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JAMSTEC Applucation Laboratory International Symposium

A variety of commemorative events are planned by IOC Member States in 2010 for the 50th anniversary of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. Japan was deeply involved in the establishment of IOC, and the International Indian Ocean Expedition (IIOE), which was carried out from 1960 to 1965, was an immediate opportunity of its establishment.

Moreover, IOC is a sponsoring body that promotes World Climate Research Program (WCRP) in cooperation with World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and International Council for Science (ICSU). Within this international framework, a variety of ocean research-related programs has been implemented. Japan has actively participated in and promoted ocean-related research activities, including oceanographic observation research in the Pacific and Indian Oceans and climate simulation research, by utilizing such international framework.

As part of the events that commemorate the 50th Anniversary of IOC, an international symposium will be held to exchange views among researchers and experts in related fields to deepen their understanding of the climate change and variability in the Pacific and Indian Oceans.

In recently years, abnormal weathers such as an extreme heat wave, a cold summer, a dry weather, a downpour, heavy snows, and huge typhoons have caused a lot of disasters in many parts of the world. These abnormal weathers are thought to be caused by frequent happening of climate variability phenomena such as El Niño, La Niña, and the Indian Ocean Dipole. These climate variability phenomena could occur more frequently because of ocean warming caused by global warming.

Therefore, the global climate prediction that can be fully trusted is necessary in order for countries to develop their strategies for mitigation and adaptation to the impacts of climate change.

This symposium aims to deepen a wide range of knowledge about observational, analytical, and numerical methods to promote the oceanographic research in the Indian and Pacific Oceans for climate prediction and its application. This symposium also aims to contribute to the development of Japanese national adaptation and mitigation strategies within the framework of climate services. In addition, the results of this symposium are expected to be disseminated through IOC to IOC Member States and to contribute to the development of their strategies.


Date and time: Thursday, December 2, 2010 10:00-17:30
(Registration from 9:30)
Friday, December 3, 2010 10:00-17:00
(Registration from 9:30)
*For details, please refer to the program.
Venue: U Thant International Conference Hall, United Nations University
*For details, please refer to Access.
Language: English / Japanese (Simultaneous interpretation available)
Admission: Free
Registration: Please register by e-mail or Fax with the following information:
Your name/organization/e-mail address/ Tel number / age / Male or Female
Leaflet: Please refer to the leaflet.
Organized by: Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology,
Japanese National Commission for UNESCO
Co-organized by: Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC),
United Nations University,
The University of Tokyo
Supported by: Japan Science and Technology Agency,
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA),
The Oceanographic Society of Japan,
Meteorological Society of Japan

Japan Space Forum (JSF)
Mr.Shiraishi / Mr.Tajima
TEL: +81-3-5200-1302 / FAX: +81-3-5200-1420