2023.1.11 Research article published in Frontiers in Marine Science
As part of our research on blue carbon in urban bays, we have developed a practical method to estimate the the partial pressure of carbon dioxide (pCO2) in coastal waters based on continuous observations from conventional salinity and pH meters. Using this method, we conducted continuous monitoring of pCO2 at ports in the head of Tokyo Bay and succeeded in capturing the dynamics of pCO2 and other parameters during the blue tide (upwelling of anoxic water) that occurred in September 2021. Our study outcomes are expected to contribute to the social implementation of blue carbon by adding pCO2 to the existing water quality monitoring items conducted by governments and other […]
2022.11.18 Research article published in Scientific Reports
The following article, written in collaboration with Chulalongkorn University, has been published in an international journal of Scientific Reports. The article examined the characteristics and effectiveness of grey and green infrastructure as measures against coastal erosion along the coastline between the Chao Phraya River and Bang Pakong River in the upper Gulf of Thailand. Charoenlerkthawin, W., Bidorn, K., Burnett, W.C., Sasaki, J., Panneerselvam, B. and Bidorn, B. Effectiveness of grey and green engineered solutions for protecting the low-lying muddy coast of the Chao Phraya Delta, Thailand. Scientific Reports, 12, 20448, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-24842-x
2022.9.7 Research article published in Coastal Engineering Journal
The following paper by Kangnian Wang, a doctoral student in our laboratory, has been accepted and published in Coastal Engineering Journal. This paper describes the modeling and numerical simulation of hypoxic and anoxic waters and blue tides caused by upwelling of anoxic waters in Tokyo Bay, focusing on sulfur processes. Congratulations to Mr. Kangnian Wang! Wang, K., Nakamura, Y., Sasaki, J., Inoue, T., Higa, H., Suzuki, T. and Hafeez, M. . Anodeling approach for predicting hypoxia and blue tide in Tokyo Bay, Coastal Engineering Johypoxic 2022. https://dos0.1080/21664250.2022.2119011si
Dr. Changsheng CHEN appointed as Project Professor
Dr. Changsheng CHEN, Montgomery Charter Chair Professor at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, has been appointed as Project Professor at the invitation of our graduate school since September 1, 2022. His term of appointment is until November 30, 2022.
Dr. CHEN Jundong appointed as visiting researcher
Dr. CHEN Jundong, getting Ph.D. from the lab, has been appointed as visiting researcher since September 1, 2022.
2022.8.8 Research article published in Natural Hazards
The following paper by Dr. Liu Fei, a former Ph.D. student in our laboratory, has been published in Natural Hazards. The paper dealt with a multi-hazard study of storm surges, floods, and tsunamis in Tokyo Bay, Japan. Liu, F., Sasaki, J., Chen, J. and Wang, Y. Numerical assessment of coastal multihazard vulnerability in Tokyo Bay. Nat Hazards, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11069-022-05533-2 For the time being, it can only be viewed here.
The server has been updated to improve response time.
The response speed has been improved by the migration of the contracted Sakura's server to a new server. According to Sakura, it is up to five times faster.
Keynote speech at EASEC-17 on 28 June 2022
Dr. Sasaki will deliver a keynote speech at 17th East Asia-Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction (EASEC-17). The title is Towards a resilient and abundant urban bay under climate change through adaptation and mitigation measures linked with ecosystem services.
Participation in a project commissioned by the Fisheries Agency
Since FY2022, we have participated in the Fisheries Agency's "Development of technologies to mitigate damage caused by imbalanced nutrients, red tides, and hypoxic water masses," as part of the Fisheries Environment Improvement Promotion Project. We collaborate with the Chiba Prefectural Fisheries Research Center and Fisheries Technology Institute, Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency, to examine nutrient management policies for Tokyo Bay.
Briefing session on May 8, 2022
Briefing session is scheduled on May 8, 2022. Please see the details here. If you are not available on May 8, you are welcome to request us for a personal briefing session before the application period.