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Sakura Science Plan

As for the Sakura Science Program, we have invited 10 young researchers from China, Korea, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Taiwan (2 persons from each country) from 10 until 22 November, total duration of 13days, to JAMSTEC Headquarters, Yokohama Institute for Earth Science (YES), and Kochi Institute for Core Sample Research (KOCHI).
The contents of this training at the KOCHI was to analyze marine core samples by using analytical equipments of KCC, and learn the basic knowledge of microscopy observation and physical property measurement, etc. of marine sediment through lecture and analytical practice. All the participants made a presentation of their practical results, and had a lively discussion with all.

The detailed contents of the lecture were the following contents (as shown below), and the training was carried out together with the lecturer from the Kochi University.

Introduction of Core Analysis, IODP and Core Curation, Non-destructive measurements, (Color, X-ray, MSCL, lab work), Core Observation, Microscopic Observation

In addition, the participants made a field trip to Muroto Geopark on 19th November.


Comments from our director Kinoshita:

-Up to now, at KCC, we have experienced core school, etc. sponsored by J-DESC; however, we invited 10 various young researchers and graduate students from 5 Asian countries, and this was our first trial (attempt) to hold a weeklong school.
-They were extremely earnest, followed our curriculum and schedule, and worked in cooperation with each other.
-The presentation made on the final day was the unthinkable performance that was only prepared in a day.
-We would like to use the knowledge obtained through this program to continuously carry out in the next fiscal year.

This program is funded by the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST).


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