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2014/2015 Annual Information
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-B1111-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 Antarctic environment / Study on dental health of expedition personnel.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-E01-S: A joint study on solid-earth, atmosphere, ocean and cryosphere interaction with Republic of Korea
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Name: Masaki Kanao
Job Title or Position: Associate Professor, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0713
Email: kanao@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: Deploy infrasound and seismic instruments around the Jang-Bogo Station, Terra Nova Bay, including Divid glacier and Mt. Melbourne in order to detect seismic and infrasound waves so as to identify seismicity, volcanic eruption, location of multi-sphere sources and their occurrence mechanism.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-E02-S: A feasible study to investigate a possibility to establish a telescope for future astronomical observations at Concordia Station
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Name: Naomasa Nakai
Job Title or Position: Professor, Physics, Graduate School of Pure and Applied Sciences, University of Tsukuba
Phone: +81-29-853-4281
Email: nakai@physics.px.tsukuba.ac.jp
Details/Description: The main point is to observe transportation system by sea and land through joining the French Antarctic Expedition to Concordia Station during 2015/16 season. The data obtained through this activity will be made full use of the budget request to the Japanese government for the FY 2016.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-G03-S: A collaborative study on high latitude dayside aurora at U.S. South Pole and McMurdo Stations in Antarctica
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Name: Yusuke Ebihara
Job Title or Position: Associate Professor, Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University
Phone: +81-774-38-3346
Email: ebihara@rish.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Details/Description: To observe high latitude dayside electron and proton auroras with all-sky monochromatic imagers at South Pole and McMurdo Stations in Antarctica.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-G04-S: Study on lake ecosystem in Nunatak with USA, Russia, Austria, and Canada
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Name: Yukiko Tanabe
Job Title or Position: Assistant Professor, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0736
Email: ukko@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: Benthic and planktonic microbial communities, sediment cores, lake water samples, photo-physiological data of the benthic phototrophs, limnological data of water column, and bathymetric data will be collected from Lake Untersee, Gruber Mountain.
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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-J3-W: Present evaluation and future prediction of the global environment in the framework of glacial-interglacial cycle
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Organisation:
Name: Hideaki Motoyama
Job Title or Position: Professor, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0680
Email: motoyama@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: ‘Antarctic cooling area‘ in the global climate system is composed of Antarctic Continent and Southern Ocean. A goal of this project is that the knowledge of the history of environmental change and the mechanism of its fluctuation during glacial - interglacial cycles should be advanced. And the accurate perspective to a future global environment change and necessary countermeasure based on the knowledge could be made.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 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 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-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-MG1-W: Monitoring study on changes in geosphere in Antarctica (winter)
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Organisation:
Name: Koichiro Doi
Job Title or Position: Associate Professor, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0701
Email: doi@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: Monitoring of a fixed point location in Syowa Station is carried out with a DORIS antenna operating all year-round. Seismometers are installed to monitor earthquakes at Syowa Station and four sites on the Sôya Kaigan all year-round. Ground temperature is monitored all year-round at sites near the Zakuro Ike in Langhovde and near the Ô-ike, in Nishi-Ongul To (Island). 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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Organisation:
Name: Masataka Shiobara
Job Title or Position: Associate Professor, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0678
Email: shio@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: Size distribution of aerosol is monitored continuously at Syowa Station all year-round.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-MP4-W: 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-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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Organisation:
Name: Akira  Kadokura
Job Title or Position: Professor, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0663
Email: kadokura@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 (Island).
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-MU3-W: Observation of natural electromagnetic waves
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Organisation:
Name: Akira  Kadokura
Job Title or Position: Professor, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0663
Email: kadokura@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: Natural electromagnetic waves are monitored all year-round on Nishi-Ongul To (Island), where artificial noise level is low.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-MU4-W: Geomagnetism observation
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Organisation:
Name: Akira  Kadokura
Job Title or Position: Professor, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0663
Email: kadokura@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: Absolute geomagnetism is observed every month and relative observation is conducted continuously at Syowa Station.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-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-O08-S: Deployment of Argo floats (autonomous ocean observing subsurface buoys)
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Name: Katsuro  Katsumata
Job Title or Position: Deputy Group Leader, Research and Development Center for Global Change, Japan Agency for Marine-Eart
Phone: +81-46-867-9849
Email: k.katsumata@jamstec.go.jp
Details/Description: Profiling floats will be deployed from the icebreaker Shirase in the Southern Ocean. Temperature and salinity profiles measured by floats are to be transmitted via satellite systems.
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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-W: 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-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 variability of phytoplankton physiology, parameters of primary production will be collected using FRRf.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-P07-W: Monitoring and satellite validation of ozone-depleting minor constituents and stratospheric water vapor and aerosols with FTIR infrared spectroscopy, water vapor sondes, and aerosol sondes at Syowa Station, Antarctica
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Name: Hideaki Nakajima
Job Title or Position: Director, Council for Science, Technology and Innovation, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan
Phone: +81-3-6257-1337
Email: nakajima@nies.go.jp
Details/Description: Antarctic ozone hole still continues to appear every austral spring, despite the regulation of emission of CFCs under the Montreal protocol. This project use the ground-based Fourier-transform infrared spectrometer (FTIR) data at Syowa Station, and balloon-borne ozonesonde, aerosolsonde, and hygrosonde data to study the detailed chemical/physical mechanism of ozone destruction over the Antarctic stratosphere. The feature of polar stratospheric clouds (PSCs) are simultaneously studied using micro-pulse lidar (MPL) data and PANSY radar data at Syowa Station.
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-P09-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 R/V 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-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: Observations on ionospheric perturbations (D and E regions) using the magnetic signal amplitude and phase will be carried out for 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: Akira  Kadokura
Job Title or Position: Professor, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0663
Email: kadokura@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: 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-P38-W: Fine structure observations of polar stratospheric and mesospheric clouds at Syowa Station
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Name: Yoshihiro  Tomikawa
Job Title or Position: Associate Professor, NIPR
Phone: +81-42-512-0660
Email: tomikawa@nipr.ac.jp
Details/Description: In order to clarify fine-scale structures of polar stratospheric clouds, intensive balloon-borne hygrometer observations will be performed at Syowa Station in 2016 together with ozonesonde, aerosol sonde, PANSY radar, Rayleigh lidar, micro-pulse lidar, and FTIR observations.
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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 R/V Shirase and in Lützow-Holmbukta
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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 will be carried out. At Nishi-Ongul To (Island), two horizontal induction magnetometer were installed for the ELF measurement, while the field mill sensor was installed at Higashi-Ongul To (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-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 cruise 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-TC1-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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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-TC2-WS: 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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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-TG1-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: Precise Geodetic Observations (GNSS Observation), Precise Geodetic Observations (Relative Gravity Survey), Precise Geodetic Observation (Geoid Survey), Leveling, Precise Geodetic Observations (Absolute Gravity Survey)
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-TG2-S: Geodetic survey
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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: Signal for aerial photography, Aerial photography
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-TJM1-W: Surface synoptic observation
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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: Air Pressure, Air Temperature, Humidity, Wind speed, Wind direction, Sunshine duration, Global solar radiation
Link (URL): http://www.jma.go.jp/jma/indexe.html
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-TJM2-W: Upper-air observation
Planned Operating Period: From     To 
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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: Radiosonde/ Atmospheric pressure, Air temperature, Humidity, Wind speed, Wind direction
Link (URL): http://www.jma.go.jp/jma/indexe.html
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-TJM3-W: Ozone observations
Planned Operating Period: From     To 
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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: Total ozone, Umkehr, Surface ozone, Ozonesonde / Ozone amount, Atmospheric pressure
Link (URL): http://www.jma.go.jp/jma/indexe.html
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-TJM4-W: Radiation observation
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Organisation:
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: Global solar radiation, Direct solar radiation, Diffuse solar radiation, Composite global solar radiation, Downward longwave radiation, Downward total radiation, UV-B radiation, Reflected solar radiation, Upward longwave radiation, Upward total radiation, Atmospheric turbidity, Surface spectral ultraviolet radiation
Link (URL): http://www.jma.go.jp/jma/indexe.html
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-TJM5-W: Weather analysis
Planned Operating Period: From     To 
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Organisation:
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: Weather Conditions
Link (URL): http://www.jma.go.jp/jma/indexe.html
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-TJM6-W: Another observation
Planned Operating Period: From     To 
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Organisation:
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: Weather robot observation
Link (URL): http://www.jma.go.jp/jma/indexe.html
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-TN1-WS: Ionospheric observations
Planned Operating Period: From     To 
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Organisation:
Name: Tsutomu Nagatsuma
Job Title or Position: Research Mgr, Applied Electromagnetic Research Institute, NICT
Phone: +81-42-327-6095
Email: tnagatsu@nict.go.jp
Details/Description: Ionospheric vertical sounding, GPS scintillarion monitoring
Link (URL): http://wdc.nict.go.jp/ionog/10c_viewer/o_index.html
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-TN2-WS: Data acquisition for monitoring space weather conditions
Planned Operating Period: From     To 
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Organisation:
Name: Tsutomu Nagatsuma
Job Title or Position: Research Mgr, Applied Electromagnetic Research Institute, NICT
Phone: +81-42-327-6095
Email: tnagatsu@nict.go.jp
Details/Description: Data acuisition of ionospheric vertical sounding, GPS scintillation monitoring, magnetic field variations, and cosmic noise absorption
Link (URL): http://wdc.nict.go.jp/ionog/10c_viewer/o_index.html
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Science Plan/Program/Project: 8-TN3-S: Mobile ionospheric observations
Planned Operating Period: From     To 
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Organisation:
Name: Tsutomu Nagatsuma
Job Title or Position: Research Mgr, Applied Electromagnetic Research Institute, NICT
Phone: +81-42-327-6095
Email: tnagatsu@nict.go.jp
Details/Description: The phase and field strength of LF standard time and frequency signals along cruise track of R/V Shirase
Link (URL): http://wdc.nict.go.jp/ionog/10c_viewer/o_index.html
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Science Activities in Previous Year
Scientific Information - Science Activities in Previous Year
Project Name/Number: 8-B1111-W: Medical researches on Antarctic expeditioners under extreme environment
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Kentaro Watanabe, Professor, NIPR Phone: +81-42-512-0646 Email: kentaro@nipr.ac.jp
Main Activity/ Remarks: Survey for Legionella in Antarctic environment / Study on dental health of expedition personnel / Study on seasonal variation of stress on overwintering expeditioners
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Syowa
Aboard R/V Shirase
Project Name/Number: 8-G01-S: Limnological and ecological studies on Byer Penninsila in Livingston Island with Spanish Antarctic Research Expedition
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Sakae Kudoh, Associate Professor, NIPR Phone: +81-42-512-7739 Email: skudoh@nipr.ac.jp
Main Activity/ Remarks: Limnological and ecological survey with Spanish scientists was carried out around lakes on Byer Peninsula in Livingston Island.
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Byers peninsula in Livingston Island
Project Name/Number: 8-G02-S: Japan-Korea collaborative study on foraging habitat of penguins by bio-logging approaches
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Nobuo Kokubun, Assistant Professor Phone: +81-42-512-0704 Email: kokubun@nipr.ac.jp
Main Activity/ Remarks: Foraging scene of chinstrap and gentoo penguins were investigated by new type of animal-borne video camera with accelerometers. Foraging locations of these penguins were investigated by GPS loggers with accelerometers. Nest number and breeding success of the penguins were monitored.
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Barton Peninsula, King George Island
Project Name/Number: 8-J1-WS: 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 Phone: +81-42-512-0602 Email: nakamura.takuji@nipr.ac.jp
Main Activity/ Remarks: PANSY(Program of Antarctic Syowa MST/IS) radar observation, Rayleigh/Raman lidar observation of temperature, density and clouds up to the mesosphere, Millimeter spectrometer observation of minor constituents in the stratosphere 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, Balloon-borne CO2 observations in the troposphere and the lower stratosphere
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Syowa

Project Name/Number: 8-J2-S: 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 Phone: +81-225-22-7716 Email: sasaki@isenshu-u.ac.jp
Main Activity/ Remarks: Mooring observations using a surface drifter system and a bottom-tethered system in the Antarctic Ocean, Biological oceanographic observations on phytoplankton and zooplankton in the Antarctic Ocean, Temporal and spatial variability in carbonate systems in the seasonally ice covered and fast ice regions
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Along cruise track of R/V Shirase
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 Phone: +81-42-512-0680 Email: motoyama@nipr.ac.jp
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 Phone: +81-42-512-0741 Email: atak@nipr.ac.jp
Main Activity/ Remarks: Census of Aedile 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-MB4-S: Marine ecosystem monitoring
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Tsuneo Odate, Professor, NIPR Phone: +81-42-512-0738 Email: odate@nipr.ac.jp
Main Activity/ Remarks: Observation of plankton and marine environmental parameters
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Syowa

Project Name/Number: 8-MB6-S: Monitoring study on Antarctic terrestrial ecosystem
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Satoshi Imura, Professor, NIPR Phone: +81-42-512-0737 Email: imura@nipr.ac.jp
Main Activity/ Remarks: Environmental parameters of lakes in the Skarvsnes area were monitored. Flora and environmental parameters were monitored at fixed points along the Yukidori Zawa in Langhovde. Soil samples for analyzing the biomass of bacterial were collected at fixed points near Syowa Station.
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Syowa
Langhovde
Project Name/Number: 8-MG04-W: Gravity measurement by a superconducting gravimeter
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Koichiro Doi, Associate Professor, NIPR Phone: +81-42-512-0701 Email: doi@nipr.ac.jp
Main Activity/ Remarks: Continuous measurement of temporal gravity change was carried out by a superconducting gravimeter.
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Syowa
Project Name/Number: 8-MG05-W: Ground truth observations for satellite remote sensing data validation
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Koichiro Doi, Associate Professor, NIPR Phone: +81-42-512-0701 Email: doi@nipr.ac.jp
Main Activity/ Remarks: Some GPS observations were carried out at one site on sea ice and one site on ice sheet.
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S19
Nisi-no-ura (Cove)
Project Name/Number: 8-MG07-S: Broad-band and short-period seismic monitoring observation at Syowa Station, East Antarctica
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Masaki Kanao, Associate Professor, NIPR Phone: +81-42-512-0713 Email: kanao@nipr.ac.jp
Main Activity/ Remarks: Structure and dynamics of the Earth, as viewed from Antarctica, together with seismicity and characteristics of wave propagation were investigated by using both broad-band seismometer (STS-1) and short-period seismometer (HES) at Syowa Station.
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Syowa

Project Name/Number: 8-MG08-W: VLBI experiment
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Koichiro Doi, Associate Professor, NIPR Phone: +81-42-512-0701 Email: doi@nipr.ac.jp
Main Activity/ Remarks: International VLBI experiments were carried out at 6 times in JARE55 at Syowa Station.
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Syowa
Project Name/Number: 8-MG09-WS: GPS measurement in bare rock areas
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Yuichi Aoyama, Assistant Professor, NIPR Phone: +81-887-57-0712 Email: aoyama@nipr.ac.jp@kochi-tech.ac.jp
Main Activity/ Remarks: Coordinates of fixed points in bare rock areas around the Lützow-Holmbukta and in the Riiser-Larsen Mountains areas were monitored by 24 hours GPS measurements every summer or year-round unmanned GPS measurement systems.
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Padda
Skallen
Rundvågshetta
Tottsuki Misaki
Ongulgalten
Skarvsnes
Langhovde
Mukai Iwa
Project Name/Number: 8-MG10-S: Broad-band seismic monitoring observation at the Lützow-Holmbukta Region, East Antarctica
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Masaki Kanao, Associate Professor, NIPR Phone: +81-42-512-0713 Email: kanao@nipr.ac.jp
Main Activity/ Remarks: Structure and dynamics of the Earth, as viewed from Antarctica, together with seismicity and characteristics of wave propabgation were investigated by using portable broad-band seismometer (CMG-40T) at the Lützow-Holmbukta Region, East Antarctica.
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Rundvågshetta
S16
Skallen
Langhovde
Project Name/Number: 8-MG11-S: Marine geophysical obseravations
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Yoshifumi Nogi, Professor, NIPR Phone: +81-42-512-0711 Email: nogi@nipr.ac.jp
Main Activity/ Remarks: Ocean gravity and geomagnetism were measured on board the R/V Shirase. Sea bottom pressure was 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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Syowa

Project Name/Number: 8-MG12-S: Monitoring of ground temperature.
Discipline: Geoscience
Principal Investigator: Hideki Miura, Associate Professor, NIPR Email: miura@nipr.ac.jp
Main Activity/ Remarks: Data of ground temperatures below 2m depth were collected periodically every 1 hour all year-round at Nishi-Ongul To and Langhovde.
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Langhovde
Nishi-Ongul To
Project Name/Number: 8-MG13-W: DORIS observation
Discipline: Geosience
Principal Investigator: Koichiro Doi, Associate Professor, NIPR Phone: +81-42-512-0701 Email: doi@nipr.ac.jp
Main Activity/ Remarks: Monitoring of a fixed point location in Syowa Station was carried out with a DORIS antenna operating all year-round.
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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 Phone: +81-42-512-0673 Email: goto.daisuke@nipr.ac.jp​
Main Activity/ Remarks: Monitoring of atmospheric CO2, CH4, CO and O2 concentrations was carried out all year-round at Syowa Station. Whole air samples were 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 Phone: +81-42-512-0678 Email: shio@nipr.ac.jp
Main Activity/ Remarks: All-sky images were recorded every 10 minutes to monitor cloud cover at Syowa Station all year-round. Vertical distribution of clouds and aerosols were monitored continuously with a micro-pulse lidar at Syowa Station. A sky radiometer was 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 Phone: +81-42-512-0678 Email: shio@nipr.ac.jp
Main Activity/ Remarks: Size distribution of aerosols was 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 Phone: +81-42-512-0680 Email: motoyama@nipr.ac.jp
Main Activity/ Remarks: Sea ice thickness and snow depth measurements along a route from Syowa Station to S16 site via Tottuki Misaki (Point) in winter
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Syowa
Project Name/Number: 8-MS1-W: Acquisition of Earth Observation Satellite Data in the Antarctic
Discipline: Inter-disciplinary
Principal Investigator: Hiroshi Miyaoka, Professor, NIPR Phone: +81-42-512-0662 Email: miyaoka@nipr.ac.jp
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 Phone: +81-42-512-0631 Email: kadokura@nipr.ac.jp
Main Activity/ Remarks: Optical auroral 2-dimensional activities were monitored with the following five 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), monochromatic digital CCD imager, 557.7 nm 3. PAI (Proton Auroral Imager), monochromatic digital CCD imager, 485.0 nm 4 PAI-2 (Proton Auroral Imager), monochromatic digital CCD imager, 480.5 nm 5. 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 Email: yamagisi@nipr.ac.jp
Main Activity/ Remarks: CNA observation with broad-beam riometer has been continued at 30MHz. Imaging riometer at 38.2MHz has been suffered from EMI from the nearby radar since 2012. We have been trying to reduce the EMI by changing the sampling rate of the receiver and blanking the noise with the radar transmitter pulse.
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Syowa
Nishi-Ongul To
Project Name/Number: 8-MU3-WS: Monitoring of natural ULF/ELF/VLF emissions
Discipline: Space and upper atmospheric sciences
Principal Investigator: Hisao Yamagishi, Professor, NIPR Email: yamagisi@nipr.ac.jp
Main Activity/ Remarks: Natural ULF and ELF/VLF electromagnetic waves have been observed with 3-axis search coil magnetometer and 10m delta loop antennas, respectively. A new ELF/VLF receiving system was installed in 2013/2014 and it has been tested in parallel with the old one.
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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 Phone: +81-42-512-0631 Email: kadokura@nipr.ac.jp
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-O06-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 Phone: +61 3 9669 4203 Email: g.ball@bom.gov.au
Main Activity/ Remarks: Seven surface drifting buoys were deployed from R/V Shirase in response to the request of the Australian Bureau of Meteorology. Location and sea surface data for each buoy has been transmitted to the satellite.
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Shirase

