Research Press Release | October 26, 2015
|Contribution to the Promotion of Science and Technology and the Advancement of Education in Japan in the Fields of Marine Science and Technology|
In order to take on a new and important role in advancing academic research and education for marine science and technology, the National University Corporation Hokkaido University (Hokkaido University, President: Keizo Yamaguchi) and the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC, President: Asahiko Taira), signed a cooperation agreement on Tuesday, September 1, 2015.
|Hokkaido University and JAMSTEC have already developed cooperative relationships through individual research projects across the entire field of marine science and technology. With regard to the cultivation and exchange of human resources, researchers and academics have been engaged in research collaboration by spending certain time at each other’s institutions. They have also cooperated in the development of human resources through various activities, such as conducting research on the arctic region by Hokkaido University students joining JAMSTEC as research students. The two institutions have also actively promoted the shared-use of the facilities and equipment of both institutions, such as participation in research cruises, utilizing each other’s research vessels.
At this time, when the fields in which we wish to cooperate continue to expand, we have set ourselves the following goals: energizing researches, developing capacity of personnel in the two institutions; promoting specific research areas such as observations of the ocean and the atmosphere, modeling and analysis of the ocean and atmosphere, ocean floor drilling, and the solid earth investigations; further nurturing and exchanging human resources; and playing leading roles in global marine science and technology. For this purpose, we have signed this agreement.
Period of Validity
|From the date of signing (September 1, 2015) until March 31, 2019.|
(1) Research cooperation, such as joint research
(a) Promotion of joint research by setting four sub-committees as follows:
・ Observation of the ocean and the atmosphere (arctic region, subarctic zone, area in the vicinity of the Tsugaru Strait, etc.)
・ Modelling and analysis of the ocean and the atmosphere (Earth Simulator, physical model of the ocean and atmosphere, etc.)
・ Ocean floor drilling (deep sea drilling vessel Chikyu, Japan Drilling Earth Science Consortium, etc.)
・ Solid earth (earthquake occurrence zones, earthquake prediction, tsunami prediction, flooding prediction, etc.)
(2) Collaboration at graduate school level
(a) Considering the establishment of joint lectures (including joint laborataory in a graduate school) and extending mutual cooperation
(3) Exchange of research and human resources
(a) Expansion of joint research and establishment of new large-scale projects utilizing Chikyu and other resources
(b) Promoting exchange of graduate school students, and realizing research stays of faculties and researchers
(c) Organizing intensive lectures and seminars
(d) Implementation of outreach activities for high school students
(4) Shared-use of research facilities and equipment
(a) Joint analysis of results of large-scale numerical calculations carried out by JAMSTEC, including those obtained by using the Earth Simulator.
|Through the activities of the sub-committees, we expect the following results:
Besides the above-mentioned scientific achievements, we aim at development of human resources for future generations by promoting exchanges of academic/research staff, acceptance of students, providing research supervision as well as nurturing young human resources.
Research Support Office, Creative Research Institution, Hokkaido University
Industry-Academia Collaboration Section, Project Promotion Department, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology