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2012/2013 Annual Information
Forward Plans
Scientific Information - Forward Plans
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) Impacts 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: Tsuneo Odate
Job Title or Position: Professor, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0738
Email: odate@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 at fixed points near Syowa Station.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-MG1: Monitoring study on changes in geosphere in Antarctica (winter)
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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: 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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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 are carried out with GPS receivers for about 24 hours each every summer. Gravity and geomagnetic fields 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 4500 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 clouds and aerosols are monitored continuously with a micro-pulse lidar at Syowa Station. A sky radiometer is installed at Syowa Station to monitor solar radiation and aerosol optical properties 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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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 at Syowa Station.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-MU1: Optical observation of auroras
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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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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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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-O06-S: Observation of the Southern Ocean using surface drifters -deployments of drifters from Shirase
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Name: Graeme Ball
Job Title or Position: Manager, Marine Operations Group, Bureau of Meteorology, Australia
Phone: +61 3 9669 4203
Email: g.ball@bom.gov.au
Details/Description: Surface drifting buoys will be deployed from the icebreaker Shirase in response to the request of the Australian Bureau of Meteorology. Location and sea surface data are transmitted to the satellite.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-O07-S: In situ and continuous measurement of water vapor stable isotope ratios over the high-latitude ocean
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Name: Yasushi Fujiyoshi
Job Title or Position: Professor, Institute of Low Tempareture Science, Hokkaido University
Phone: +81-11-11-706-5491
Email: fujiyo@lowtem.hokudai.ac.jp
Details/Description: The stable isotope ratio of the atmospheric water vapor is measured consecutively on the Japanese icebreaker Shirase during the Antarctic voyage between Australia and Syowa Station. The result contributes to the elucidation of the atmospheric long-distance transportation process in the Antarctic area as well as in the Southern Ocean area.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-O08-S: Study of ocean variability in the Southern Ocean by Argo floats
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Name: Toshio Suga
Job Title or Position: Team Leader, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
Phone: +81-46-867-9845
Email: hiranom@jamstec.go.jp
Details/Description: Profiling floats will be deployed from the icebreaker Shirase in the Southern Ocean. Temperature and salinity profiles measured with floats are acquired via ARGOS system.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-O09-S: Cloud fraction with an All-sky camera onboard R/V Shirase
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Name: Makoto Kuji
Job Title or Position: Professor, Nara Women University
Phone: +81-742-20-3044
Email: makoto@ics.nara-wu.ac.jp
Details/Description: An all-sky camera, mounted on the Research Vessel Shirase, is used to detect marine clouds. The cloud amount product is useful to validate that from the satellite remote sensing.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-O10-S: Effect of solar UV radiation on life in Antarctica, and psychrophile-origin cellulose
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Name: Tetsuya Takahashi
Job Title or Position: Professor, Shimane University
Phone: +81-852-32-6350
Email: ttetsuya@edu.shimane-u.ac.jp
Details/Description: Collagen sheets will be used in a unique evaluation method to examine skin damage caused by ultraviolet (UV) light of short wavelength during a season of the Antarctic ozone hole. Also the biosynthesis pathway of psychrophile-origin cellulose will be surveyed.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-O11-S: Observation on spatial and temporal variability of primary productiviry in the Kerguelen plateau, Southern Ocean using ARGO float
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Name: Tsuneo Odate
Job Title or Position: Professor, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0738
Email: odate@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: To estimate temporal and spatial variabilty of chlorpphyll a and primary production using ARGO float, ARGO float is deployed near Kerguelen plateau, after it flow to westward with Antarctic Circumpolar current continuously. The estimated observation period is about two years.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-O12-S: Monitoring for long term changes in primary productivity using fast repetition rate fluorometry (FRRf)
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Name: Andrew McMinn
Job Title or Position: University of Tasmania
Phone: +61 3 6226 2980
Email: Andrew.McMinn@utas.edu.au
Details/Description: To estimate temporal and spatial variabilty of phytoplankton physiology, parameters of primary production will be collected using FRRf.
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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: 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-P35: Study on ionospheric perturbation observed by monitoring VLF transmitter signals in Syowa
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Name: Yasuhide Hobara
Job Title or Position: Professor, Graduate School of Informatics and Engineering, The University of Electro-Communications
Phone: +81-42-443-5154
Email: hobara@ee.uec.ac.jp
Details/Description: To perform continuous monitoring of spatio-temporal dependences of the ionospheric perturbations (D and E regions) in Syowa and carry out both case and statistical studies on ionosphere from (1) energetic particle precipitation from the magnetosphere, (2) global thunderstorm activities, and (3) high energy astronomical events etc.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-P36: Ionosphere-Atmosphere-Ocean-Cryosphere–Geosphere interaction by infrasonic observations
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Name: Masa-yuki  Yamamoto
Job Title or Position: Associate Professor, Kochi University of Technology
Phone: +81-887-57-2112
Email: yamamoto.masa-yuki@kochi-tech.ac.jp
Details/Description: Multiple-sites arrayed observation of infrasound has been studied to reveal the energy transportation among the ionosphere, atmosphere, ocean, cryosphere, and geosphere in Antarctica. The target is to identify the infrasound generated by icequake, motion of icesheets and ice fields, blizzard, aurora, etc. by the arrayed observation. The infrasound, long-period barometric waves, might be a good proxy for studying climate changes.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-P37: Longitudinal displacement of conjugate auroras as observed by low-power autonomous aurora observation system
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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: Automated all-sky aurora imaging system with satellite data transmission will be developed. Power is supplied by wind generator and solar panel. The system is planned to be deployed in antarctica in 2015. Unmanned magnetometer network along Dome Fuji traverse route, Sør Rondane Mountains, Amundsen Bay, and Lützow-Holm Bay area is maintained.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-P39: Study on magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling processes with SuperDARN radars and ground-based optical observations
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Name: Akira Sessai Yukimatsu
Job Title or Position: Associate Professor, NIPR
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Email: kokusai@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: With SENSU SuperDARN HF radars at Syowa station and auroral all-sky imager network at Dome Fuji, Zhongshan and South Pole stations under FOVs of the SENSU radars, simultaneous observation will be conducted to try to reveal M-I (magnetosphere-ionosphere) coupling associated with meso-scale (10 - several 100km) aurora in cusp, polar cap and aurora regions, and cross-scale coupling associated with these aurora and ionospheric disturbances, e.g., break-up type and pulsating aurora and surrounding 2-D electric field structure, and relationship between aurora streamer and initiation of auroral brightening.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-P40: Sea ice and hydrographic observations onboard icebreaker Shirase and in Lützow-Holm Bay
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Name: Shuki Ushio
Job Title or Position: Associate Professor, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0676
Email: ushio@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: Measurements of sea ice thickness, ice concentration, water temperature/salinity profile, and water current profile. Monitoring of vessel movement during ice navigation.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-P41: Study on Global Lightning and Global Circuit Activities and Their Relation to Climate Changes Monitored from Polar Region
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Organisation: Hokkaido University
Name: Mitsuteru Sato
Job Title or Position: Lecturer, Faculty of Science
Phone: +81-11-706-2763
Email: msato@ep.sci.hokudai.ac.jp
Details/Description: Continuous measurements of ELF electromagnetic waves in the frequency range of 1-100Hz and atmospheric DC electric field are carried out. At West Ongul island, two horizontal induction magnetometer were installed for the ELF measurement, while the field mill sensor was installed at East Ongul island for atmospheric electric field measurement. From these data, it is possible to monitor global activities of lightning discharge and global electric circuit.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-P43: Study on conjugacy of auroral activities during the maximum to descending phase of solar activity cycle
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Name: Akira  Kadokura
Job Title or Position: Professor, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0663
Email: kadokura@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: Conjugate observations of auroral phenomena between Iceland and Syowa Station by using auroral imagers, Scanning photometer, magnetometers, VLF and ULF wave receivers, and riometers.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-P47: Study on the material cycle over the Southern Ocean and Antarctic coast
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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) Observation of aerosol size distribution up to 30 km in altitude over Syowa Station by balloon borne optical particle counter. 3)measurement of optical absorption coefficient of aerosol at Syowa Station by an aethalometer.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-PS01: Full scaled measurement of the Ship-ice interactions in the Antarctic voyage of the icebreaker Shirase
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Name: Junji Sawamura
Job Title or Position: Assistant professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University
Phone: +81-6-6879-7575
Email: Sawamura@naoe.eng.osaka-u.ac.jp
Details/Description: Sea ice conditions affect the icebreaker operation en route to Syowa Station. In order to promote the smooth ice navigation, data on hull behavior is monitored from the aspect of ice engineering. The camera system is installed near the bow to understand the decay process of the ice floe. Also, the icing data will be recorded to analyze with meteorological and oceanographic conditions.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-PS02: Mooring recovery, and XCTD and bottom surveys off Cape Darnley
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Name: Yasushi Fukamachi
Job Title or Position: Associate Professor, Institute of Low Tempareture Science, Hokkaido University
Phone: +81-11-706-7432
Email: yasuf@lowtem.hokudai.ac.jp
Details/Description: Mooring systems consisting of current meters and T/S sensors are to be recovered off Cape Darnley. This observation site has been noted as one of the Antarctic Bottom Waters production areas, then intensive studies have been conducted since 2009/10 season. Bottom topographic survey is also important for understanding physical processes of bottom water production and runoff.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-PS03: Absolute gravity measurements in Sør-Rondane region
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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: Implementation of absolute gravity measurements is planned at Princess Elizabeth Station and an outcrop rock near Asuka Station in order to explore crustal movements and gravity changes associated with Glacial Isostatic Adjustment and current ice mass change in Antarctica. Precise GPS measurements and relative gravity measurements will be also conducted at the sites.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-R1-W: 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-R2-W: Weather observations
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Name: Masato Fukuda
Job Title or Position: Head, Office of Antarctic Observations, Observations Department, Japan Meteorological Agency
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 Plan/Program/Project: 8-R3-S: Geodetic observations
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Name: Takuya Nojiri
Job Title or Position: Deputy Director, Planning Dpt., GSI
Phone: +81-29-864-6264
Email: antarctic@gsi.go.jp
Details/Description: Topographic mapping for using satellite image
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-R3-W: Geodetic observations
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Name: Takuya Nojiri
Job Title or Position: Deputy Director, Planning Dpt., GSI
Phone: +81-29-864-6264
Email: antarctic@gsi.go.jp
Details/Description: Precise Geodetic Survey
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-R4-S: Bathymetric survey
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Name: Yo Iwabuchi
Job Title or Position: Director, Hydrographic Surveys Div., Hydrographic and Oceanographic Dpt., JCG
Phone: +81-3-5500-7120
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Details/Description: Bathymetric survey aboard R/V Shirase
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-R5-W: Tidal observation
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Name: Hiroyuki  Yoritaka
Job Title or Position: Director, Environmental and Oceanographic Research Div., Hydrographic and Oceanographic Dpt., JCG
Phone: +81-3-5500-7120
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Details/Description: Tidal observation at Syowa Station
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Science Activities in Previous Year
Scientific Information - Science Activities in Previous Year
Project Name/Number: 8-AH1-S: An in-situ sampling project of Antarctic micrometeorites in the surface snow near the Dome Fuji station
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Takaaki Noguchi, Professor, College of Science, Ibaraki University
Main Activity/ Remarks: Surface snow sampling for micrometeorite study
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Dome Fuji area
Project Name/Number: 8-AH4-S: Experiments for remote data retrieval with wireless communication and long term continuous measurement to apply field GPS measurements
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Koichiro Doi, Associate Professor, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: Experiments were 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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Syowa
Project Name/Number: 8-J1-W: 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, NIPR
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, Medium Frequency (MF) radar observation of the mesospheric winds
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Syowa
Project Name/Number: 8-J2-W: 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, Temporal change in dissolved iorganic carbonates, Spatial distibution in dissolved iorganic carbonates
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Along cruise track of R/V Shirase

Project Name/Number: 8-J3-S: Present evaluation and future prediction of the global environment in the framework of glacial-interglacial cycle
Discipline: Meteorology and glaciology Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Hideaki Motoyama, Professor, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: Glaciological and meteological observations: ice sheet flow observations by GPS, ice sheet thickness and inner layer reflection survey by ice radar echo soundings, shallow ice corings and snow pit observations, AWS set up and maintenance, deep borehole measurement (temperature, diameter, inclination) at Dome Fuji
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Along traverse route from coast to Dome Fuji area
Project Name/Number: 8-J3-S: Present evaluation and future prediction of the global environment in the framework of glacial-interglacial cycle
Discipline: Meteorology and glaciology Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Hideaki Motoyama, Professor, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: Submarine glacial landform surveys using a multibeam echo-sounder with vessel         
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Lützow-Holmbukta
Project Name/Number: 8-MB1-W: Population census of Adélie penguins
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Akinori Takahashi, Associate Professor, NIPR Professor, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: Census of Adélie penguin populations
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Mame Jima
Project Name/Number: 8-MB1-W: Population census of Adélie penguins
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Akinori Takahashi, Associate Professor, NIPR Professor, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: Census of Adélie penguin populations
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Rumpa

Project Name/Number: 8-MB1-W: Population census of Adélie penguins
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Akinori Takahashi, Associate Professor, NIPR Professor, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: Census of Adélie penguin populations
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Sigaren
Project Name/Number: 8-MB1-W: Population census of Adélie penguins
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Akinori Takahashi, Associate Professor, NIPR Professor, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: Census of Adélie penguin populations
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Mizukuguri Ura
Project Name/Number: 8-MB1-W: Population census of Adélie penguins
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Akinori Takahashi, Associate Professor, NIPR Professor, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: Census of Adélie penguin populations
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Torinosu Wan
Project Name/Number: 8-MB1-W: Population census of Adélie penguins
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Akinori Takahashi, Associate Professor, NIPR Professor, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: Census of Adélie penguin populations
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Ongulkalven

Project Name/Number: 8-MB1-W: Population census of Adélie penguins
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Akinori Takahashi, Associate Professor, NIPR Professor, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: Census of Adélie penguin populations
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Nekkelholmane
Project Name/Number: 8-MB1-W: Population census of Adélie penguins
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Akinori Takahashi, Associate Professor, NIPR Professor, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: Census of Adélie penguin populations
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Fukuro Ura
Project Name/Number: 8-MB1-W: Population census of Adélie penguins
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Akinori Takahashi, Associate Professor, NIPR Professor, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: Census of Adélie penguin populations
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Ytre hovdeholmen
Project Name/Number: 8-MB1-W: Population census of Adélie penguins
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Akinori Takahashi, Associate Professor, NIPR Professor, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: Census of Adélie penguin populations
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Benten Jima

Project Name/Number: 8-MB2-5-S: Marine ecosystem monitoring
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Tsuneo Odate, Professor, NIPR Professor, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: Observation of plankton and marine environmental parameters
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Syowa
Project Name/Number: 8-MB2-5-S: Marine ecosystem monitoring
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Tsuneo Odate, Professor, NIPR Professor, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: Observation of plankton and marine environmental parameters
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Along cruise track of R/V Shirase between Syowa and Sydney
Project Name/Number: 8-MB6-S: Monitoring study on Antarctic terrestrial ecosystem
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Satoshi Imura, Professor, NIPR Professor, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: 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 the biomass of bacterial are collected at fixed points near Syowa Station.
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Langhovde
Project Name/Number: 8-MB6-S: Monitoring study on Antarctic terrestrial ecosystem
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Satoshi Imura, Professor, NIPR Professor, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: 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 the biomass of bacterial are collected at fixed points near Syowa Station.
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Syowa

Project Name/Number: 8-MG1-W: Monitoring study on change in geosphere in Antarctica (winter)
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Koichiro Doi, Associate Professor, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: Maintenance of geodetic obseavations at Syowa Station
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Syowa
Project Name/Number: 8-MG1-W: Monitoring study on change in geosphere in Antarctica (winter)
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Koichiro Doi, Associate Professor, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: Maintenance of GPS and seismometer
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Skarvsnes
Project Name/Number: 8-MG1-W: Monitoring study on change in geosphere in Antarctica(winter)
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Koichiro Doi, Associate Professor, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: Maintenance of GPS and seismometer
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Langhovde
Project Name/Number: 8-MG2-S: Monitoring study on change in geosphere in Antarctica (summer)
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Yoshifumi Nogi, Professor, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: Maintenance of GPS and seismometer
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Skallen

Project Name/Number: 8-MG2-S: Monitoring study on change in geosphere in Antarctica (summer)
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Yoshifumi Nogi, Professor, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: Maintenance of GPS and seismometer
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Rundvågshetta
Project Name/Number: 8-MG2-S: Monitoring study on change in geosphere in Antarctica (summer)
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Yoshifumi Nogi, Professor, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: Maintenance of GPS and seismometer
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Langhovde
Project Name/Number: 8-MG2-S: Monitoring study on change in geosphere in Antarctica (summer)
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Yoshifumi Nogi, Professor, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: Maintenance of GPS and seismometer
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Skarvsnes
Project Name/Number: 8-MG2-S: Monitoring study on change in geosphere in Antarctica (summer)
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Yoshifumi Nogi, Professor, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: Observation of sea level change with an ocean bottom pressure gauge
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Project Name/Number: 8-MG2-S: Monitoring study on change in geosphere in Antarctica (summer)
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Yoshifumi Nogi, Professor, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: Gravity and geomagnetic field measurements on board R/V Shirase
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Syowa
Project Name/Number: 8-MP1-W: Monitoring of atmospheric greenhouse gases and related constituents
Discipline: Atmospheric science
Principal Investigator: Shinji Morimoto, Professor, Graduate School of Science and Faculty of Science, Tohoku University
Main Activity/ Remarks: Monitoring of atmospheric CO2, CH4 and CO concentrations is carried out all year-round at Syowa Station. Atmospheric O2 concentration is also monitored. Whole air samples are collected periodically for subsequent analyses in Japan.
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Project Name/Number: 8-MP2-W: Surface-based remote-sensing observation of clouds and aerosol
Discipline: Meteorology and glaciology
Principal Investigator: Masataka Shiobara, Associate Professor, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: All-sky images are recorded every 10 minutes to monitor cloud cover at Syowa Station all year-round. Vertical distribution of clouds and aerosols are monitored continuously with a micro-pulse lidar at Syowa Station. A sky radiometer is installed at Syowa Station to monitor solar radiation and aerosol optical properties from mid-August to early May.
Link (URL): http://mplnet.gsfc.nasa.gov/
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Syowa
Project Name/Number: 8-MP3-W: Observations of aerosol size distributions
Discipline: Meteorology and glaciology
Principal Investigator: Masataka Shiobara, Associate Professor, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: Size distribution of aerosols is continuously monitored by an optical particle counter and a condensation nucleus counter at Syowa Station all year-round.
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Syowa

Project Name/Number: 8-MP4-W: Monitoring of Antarctic ice sheet mass balance
Discipline: Glaciology
Principal Investigator: Hideaki Motoyama, Professor, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: Snow stake and stake farm measurements and surface snow sampling along inland traverse route from S16 to Dome Fuji area in summer
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Along traverse route from coast to Dome Fuji area
Project Name/Number: 8-MP4-W: Monitoring of Antarctic ice sheet mass balance
Discipline: Glaciology
Principal Investigator: Hideaki Motoyama, Professor, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: Snow stake and stake farm measurements and surface snow sampling along inland traverse route from S16 site to Mizuho Station in winter
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S16 site to Mizuho
Project Name/Number: 8-MP4-W: Monitoring of Antarctic ice sheet mass balance
Discipline: Glaciology
Principal Investigator: Hideaki Motoyama, Professor, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: Sea ice thickness and snow depth measurements along a route from Syowa Station to S16 site via Tottuki Misaki in winter
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Project Name/Number: 8-MS1-W: Data Acquisition of Earth Observation Satellites in the Antarctic
Discipline: Inter-disciplinary
Principal Investigator: Hiroshi Miyaoka, Associate Professor, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: NOAA, DMSP, AQUA and TERRA satellites data have been routinely received and stored with L/S/X-band TeraScan System at Syowa Station
Link (URL): http://polaris.nipr.ac.jp/~dmsp/
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Syowa

Project Name/Number: 8-MU1-W: Optical observation of auroras
Discipline: Space and upper atmospheric sciences
Principal Investigator: Akira Kadokura, Professor, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: Optical auroral 2-dimensional activities were monitored with the following four all-sky imagers during March to October at Syowa Station: 1. EAI (Electron Auroral Imager), monochromatic digital CCD imager, 427.8 nm 2. EAI-2 (Electron Auroral Imager 2), monochromatic digital CCD imager, 557.7 nm 3. PAI (Proton Auroral Imager), monochromatic digital CCD imager, 486.1 nm 4. CDC (Color Digital Camera), full color
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Syowa
Project Name/Number: 8-MU2-W: Monitoring of Cosmic Noise Absorption (CNA)
Discipline: Space and upper atmospheric sciences
Principal Investigator: Hisao Yamagishi, Professor, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: CNA observation with imaging and broad-beam riometers
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Nisi-Ongul Tô
Project Name/Number: 8-MU2-W: Monitoring of Cosmic Noise Absorption (CNA)
Discipline: Space and upper atmospheric sciences
Principal Investigator: Hisao Yamagishi, Professor, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: CNA observation with imaging and broad-beam riometers
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Syowa
Project Name/Number: 8-MU3-W: Monitoring of natural ULF/ELF/VLF emissions
Discipline: Space and upper atmospheric sciences
Principal Investigator: Hisao Yamagishi, Professor, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: ULF observation with 3-axis search coil magnetometers. ELF/VLF observation with delta loop antennas.
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Nisi-Ongul Tô

Project Name/Number: 8-MU4-W: Geomagnetism observation
Discipline: Space and upper atmospheric sciences
Principal Investigator: Akira Kadokura, Professor, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: Following geomagnetic observations were carried out at Syowa Station through the year: 1. Absolute value measurement of geomagnetic field, once per month 2. Three-component magnetic field variation measurement, continuous
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Syowa
Project Name/Number: 8-O1-S: Field investigation of snow accumulation/erosion by 8-m telescope stage, at Dome-F, Antarctica
Discipline: Polar Engineering
Principal Investigator: Koui Kim, Assistant Professor, Polar Engineering Group, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: Field observation of snow accumulation/erosion due to snow drift around structure. Also differential settlement in response to the snow accumulation/erosion.
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Dome Fuji
Project Name/Number: 8-O2-S: Chemical analyses of surface snow samples of inland Antarctica
Discipline: Glaciology
Principal Investigator: Hideaki Motoyama, Professor, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: Snow pit observations and sampling of surface snow at different sites for chemical analyses (Ion chromatography and micro-Raman spectroscopy).
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Along traverse route from coast to Dome Fuji area
Project Name/Number: 8-O3-S: Bio-aerosole survey in Antarctica
Discipline: Bioscience, Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Fumihisa Kobayashi, Associate Professor, Kanazawa-University
Main Activity/ Remarks: Sampling of bio-aerosole at Syowa station by tethered baloon experiment, Sampling of bio-aerosole on the ground, Sampling of bio-aerosole on board Shirase
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Syowa

Project Name/Number: 8-O4-S: Collaborative survey with Belgian scientists on biodiversity in Sør-Rondane Mountains
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Satoshi Imura, Professor, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: Sampling of moss, lichen, algae in the vicinity of Princess Elisabeth Station, Sør-Rondane Mountains area
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Princess Elisabeth
Project Name/Number: 8-O5-S: Research on environmental conservation measures at Casey Station
Discipline: Environment
Principal Investigator: Kazuo Higuchi, Logistic Staff, Center for Antarctic Programs, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: Research on remediation at oil spill site, Observation of Thala Valley, Old Casey and Wilkes stations, Research on facilities and logistic operation at Casey and Australian Antarctic Program
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Casey
Project Name/Number: 8-P01-S: Development of infrared and terahertz astronomy at Antarctica
Discipline: Development of infrared and terahertz astronomy at Antarctica
Principal Investigator: Naomasa Nakai, Professor, Physics, Graduate School of Pure and Applied Sciences, University of Tsukuba
Main Activity/ Remarks: The repairment and maintenance of PLATO-F were conductd at Dome Fuji. The telescope stage was constructed, on which the atmorpheric turbulence ("seeing" in astronomy) was measured with DIMM instrument. The various instruments to measure astronomical condisiton were set up on the stage and PLATO-F, which are now operated from Japan.
Link (URL): http://mcba11.phys.unsw.edu.au/~plato-f/index.html
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Syowa
Project Name/Number: 8-P01-W: 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: An telescope stage with hight of 9m was assembled to study the procesure and problems for the deplyment at Dome F. The operation test of the 40cm infrared telescope was conducted and the prblems were fixed.
Link (URL): http://mcba11.phys.unsw.edu.au/~plato-f/index.html
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Dome Fuji

Project Name/Number: 8-P02-S: All-sky imaging of electron and proton auroras at South Pole Station
Discipline: Space and upper atmosphere sciences
Principal Investigator: Yusuke Ebihara, Associate Professor, Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University
Main Activity/ Remarks: 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://www.southpole-aurora.org/
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South Pole Statin
Project Name/Number: 8-P03-W: 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, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: Aurora observations with all-sky imagers, scanning photometers and on-line color digital cameras, SuperDARN HF radar observation, Automated magnetometer network observation, Atmospheric ELF wave and DC electric field observations
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Syowa
Project Name/Number: 8-P05-S: Direct observations of unknown Antarctic Bottom Water and sea ice production/thickness by mooring system
Discipline: Physical oceanography
Principal Investigator: Keiichiro Oshima, Professor, Institute of Low Tempareture Science, Hokkaido University
Main Activity/ Remarks: Mooring recovery at 5 sites (failed at all 5 sites)
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Over continental slope off Cape Darnely
Project Name/Number: 8-P05-S: Direct observations of unknown Antarctic Bottom Water and sea ice production/thickness by mooring system
Discipline: Physical oceanography
Principal Investigator: Keiichiro Oshima, Professor, Institute of Low Tempareture Science, Hokkaido University
Main Activity/ Remarks: Mooring deployment at 3 sites
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Over continental shelf off Cape Darnley

Project Name/Number: 8-P06-S: 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, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: Monitoring of vessel movement during ice navigation
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Along cruise track of R/V Shirase
Project Name/Number: 8-P06-S: 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, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: Measurement of landfast-ice thickness near Syowa Station
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Syowa
Project Name/Number: 8-P06-S: Monitoring of sea ice condition and hydrographical characteristics in the Indian sector of the Southern Ocean
Discipline: Physical oceanography
Principal Investigator: Shuki Ushio, Associate Professor, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: Measurement of sea ice thickness, ice concentration, water temperature/salinity profile, water current profile
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Along cruise track of R/V Shirase
Project Name/Number: 8-P08-S: Greenhouse gas observations in the Antarctic stratosphere by using cryogenic whole air samplers
Discipline: Atmospheric Science
Principal Investigator: Shinji Morimoto, Professor, Graduate School of Science and Faculty of Science, Tohoku University
Main Activity/ Remarks: Concentrations and stable isotope ratios of the stratospheric greenhouse gases and related constituents.
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Syowa

Project Name/Number: 8-P10-S: Hot water drilling on ice shelves for studying subshelf environment
Discipline: Glaciology
Principal Investigator: Shin Sugiyama, Lecturer, Institute of Low Temperature Science, Hokkkaido University
Main Activity/ Remarks: (1) Temperature measurements within and beneath the floating tongue of Langhovde Glacier (2) Subglacial water pressure measurements over winter (3) Continuous GPS ice speed measurements over winter
Link (URL): http://wwwice.lowtem.hokudai.ac.jp/~sugishin/research/hokudai2/langhovde/langhovde.html
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Langhovde Glacier
Project Name/Number: 8-P11-W: 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: 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
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Along cruise track of R/V Shirase
Project Name/Number: 8-P11-W: 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)Observationof aerosol size distribution up to 30 km in altitude over Syowa Station by balloon borne optical particle counter (2)measurement of light absorption coefficient by aethalometer (3)Observation of aerosol concentration and sampling of aerosol from 0 to 10km in altititude using small automated UAV launched by balloon.
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Syowa
Project Name/Number: 8-P12-S: Ecological responses of Adélie penguins to environmental variability
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Akinori Takahashi, Associate Professor, NIPR
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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Langhovde

Project Name/Number: 8-P13-S: Biodiversity and material cycle of Antarctic terrestrial ecosystem in the changing environment
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Satoshi Imura, Professor, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: Sampling of bryophyte, lichen, algae, fungi and bacteria
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Syowa
Project Name/Number: 8-P14-W: Medical researches on Antarctic expeditioners under extreme environment
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Kentaro Watanabe, Professor, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: Psychological studies of JARE over-wintering personnel with tests / Survey for Legionella / Motion sickness research / Sleep rhythm research with light irradiation, and Urination research in the Syowa Station area / Study on health and diet of expedition personnel.
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Aboard R/V Shirase
Project Name/Number: 8-P14-W: Medical researches on Antarctic expeditioners under extreme environment
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Kentaro Watanabe, Professor, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: Psychological studies of JARE over-wintering personnel with tests / Survey for Legionella / Motion sickness research / Sleep rhythm research with light irradiation, and Urination research in the Syowa Station area / Study on health and diet of expedition personnel.
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Syowa
Project Name/Number: 8-P17-S: ‘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, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: Deployment for significant number of broadband seismic stations both around the Lützow-Holmbukta 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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SKL / JARE - GARNET

Project Name/Number: 8-P17-S: ‘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, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: Deployment for significant number of broadband seismic stations both around the Lützow-Holmbukta 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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SKV / JARE - GARNET
Project Name/Number: 8-P17-S: ‘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, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: Deployment for significant number of broadband seismic stations both around the Lützow-Holmbukta 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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BTN / JARE - GARNET
Project Name/Number: 8-P17-S: ‘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, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: Deployment for significant number of broadband seismic stations both around the Lützow-Holmbukta 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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GM07 (Dome-F) / AGAP - GAMSEIS
Project Name/Number: 8-P17-S: ‘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, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: Deployment for significant number of broadband seismic stations both around the Lützow-Holmbukta 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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TOT / JARE - GARNET

Project Name/Number: 8-P17-S: ‘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, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: Deployment for significant number of broadband seismic stations both around the Lützow-Holmbukta 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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GM06 / AGAP - GAMSEIS
Project Name/Number: 8-P17-S: ‘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, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: Deployment for significant number of broadband seismic stations both around the Lützow-Holmbukta 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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RND / JARE - GARNET
Project Name/Number: 8-P17-S: ‘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, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: Deployment for significant number of broadband seismic stations both around the Lützow-Holmbukta 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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LNG / JARE - GARNET
Project Name/Number: 8-P17-S: ‘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, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: Deployment for significant number of broadband seismic stations both around the Lützow-Holmbukta 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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S16 / JARE - GARNET

Project Name/Number: 8-P18-S: 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, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: Preliminary survey of candidate sites for absolute gravity and GPS measurement
Link (URL):
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Honnor Glacier
Project Name/Number: 8-P18-S: 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, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: Preliminary survey of candidate sites for absolute gravity and GPS measurement
Link (URL):
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Langhovde
Project Name/Number: 8-P18-W: 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, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: Preliminary survey of candidate sites for absolute gravity and GPS measurement
Link (URL):
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Syowa
Project Name/Number: 8-P21-S: Search for Antarctic meteorites
Discipline: Meteoritics
Principal Investigator: Hideyasu Kojima, Professor, NIPR Professor, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: Meteorite search around the Sør-Rondane Mountains by JARE54 summer party.
Link (URL):
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Operating Period: From:    To: 
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Nansen Ice Field

Project Name/Number: 8-R1-W: Ionospheric observations
Discipline: Ionospheric Research
Principal Investigator: Tsutomu Nagatsuma, Research Manager, Applied Electromagnetic Research Institute, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology
Main Activity/ Remarks: Ionospheric vertical sounding, GPS scintillarion monitoring
Link (URL): http://wdc.nict.go.jp/ionog/10c_viewer/o_index.html
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Syowa
Project Name/Number: 8-R2-W: Weather observations
Discipline: Meteorology
Principal Investigator: Masato Fukuda. 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
Link (URL): http://www.jma.go.jp/jma/indexe.html
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Syowa
Project Name/Number: 8-R3-S: Geodetic observations
Discipline: Geodesy
Principal Investigator: Takuya Nojiri, Deputy Director of International Affairs Div., Planning Dept., Geospatial Information Authority of Japan
Main Activity/ Remarks: Precise Geodetic Survey (Gravity Survey)
Link (URL):
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No.1025
Project Name/Number: 8-R3-S: Geodetic observations
Discipline: Geodesy
Principal Investigator: Takuya Nojiri, Deputy Director of International Affairs Div., Planning Dept., Geospatial Information Authority of Japan
Main Activity/ Remarks: Topographic mapping for aerial photography
Link (URL):
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Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
Higasi-Ongul Tô area

Project Name/Number: 8-R3-S: Geodetic observations
Discipline: Geodesy
Principal Investigator: Takuya Nojiri, Deputy Director of International Affairs Div., Planning Dept., Geospatial Information Authority of Japan
Main Activity/ Remarks: Precise Geodetic Survey (Gravity Survey)
Link (URL):
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No.54-01
Project Name/Number: 8-R3-S: Geodetic observations
Discipline: Geodesy
Principal Investigator: Takuya Nojiri, Deputy Director of International Affairs Div., Planning Dept., Geospatial Information Authority of Japan
Main Activity/ Remarks: Leveling
Link (URL):
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Operating Period: From:    To: 
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No.1026
Project Name/Number: 8-R3-S: Geodetic observations
Discipline: Geodesy
Principal Investigator: Takuya Nojiri, Deputy Director of International Affairs Div., Planning Dept., Geospatial Information Authority of Japan
Main Activity/ Remarks: Precise Geodetic Survey (Gravity Survey)
Link (URL):
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No.50-01
Project Name/Number: 8-R3-S: Geodetic observations
Discipline: Geodesy
Principal Investigator: Takuya Nojiri, Deputy Director of International Affairs Div., Planning Dept., Geospatial Information Authority of Japan
Main Activity/ Remarks: Precise Geodetic Survey (Gravity Survey)
Link (URL):
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Operating Period: From:    To: 
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No.1026

Project Name/Number: 8-R3-S: Geodetic observations
Discipline: Geodesy
Principal Investigator: Takuya Nojiri, Deputy Director of International Affairs Div., Planning Dept., Geospatial Information Authority of Japan
Main Activity/ Remarks: Precise Geodetic Survey (Gravity Survey)
Link (URL):
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No.46-19
Project Name/Number: 8-R3-S: Geodetic observations
Discipline: Geodesy
Principal Investigator: Takuya Nojiri, Deputy Director of International Affairs Div., Planning Dept., Geospatial Information Authority of Japan
Main Activity/ Remarks: Topographic mapping for using satellite image
Link (URL):
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No.54-02
Project Name/Number: 8-R3-S: Geodetic observations
Discipline: Geodesy
Principal Investigator: Takuya Nojiri, Deputy Director of International Affairs Div., Planning Dept., Geospatial Information Authority of Japan
Main Activity/ Remarks: Precise Geodetic Survey (Gravity Survey)
Link (URL):
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Operating Period: From:    To: 
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No.3
Project Name/Number: 8-R3-S: Geodetic observations
Discipline: Geodesy
Principal Investigator: Takuya Nojiri, Deputy Director of International Affairs Div., Planning Dept., Geospatial Information Authority of Japan
Main Activity/ Remarks: Precise Geodetic Survey (Gravity Survey)
Link (URL):
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Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
No.51-02 S

Project Name/Number: 8-R3-S: Geodetic observations
Discipline: Geodesy
Principal Investigator: Takuya Nojiri, Deputy Director of International Affairs Div., Planning Dept., Geospatial Information Authority of Japan
Main Activity/ Remarks: Precise Geodetic Survey (Gravity Survey)
Link (URL):
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Operating Period: From:    To: 
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No.6
Project Name/Number: 8-R3-S: Geodetic observations
Discipline: Geodesy
Principal Investigator: Takuya Nojiri, Deputy Director of International Affairs Div., Planning Dept., Geospatial Information Authority of Japan
Main Activity/ Remarks: Precise Geodetic Survey (Geoid Survey)
Link (URL):
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Operating Period: From:    To: 
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No.54-02
Project Name/Number: 8-R3-S: Geodetic observations
Discipline: Geodesy
Principal Investigator: Takuya Nojiri, Deputy Director of International Affairs Div., Planning Dept., Geospatial Information Authority of Japan
Main Activity/ Remarks: For aerial photography
Link (URL):
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Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
Higasi-Ongul Tô area
Project Name/Number: 8-R3-S: Geodetic observations
Discipline: Geodesy
Principal Investigator: Takuya Nojiri, Deputy Director of International Affairs Div., Planning Dept., Geospatial Information Authority of Japan
Main Activity/ Remarks: Leveling
Link (URL):
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Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
No.1025

Project Name/Number: 8-R3-S: Geodetic observations
Discipline: Geodesy
Principal Investigator: Takuya Nojiri, Deputy Director of International Affairs Div., Planning Dept., Geospatial Information Authority of Japan
Main Activity/ Remarks: Leveling
Link (URL):
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Operating Period: From:    To: 
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No.1027
Project Name/Number: 8-R3-S: Geodetic observations
Discipline: Geodesy
Principal Investigator: Takuya Nojiri, Deputy Director of International Affairs Div., Planning Dept., Geospatial Information Authority of Japan
Main Activity/ Remarks: Precise Geodetic Survey (Gravity Survey)
Link (URL):
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Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
No.54-02
Project Name/Number: 8-R3-S: Geodetic observations
Discipline: Geodesy
Principal Investigator: Takuya Nojiri, Deputy Director of International Affairs Div., Planning Dept., Geospatial Information Authority of Japan
Main Activity/ Remarks: Precise Geodetic Survey (Gravity Survey)
Link (URL):
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No.5
Project Name/Number: 8-R3-S: Geodetic observations
Discipline: Geodesy
Principal Investigator: Takuya Nojiri, Deputy Director of International Affairs Div., Planning Dept., Geospatial Information Authority of Japan
Main Activity/ Remarks: Leveling
Link (URL):
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Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
No.1040

Project Name/Number: 8-R3-S: Geodetic observations
Discipline: Geodesy
Principal Investigator: Takuya Nojiri, Deputy Director of International Affairs Div., Planning Dept., Geospatial Information Authority of Japan
Main Activity/ Remarks: Leveling
Link (URL):
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No.1031
Project Name/Number: 8-R3-S: Geodetic observations
Discipline: Geodesy
Principal Investigator: Takuya Nojiri, Deputy Director of International Affairs Div., Planning Dept.,Geospatial Information Authority of Japan
Main Activity/ Remarks: Precise Geodetic Survey (Gravity Survey)
Link (URL):
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No.1
Project Name/Number: 8-R3-W: Geodetic observations
Discipline: Geodesy
Principal Investigator: Takuya Nojiri, Deputy Director of International Affairs Div., Planning Dept., Geospatial Information Authority of Japan
Main Activity/ Remarks: Precise Geodetic Survey (GNSS Observation)
Link (URL):
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Operating Period: From:    To: 
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SYOG (IGS)
Project Name/Number: 8-R3-W: Geodetic observations
Discipline: Geodesy
Principal Investigator: Takuya Nojiri, Deputy Director of International Affairs Div., Planning Dept., Geospatial Information Authority of Japan
Main Activity/ Remarks: Precise Geodetic Survey (GNSS Observation)
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
No.51-02 S

Project Name/Number: 8-R3-W: Geodetic observations
Discipline: Geodesy
Principal Investigator: Takuya Nojiri, Deputy Director of International Affairs Div., Planning Dept., Geospatial Information Authority of Japan
Main Activity/ Remarks: Precise Geodetic Survey (GNSS Observation)
Link (URL):
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Operating Period: From:    To: 
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No.54-01
Project Name/Number: 8-R3-W: Geodetic observations
Discipline: Geodesy
Principal Investigator: Takuya Nojiri, Deputy Director of International Affairs Div., Planning Dept., Geospatial Information Authority of Japan
Main Activity/ Remarks: Precise Geodetic Survey (GNSS Observation)
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
Langhovde Bolt point
Project Name/Number: 8-R3-W: Geodetic observations
Discipline: Geodesy
Principal Investigator: Takuya Nojiri, Deputy Director of International Affairs Div., Planning Dept., Geospatial Information Authority of Japan
Main Activity/ Remarks: Precise Geodetic Survey (GNSS Observation)
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
No.46-19
Project Name/Number: 8-R3-W: Geodetic observations
Discipline: Geodesy
Principal Investigator: Takuya Nojiri, Deputy Director of International Affairs Div., Planning Dept., Geospatial Information Authority of Japan
Main Activity/ Remarks: Precise Geodetic Survey (GNSS Observation)
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
No.54-02