Project Name/Number: 8-O08-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 Phone: +81-46-867-9845 Email: hiranom@jamstec.go.jp
Main Activity/ Remarks: One profiling float was deployed from R/V Shirase in the Southern Ocean. Temperature and salinity profiles measured with floats has been acquired via ARGOS system.
Link (URL): http://www.jamstec.go.jp/ARGO/argo_web/argo/index_e.html
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Shirase
Project Name/Number: 8-O09-S: Cloud fraction with an all-sky camera onboard R/V Shirase
Discipline: Physical oceanography
Principal Investigator: Makoto Kuji, Nara Women's University Phone: +81-8742-20-3044 Email: makato@ics.nara-wu.ac.jp
Main Activity/ Remarks: An all-sky camera, mounted on R/V Shirase, was used to detect marine clouds. The cloud amount product is useful to validate that from the satellite remote sensing.
Link (URL): http://www.jamstec.go.jp/J-ARGO/index_e.html
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Along cruise track of R/V Shirase
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 Phone: +81-852-32-6350 Email: ttetsuya@edu.shimane-u.ac.jp
Main Activity/ Remarks: Collagen sheets were 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.
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Syowa
Project Name/Number: 8-O11-S: Observation on spatial and temporal variability of primary productivity in the Kerguelen plateau, Southern Ocean using ARGO float
Discipline: Bioscience
Principal Investigator: Tsuneo Odate, Professor, NIPR Phone: +81-42-512-0738 Email: odate@nipr.ac.jp
Main Activity/ Remarks: To estimate temporal and spatial variability of chlorophyll a and primary production using ARGO float, ARGO float was deployed near Kerguelen plateau. The estimated observation period is about two years.
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Shirase

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 Phone: +61 3 6226 2980 Email: Andrew.McMinn@utas.edu.au
Main Activity/ Remarks: To estimate temporal and spatial variability of phytoplankton physiology, parameters of primary production were collected using FRRf.
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Syowa
Project Name/Number: 8-O13-S: Analysis of the trajectory of air mass in the Antarctic troposphere and stratosphere by means of 7Be sampling
Discipline: Meteorology and glaciology
Principal Investigator: Shigeki Tasaka, Professor, Gifu University Phone: +81-58-293-2055 Email: tasaka@gifu-u.ac.jp
Main Activity/ Remarks: The air sampling for detection of 7Be was carried out on R/V Shirase between Australia and Syowa station, Antarctica. The results will provide a new information about the transportation of the atmospheric constituents.
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Along cruise track of R/V Shirase
S17
Syowa
Project Name/Number: 8-P09-S: The atmospheric circulation and transport of moisture and aerosols in the Antarctic coastal region in summer season
Discipline: Meteorology and glaciology
Principal Investigator: Naohiko Hirasawa. Assistant Professor, NIPR Phone: +81-42-512-0685 Email: hira.n@nipr.ac.jp
Main Activity/ Remarks: 1. Free-lift meteorological sonde (Syowa, S17, Shirase) 2. Tetherd meteorological sonde and aerosol counter (Syowa, S17) 3. UAV-borne meteorological sonde and aerosol counter (S17) 4. H2O isotope measurement (Shirase)
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Along cruise track of R/V Shirase
S17
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 Phone: +81-42-512-0739 Email: skudoh@nipr.ac.jp
Main Activity/ Remarks: Limnological survey of lakes, biological sampling, and environmental observations using automated equipments in Sôya Kaigan (Coast)
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Sôya Kaigan

Project Name/Number: 8-P34-S: Direct observation of the outflow of Antarctic Bottom Water and sea-ice thickness
Discipline: Physical oceanography, Sea ice physics
Principal Investigator: Yasushi Fukamachi, Associate Professor, Institute of Low Temperature Science, Hokkaido University Phone: +81-11-706-7432 Email: yasuf@lowtem.hokudai.ac.jp
Main Activity/ Remarks: A mooring deployed during JARE54 was successfully recovered, but the two shallowest moorings deployed during JARE52 were not recovered.
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Off Cape Darnley
Project Name/Number: 8-P35-S: 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  Phone: +81-42-443-5154 Email: hobara@ee.uec.ac.jp
Main Activity/ Remarks: The cross-loop magnetic antenna with pre- and main amplifiers and data acquisition system were installed in Syowa and started test observations. Observations on ionospheric perturbations (D and E regions) using the magnetic signal amplitude and phase were carried out for 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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Syowa
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 Phone: +81-887-57-2112 Email: yamamoto.masa-yuki@kochi-tech.ac.jp
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-WS: 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 Phone: +81-42-512-0657 Email: yamagisi@nipr.ac.jp
Main Activity/ Remarks: Automated magnetometers at Mizuho Station, H68 and Skallen were maintained.
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
Skallen
Mizuho
H68

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 Phone: +81-42-512-0657
Main Activity/ Remarks: With SENSU SuperDARN HF radars at Syowa station and auroral all-sky imager network at Zhongshan and South Pole stations under FOVs of the SENSU radars, simultaneous observation was conducted 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.
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
Syowa
South Pole
Zhongshan
Project Name/Number: 8-P40-WS: Sea ice and hydrographic observations onboard R/V Shirase and in Lützow-Holmbukta
Discipline: Physical oceanography, Sea ice physics
Principal Investigator: Shuki Ushio, Associate Professor, NIPR Phone: +81-42-512-0676 Email: ushio@nipr.ac.jp
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.
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
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, Faculty of Science, Hokkaido University Phone: +81-11-706-2763 Email: msato@ep.sci.hokudai.ac.jp
Main Activity/ Remarks: Continuous measurements of ELF electromagnetic waves in the frequency range of 1-100Hz and atmospheric DC electric field were carried out. At Nishi-Ongul To (Island), two horizontal induction magnetometer were installed for the ELF measurement, while the field mill sensor was installed at Higashi-Ongul To (Island) for atmospheric electric field measurement. From these data, it is possible to monitor global activities of lightning discharge and global electric circuit.
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
Syowa
Project Name/Number: 8-P42-S: 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 Phone: +81-29-853-4281 Email: nakai@physics.px.tsukuba.ac.jp
Main Activity/ Remarks: Inclination of the tower at which a telescope will be installed was continuously measured. Automatic power supply, PLATO-F, and solar cells was used to operate the measurement system.
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
Dome Fuji

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  Phone: +81-42-512-0631 Email: kadokura@nipr.ac.jp
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.
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
Syowa
Project Name/Number: 8-P47-WS: 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 Phone: +81-871-6631 ex.6168 Email: mhayashi@fukuoka-u.ac.jp
Main Activity/ Remarks: 1) Observation of optical property and aerosol concentration along cruise track of R/V Shirase by ship borne instruments, skyradiometer, condensation particle counter, optical particle counter, nephelometer, aethalometer, ceilometer, albedo monitor, extinction coefficient 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, 4) Observation of meridional distribution of aerosol size distribution and ozone concentration around tropopause by balloon soundings, 5) Observation of aerosol and sampling using tethered balloon and UAV
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
Along cruise track of R/V Shirase
S17
Syowa
Launched from R/V Shirase
Project Name/Number: 8-P48-S: Precise monitoring for ice flows of Antarctic ice sheet and ice stream with GPS
Discipline:
Principal Investigator: Yuichi Aoyama, Assistant Professor, NIPR Phone: +81-887-57-0712 Email: aoyama@nipr.ac.jp@kochi-tech.ac.jp
Main Activity/ Remarks: The temporal and spatial variations in the ice flows of Honnør Hyôga (Glacier) and Skallen Hyôga (Glacier) were measured with network of six unmanned GPS units in the summer season. A year-round unmanned GPS unit was installed on Shirase Hyôga (Glacier).
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
Honnør Hyôga (Glacier)
Shirase Hyôga (Glacier)
Skallen Hyôga (Glacier)
Project Name/Number: 8-TC1-S: Bathymetric survey
Discipline: Oceanography
Principal Investigator: Yo Iwabuchi, Director, Hydrographic Surveys Division, Hydrographic and Oceanographic Department, Japan Coast Guard Phone: +81-3-5500-7120
Main Activity/ Remarks: Bathymetric survey
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
Lützow-Holmbukta

Project Name/Number: 8-TC2-WS: Tidal observation
Discipline: Oceanography
Principal Investigator: Hiroyuki Yoritaka, Director, Environmental and Oceanographic Research Division Hydrographic and Oceanographic Department, Japan Coast Guard Phone: +81-3-5500-7120
Main Activity/ Remarks: Tidal observation
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
Syowa
Langhovde
Project Name/Number: 8-TG1-S: Geodetic observations
Discipline: Geodesy
Principal Investigator: Takuya Nojiri, Deputy Director of International Affairs Div., Planning Dept., Geospatial Information Authority of Japan Phone: +81-29-864-6264 Email: gsi-antarctic@ml.mlit.go.jp
Main Activity/ Remarks: Precise Geodetic Observations (Absolute Gravity Survey)
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
IAGBN(A)
Project Name/Number: 8-TG1-S: Geodetic observations
Discipline: Geodesy
Principal Investigator: Takuya Nojiri, Deputy Director of International Affairs Div., Planning Dept., Geospatial Information Authority of Japan Phone: +81-29-864-6264 Email: gsi-antarctic@ml.mlit.go.jp
Main Activity/ Remarks: Leveling
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
No.2316
No.2315
No.1029
No.1028
No.1027
No.1025
No.4601
No.2317
No.1030
No.1026
Project Name/Number: 8-TG1-S: Geodetic observations
Discipline: Geodesy
Principal Investigator: Takuya Nojiri, Deputy Director of International Affairs Div., Planning Dept., Geospatial Information Authority of Japan Phone: +81-29-864-6264 Email: gsi-antarctic@ml.mlit.go.jp
Main Activity/ Remarks: Precise Geodetic Observations (Relative Gravity Survey)
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
No.SN-1
No.4619
No.5601
No.5602
No.5603
IAGBN(A)

Project Name/Number: 8-TG1-S: Geodetic observations
Discipline: Geodesy
Principal Investigator: Takuya Nojiri, Deputy Director of International Affairs Div., Planning Dept., Geospatial Information Authority of Japan Phone: +81-29-864-6264 Email: gsi-antarctic@ml.mlit.go.jp
Main Activity/ Remarks: Precise Geodetic Observations (GNSS Observation)
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
No.SN-1
No.5601
SYOG (IGS)
Langhovde
No.5602
No.5603
No.3
Project Name/Number: 8-TG1-S: Geodetic observations
Discipline: Geodesy
Principal Investigator: Takuya Nojiri, Deputy Director of International Affairs Div., Planning Dept., Geospatial Information Authority of Japan Phone: +81-29-864-6264 Email: gsi-antarctic@ml.mlit.go.jp
Main Activity/ Remarks: Precise Geodetic Observations (Geoid Survey)
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
No.LG-SUII
Project Name/Number: 8-TG2-S: Geodetic Survey
Discipline: Geodesy
Principal Investigator: Takuya Nojiri, Deputy Director of International Affairs Div., Planning Dept., Geospatial Information Authority of Japan Phone: +81-29-864-6264 Email: gsi-antarctic@ml.mlit.go.jp
Main Activity/ Remarks: Aerial photography
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
Higashi-Ongul To area
Nishi-Ongul To area
Project Name/Number: 8-TG2-S: Geodetic Survey
Discipline: Geodesy
Principal Investigator: Takuya Nojiri, Deputy Director of International Affairs Div., Planning Dept., Geospatial Information Authority of Japan Phone: +81-29-864-6264 Email: gsi-antarctic@ml.mlit.go.jp
Main Activity/ Remarks: Signal for aerial photography
Link (URL):
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
No.5602

Project Name/Number: 8-TJM1-W: Surface synoptic observation
Discipline: Meteorology
Principal Investigator: Masato Fukuda, Head, Office of Antarctic Observation, Observation Department, Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) Phone: +81-3-3211-8409 Email: antarctic@met.kishou.go.jp
Main Activity/ Remarks: Air Pressure, Air Temperature, Humidity, Wind speed, Wind direction, Sunshine duration, Global solar radiation
Link (URL): http://www.jma.go.jp/jma/indexe.html
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
Syowa
Project Name/Number: 8-TJM2-W: Upper-air observation
Discipline: Meteorology
Principal Investigator: Masato Fukuda, Head, Office of Antarctic Observation, Observation Department, Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) Phone: +81-3-3211-8409 Email: antarctic@met.kishou.go.jp
Main Activity/ Remarks: Radiosonde/ Atmospheric pressure, Air temperature, Humidity, Wind speed, Wind direction
Link (URL): http://www.jma.go.jp/jma/indexe.html
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
Syowa
Project Name/Number: 8-TJM3-W: Ozone observations
Discipline: Meteorology
Principal Investigator: Masato Fukuda, Head, Office of Antarctic Observation, Observation Department, Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) Phone: +81-3-3211-8409 Email: antarctic@met.kishou.go.jp
Main Activity/ Remarks: Total ozone, Umkehr, Surface ozone Ozonesonde/ Ozone amount, Atmospheric pressure
Link (URL): http://www.jma.go.jp/jma/indexe.html
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
Syowa
Project Name/Number: 8-TJM4-W: Radiation observation
Discipline: Meteorology
Principal Investigator: Masato Fukuda, Head, Office of Antarctic Observation, Observation Department, Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) Phone: +81-3-3211-8409 Email: antarctic@met.kishou.go.jp
Main Activity/ Remarks: Global solar radiation, Direct solar radiation, Diffuse solar radiation, Composite global solar radiation, Downward longwave radiation, Downward total radiation, UV-B radiation, Reflected solar radiation Upward longwave radiation, Upward total radiation, Atmospheric turbidity Surface spectral ultraviolet radiation
Link (URL): http://www.jma.go.jp/jma/indexe.html
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
Syowa

Project Name/Number: 8-TJM5-W: Weather analysis
Discipline: Meteorology
Principal Investigator: Masato Fukuda, Head, Office of Antarctic Observation, Observation Department, Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) Phone: +81-3-3211-8409 Email: antarctic@met.kishou.go.jp
Main Activity/ Remarks: Weather Conditions
Link (URL): http://www.jma.go.jp/jma/indexe.html
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
Syowa
Project Name/Number: 8-TJM6-W: Another observation
Discipline: Meteorology
Principal Investigator: Masato Fukuda, Head, Office of Antarctic Observation, Observation Department, Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) Phone: +81-3-3211-8409 Email: antarctic@met.kishou.go.jp
Main Activity/ Remarks: Weather robot observation
Link (URL): http://www.jma.go.jp/jma/indexe.html
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
S17
Project Name/Number: 8-TN1-WS: Ionospheric observations
Discipline: Ionospheric Research
Principal Investigator: Tsutomu Nagatsuma, Research Manager, Applied Electromagnetic Research Institute, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology Phone: +81-42-327-6095 Email: tnagatsu@nict.go.jp
Main Activity/ Remarks: Ionospheric vertical sounding, GPS scintillarion monitoring
Link (URL): http://wdc.nict.go.jp/ionog/10c_viewer/o_index.html
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
SYO1
SYO2
Syowa
SYO3
Project Name/Number: 8-TN2-WS: Data acquisition for monitoring space weather conditions
Discipline: Space Weather
Principal Investigator: Tsutomu Nagatsuma, Research Manager, Applied Electromagnetic Research Institute, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology Phone: +81-42-327-6095 Email: tnagatsu@nict.go.jp
Main Activity/ Remarks: Data acquisition of ionospheric vertical sounding, GPS scintillation monitoring, magnetic field variations, and cosmic noise absorption
Link (URL): http://wdc.nict.go.jp/ionog/10c_viewer/o_index.html
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
Syowa

Project Name/Number: 8-TN3-S: Mobile ionospheric observations
Discipline: Ionospheric Research
Principal Investigator: Tsutomu Nagatsuma, Research Manager, Applied Electromagnetic Research Institute, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology Phone: +81-42-327-6095 Email: tnagatsu@nict.go.jp
Main Activity/ Remarks: The phase and field strength of LF standard time and frequency signals along cruise track of R/V Shirase
Link (URL): http://wdc.nict.go.jp/ionog/10c_viewer/o_index.html
Additional Information:  
Operating Period: From:    To: 
Areas of Operation
Along cruise track of R/V Shirase

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: Higashi-Ongul To (Island), 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

Vessels Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Vessels
Name: R/V Shirase
Country of Registry: Japan
Number of Voyages: 0
Maximum Crew: 179
Maximum Passengers: 80
Remarks: Departure date: November 30, 2014, Port of Departure: Fremantle, Australia, Arrival Date: March 9, 2015, Port of Arrival: Fremantle, Australia Areas of Operation: Lützow-Holmbukta, Purpose: Transportation of cargo and personnel / Support of oceanographic and biological observations

Aircrat Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Aircraft
Type: AS350B2 (chartered by a New Zealand Company)
Category:
Period From: 23/12/2014
Period To: 15/02/2015
Remarks: transport cargos and personnel / support scientific field operations
Type: Bell212 (chartered by a New Zealand Company)
Category:
Period From: 16/12/2014
Period To: 15/02/2015
Remarks: transport cargos and personnel / support scientific field operations
Type: CH-101 (on board Shirase)
Category:
Period From: 16/12/2014
Period To: 03/02/2015
Remarks: transport cargos and personnel / support scientific field operations

Research Rockets Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Research Rockets
Location Launch: Site Name: Along cruise track of R/V Shirase   Lat:    Long:   
Date/Period/Frequency: 20 times in December, 2014 and in February, 2015
Direction: All directions, depending on wind
Max. Altitude: 25000
Impact Area: Within a radius of 100km from the site
Type: Rubber balloon
Specifications: Radiosonde
Purpose: Atmospheric circulation measurement
Project Title/Number: Study on the material cycle over the Southern Ocean and Antarctic coast by ship-born, air-born, and ground based aerosol observations
Location Launch: Site Name: S17   Lat: 69º 01´ 30´´ S   Long: 40º 04´ 00´´ E  
Date/Period/Frequency: 50 times in January, 2015
Direction: All directions, depending on wind
Max. Altitude: 25000
Impact Area: Within a radius of 100km from the site
Type: Rubber balloon
Specifications: Radiosonde
Purpose: Atmospheric circulation measurement
Project Title/Number: Study on the material cycle over the Southern Ocean and Antarctic coast by ship-born, air-born, and ground based aerosol observations
Location Launch: Site Name: Along cruise track of R/V Shirase   Lat:    Long:   
Date/Period/Frequency: 3 times during December, 2014
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 Antarctic coast by ship-born, air-born, and ground based aerosol observations

Location Launch: Site Name: Syowa   Lat: 69º 00´ 25´´ S   Long: 39º 35´ 01´´ E  
Date/Period/Frequency: 30 times from December, 2014 to January, 2015
Direction: All directions, depending on wind
Max. Altitude: 25000
Impact Area: Within a radius of 100km from the site
Type: Rubber balloon
Specifications: Radiosonde
Purpose: Atmospheric circulation measurement
Project Title/Number: Study on the material cycle over the Southern Ocean and Antarctic coast by ship-born, air-born, and ground based aerosol observations
Location Launch: Site Name: Syowa   Lat: 69º 00´ 25´´ S   Long: 39º 35´ 01´´ E  
Date/Period/Frequency: 4 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 Antarctic coast by ship-born, air-born, and ground based aerosol observations
Location Launch: Site Name: Syowa   Lat: 69º 00´ 25´´ S   Long: 39º 35´ 01´´ E  
Date/Period/Frequency: Once or twice 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

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: Radiosonde
Purpose: Aerological observation
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
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
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