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2013/2014 Annual Information
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-G01-S: Limnological and ecological studies on Byer Penninsila in Livingston Island with Spanish Antarctic Research Expedition
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Name: Sakae Kudoh
Job Title or Position: Associate Professor, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0739
Email: skudoh@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: Limnological and ecological survay with Spanish scientists will be carried out at lakes on Byer Penninsila in Livingston Island.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-G02-S: Japan-Korea collaborative study on foraging habitat of penguins by bio-logging approaches
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Name: Nobuo Kokubun
Job Title or Position: Assistant Professor
Phone: +81-42-512-0704
Email: kokubun@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: Foraging habitat and surrounding marine environments will be characterised and monitored by several types of animal-borne micro data loggers.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-J1-W: 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-S: 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 in the Antarctic Ocean. (3) Impacts on pteropods and microorganisms due to ocean acidification in the Antarctic Ocean.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-J3-W: 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-W: 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 Soya 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-S: 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-S: 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-W: 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 Soya Kaigan all year-round. Ground temperature is monitored all year-round at sites near the Zakuro Ike in Langhovde and near the O-ike, in Nishi-Ongul To. 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-S: 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 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-W: Monitoring of atmospheric greenhouse gases and related constituents
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Name: Daisuke Goto
Job Title or Position: Assistant Professor, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0673
Email: goto.daisuke@nipr.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-W: 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-W: 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-W: Monitoring of Antarctic ice sheet mass balance
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Organisation:
Name: Hideaki Motoyama
Job Title or Position: Professor, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0680
Email: motoyama@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: 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-W: 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-W: 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-W: 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 Nishi-Ongul To.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-MU3-W: 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 Nishi-Ongul To, where artificial noise level is low.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-MU4-W: 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.
Link (URL): www.bom.gov.au
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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.
Link (URL): http://www.jamstec.go.jp/ARGO/argo_web/argo/index_e.html
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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-O13-S: Analysis of the trajectory of air mass in the Antarctic troposphere and stratosphere by means of 7Be sampling
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Name: Shigeki Tasaka
Job Title or Position: Professor, Gifu University
Phone: +81-58-293-2248
Email: tasaka@gifu-u.ac.jp
Details/Description: The air sampling for detection of 7Be will be carried out on R/V Shirase between Australia and Syowa station, Antarctica. 7Be is a radionuclide produced in the stratosphere, and the half-life is approximately 50 days. If we detect 7Be in the sampling air, it means the air mass passed through the stratosphere. The results will provide a new information about the transportation of the atmospheric constituents.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-P14-W: 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 dental health of expedition personnel.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-P25: Studies on plankton community structure and environment parameters
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Name: Masato Moteki
Job Title or Position: Associate Professor, Department of Ocean Sciences, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology
Phone: +81-3-5463-0527
Email: masato@kaiyodai.ac.jp
Details/Description: The community compositions of plankton at various depths as well as the vertical distributions of temperature, salinity and nutrients are annually observed for elucidating the environmental changes of the Southern Ocean.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-P30-S: Researches on the succession of the Antarcrtic terrestrial ecosystem through the analyses of the matter cycles and physiological responses of biota
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Name: Sakae Kudoh
Job Title or Position: Associate Professor, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0739
Email: skudoh@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: Limnological survey of lakes, biological sampling, and environmental observations using automated equipments in Soya Kaigan
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-P33-S: Interdisciplinary Study of Geofluids in the Evolution of Continental Crust in East Antarctica
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Name: Noriyoshi Tsuchiya
Job Title or Position: Professor, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Tohoku University
Phone: +81-22-795-6335
Email: tsuchiya@mail.kankyo.tohoku.ac.jp
Details/Description: Geological field survey at Sør Rondane Mountains will be conducted in order to understand the evolution of continental crust in East Antarctica with special reference to geofluid activity along with petrplogy, geochemistry, geochronology and structural geology.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-P34-S: Direct observation of the outflow of Antarctic Bottom Water and sea-ice thickness
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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 observations with Ice Profiling Sonar, ADCP, and MicroCat (CT-meter). Hydrographic and topographic survey in the bottom water production area.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-P35-W: 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-S: 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-W: 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-Holmbukta area is maintained.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-P39-W: 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-S: 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-W: 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 Nishi-Ongul To, two horizontal induction magnetometer were installed for the ELF measurement, while the field mill sensor was installed at Higashi-Ongul To 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-W: 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-S: 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-P48-S: Precise monitoring for ice flows of Antarctic ice sheet and ice stream with GPS
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Name: Yuichi Aoyama
Job Title or Position: Assistant Professor, NIPR
Phone: +81-887-57-0712
Email: aoyama@nipr.ac.jp@kochi-tech.ac.jp
Details/Description: To measure the temporal and spatial variations in the ice flows of Antarctic ice sheet, glacier, and ice stream around Lützow-Holmbukta by the network of several unmanned GPS units.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-P9-S: The atmospheric circulation and transport of moisture and aerosols in the Antarctic coastal region in summer season
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Name: Naohiko Hirasawa
Job Title or Position: Assistant Professor, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0685
Email: hira.n@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: Moisture exchange processes between the Antarctic coastal icesheet and atmosphere and the transportation processes of coastal-marine-origin aerosols are investigated. This study carries out three major observations as follows; (1) Radiosondes launched at the icebreaker, Shirase, at Syowa Station and at S17 station on the icesheet, (2) tethered balloon suspending meteorological sensors at Syowa and S17 stations, and (3) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) mounting meteorological sensors lunched at Syowa Station.
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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
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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, Baloon-borne hydometer observation in the lower stratosphere
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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 and ecology
Principal Investigator: Hiroshi Sasaki, Professor, Ishinomaki Senshu University
Main Activity/ Remarks: Mooring observations using a surfface drifter system and a bottom-tethered system in the Antarctic Ocean, Oceanographic observations on phytoplankton and zooplankton in the Antarctic Ocean, Temporal and spatial variability in carbonate systems in the seasonally ice coveredd and fast ice regions
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Along cruise track of R/V Shirase and Umitaka-maru
Syowa
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
Main Activity/ Remarks: Census of Adélie penguin populations
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Benten Jima
Rumpa
Ytre hovdeholmen
Mizukuguri Ura
Fukuro Ura
Nekkelholmane
Sigaren
Ongulkalven
Torinosu Wan
Mame Jima

Project Name/Number: 8-MB2-5-S: Marine ecosystem monitoring
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Tsuneo Odate, Professor, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: Observation of plankton and marine environmental parameters
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Syowa
Along cruise track of R/V Shirase between Syowa and Sydney
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
Skallen
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
Rundvågshetta
Skallen
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: Observation of sea level change with an ocean bottom pressure gauge
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OBP point
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: Daisuke Goto, Assistant Professor, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: Monitoring of atmospheric CO2, CH4, CO and O2 concentrations is carried out all year-round at Syowa Station. Whole air samples are collected periodically for subsequent analyses in Japan.
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Syowa
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.
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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: 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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Syowa
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, TERRA, METOP-1 and NPP satellites data have been routinely received and stored with L/S/X-band TeraScan System at Syowa Station
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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. PAI (Proton Auroral Imager), monochromatic digital CCD imager, 485.0 nm 3 PAI-2 (Proton Auroral Imager), monochromatic digital CCD imager, 480.5 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 broad-beam riometers were carried out. Imaging riometer were suffered EMI from nearby radar transmitters in 2013. In order to reduce EMI, receiving method of the riometer was changed and blanking signal was supplied from the radar in 2013/2014 austral summer.
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Syowa
Nishi-Ongul To
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 and ELF/VLF observation with delta loop antennas have been continued. A new delta loop antenna (10m height) and a new ELF/VLF receiving system was installed in 2013/2014 austral summer and it will take over the old system in 2014.
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Nishi-Ongul To
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-O10-S: Effect of solar UV radiation on life in Antarctica, and psychrophile-origin cellulose
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Tetsuya Takahashi, Professor, Shimane University
Main Activity/ Remarks: 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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Syowa

Project Name/Number: 8-O11-S: Observation on spatial and temporal variability of primary productiviry in the Kerguelen plateau, Southern Ocean using ARGO float
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Tsuneo Odate, Professor, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: 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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Southern Ocean (60°S, 60°E)
Project Name/Number: 8-O12-S: Monitoring for long term changes in primary productivity using fast repetition rate fluorometry (FRRf)
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Andrew McMinn, University of Tasmania
Main Activity/ Remarks: To estimate temporal and spatial variabilty of phytoplankton physiology, parameters of primary production will be collected using FRRf.
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Syowa
Along cruise track of R/V Shirase between Syowa and Sydney
Project Name/Number: 8-O6-S: Observation of the Southern Ocean using surface drifters -deployments of drifters from Shirase
Discipline: Physical oceanography and meteorology
Principal Investigator: Graeme Ball, Manager, Marine Operations Group, Bureau of Meteorology, Australia
Main Activity/ Remarks: 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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Project Name/Number: 8-O7-S: In situ and continuous measurement of water vapor stable isotope ratios over the high-latitude ocean
Discipline: Atmospheric science
Principal Investigator: Yasushi Fujiyoshi, Professor, Institute of Low Tempareture Science, Hokkaido University
Main Activity/ Remarks: 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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Along cruise track of R/V Shirase

Project Name/Number: 8-O8-S: Study of ocean variability in the Southern Ocean by Argo floats
Discipline: Physical oceanography
Principal Investigator: Toshio Suga, Team Leader, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
Main Activity/ Remarks: 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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Project Name/Number: 8-O9-S: Cloud fraction with an All-sky camera onboard R/V Shirase
Discipline: Atmospheric science
Principal Investigator: Makoto Kuji, Professor, Nara Women's University
Main Activity/ Remarks: An all-sky camera, mounted on the R/V 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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Syowa
Along cruise track of R/V Shirase between Syowa and Sydney
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: Followings were carried out at Syowa Station and in the sorrounding area. *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-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 / Seasonal variation of house-dust distribution in Syowa buildings / Urination research in the Syowa Station area / Study on health and diet of expedition personnel.
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Syowa
Aboard R/V Shirase

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: Geodesy
Principal Investigator: Koichiro Doi, Associate Professor, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: Preliminary survey of candidate sites for absolute gravity and GPS measurement
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Honnor Glacier
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: Geodesy
Principal Investigator: Koichiro Doi, Associate Professor, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: Preliminary survey of candidate sites for absolute gravity and GPS measurement
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Syowa
Project Name/Number: 8-P30-S: Researches on the succession of the Antarctic terrestrial ecosystem through the analyses of the matter cycles and physiological responses of biota
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Sakae Kudoh, Associate Professor, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: Limnological survey of lakes, biological sampling, and environmental observations using automated equipments in Soya Kaigan
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Soya Kaigan
Project Name/Number: 8-P35-W: Study on ionospheric perturbation observed by monitoring VLF transmitter signals in Syowa
Discipline: Space and upper atmospheric sciences
Principal Investigator: Yasuhide Hobara, Professor, Department of Communication Engineering and Informatics, Graduate School of Informatics and Engineering, The University of Electro-Communications 
Main Activity/ Remarks: 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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Nishi-Ongul To

Project Name/Number: 8-P36-S: Ionosphere-Atmosphere-Ocean-Cryosphere–Geosphere interaction by infrasonic observations
Discipline: Geoscience, Atmospheric science
Principal Investigator: Masa-yuki Yamamoto, Associate Professor, Kochi University of Technology
Main Activity/ Remarks: 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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Rundvågshetta
S16
Skallen
Syowa
Langhovde
Project Name/Number: 8-P37-W: Longitudinal displacement of conjugate auroras as observed by low-power autonomous aurora observation system
Discipline: Space and upper atmospheric sciences
Principal Investigator: Hisao Yamagishi, Professor, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: Automated all-sky aurora imaging system with satellite data transmission, powered by wind generators and solar panels, has been developed in 2013 FY in NIPR. GPS TEC receiver and 3-component flux-gate magnetometer are also installed in the system. We are plannning to install this system in Sør Rondane Mountains in 2015/2016 austral summer. Automated magnetometers at Mizuho Station, H68, Skallen, Sør Rondane Mountains were maintained.
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Skallen
Mizuho
H68
Sør Rondane
Project Name/Number: 8-P39-W: Study on magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling processes with SuperDARN radars and ground-based optical observations
Discipline: Space and upper atmospheric sciences
Principal Investigator: Akira Sessai Yukimatu, Associate Professor, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: 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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Syowa
Dome Fuji
South Pole
Zhongshan
Project Name/Number: 8-P40-S: Sea ice and hydrographic observations onboard icebreaker Shirase and in Lützow-Holmbukta
Discipline: Physical oceanography, Sea ice physics
Principal Investigator: Shuki Ushio, Associate Professor, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: 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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Along cruise track of R/V Shirase
Syowa

Project Name/Number: 8-P41-W: Study on Global Lightning and Global Circuit Activities and Their Relation to Climate Changes Monitored from Polar Region
Discipline: Atmospheric electricity, Space and upper atmosphere sciences
Principal Investigator: Mitsuteru Sato, Lecturer, Faculty of Science, Hokkaido University
Main Activity/ Remarks: Continuous measurements of ELF electromagnetic waves in the frequency range of 1-100Hz and atmospheric DC electric field are carried out. At Nishi-Ongul To, two horizontal induction magnetometer were installed for the ELF measurement, while the field mill sensor was installed at Higashi-Ongul To 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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Syowa
Project Name/Number: 8-P43-W: Study on conjugacy of auroral activities during the maximum to descending phase of solar activity cycle
Discipline: Space and upper atmosphere sciences
Principal Investigator: Akira Kadokura, Professor, NIPR 
Main Activity/ Remarks: 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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Syowa
Project Name/Number: 8-P47-W: Study on the material cycle over the Southern Ocean and Antarctic coast by ship-born, air-born, and ground based 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 R/V Shirase by ship borne instruments, skyradiometer, condensation particle counter, optical particle counter, nephelometer, aethalometer, ceilometer, albedo monitor, extinctioncoefficient monitor 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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Project Name/Number: 8-PS01: Full scaled measurement of the Ship-ice interactions in the Antarctic voyage of the icebreaker Shirase
Discipline: Sea ice physics and ice engineering
Principal Investigator: Junji Sawamura, Assistant professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University
Main Activity/ Remarks: 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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Along cruise track of R/V Shirase

Project Name/Number: 8-PS02: Mooring recovery, and XCTD and bottom surveys off Cape Darnley
Discipline: Physical oceanography
Principal Investigator: Yasushi Fukamachi, Associate Professor, Institute of Low Tempareture Science, Hokkaido University
Main Activity/ Remarks: 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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Over continental shelf off Cape Darnley
Project Name/Number: 8-PS03: Absolute gravity measurements in Sør-Rondane region
Discipline: Geodesy
Principal Investigator: Koichiro Doi, Associate Professor, NIPR
Main Activity/ Remarks: 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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GPS point (Princess Elizabeth Station)
Selungen
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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SYO1
SYO2
Syowa
SYO3
Project Name/Number: 8-R2-W: Weather observations
Discipline: Meteorology
Principal Investigator: Masato Fukuda, Head, Office of Antarctic Observation, Observation 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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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: Topographic mapping for using satellite image
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No.2637
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
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No.4610
No.7
No.4619
No.4617
No.4608
No.1031
No.4613
No.4609
No.10
No.1040
No.4607
No.9
No.4611
No.4615
No.1030
No.2
No.4614
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
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Higashi-Ongul To 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: Aerial photography
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Higashi-Ongul To area
Molodezhnaya Station 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 (Geoid Survey)
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Areas of Operation
No.4801
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)
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No.SN-6
No.5501
No.SN-1
No.2636
No.2637
No.109
IAGBN(A)
No.5502
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)
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No.2316
No.5501
Langhovde
Syowa
No.2636
No.2637
No.5502
Project Name/Number: 8-R4-S: Bathymetric survey
Discipline: Oceanography
Principal Investigator: Yo Iwabuchi, Hydrographic Surveys Division, Hydrographic and Oceanographic Department, Japan Coast Guard
Main Activity/ Remarks: Bathymetric survey
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Lützow-Holmbukta

Project Name/Number: 8-R5-W: Tidal observation
Discipline: Oceanography
Principal Investigator: Hiroyuki Yoritaka, Director, Environmental and Oceanographic Research Division Hydrographic and Oceanographic Department, Japan Coast Guard
Main Activity/ Remarks: Tidal observation
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Operating Period: From:    To: 
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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: Region : Higashi-Ongul To, Lützow-Holmbukta / Elevation : 28.9m, Established: January 29, 1957, Major Field Activities: Biological and geophysical observations in Lützow-Holmbukta area

Vessels Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Vessels
Name: R/V Shirase
Country of Registry: Japan
Number of Voyages: 1
Maximum Crew: 179
Maximum Passengers: 80
Remarks: Areas of Operation: Lützow-Holmbukta
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Areas of Operation Purpose
27 Nov 2013 Fremantle, Australia 15 Mar 2014 Sydney, Australia Transportation of cargo and personnel / Support of oceanographic and biological observations

Aircrat Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Aircraft
Type: AS350 BA
Category:
Period From: 13/12/2013
Period To: 15/02/2014
Remarks: Transport cargos and personnel / support scientific field operations
Type: BK117B2
Category:
Period From: 13/12/2013
Period To: 15/02/2014
Remarks: Transport cargos and personnel / support scientific field operations,
Type: CH-101
Category:
Period From: 14/12/2013
Period To: 27/01/2014
Remarks: Transport cargos and personnel / support scientific field operations

Research Rockets Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Research Rockets
Location Launch: Site Name: Syowa   Lat: 69º 00´ 25´´ S   Long: 39º 35´ 01´´ E  
Date/Period/Frequency: Twice daily, throughout the year
Direction: All directions, depending on wind
Max. Altitude: 30000
Impact Area: Within a radius of 200-300km from the site
Type: Rubber balloon
Specifications: Rawinsonde
Purpose: Aerological observation
Project Title/Number: Meteorological observations
Location Launch: Site Name: Syowa   Lat: 69º 00´ 25´´ S   Long: 39º 35´ 01´´ E  
Date/Period/Frequency: 5 times, throughout the year
Direction: All directions, depending on wind
Max. Altitude: 30000
Impact Area: Within a radius of 100km from the site
Type: Rubber balloon
Specifications: OPC (optical particle counter)
Purpose: Aerosol measurement
Project Title/Number: Study on the material cycle over the Southern Ocean and sea ice area by ship-born and balloon-born aerosol observations
Location Launch: Site Name: Syowa   Lat: 69º 00´ 25´´ S   Long: 39º 35´ 01´´ E  
Date/Period/Frequency: 1 to 2 times a week, throughout the year
Direction: All directions, depending on wind
Max. Altitude: 30000
Impact Area: Within a radius of 200-300km from the site
Type: Rubber balloon
Specifications: ECC(Electrochemical Concentration Cell)Type Ozone sonde
Purpose: Ozone vertical profile measurement
Project Title/Number: Meteorological observations

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

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

Denial of Authorizations
Aircrat Report
Compliance with the Protocol Report
Environmental Information - Compliance with the Protocol
No new measures have been adopted during the reported period.

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 Impact Assessment - Follow-up Activities Report
Conservation of Fauna and Flora Report
Waste Management Plans Report
Waste Management Inventory of Past Activities Report
Prevention of Marine Pollution: Measures Report
Environmental Information - Prevention of Marine Pollution
No new measures have been adopted during the reported period.

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)
No new information have been provided during the reported period.

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