on Climate Change '99
The opening remarks were given by Mr. Uchida, President of NASDA, representeing Japan, followed by Dr. Anver Ghazi, Biodiversity and Global Change Unit Head of DG XII, representing the EU.
Session 2, "Climate Change: Research in Japan and in EU," started with the presentation on "Monsoon Oceanography" by Dr. Yamagata, Program Director of the FRSGC. It proceeded to interesting presentations from various fields regarding climate change by Japanese and European researchers.
The recommendations from EU-Japan Workshop on Climate Change '99 were discussed in Session 3 with the participants of the symposium. The discussion came to suggest the enhancement of bilateral cooperation, by means of sharing of research resources, active exchange of researches, research data analyses, and data assimilation. (During the discussion)
As a closing address, Mr.Chijiya, Director General, JAMSTEC, expressed his sincere expectations to bilateral research cooperation in the field of global change. The symposium then ended successfully.
(*) According to an agreement at the fifth Japan-EU Ministerial Meeting, the Forum was established by the EU Commission and the Japanese government with the objects of discussing bilateral activities and adjusting policies.
Commemorative photo of staffs