Press Releases


July 29, 2009
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology

2009 Symposium of the Innovative Program of Climate Change Projection for the 21st Century
- Living in the Era of Drastic Climate Change -

The Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology(JAMSTEC: Yasuhiro Kato, President) will hold the first public symposium of the Innovative Program of Climate Change Projection for the 21st Century (dubbed as the KAKUSHIN Program)(*) as described below, jointly with the Advanced Earth Science and Technology Organization, the Meteorological Research Institute, the University of Tokyo and Nagoya University. The program is a 5-year initiative launched by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).

As an inaugural meeting, the symposium is designed to foster a better understanding of the significance and benefits of climate change projections, by presenting latest findings about climate change impacts of high public interest, including global warming.

Details

1. Date and time: Thursday, August 27, 2009, 13:30-17:00 (Admission starts at 13:00)
2. Venue: Hitotsubashi Memorial Hall, Gakujutu Sogo Center (National Institute of Informatics Bldg.)
2-1-2, Hitotsubashi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (Refer to the MAP)
3. Admission: Free (Pre-registration is required)
4. Registration: Please apply through our web site below or contact our secretariat
Web site: http://www.jamstec.go.jp/kakushin21/jp/sympo2009/
Secretariat: Ms. Hayashi
Research Support Division II, JAMSTEC
Mr. Ohno
Advance Earth Science and Technology Organization
TEL: 045-770-5348
E-mail: sympostaff@aesto.or.jp
5. Hosts: Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
Advanced Earth Science and Technology Organization
Meteorological Research Institute
The University of Tokyo
Nagoya University
6. Overall host: Mr. Tetsuya Muroyama, the executive commentator for NHK
7. Program: Refer to Appendix (Japanese)

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

* Innovative Program of Climate Change Projection for the 21st Century (KAKUSHIN program) is a five-year project launched by the Ministry of Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), spanning from FY2007 to FY2012. Exploiting the scientific results from the MEXT's Kyosei Project (FY2002 - FY2006) and using JAMSTECís Earth Simulator to address emerging research challenges, the KAKUSHIN program aims to provide a scientific basis for climate change measures and further contribute to the upcoming Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

The program is built on the following three main themes:

  • Advancing climate modeling and projection for better simulation of physical and biogeochemical processes by sufficient reflection of feedbacks;
  • Quantification and reduction of uncertainty for more reliable projections of climate change using model comparisons and other methodologies; and
  • Application of regional projections to natural disasters for better assessments of natural disasters caused by extreme events using sufficiently high-resolution regional projection.

MAP

Three-minute walk from A8 Exit at Jimbocho Station on the Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line, the Toei Subway Mita Line and the Shinjuku Line
Four-minute walk from 1b Exit at Tokyo Metro Takebashi Station

Appendix

Contacts:

(For the symposium)
Katsura Shibata
Manager, Research Support Division II
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
(For publication)
Toru Nakamura,, e-mail: press@jamstec.go.jp
Manager, Planning Department Press Office
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology