The Arctic sea ice has been decreasing at an unprecedented rate, yet the decline mechanism is not well understood. The Arctic is a role-playing board game. Players will learn the current status, anticipated future changes, and the resulting issues in the Arctic.
Players take a sea-ice tile in every turn. The tile represents the decline of sea ice and the lapse of time in the game. Each player becomes either an oceanographer, cultural anthropologist, indigenous personnel, industry personnel, fisher, or diplomat. Players make decisions to cope with the changing Arctic, and aim to fulfil their target Arctic score.
Various fields of scientists have developed this board game in collaboration with the science museum.
Please see here.
●Arctic Challenge for Sustainability (ArCS) project
Eiji Watanabe (Physical Oceanography), JAMSTEC
Jonaotaro Onodera (Biological Oceanography) , JAMSTEC
Makoto Sampei (Biological Oceanography) , Hokkaido University
Minoru Kitamura (Biological Oceanography) , JAMSTEC
Minori Takahashi (International Relations) , Hokkaido University
Satoshi Kimura (Physical Oceanography) , JAMSTEC
Tetsuo Sueyoshi (Cryospheric Science) , NIPR
Yuka Oishi (Cultural Anthropology), National Museum of Ethnology / National Institutes for the Humanities
●National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)
Asako Hama, Naoko Sakai, Shiori Yamakawa, Tomokazu Fukui, Yuji Shimizu