The FRCGC promotes many joint activities, by participating in the advisory committees of the various organizations below, offering additional posts, and joint research among the organizations (as of april 2004). In addition, we introduce organizations and academic societies related to prediction of global change research.



Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)
    The FRCGC was established in July 1996 *1)corresponding to the summary report "Toward the Realization of Global change Prediction" by a subcommittee on Earth Science and Technology, the Council for Aeronautics, Electronics and other Advanced Technologies, STA (now MEXT).

    * 1)The report proposed the necessity for integrated research and development using a single system incorporating process research, observation system and simulation.

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)
    The FRCGC was established as a joint project of JAXA and JAMSTEC. They promote various kinds of research and development on aerospace, ocean respectively.
IORGC
    Sister research organization of the FRCGC, aiming at enhancing the accuracy of process models and simulations by using data obtained by the FORSGC.
Earth Simulator Research Center (ESC)
    JAXA, JAERI and JAMSTEC are parent bodies of the Center, which developed the world's fastest-calculation hardware, the Earth Simulator. Operation of the Earth Simulator began in March at the Earth Simulator Center, an arm of JAMSTEC.
International Pacific Research Center(IPRC)
    Based on the "Common agenda for cooperation in global perspective"(March 1997), this Center was established at the Univ. of Hawaii for the purpose of implementing the Japan-US joint research project. The topics of IPRC's research include prediction of climate change in the Pacific-Indian Ocean as well as monsoons.
International Arctic Research Center(IARC)
    Based on the "Common agenda for cooperation in global perspective"(March 1997), this Center was established at the Univ. of Alaska in order to implement the Japan-US joint research project. The topics of IARC's research include elucidation of the coupled ocean/sea ice/atmosphere system, and the role of the bio-chemical element in the polar region. In addition, as a part of research activities of the FORSGC, they implement observations and analysis of the Arctic Ocean and its surrounding areas.