Project Name/Number: 8-R3-W: Geodetic observations
Discipline: Geodesy
Principal Investigator: Takuya Nojiri, Deputy Director of International Affairs Div., Planning Dept., Geospatial Information Authority of Japan
Main Activity/ Remarks: Precise Geodetic Survey (GNSS Observation)
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
No.50-01
Project Name/Number: 8-R3-W: Geodetic observations
Discipline: Geodesy
Principal Investigator: Takuya Nojiri, Deputy Director of International Affairs Div., Planning Dept., Geospatial Information Authority of Japan
Main Activity/ Remarks: Precise Geodetic Survey (GNSS Observation)
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
No.1025
Project Name/Number: 8-R3-W: Geodetic observations
Discipline: Geodesy
Principal Investigator: Takuya Nojiri, Deputy Director of International Affairs Div., Planning Dept., Geospatial Information Authority of Japan
Main Activity/ Remarks: Precise Geodetic Survey (GNSS Observation)
Link (URL):
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Operating Period: From:    To: 
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No.1026
Project Name/Number: 8-R4-S: Bathymetric survey
Discipline: Oceanography
Principal Investigator: Yo Iwabuchi, Director, Hydrographic Surveys Division, Hydrographic and Oceanographic Department, Japan Coast Guard
Main Activity/ Remarks: Bathymetric survey
Link (URL):
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Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
Lützow-Holmbukta

Project Name/Number: 8-R5-W: Tidal observation
Discipline: Oceanography
Principal Investigator: Hiroyuki Yoritaka, Environmental and Oceanographic Research Division Hydrographic and Oceanographic Department, Japan Coast Guard
Main Activity/ Remarks: Tidal observation
Link (URL):
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Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
Syowa

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. One or two medical doctors stay at the station.
Remarks / Description: Location: Higasi-Ongul Tô, Lützow-Holmbukta / Elevation : 28.9m, Established: January 29, 1957, Major Field Activities: Oversnow traverse to Dome Fuji Station / Biological and geophysical observations in Lützow-Holmbukta area
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: Location: 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: 77
Remarks: Areas of Operation: Lützow-Holmbukta
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Areas of Operation Purpose
30 Nov 2012 Fremantle, Australia 18 Mar 2013 Sydney, Australia Transportation of cargo and personnel / Support of oceanographic and biological observations

Aircrat Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Aircraft
Type: AS350 B
Category:
Period From: 20/12/2012
Period To: 16/02/2013
Remarks: General Task / Remarks: transport cargos and personnel / support scientific field operations
Type: CH-101
Category:
Period From: 19/12/2012
Period To: 28/01/2013
Remarks: General Task / Remarks: transport cargos and personnel / support scientific field operations

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: climbing at mt. vinson massif 
Method of transportation to/within/from Antarctica: airplane
Activities:
Number of Participants:
Date begin: 01 Dec 2012
Date end: 01 Feb 2013
Number of personnel: 1
Operator:
Name:
Contact Address:
Email Address:
Website Address:
Remarks:
Location of Activities
Vinson Massif
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 35th 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: 22/11/2012

Contingency Plans Report
Environmental Impact Assessment: Procedures Report
Environmental Information - Environmental Impact Assessment (Procedures)
Description: None

Environmental Impact Assessment Report
Environmental Information - Environmental Impact Assessment (IEE/CEE List - Annex I)
Type: IEE
Title: 54th Japanese Antarcitic Research Expeditions
Organization(s) responsible: Headquarters of the Japanese Antarctic Research expedition
Activity: construction(Large atomospheric radar antenna)
Topics: - National Antarctic Programme
Locations: Site name: Syowa station
Latitude: 69 00´S
Latitude: 39 35´E
Period/length of the activity:
Decision/Comment:
Type: IEE
Title: 54th Japanese Antarctic Research Expeditions
Organization(s) responsible: Headquarters of the Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition
Activity: construction
Topics: - National Antarctic Programme
Locations: Site name: Syowa station
Latitude: 69 00´S
Latitude: 39 35´E
Period/length of the activity:
Decision/Comment:
Type: IEE
Title: 54th Japanese Antarctic Research Expeditions
Organization(s) responsible: Headquarters of the Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition
Activity: construction(Delta Antenna construction)
Topics: - National Antarctic Programme
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:
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: 100g
Purpose: research
Removal or Disposal: No
Remarks:
Event or Project Name/Number: 54th Japanese Antarctic Research Expeditions
Permit Number:
Permit Period: Date begin:     Date end: 
Species: lichen, algae
Location:
Site Name: Syowa   Lat: 69º 00´ 25´´ S   Long: 39º 35´ 01´´ E  
Action: Taking
Taking: Plant Removal
Amount: 90kg
Purpose: research
Removal or Disposal: No
Remarks:
Event or Project Name/Number: 54th Japanese Antarctic Research Expeditions
Permit Number:
Permit Period: Date begin:     Date end: 
Species: penguin
Location:
Site Name: Langhovde   Lat: 69º 12´ 30´´ S   Long: 39º 37´ 48´´ E  
Action: Taking
Taking: Capture
Amount: 160
Purpose: research
Removal or Disposal: No
Remarks:
Event or Project Name/Number: 54th 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: Yutaka Katsuta
Job Title or Position: Head of Logistics Section, National Institute of Polar Research
Phone: +81-42-512-0779
Email: ykatsuta@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 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, abondon, 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)
Description of Measure: None

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:  5
Permit Period: From:  15 Dec 2012   To:  15 Feb 2013
Purpose: research
Summary of activities: sampling of 90kg mosses, algae and lichens with soil
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ASPA / ASMA: Type:  ASPA    Number:  141    Name:  Yukidori Valley, Langhovde, Lützow-Holm Bay (More Details)
Permit Number:
Number of people: Permitted to enter  1   That actually entered:  1
Permit Period: From:  20 Dec 2012   To:  15 Feb 2013
Purpose: research
Summary of activities: field survey for review of the Management plan
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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