Presentation Award in the Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences Section at the 2023 Congress of the Japan Geoscience Union
Wataru Nakamura, Ph.D. candidate (3rd-year), received the Outstanding Student Presentation Award in the Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences Section at the 2023 Congress of the Japan Geoscience Union (JpGU Meeting 2023). The title of the presentation was "Inorganic carbon cycle in mangrove soils and possibility for assimilation of outwelled mangrove carbon in seagrass and coral ecosystems." In the presentation, the carbon cycle among mangroves, seagrasses, and coral reef ecosystems was discussed using radiocarbon isotopes as a tracer. Congratulations!
Ph.D. candidate from Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, visited our laboratory and gave a seminar on April 10, 2023. The lecture's title was "Using Fractals to approximate riverbeds for realistic flow analysis." It would be a valuable technique for creating high-resolution spatiotemporal data. After the seminar, we held a reception party to deepen our friendship.
The commencement for the graduate school was held on March 23rd and the graduation ceremony for the undergraduate school was held on March 24th. One master’s student and one undergraduate student from our laboratory were awarded degrees. Congratulations! Lab's farewell party
Wataru NAKAMURA, a Ph.D. candidate and Phyo Thet Naing, a former master student, received the Best Poster Award in the Material Cycling Section at the 70th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of Japan (ESJ70). The title of the poster is Carbon and nutrient cycling among mangrove-seagrass-coral continuum in the Fukido estuary, Ishigaki Island, Japan." Congratulations!
We invited Ravindra Jayaratne, a reader (equivalent to associate professor) at University of East London, to the University of Tokyo for one week in late February 2023. On February 27, we asked him to give a lecture at our laboratory seminar.
The following paper, published in Journal of JSCE B2 (Coastal Engineering), received Coastal Engineering Paper Award from the JSCE Coastal Engineering Committee. This research focused on a blue carbon function of Tokyo Bay, one of the world's representative urban bays. This paper reported on the continuous observation of partial pressure of carbon dioxide (pCO2) in the surface seawater in a harbor using an inexpensive and practical handmade sensor system. Congratulations to Masanori Endo, Project Academic Specialist, and SUN Jing, 2nd-year master's student. Publication Endo, M., Sun, Jing and Sasaki, J.: Continuous observation of partial pressure of carbon dioxide in winter at a port in the head of Tokyo Bay. Journal […]
A seminar was held inviting Prof. Changsheng CHEN, a project professor (Montgomery Charter Chair Professor at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth), both in person and online on Kashiwa Campus, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo, on November 18, 2022. The title of the talk was "Potential Impacts of Offshore Renewable Wind Energy Development on Marine Environment over the US Northeast." The talk was on predicting and evaluating the impact on coastal circulation, environmental fields, and aquatic resources such as scallops regarding offshore wind power generation plans along the North Atlantic coast of the United States. The presentation used many easy-to-understand animations and there was a lively Q&A […]
On October 27th, 2022, Project Professor Changsheng CHEN (Montgomery Charter Chair Professor at Massachusetts University) gave a seminar at Osaka University. We would like to thank Professor Masayasu IRIE and everyone else involved for their support. Seminar After the seminar, we visited Dotonbori, Osaka, followed by a social gathering.
The commencement was held on September 22nd, 2022. Lab's farewell party was held that night in the laboratory. Two master’s degree students and two doctoral students (one of whom graduated in June) received their degrees. Congratulations on your graduation! Group photo after the commencement of Department of Socio-Cultural Environmental Studies Lab's celebration and farewell party. Also lab's welcome party for project professor Changsheng CHEN. Presentation of commemorative gifts. One of the Ph.D. Awardees joined online as he had come back to his mother country. Group photo
Wataru Nakamura, a second-year PhD student, received the Outstanding Student Presentation Award in the Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences Section at the 2022 Congress of the Japan Geoscience Union (JpGU Meeting 2022). More than 550 students entered the competition; about 5-10 % of the entries in each section received this award in the 2022 Congress. The title of the presentation was "Tidal-driven high CO2 evasion from mangrove swamp to the air and adjoining waters over spring-neap tidal cycles in the estuary of Fukido River, Ishigaki Island". Congratulations!