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 enjoyed skiing and snowboarding at Kagura Ski Resort (Niigata Prefecture) for one night and two days from February 12th to 13th, 2023. The nearest station is Echigo-Yuzawa Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen line. There is also a hot spring facility. We stayed at Kagura House. We were going skiing and snowboarding from here. We took the Mitsumata Ropeway from Mitsumata Station, which is right near the guest house, to Mitsumata Area. Mitsumata Ropeway Kagura main slope Kagura House
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.
We went on a laboratory trip for the first time in several years from October 21st to 22nd, 2022. It was at Lake Kawaguchi. Professor Chen and his wife also participated. We stayed at a business hotel where everyone could stay in a private room as a measure against the COVID-19. We went from Akihabara to Kawaguchiko Station by highway bus and then moved by rental cars. Lunch barbecue at Kawaguchiko Craft Park. Group photo with Mt. Fuji in the background Room at Noborizaka Hotel Fugaku Wind Cave Asagiri Plateau Asagiri Food Park Fuji Subaru Line 5th Station Mt. Fuji 5th Station View of Lake Yamanaka from Mt. Fuji 5th […]