: Keiichiro Oshima, Professor, Institute of Low Tempareture Science, Hokkaido University
Main Activity/ Remarks: Microwave sea-ice measurement
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Project Name/Number: 8-J52S: Others: Measurements of CO2 concentration and temperature profile during firn air sampling
Discipline: Paleoclimate, ice physics
Principal Investigator: Kenji Kawamura, Associate Professor, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Firn air smapling and temperatuer profile from shallow borehole (~112m).
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Project Name/Number: 8-J52S: Others: Study of ocean variability by Argo floa
Discipline: Oceanography
Principal Investigator: Toshio Suga, Doctor of Science, JAPAN Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
Main Activity/ Remarks: Ocean monitoring
Link (URL): http://www.jamstec.go.jp/ARGO/argo_web/argo/index_e.html
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Project Name/Number: 8-J52S: Others: Study of ocean variability by Argo floa
Discipline: Oceanography
Principal Investigator: Toshio Suga, Doctor of Science, JAPAN Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
Main Activity/ Remarks: Ocean monitoring
Link (URL): http://www.jamstec.go.jp/ARGO/argo_web/argo/index_e.html
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Project Name/Number: 8-J52S: Research : Ordinary Research: ‘Seismology for Blue Earth & White Continent’ - Characteristic seismic phenomena, heterogeneous structure, and geodynamics in the Antarctic -
Discipline: Geoscience / Seismology
Principal Investigator: Masaki Kanao, Associate Professor, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Deployment for significant number of broadband seismic stations both around the Lützow-Holm Bay region (JARE/GARNET) and the Gamburtsev Province, East Antarctica (AGAP/GAMSEIS; IPY # 147).
Link (URL): http://polaris.nipr.ac.jp/~pseis/
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Project Name/Number: 8-J52S: Research : Ordinary Research: ‘Seismology for Blue Earth & White Continent’ - Characteristic seismic phenomena, heterogeneous structure, and geodynamics in the Antarctic -
Discipline: Geoscience / Seismology
Principal Investigator: Masaki Kanao, Associate Professor, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Deployment for significant number of broadband seismic stations both around the Lützow-Holm Bay region (JARE/GARNET) and the Gamburtsev Province, East Antarctica (AGAP/GAMSEIS; IPY # 147).
Link (URL): http://polaris.nipr.ac.jp/~pseis/
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Project Name/Number: 8-J52S: Research : Ordinary Research: ‘Seismology for Blue Earth & White Continent’ - Characteristic seismic phenomena, heterogeneous structure, and geodynamics in the Antarctic -
Discipline: Geoscience / Seismology
Principal Investigator: Masaki Kanao, Associate Professor, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Deployment for significant number of broadband seismic stations both around the Lützow-Holm Bay region (JARE/GARNET) and the Gamburtsev Province, East Antarctica (AGAP/GAMSEIS; IPY # 147).
Link (URL): http://polaris.nipr.ac.jp/~pseis/
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Project Name/Number: 8-J52S: Research : Ordinary Research: ‘Seismology for Blue Earth & White Continent’ - Characteristic seismic phenomena, heterogeneous structure, and geodynamics in the Antarctic -
Discipline: Geoscience / Seismology
Principal Investigator: Masaki Kanao, Associate Professor, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Deployment for significant number of broadband seismic stations both around the Lützow-Holm Bay region (JARE/GARNET) and the Gamburtsev Province, East Antarctica (AGAP/GAMSEIS; IPY # 147).
Link (URL): http://polaris.nipr.ac.jp/~pseis/
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Project Name/Number: 8-J52S: Research : Ordinary Research: ‘Seismology for Blue Earth & White Continent’ - Characteristic seismic phenomena, heterogeneous structure, and geodynamics in the Antarctic -
Discipline: Geoscience / Seismology
Principal Investigator: Masaki Kanao, Associate Professor, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Deployment for significant number of broadband seismic stations both around the Lützow-Holm Bay region (JARE/GARNET) and the Gamburtsev Province, East Antarctica (AGAP/GAMSEIS; IPY # 147).
Link (URL): http://polaris.nipr.ac.jp/~pseis/
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Project Name/Number: 8-J52S: Research : Ordinary Research: ‘Seismology for Blue Earth & White Continent’ - Characteristic seismic phenomena, heterogeneous structure, and geodynamics in the Antarctic -
Discipline: Geoscience / Seismology
Principal Investigator: Masaki Kanao, Associate Professor, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Deployment for significant number of broadband seismic stations both around the Lützow-Holm Bay region (JARE/GARNET) and the Gamburtsev Province, East Antarctica (AGAP/GAMSEIS; IPY # 147).
Link (URL): http://polaris.nipr.ac.jp/~pseis/
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Project Name/Number: 8-J52S: Research : Ordinary Research: ‘Seismology for Blue Earth & White Continent’ - Characteristic seismic phenomena, heterogeneous structure, and geodynamics in the Antarctic -
Discipline: Geoscience / Seismology
Principal Investigator: Masaki Kanao, Associate Professor, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Deployment for significant number of broadband seismic stations both around the Lützow-Holm Bay region (JARE/GARNET) and the Gamburtsev Province, East Antarctica (AGAP/GAMSEIS; IPY # 147).
Link (URL): http://polaris.nipr.ac.jp/~pseis/
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Project Name/Number: 8-J52S: Research : Ordinary Research: ‘Seismology for Blue Earth & White Continent’ - Characteristic seismic phenomena, heterogeneous structure, and geodynamics in the Antarctic -
Discipline: Geoscience / Seismology
Principal Investigator: Masaki Kanao, Associate Professor, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Deployment for significant number of broadband seismic stations both around the Lützow-Holm Bay region (JARE/GARNET) and the Gamburtsev Province, East Antarctica (AGAP/GAMSEIS; IPY # 147).
Link (URL): http://polaris.nipr.ac.jp/~pseis/
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Project Name/Number: 8-J52S: Research : Ordinary Research: All-sky imaging of electron and proton auroras at South Pole Station
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Principal Investigator: Yusuke Ebihara, Associate Professor, Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University
Main Activity/ Remarks: In collaboration with Siena University and National Science Foundation, all-sky imaging of aurora had been conducted at the South Pole Station during the austral winter season between April to August 2010. Two all-sky imagers are located in the elevated station, and are remotely controlled. The data was transferred to U.S. and Japan via a satellite link, and was collected on site. The data is open for public at the web.
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Project Name/Number: 8-J52S: Research : Ordinary Research: Biodiversity and material cycle of Antarctic terrestrial ecosystem in the changing environment
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Satoshi Imura, Professor, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Sampling of bryophyte, lichen, algae, fungi and bacteria
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Project Name/Number: 8-J52S: Research : Ordinary Research: Detailed geologic and petrologic analysis of the metamorphic evolution of the East Antarctic crust
Discipline: Geology
Principal Investigator: Toshiaki Tsunogae, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba
Main Activity/ Remarks: Field geological survey, sample collections, and structural measurements on high-grade metamorphic rocks in the Lützow-Holmbukta Complex
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Project Name/Number: 8-J52S: Research : Ordinary Research: Development of infrared and terahertz astronomy at Antarctica
Discipline: Astronomy
Principal Investigator: Naomasa Nakai, Professor, Professor, Physics, Graduate School of Pure and Applied Sciences, University of Tsukuba
Main Activity/ Remarks: - Installation of year-round site evaluation instruments and a telescope - Study on the seeing and infrared sky condition
Link (URL): http://mcba11.phys.unsw.edu.au/~plato-f/index.html
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Project Name/Number: 8-J52S: Research : Ordinary Research: Direct observations of unknown Antarctic Bottom Water and sea ice production/thickness by mooring system
Discipline: Oceanography
Principal Investigator: Keiichiro Oshima, Professor, Institute of Low Tempareture Science, Hokkaido University
Main Activity/ Remarks: Deployment of moorings with acoustic Doppler profiler, current meter, conductivity-temperature recorder and thermistor
Link (URL): http://wwwod.lowtem.hokudai.ac.jp/kaiyodotai-e.html
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Project Name/Number: 8-J52S: Research : Ordinary Research: Direct observations of unknown Antarctic Bottom Water and sea ice production/thickness by mooring system
Discipline: Oceanography
Principal Investigator: Keiichiro Oshima, Professor, Institute of Low Tempareture Science, Hokkaido University
Main Activity/ Remarks: Deployment of moorings with acoustic Doppler profiler, current meter, conductivity-temperature recorder and thermistor
Link (URL): http://wwwod.lowtem.hokudai.ac.jp/kaiyodotai-e.html
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Project Name/Number: 8-J52S: Research : Ordinary Research: Direct observations of unknown Antarctic Bottom Water and sea ice production/thickness by mooring system
Discipline: Oceanography
Principal Investigator: Keiichiro Oshima, Professor, Institute of Low Tempareture Science, Hokkaido University
Main Activity/ Remarks: Deployment of moorings with acoustic Doppler profiler, current meter, conductivity-temperature recorder and thermistor
Link (URL): http://wwwod.lowtem.hokudai.ac.jp/kaiyodotai-e.html
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Project Name/Number: 8-J52S: Research : Ordinary Research: Direct observations of unknown Antarctic Bottom Water and sea ice production/thickness by mooring system
Discipline: Oceanography
Principal Investigator: Keiichiro Oshima, Professor, Institute of Low Tempareture Science, Hokkaido University
Main Activity/ Remarks: Deployment of moorings with acoustic Doppler profiler, current meter, conductivity-temperature recorder and thermistor
Link (URL): http://wwwod.lowtem.hokudai.ac.jp/kaiyodotai-e.html
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Project Name/Number: 8-J52S: Research : Ordinary Research: Direct observations of unknown Antarctic Bottom Water and sea ice production/thickness by mooring system
Discipline: Oceanography
Principal Investigator: Keiichiro Oshima, Professor, Institute of Low Tempareture Science, Hokkaido University
Main Activity/ Remarks: Deployment of moorings with acoustic Doppler profiler, current meter, conductivity-temperature recorder and thermistor
Link (URL): http://wwwod.lowtem.hokudai.ac.jp/kaiyodotai-e.html
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Project Name/Number: 8-J52S: Research : Ordinary Research: Ecological responses of Adélie penguins to environmental variability
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Akinori Takahashi, Associate Professor, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Foraging location, diving behaviour, feeding rate, under-ice prey field, diet composition, and reproductive success of Adélie penguins were examined at a breeding colony in Langhovde area in Lützow-Holmbukta
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Project Name/Number: 8-J52S: Research : Ordinary Research: Estimation of displacement rate due to Post Glacial Rebound by means of repeat Absolute Gravimetry and GPS measurement
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Koichiro Doi, Associate Professor, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Preliminary survey of candidate sites for absolute gravity and GPS measurement
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Project Name/Number: 8-J52S: Research : Ordinary Research: Estimation of displacement rate due to Post Glacial Rebound by means of repeat Absolute Gravimetry and GPS measurement
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Koichiro Doi, Associate Professor, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Preliminary survey of candidate sites for absolute gravity and GPS measurement
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Project Name/Number: 8-J52S: Research : Ordinary Research: Estimation of displacement rate due to Post Glacial Rebound by means of repeat Absolute Gravimetry and GPS measurement
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Koichiro Doi, Associate Professor, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Preliminary survey of candidate sites for absolute gravity and GPS measurement
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Project Name/Number: 8-J52S: Research : Ordinary Research: Estimation of displacement rate due to Post Glacial Rebound by means of repeat Absolute Gravimetry and GPS measurement
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Koichiro Doi, Associate Professor, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Preliminary survey of candidate sites for absolute gravity and GPS measurement
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Project Name/Number: 8-J52S: Research : Ordinary Research: Estimation of displacement rate due to Post Glacial Rebound by means of repeat Absolute Gravimetry and GPS measurement
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Koichiro Doi, Associate Professor, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Preliminary survey of candidate sites for absolute gravity and GPS measurement
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Project Name/Number: 8-J52S: Research : Ordinary Research: Estimation of displacement rate due to Post Glacial Rebound by means of repeat Absolute Gravimetry and GPS measurement
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Koichiro Doi, Associate Professor, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Preliminary survey of candidate sites for absolute gravity and GPS measurement
Link (URL):
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Project Name/Number: 8-J52S: Research : Ordinary Research: Estimation of displacement rate due to Post Glacial Rebound by means of repeat Absolute Gravimetry and GPS measurement
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Koichiro Doi, Associate Professor, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Preliminary survey of candidate sites for absolute gravity and GPS measurement
