Press Releases

July 2, 2007
The Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology

JAMSTEC 4th Annual Public Symposium in the series of "Global Environment"
"Global Warming learned from the Ocean"
~Projections of Global Warming on the fourth Assessment Report of the IPCC
and the Ocean Science Research~

The Institute of Observational Research for Global Change (IORGC) and the Frontier Research Center for Global Change (FRCGC) of the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC: Yasuhiro Kato, President) will host the annual public symposium as follows.

This is the 4th symposium of the "Global Environment" series. The projections of global warming section in the Fourth Assessment Report of the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will be explained in an understandable way. Also, the reality of the climate change, focusing on the observed changes in the ocean, will be shown in line with IPCC report.

Please note the symposium will be delivered only in JAPANESE and the interpretation is NOT available.


1. Date and time: August 1, 2007 (Wed.) 13:00~18:00
2. Venue: U Thant International Conference Hall, United Nations University
(53-70, Jingumae, 5-chome, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo)
(Refer to map1, in Japanese)
3. Admission: Free (Pre-registration required)
4. Application: Please apply through our site URL below or contact our secretariat
Please note that applications are limited to 350 people.
Secretariat: Ms. Nakamura, Research Promotion Office, IORGC
TEL: 046-867-9421 FAX: 046-867-9372
5. Host: JAMSTEC
IORGC/ FRCGC/ Public Relations Division, Marine-Earth Data and Information Department (MEDID)
6. Co-host: The United Nations University
7. Sponsor: The Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Technology (MEXT)
8. Overall host: Mr. Tetsuya Muroyama, executive commentator at NHK
9. Program: Refer to Leaflet (in Japanese)
10. Title and gist of speeches: Refer to Appendix 1 (in Japanese)


(For the lecture meeting)
Mr. Tatsunosuke Tsuzuku, e-mail:
Manager, Research Promotion Office, IORGC
Mr. Katsuhiko Masuda,e-mail:
Manager, Research Promotion Office, FRCGC
(For publication)
Mr. Shinji Oshima, e-mail:
Manager, Planning Department Press Office
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology