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Research Staff

As of September 1, 2022

Director-General

Professor Takuji NAKAMURA Upper Atmosphere Physics, Remote-sensing of Earth’s Atmosphere

Division for Advanced Research Promotion / Space and Upper Atmospheric Sciences Group

Professor Yasunobu OGAWA Ionospheric Physics
Professor Akira KADOKURA Magnetospheric Physics
Professor Masaki TSUTSUMI Atmospheric Physics
Assistant Professor Mitsumu EJIRI Upper Atmosphere Physics
Associate Professor Masaki OKADA Plasma Physics
Associate Professor Ryuho KATAOKA Space Physics, Solar Terrestrial Physics
Associate Professor Yoshihiro TOMIKAWA Middle Atmosphere Science
Associate Professor Akira Sessai YUKIMATU Space physics, Aeronomy
Project Associate Professor Yoshimasa TANAKA Upper Atmosphere Physics
Assistant Professor Taishi HASHIMOTO Instrumentation Engineering
Assistant Professor Takanori NISHIYAMA Upper Atmosphere Physics
Project Assistant Akiho ENDO Upper Atmosphere Physics
Project Researcher Mizuki HUKIZAWA Upper Atmosphere Physics

Division for Advanced Research Promotion / Meteorology and Glaciology Group

Professor Kumiko GOTO-AZUMA Glaciology
Professor Shuki USHIO Polar Oceanography
Professor Hiroyuki ENOMOTO Glaciology, Climatology, Remote Sensing Engineering
Professor Gen HASHIDA Polar Marine Biogeochemistry
Professor Shuji FUJITA Glaciology, Ice Core Studies, Remote Sensing, Applied Physics
Professor Hideaki MOTOYAMA Snow Hydrology, Glaciology
Associate Professor Jun INOUE Polar Meteorology
Associate Professor Kenji KAWAMURA Paleoclimatology
Associate Professor Takeshi TAMURA Polar Oceanography
Associate Professor Yutaka TOBO Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences
Assistant Professor Daisuke GOTO Atmospheric Physics
Assistant Professor Shun TSUTAKI Glaciology
Assistant Professor Fumio NAKAZAWA Glaciology
Assistant Professor Naohiko HIRASAWA Climatology
Assistant Professor Daisuke HIRANO Physical Oceanography, Polar Oceanography
Assistant Professor Teruo FURUKAWA Glaciology
Project Researcher Masato ITO Sea ice physics
Project Researcher Ikumi OYABU Glaciology
Project Researcher Tomotaka SARUYA Glaciology
Project Researcher Riona KASAKAWA Glaciology
Project Researcher Atsushi YOSHIDA Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences

Division for Advanced Research Promotion / Geoscience Group

Professor Yoshifumi NOGI Solid Earth Geophysics
Professor Tomokazu HOKADA Geology
Associate Professor Yuichi AOYAMA Geodesy
Associate Professor Masaki KANAO Seismology, Solid Earth Geophysics
Associate Professor Yusuke SUGANUMA Quaternary Geology, Paleomagnetism, Rock magnetism
Associate Professor Koichiro DOI Geodesy
Associate Professor Keiji MISAWA Cosmochemistry
Associate Professor Akira YAMAGUCHI Meteoritics
Assistant Professor Takeshige ISHIWA Geophysics, Paleoclimatology
Assistant Professor Naoya IMAE Meteoritics
Assistant Professor Jun'ichi OKUNO Geophysics
Assistant Professor Hiroshi KAIDEN Mineralogy, Meteoritics
Assistant Professor Masakazu FUJII Marine Geology and Geophysics, Rock Magnetism
Assistant Professor Kenji HORIE Isotopic Geochemistry
Project Researcher Yoshiya IRIE Geophysics
Project Professor Makoto KIMURA Environmental Science Meteoritics, Mineralogy

Division for Advanced Research Promotion / Bioscience Group

Professor Satoshi IMURA Plant Ecology
Professor Sakae KUDOH Aquatic Ecology
Professor Toru HIRAWAKE Satellite Oceanography, Marine Optics
Professor Masato MOTEKI Ichthyology
Associate Professor Masaki UCHIDA Microbial Ecology
Associate Professor Akinori TAKAHASHI Animal Ecology
Associate Professor Kunio TAKAHASHI Marine Ecology
Associate Professor Yuuki WATANABE Marine Zoology
Assistant Professor Nobuo KOKUBUN Marine Ecology
Assistant Professor Ryosuke MAKABE Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology

Division for Collaborative Research Promotion / Polar Engineering Group

Professor Hideaki MOTOYAMA Snow Hydrology, Glaciology
Assistant Professor Masayuki KIKUCHI Plasma Physics

Division for Collaborative Research Promotion

Professor Kumiko GOTO-AZUMA Glaciology
Professor Satoshi IMURA Plant Ecology
Professor Shuki USHIO Polar Oceanography
Professor Hiroyuki ENOMOTO Glaciology, Climatology, Remote Sensing Engineering
Professor Yasunobu OGAWA Ionospheric Physics
Professor Akira KADOKURA Magnetospheric Physics
Professor Takuji NAKAMURA Upper Atmosphere Physics, Remote-sensing of Earth’s Atmosphere
Professor Yoshifumi NOGI Solid Earth Geophysics
Professor Gen HASHIDA Polar Marine Biogeochemistry
Professor Tomokazu HOKADA Geology
Associate Professor Yuichi AOYAMA Geodesy
Associate Professor Masaki OKADA Plasma Physics
Associate Professor Masaki KANAO Seismology, Solid Earth Geophysics
Associate Professor Akinori TAKAHASHI Animal Ecology
Associate Professor Kunio TAKAHASHI Marine Ecology
Associate Professor Takeshi TAMURA Polar Oceanography
Associate Professor Akira Sessai YUKIMATU Space physics, Aeronomy
Assistant Professor Jun'ichi OKUNO Geophysics
Assistant Professor Shun TSUTAKI Glaciology
Assistant Professor Taishi HASHIMOTO Instrumentation Engineering
Assistant Professor Daisuke HIRANO Physical Oceanography, Polar Oceanography

Center for Antarctic Programs

Professor Shuki USHIO Polar Oceanography
Professor Gen HASHIDA Polar Marine Biogeochemistry
Professor Yoshifumi NOGI Solid Earth Geophysics
Associate Professor Yuichi AOYAMA Geodesy
Associate Professor Akinori TAKAHASHI Animal Ecology
Associate Professor Takeshi TAMURA Polar Oceanography
Associate Professor Akira Sessai YUKIMATU Space physics, Aeronomy
Assistant Professor Daisuke SHIMIZU Polar Oceanography
Assistant Professor Tomomi TAKAMURA Polar Marine Biogeochemistry
Assistant Professor Shun TSUTAKI Glaciology
Assistant Professor Daisuke HIRANO Physical Oceanography, Polar Oceanography
Project Faculty Member Kazuo HIGUCHI Logistics of Antarctic Program

Arctic Environment Research Center

Professor Satoshi IMURA Plant Ecology
Professor Hiroyuki ENOMOTO Glaciology, Climatology, Remote Sensing Engineering
Professor Yasunobu OGAWA Ionospheric Physics
Professor Kentaro NISHIMOTO International Law
Project Professor Teruo AOKI Atmospheric and Cryospheric Radiation
Project Professor Hiroshi MIYAOKA Plasma Physics
Project Professor Hironori YABUKI Glaciology
Project Professor Hajime YAMAGUCHI Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering
Associate Professor Jun INOUE Polar Meteorology
Associate Professor Masaki UCHIDA Microbial Ecology
Associate Professor Yutaka TOBO Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences
Assistant Professor Daisuke GOTO Atmospheric Physics
Assistant Professor Takanori NISHIYAMA Upper Atmosphere Physics
Project Researcher Takuro AIZAWA Meteorology, Climatology
Project Researcher Takeshi SUGIMURA Numerical Fluid Dynamics
Project Researcher Takeshi TERUI Marine Ecosystem
Project Researcher Motoshi NISHIMURA Glaciology
Project Researcher Yoshihiro NIWA Physical Oceanography, Ocean Education
Project Researcher Wong Shu Kuan Environmental microbiology
Project Professor Yutaka KONDO Global Atmospheric
Project Professor Kentaro WATANABE Marine Ecology

Polar Science Resources Center

Professor Satoshi IMURA Plant Ecology
Professor Tomokazu HOKADA Geology
Associate Professor Akinori TAKAHASHI Animal Ecology
Associate Professor Kunio TAKAHASHI Marine Ecology
Associate Professor Akira YAMAGUCHI Meteoritics
Assistant Professor Naoya IMAE Meteoritics
Assistant Professor Kenji HORIE Isotopic Geochemistry
Project Assistant Professor Mami TAKEHARA Isotope geology

Communications and Computing Science Center

Associate Professor Yuichi AOYAMA Geodesy
Associate Professor Masaki OKADA Plasma Physics
Assistant Professor Masayuki KIKUCHI Animal Ecology
Assistant Professor Naohiko HIRASAWA Climatology

Ice Core Research Center

Professor Kumiko GOTO-AZUMA Glaciology
Professor Shuji FUJITA Glaciology, Ice Core Studies, Remote Sensing, Applied Physics
Professor Hideaki MOTOYAMA Snow Hydrology, Glaciology
Associate Professor Kenji KAWAMURA Paleoclimatology
Assistant Professor Shun TSUTAKI Glaciology
Assistant Professor Fumio NAKAZAWA Glaciology
Project Assistant Motohiro HIRABAYASHI Analytical Chemistry

Advanced Radar Research promotion Center

Professor Yasunobu OGAWA Ionospheric Physics
Professor Masaki TSUTSUMI Atmospheric Physics
Associate Professor Yoshihiro TOMIKAWA Middle Atmosphere Science
Assistant Professor Taishi HASHIMOTO Instrumentation Engineering
Assistant Professor Takanori NISHIYAMA Upper Atmosphere Physics

Public Relations Section

Professor Hiroyuki ENOMOTO Glaciology, Climatology, Remote Sensing Engineering

Library

Professor Sakae KUDOH Aquatic Ecology
Project Professor Takashi YAMANOUCHI Atmospheric Science

International Affairs and Research Development Office

Professor Satoshi IMURA Plant Ecology
Professor Gen HASHIDA Polar Marine Biogeochemistry
Associate Professor Masaki OKADA Plasma Physics
Assistant Professor Yasuko ISONO Research Administration

Intellectual Property Section

Professor Hiroyuki ENOMOTO Glaciology, Climatology, Remote Sensing Engineering

Archives Section

Professor Sakae KUDOH Aquatic Ecology
Project Professor Takashi YAMANOUCHI Atmospheric Science

Office for Gender Equality

Professor Satoshi IMURA Plant Ecology
Assistant Professor Mitsumu EJIRI Upper Atmosphere Physics

産学連携推進室

Professor Yoshifumi NOGI Solid Earth Geophysics
Associate Professor Masaki OKADA Plasma Physics

Visiting Staff

Visiting Professor Ayako ABE Paleoclimatology, Climate and Ice Sheet Modeling
Visiting Professor Makoto ABO Laser Remote Sensing
Visiting Professor Tetsuo IWAMI Ichthyology, Marine Ecology
Visiting Professor Takashi OSONO Ecology, Biodiversity Science
Visiting Professor Masayuki KATSURAGAWA Quantum Electronics, Nonlinear Optics, Qunatum Optics, Laser Spectroscopy
Visiting Professor Jouta KANDA Marine Biochemistry
Visiting Professor Kaoru SATO Atmospheric Dynamics, Middle Atmosphere Sciences
Visiting Professor Makoto TAGUCHI Planetary Atmosphere Physics
Visiting Professor Dapeng ZHAO Seismology
Visiting Professor Seiji TSUBOI Seismology
Visiting Professor Takayuki NAKATSUBO Plant Ecology, Ecosystem Ecology
Visiting Professor Takaaki NOGUCHI Mineralogy, Petrology, Meteoritics
Visiting Professor Masahiko HAYASHI Meteorology
Visiting Professor Yoshihiro HIRAMATSU Seismology
Visiting Professor Hitoshi FUJIWARA Upper Atmosphere Physics
Visiting Professor Tamotsu HOSHINO  
Visiting Professor Masayuki YAMAMOTO Upper Atmosphere Physics, Ionospheric Physics
Visiting Professor Yutaka WATANUKI Marine Ecology
Visiting Associate Professor Shinji OTANI Environmental medicine, Surgical medicine
Visiting Associate Professor Shin-ichiro OYAMA Upper Atmospheric Physics; Space Physics, Solar Terrestrial Physics
Visiting Associate Professor Makoto KOIKE Atmospheric environmental science
Visiting Associate Professor Takanobu SAWAGAKI Physical Geography, Glacial Geology
Visiting Associate Professor Osamu SEKI Clime system, Climate change
Visiting Associate Professor Takuo TSUDA Upper atmospheric science
Visiting Associate Professor Nozomu NISHITANI Ionospheric and Magnetospheric physics
Visiting Associate Professor Koji NISHIMURA Instrumentation Engineering
Visiting Associate Professor Masashi NIWANO Polar Meteorology, Glaciology
Visiting Associate Professor Satonori NOZAWA Upper Atmosphere Physics
Visiting Associate Professor Daiki NOMURA Sea ice biogeochemistry
Visiting Associate Professor Tomoyuki HONMA Diffraction Physics, Physical Metallurgy, Strength in Materials Science, Light Metals
Visiting Associate Professor Yasunobu MIYOSHI Middle-Upper Atmosphere Physics, Upper Atmosphere Physics

Joint Support-Center for Data Science Research, Research Organization of Information and Systems

Professor Yasunobu OGAWA Ionospheric Physics
Professor Akira KADOKURA Magnetospheric Physics
Professor Sakae KUDOH Aquatic Ecology
Professor Masaki TSUTSUMI Atmospheric Physics
Professor Tomokazu HOKADA Geology
Professor Yoshifumi NOGI Solid Earth Geophysics
Associate Professor Masaki KANAO Seismology, Solid Earth Geophysics
Associate Professor Kunio TAKAHASHI Marine Ecology
Associate Professor Yoshihiro TOMIKAWA Middle Atmosphere Science
Associate Professor Akira YAMAGUCHI Meteoritics
Project Associate Professor Yoshimasa TANAKA Upper Atmosphere Physics
Assistant Professor Jun'ichi OKUNO Geophysics
Assistant Professor Taishi HASHIMOTO Instrumentation Engineering
Assistant Professor Naohiko HIRASAWA Climatology

JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow

  Maoko NAGATSUKA Glaciology
  Kaihei YAMAZAKI Sea ice physics
  BAG Tikemani Upper Atmospheric Science
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