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JAMSTEC co-organized the “Norway Japan Scientific Collaboration in the Arctic Ocean” seminar.

The “Scientific Exploration of the Deep Arctic Ocean – biosphere and geosphere interactions past, present, and future”, a two-day workshop jointly organized by JAMSTEC and the University of Bergen (Norway), was held at the JAMSTEC Tokyo Office on November 7 (Thu.) and 8 (Fri.). As part of it, the high-level session “Norway Japan Scientific Collaboration in the Arctic Ocean” took place in the morning of November 8.

The session was attended by H.E. Ms. Iselin Nybø, Norwegian Minister of Research and Higher Education, as well as representatives from major Norwegian institutions (Ministry of Research and Higher Education, Research Council of Norway, University of Bergen, and Norwegian Embassy in Tokyo) and their Japanese counterparts (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology; Hokkaido University; and National Institute of Polar Research). Presentations were given by Japanese and Norwegian participants on the past, present, and future of Japan–Norway collaborative research on polar studies and on scientific drilling in the Arctic ocean.

Minister Nybø spoke of the awareness and interests shared by Japan and Norway in relation to the oceans and the Arctic and of her hopes for the further deepening of the Japan–Norway partnership.

Left to right, H.E. Ms. Iselin Nyb√ł and JAMSTEC President Mr. Tadashi Matsunaga

Session participantst