Link (URL):
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Project Name/Number: 8-J52S: Research : Ordinary Research: Estimation of displacement rate due to Post Glacial Rebound by means of repeat Absolute Gravimetry and GPS measurement
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Koichiro Doi, Associate Professor, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Preliminary survey of candidate sites for absolute gravity and GPS measurement
Link (URL):
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Project Name/Number: 8-J52S: Research : Ordinary Research: Estimation of displacement rate due to Post Glacial Rebound by means of repeat Absolute Gravimetry and GPS measurement
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Koichiro Doi, Associate Professor, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Preliminary survey of candidate sites for absolute gravity and GPS measurement
Link (URL):
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Project Name/Number: 8-J52S: Research : Ordinary Research: Medical researches on Antarctic expeditioners under extreme environment
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Kentaro Watanabe, Professor, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Validation of fatigue relieving medication for expedition personnel during summer season
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Project Name/Number: 8-J52S: Research : Ordinary Research: Monitoring of sea ice condition and hydrographical characteristics in the Indian sector of the Southern Ocean
Discipline: Sea ice physics
Principal Investigator: Shuki Ushio, Associate Professor, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Measurement of landfast-ice thickness near Syowa Station
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Project Name/Number: 8-J52S: Research : Ordinary Research: Study on the material cycle over the Southern Ocean and sea ice area by ship-born and balloon-born aerosol observations
Discipline: Atmospheric sciences
Principal Investigator: Masahiko Hayashi, Professor, Faculty of Science, Fukuoka University
Main Activity/ Remarks: 2) Observationof aerosol size distribution up to 30 km in altitude over Syowa Station by balloon borne optical particle counter
Link (URL):
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Project Name/Number: 8-J52S: Research : Ordinary Research: Study on the solar wind energy entry into the magnetosphere and the conjugacy of its response in the both polar regions
Discipline: Space and upper atmosphere sciences
Principal Investigator: Hisao Yamagishi, Professor, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: - All-sky aurora imager observation scanning photometer observation - On-line color digital camera observation - SuperDARN HF radar observation - Automated magnetometer network observation - Atmospheric ELF wave observation - Atmospheric electric field observation
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Project Name/Number: 8-J52S: Research : Prioritized Research: Earth's environmental change revealed by observing the Antarctic middle and upper atmosphere
Discipline: Space and upper atmospheric sciences, Meteorology and glaciology
Principal Investigator: Takuji Nakamura, Professor, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: - PANSY(Program of Antarctic Syowa MST/IS) radar observation - Rayleigh lidar observation of temperature, density and coulds up to the mesosphere - Millimeter spectrometer observation of minor constituents in the stratospohere and the mesosphere - All-sky airglow observations of the mesosphere and the thermosphere - Mesopause temperature measurement by OH airglow
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Project Name/Number: 8-J52S: Research : Prioritized Research: Present evaluation and future prediction of the global environment in the framework of glacial-interglacial cycle
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Hideaki Motoyama, Professor, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Submarine glacial landform surveys using a multibeam echo-sounder with vessel
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Project Name/Number: 8-J52S: Research : Prioritized Research: Present evaluation and future prediction of the global environment in the framework of glacial-interglacial cycle
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Hideaki Motoyama, Professor, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Submarine glacial landform surveys using a multibeam echo-sounder with vessel
Link (URL):
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Project Name/Number: 8-J52S: Research : Prioritized Research: Present evaluation and future prediction of the global environment in the framework of glacial-interglacial cycle
Discipline: Meteorology and glaciology
Principal Investigator: Hideaki Motoyama, Professor, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: - Oversnow traverse from S16 to Dome Fuji Station - Shallow ice coring and firn air sampling at shallow drilling site - Deep borehole measurement at Dome Fuji Station - Surface snow sampling and meteolorogical measurement during oversnow traverse
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Project Name/Number: 8-J52S: Research : Prioritized Research: Responses of Antarctic marine ecosystems to global environmental changes with carbonate systems
Discipline: Marine biogeochemistry
Principal Investigator: Hiroshi Sasaki, Professor, Ishinomaki Senshu University
Main Activity/ Remarks: - Mooring observation - Oceanographic observations - Composition of phytoplankton - Drifting buoy observation - Distribution of shelled pteropods - Temporal change in total iorganic carbon - Spatial change in total iorganic carbon Shirase
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Project Name/Number: 8-J52S: Research: Monitoring Observation: Marine ecosystem monitoring
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Mitsuo Fukuchi, Professor, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Observation of plankton and marine environmental parameters
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Project Name/Number: 8-J52S: Research: Monitoring Observation: Monitoring study on Antarctic terrestrial ecosystem
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Satoshi Imura, Professor, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: - Collections of soil around Syowa Station for monitoring human activities - Observations of flora and environmental parameters along Yukidori Zawa - Observations of environmental parameters in lakes in ice-free area
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Project Name/Number: 8-J52S: Research: Monitoring Observation: Monitoring study on change in geosphere in Antarctica (summer)
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Yoshifumi Nogi, Associate Professor, 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: 8-J52S: Research: Monitoring Observation: Monitoring study on change in geosphere in Antarctica (summer)
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Yoshifumi Nogi, Associate Professor, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Ocean gravity and geomagnetic components measurement
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Project Name/Number: 8-J52S: Research: Monitoring Observation: Monitoring study on change in geosphere in Antarctica (summer)
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Yoshifumi Nogi, Associate Professor, 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: 8-J52S: Research: Monitoring Observation: Monitoring study on change in geosphere in Antarctica (summer)
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Yoshifumi Nogi, Associate Professor, 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: 8-J52S: Research: Monitoring Observation: Monitoring study on change in geosphere in Antarctica (summer)
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Yoshifumi Nogi, Associate Professor, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Observation of sea level change with an ocean bottom pressure gauge
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Project Name/Number: 8-J52S: Research: Monitoring Observation: Monitoring study on change in geosphere in Antarctica (summer)
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Yoshifumi Nogi, Associate Professor, 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: 8-J52S: Research: Monitoring Observation: Monitoring study on change in geosphere in Antarctica (summer)
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Yoshifumi Nogi, Associate Professor, 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: 8-J52S: Research: 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
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Project Name/Number: 8-J52S: Research: Visiting Scientists: Aeromagnetic surveys by unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and study on the opening mechanism of Bransfield Basin
Discipline: Rock magnetism, Magnetic survey, Geology Geochronology
Principal Investigator: Minoru Funaki, Associate Professor, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: - Aeromagnetic survey around Professor Julio Escudero Base by UAV - Magnetic survey around King Sejong Station - Rock sampling for rock magnetism, geology and geochronology
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Project Name/Number: 8-J52S: Research: Visiting Scientists: Aeromagnetic surveys by unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and study on the opening mechanism of Bransfield Basin
Discipline: Rock magnetism, Magnetic survey, Geology Geochronology
Principal Investigator: Minoru Funaki, Associate Professor, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: - Aeromagnetic survey around Professor Julio Escudero Base by UAV - Magnetic survey around King Sejong Station - Rock sampling for rock magnetism, geology and geochronology
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Project Name/Number: 8-J52S: Research: Visiting Scientists: Joint search for Antarctic meteorites with the Belgian Antarctic Research Expedition in the Sør Rondane Mountains
Discipline: Meteoritics
Principal Investigator: Hiroshi Kaiden, Assistant Professor, National Institute of Polar Research
Main Activity/ Remarks: Meteorite search in the Nansen Icefield (Nansenisen) to the south of the Sør-Rondane Mountains with the Belgian Antarctic Research Expedition
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Project Name/Number: 8-J52S: Routine Observation: Bathymetric survey
Discipline: Oceanography
Principal Investigator: Yukihiro Kato, Director, Hydrographic Surveys Division, Hydrographic and Oceanographic Department, Japan Coast Guard
Main Activity/ Remarks: Bathymetric survey
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Project Name/Number: 8-J52S: Routine Observation: Geodetic observations
Discipline: Geodesy
Principal Investigator: Hidekatsu Saito, Deputy Director of International Affairs Div., Planning Dept., Geospatial Information Authority of Japan
Main Activity/ Remarks: Precise Geodetic Survey
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Project Name/Number: 8-J52S: Routine Observation: Geodetic observations
Discipline: Geodesy
Principal Investigator: Hidekatsu Saito, Deputy Director of International Affairs Div., Planning Dept., Geospatial Information Authority of Japan
Main Activity/ Remarks: Precise Geodetic Survey
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Project Name/Number: 8-J52S: Routine Observation: Geodetic observations
Discipline: Geodesy
Principal Investigator: Hidekatsu Saito, Deputy Director of International Affairs Div., Planning Dept., Geospatial Information Authority of Japan
Main Activity/ Remarks: Precise Geodetic Survey
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Project Name/Number: 8-J52S: Routine Observation: Geodetic observations
Discipline: Geodesy
Principal Investigator: Hidekatsu Saito, Deputy Director of International Affairs Div., Planning Dept., Geospatial Information Authority of Japan
Main Activity/ Remarks: Precise Geodetic Survey
Link (URL):
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Project Name/Number: 8-J52S: Routine Observation: Geodetic observations
Discipline: Geodesy
Principal Investigator: Hidekatsu Saito, Deputy Director of International Affairs Div., Planning Dept., Geospatial Information Authority of Japan
Main Activity/ Remarks: Precise Geodetic Survey
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Project Name/Number: 8-J52S: Routine Observation: Geodetic observations
Discipline: Geodesy
Principal Investigator: Hidekatsu Saito, Deputy Director of International Affairs Div., Planning Dept., Geospatial Information Authority of Japan
Main Activity/ Remarks: Topographic mapping for using satellite image
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Project Name/Number: 8-J52S: Routine Observation: Ionospheric observations
Discipline: Meteorology
Principal Investigator: Kouji Kawashima, Head, Office of Antarctic Observations, Observations Department, Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA)
Main Activity/ Remarks: - Surface synoptic observation - Upper-air observation - Ozone observations (Total ozone, Umkehr, Ozonesonde, Surface ozone) - Radiation observation - Weather analysis
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Project Name/Number: 8-J52S: Routine Observation: Tidal observation
Discipline: Oceanography
Principal Investigator: Arata Sengoku, Director, Environmental and Oceanographic Research Division Hydrographic and Oceanographic Department, Japan Coast Guard
Main Activity/ Remarks: Tidal observation
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Project Name/Number: 8-J52S: Study on the material cycle over the Southern Ocean and sea ice area by ship-born and balloon-born aerosol observations
Discipline: Atmospheric sciences
Principal Investigator: Masahiko Hayashi, Professor, Faculty of Science, Fukuoka University
Main Activity/ Remarks: 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
Link (URL):
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Station Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Stations
Name: Syowa Station
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: Region : Higasi-Ongul Tô, Lützow-Holmbukta / Elevation : 28.9m
Name: Dome Fuji Station
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: 78
Remarks:
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Areas of Operation Purpose
30 Nov 2010 Fremantle, Australia 18 Mar 2011 Sydney, Australia Transportation of cargos and personnel / Support of oceanographic researches

Aircrat Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Aircraft
Type: AS350B
Category:
Period From: 25/12/2010
Period To: 14/02/2011
Remarks: Transport cargos and personnel / support scientific field operations Flying area: Syowa Station and its vicinity
Type: CH-101
Category:
Period From: 23/12/2010
Period To: 21/02/2011
Remarks: Transport cargos and personnel / support scientific field operations Flying area: Lützow-Holmbukta

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
Expedition Name: Antarctic Marathon The Last Desert 
Method of transportation to/within/from Antarctica: Ship
Activities:
Number of Participants:
Date begin: 17 Nov 2010
Date end: 27 Nov 2010
Number of personnel: 4
Operator:
Name: Comrades Marathon International Ambassador-Japan
Contact Address:
Email Address:
Website Address:
Remarks:
Location of Activities
King George Island
Routes:

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 33rd Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting (ATCM), through revision of the Ministerial Ordinance of “the Law relating to Protection of the Environment in Antarctica.”
Date of Effect: 19/08/2010

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: 52nd 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: Proceed(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: 100930004
Permit Period: Date begin:  15 Dec 2010   Date end:  21 Feb 2011
Species: Lichen, Algae
Location:
Site Name: Syowa   Lat: 69º 00´ 25´´ S   Long: 39º 35´ 01´´ E  
Action: Taking
Taking: Plant Removal
Amount: 15kg
Purpose: Research
Removal or Disposal: No
Remarks:
Event or Project Name/Number: 52th Japanese Antarctic Research Expeditions
Permit Number: 100930004
Permit Period: Date begin:  15 Dec 2010   Date end:  22 Feb 2011
Species: Lichen, Algae
Location:
Site Name: Lützow-holm bay   Lat: 69º 28´ 00´´ S   Long: 39º 36´ 00´´ E  
Action: Taking
Taking: Plant Removal
Amount: 650kg(wet weight)
Purpose: Research
Removal or Disposal: No
Remarks:
Event or Project Name/Number: 52th Japanese Antarctic Research Expeditions
Permit Number: 100930004
Permit Period: Date begin:  15 Dec 2010   Date end:  22 Feb 2011
Species: Lichen, Algae
Location:
Site Name: amundsen bay   Lat: 66º 47´ 00´´ S   Long: 50º 35´ 00´´ E  
Action: Taking
Taking: Plant Removal
Amount: 650kg(wet weight)
Purpose: Research
Removal or Disposal: No
Remarks:
Event or Project Name/Number: 52th Japanese Antarctic Research Expeditions

Permit Number: 100930004
Permit Period: Date begin:  14 Dec 2010   Date end:  28 Feb 2011
Species: Penguin
Location:
Site Name: Langhovde   Lat: 69º 12´ 50´´ S   Long: 39º 38´ 00´´ E  
Action: Taking
Taking: Capture
Amount: 30
Purpose: Research
Removal or Disposal: No
Remarks:
Event or Project Name/Number: 52th Japanese Antarctic Research Expeditions
Permit Number: 100930004
Permit Period: Date begin:  14 Dec 2010   Date end:  28 Feb 2011
Species: Penguin
Location:
Site Name: Syowa   Lat: 69º 00´ 25´´ S   Long: 39º 35´ 01´´ E  
Action: Taking
Taking: Capture
Amount: 5
Purpose: Research
Removal or Disposal: No
Remarks:
Event or Project Name/Number: 52th Japanese Antarctic Research Expeditions
Permit Number: 100930004
Permit Period: Date begin:  14 Dec 2010   Date end:  28 Feb 2011
Species: Penguin
Location:
Site Name: amundsen bay   Lat: 66º 47´ 00´´ S   Long: 50º 35´ 00´´ E  
Action: Taking
Taking: Capture
Amount: 30
Purpose: Research
Removal or Disposal: No
Remarks:
Event or Project Name/Number: 52th 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´ 29´´ S   Long24º 07´ 50´´ E  
Description of Activity: It was established on March 26, 1985 and had been occupied to 1991. It is now temporarily 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´ 58´´ S   Long44º 16´ 52´´ E  
Description of Activity: It was established on July 21, 1970 and had been occupied until 1986. It is now temporarily 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: 100930004
Number of people: Permitted to enter  6   That actually entered:  6
Permit Period: From:  15 Dec 2010   To:  22 Feb 2011
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: 100930004
Number of people: Permitted to enter  6   That actually entered:  6
Permit Period: From:  15 Dec 2010   To:  22 Feb 2011
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: 100930004
Number of people: Permitted to enter  1   That actually entered:  1
Permit Period: From:  01 Dec 2010   To:  28 Feb 2011
Purpose: Field survey
Summary of activities: Collecting inland water
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