List of Topics

2014

January


2014.1.23 NEW
We will hold 2-day "International Mini-Workshop on the Western Pacific Marine Biogeochemical Environment Variability" on 3 and 4 February 2014 at Miyoshi Memorial Hall, Yokohama Institute for Earth Sciences.


2014.1.10
We need a Project Scientist (plankton ecosystem modeling) to join our Team for the CREST project!


2013

August

2013.8.1
Report on an international expert colloquium and a public forum on "Fukushima and the Ocean" held at the University of Tokyo in November 2012 are published on "Oceanus" special issue (vol. 50, No.1 spring , ISSN 0029-8182, 2012). This special issue consists of results of investigation, various reports and discussions by not only ocean and atmospheric scientists, but also  health physics experts, policymakers, and media professionals (written in Japanese and English). Dr. Honda and several scientists of JAMSTEC participated these colloquium and forum and provided help to reports in this issue. This issue is also available on the following website.


Radioisotopes in the Ocean
What's there? How much? How long?

The release of radioisotopes from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in March 2011 amounts to the largest-ever accidental release of radiation to the ocean. It came mostly in the form of iodine-131, cesium-134 and cesium-137, the primary radioisotopes released from the reactors, reported Ken Buesseler, a marine chemist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.


July

2013.7.2
We have published the research results of FY2012 of "The Role of Atmospheric Dust in the Marine Biological Pump".


June

2013.6.24
We have published the research results of the site, "The Role of Atmospheric Dust in the Marine Biological Pump".


April

2013.4.15
Added new 5 research papers!


2013.4.1
New species have been added to the Image Database of Planktonic Foraminifera!
Globigerina falconensis Blow 1959


March

2013.3.29
We have published "Database for time-series stations K2 and S1".
This site provides observational data recorded since 2010 from time-series stations K2 and S1 in the Western North Pacific.


2013.3.18
We have published a report on EBCRP Workshop on "Asian Monsoons and Biogeochemical Cycle"


2013.3.18
We have published Image Database of Planktic Foraminifera.
The Modern Planktic Foraminifera Image Database is a collection of various images on planktic foraminifers that are living in the world ocean. This database includes the Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) images of shells, optical images and movies of living planktic foraminifers under laboratory cultural conditions. The current database will be updated when new images are achieved.


2013.3.12
Added new 5 research papers!


February

2013.2.19
Added new 8 research papers!


January

2013.1.28
We will hold EBCRP Workshop on "Asian Monsoons and Biogeochemical Cycles Research"
on February 4 and 5.


2013.1.15
Added new 5 research papers!


2012

December

2012.11.18
Added new 2 research papers!


2012.12.14
Recruitment of 1 Project Scientist and 1 Postdoc


Novemver

2012.11.29
Added a new abstract of the review seminar held on November 27, 2012.
Title: Results from global warming projection experiments based on CMIP5 protocol under the KAKUSHIN program


2012.11.16
Added new data to the "Paleoclimate-Ocean Database". (Cruise name: MR03-K04 Leg3, Contributor: Miho Fukuda)


2012.11.8
Added new 4 research papers!


2012.11.5
We have published a new database,
"JAMSTEC Sediment Trap data at time-series stations: K2 and S1 (netCDF format for OceanSITES)".


October

2012.10.15
Added new 7 research papers!


2012.10.5
Added new data to the "Paleoclimate-Ocean Database". (Cruise name: KT94-15-PC5, Contributor: Kana Nagashima)


2012.10.2
Added new data to the "Paleoclimate-Ocean Database". (Contributor: Katsunori Kimoto)



September

2012.9.28
Added a new research paper!


2012.9.13
Updated the page of outreach activities.


Interview in the front line of climate change
(Center for Global Environmental Research)

Dr. PATRA Prabir
(Senior Scientist, Atmospheric Geochemical Cycle Research Team, RIGC, JAMSTEC)

2012.9.10
Added new 6 research papers!


2012.9.4
Katsunori Kimoto (Paleoceabigraphy research team) participation projects have been published in "Nature"!


A Cenozoic record of the equatorial Pacific carbonate compensation depth

p.609

Paelike et al., 2012, A Cenozoic record of the equatorial Pacific carbonate compensation depth. Nature, vol. 488, p. 609-614, doi:10.1038/nature11360.


August

2012.8.24
No sea ice in the Arctic Ocean : taken at 22 Augusut, 2012 by J. Onodera


2012.8.2
Added new 3 research papers!


July

2012.7.30
Added new data to the "Paleoclimate-Ocean Database". (Cruise name: MR98-05, Contributor: Jonaotaro Onodera)


2012.7.12
Added new 4 research papers!


2012.7.5
We have released a new database called "Paleoclimate-Ocean Database".


June

2012.6.12
Added new 7 research papers!


May

2012.5.24
Added a new research results at the "Catastrophic reduction of sea-ice in the Arctic Ocean" website! "Enhancement of coccolithophorid blooms in the Bering Sea by recent environmental changes"


2012.5.14
Added a new paper! “Enhancement of coccolithophorid blooms in the Bering Sea by recent environmental changes”


2012.5.7
We have added new page of the review seminar.


April

2012.4.12
Toshiro Saino (Program director) was awarded the prize Uda Oceanographic Society of Japan!


2012.4.12
Jonaotaro Onodera (External researcher, Paleooceanography Research Team) was awarded the prize Okada Oceanographic Society of Japan!


February

2012.2.21
Release the Web site of "Catastrophic reduction of sea-ice in the Arctic Ocean - its impact on the marine ecosystems in the polar region -" (Principal Investigator: Naomi Harada, Team leader).