Dr. Shukuro Manabe, a Program Director of Global Warming research gives a special lecture
" The commemorative symposium of the start of the Frontier Research
System for Global Change" was held at the Mita meeting place of common
use, on October 24, under the auspices of the joint promotion office of
This symposium commemorated the start of the Frontier Research System
for Global Change(in short "Chikyu Frontier" in Japanese ), and
also directed its announcement to numerous guests of national institutes,
universities, corporations and governmental organizations.
On that day, as 2 p.m. approached the audience rushed into the hall of
the Mita meeting place, where more than 300 available chairs were almost
totally occupied by the guests and researchers who came from various quarters,
including the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Education, the Japan Meteorological
Agency and the Environmental Agency etc., not to speak of the Science and
Technology Agency. They listened earnestly to the lectures, making notes
about the lectures, and not quitting the hall till the end of the lectures.
The symposium proceeded under the chairmanship of Mr. Oda, Secretary-General
of the Joint Promotion Office. The Director-General and each Program Director
gave lectures on the Program. Dr. Shkuro Manabe, a Program Director, gave
a special lecture, and finally a panel discussion was held by the lecturers
on that day. Just after the symposium, a reception by the host was also
held for the participants.
The special lecture by Dr. Manabe, was a valuable one dealing with various
issues of global warming, titled "Warming Prediction Research with
the Use of a Coupled Atmosphere-Ocean-Land Model" . You can see the
essence of this lecture in the home page of the Frontier.
In the reception, which started in the evening, many participants, including
Mr. Tanigaki, the Minister of the Science and Technology Agency, Mr. Gibbons,
a US Special Presidential Aide, Mr. Laine, the Director-General of US National
Science Foundation gave congratulatory addresses to the start of the Frontier
Research System, expecting its contribution to the study of Earth Science.
Judging from the fact that more participants attended the symposium than
was originally estimated, it is understandable that the Frontier Research
System has evoked considerable echoes among organizations and researchers
relevant to Global Variations Research. On that account, we will, one after
the other, announce the results of the researches in the future.