Archiving and analyzing data from survey observations in the Arctic is essential for Arctic research.
The facilities maintained and operated by NIPR, JAMSTEC, Hokkaido University, and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) are used as ArCS II research infrastructures to support research in the Arctic region. These research infrastructures will also contribute to human resource development, outreach, and information dissemination.
International Collaboration Sites
The observation facilities operated and maintained by NIPR and JAMSTEC in collaboration with research institutes in the Arctic are to be allocated as International Collaboration Sites. In addition to international collaboration through international joint research, the facilities are to be utilized for capacity building of early career researchers.
Plans for maintenance and management of international collaboration sites
CHARS Canadian High Arctic Research Station
Centre d’études Nordiques
Denmark / Greenland
Qaanaaq-Siorapaluk Research Base
GINR Greenland Institute of Natural Resources
Pallas–Sodankylä Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) station
Ny-Ålesund NIPR Observatory
UNIS University Centre in Svalbard
Ice Base Cape Baranova
Spasskaya Pad Scientific Forest Station
IARC International Arctic Research Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks
PFRR Poker Flat Research Range super site
During the project period, the Mirai will conduct observation voyages in the Arctic Ocean to investigate changes in the marine environment and marine ecosystem. We also plan to provide Hokkaido University’s training vessel, “Oshoro Maru”, to promote its use as a platform for education and outreach activities.