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Research Staff

As of December 1, 2021

Director-General

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

Division for Research and Education / Space and Upper Atmospheric Sciences Group

Professor Masaki TSUTSUMI Atmospheric Physics
Professor Akira KADOKURA Magnetospheric Physics
Associate Professor Akira Sessai YUKIMATU Space physics, Aeronomy
Associate Professor Masaki OKADA Plasma Physics
Associate Professor Ryuho KATAOKA Space Physics, Solar Terrestrial Physics
Associate Professor Yoshihiro TOMIKAWA Middle Atmosphere Science
Associate Professor Yasunobu OGAWA Ionospheric Physics
Assistant Professor Mitsumu EJIRI Upper Atmosphere Physics
Assistant Professor Takanori NISHIYAMA Upper Atmosphere Physics
Assistant Professor Taishi HASHIMOTO Instrumentation Engineering
Project Associate Professor Yoshimasa TANAKA Upper Atmosphere Physics
Project Assistant Haruki SUGIYAMA Planetary Science, Remote-sensing of Earth's Atmosphere
Project Assistant Akiho ENDO Upper Atmosphere Physics

Division for Research and Education / Meteorology and Glaciology Group

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

Division for Research and Education / Geoscience Group

Professor Yoshifumi NOGI Solid Earth Geophysics
Professor Tomokazu HOKADA Geology
Associate Professor Koichiro DOI Geodesy
Associate Professor Keiji MISAWA Cosmochemistry
Associate Professor Hideki MIURA Geomorphology, Quaternary Research, Geography
Associate Professor Akira YAMAGUCHI Meteoritics
Associate Professor Yusuke SUGANUMA Quaternary Geology, Paleomagnetism, Rock magnetism
Associate Professor Yuichi AOYAMA Geodesy
Associate Professor Masaki KANAO Seismology, Solid Earth Geophysics
Assistant Professor Naoya IMAE Meteoritics
Assistant Professor Hiroshi KAIDEN Mineralogy, Meteoritics
Assistant Professor Kenji HORIE Isotopic Geochemistry
Assistant Professor Jun'ichi OKUNO Geophysics
Assistant Professor Masakazu FUJII Marine Geology and Geophysics, Rock Magnetism
Project Researcher Mami TAKEHARA Isotope geology
Project Researcher Takeshige ISHIWA Geophysics, Paleoclimatology
Project Researcher Yoshiya IRIE Geophysics
Project Professor Yoichi FUKUDA Geodesy

Division for Research and Education / Bioscience Group

Professor Satoshi IMURA Plant Ecology
Professor Sakae KUDOH Aquatic Ecology
Professor Toru HIRAWAKE Satellite Oceanography, Marine Optics
Associate Professor Akinori TAKAHASHI Animal Ecology
Associate Professor Yuuki WATANABE Marine Zoology
Associate Professor Masaki UCHIDA Microbial Ecology
Associate Professor Masato MOTEKI Ichthyology
Assistant Professor Kunio TAKAHASHI Marine Ecology
Assistant Professor Nobuo KOKUBUN Marine Ecology
Assistant Professor Ryosuke MAKABE Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology
Project Researcher Jean Baptiste Pierre Marie Dominique THIEBOT Marine Ecology
Project Researcher Masayoshi SANO Marine Ecology
Project Researcher Kentaro ITO Animal Ecology

Division for Research and Education / Polar Engineering Group

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

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 Koichiro DOI Geodesy
Associate Professor Akira Sessai YUKIMATU Space physics, Aeronomy
Associate Professor Akinori TAKAHASHI Animal Ecology
Associate Professor Daisuke HIRANO Physical Oceanography, Polar Oceanography
Project Assistant Daisuke SHIMIZU Polar Oceanography

Arctic Environment Research Center

Professor Hiroyuki ENOMOTO Glaciology, Climatology, Remote Sensing Engineering
Professor Kentaro NISHIMOTO International Law
Professor Satoshi IMURA Plant Ecology
Associate Professor Yasunobu OGAWA Ionospheric Physics
Associate Professor Jun INOUE Polar Meteorology
Associate Professor Masaki UCHIDA Microbial Ecology
Assistant Professor Daisuke GOTO Atmospheric Physics
Assistant Professor Yutaka TOBO Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences
Assistant Professor Taishi HASHIMOTO Instrumentation Engineering
Project Professor Teruo AOKI Atmospheric and Cryospheric Radiation
Project Professor Hiroshi MIYAOKA Plasma Physics
Project Professor Hajime YAMAGUCHI Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering
Project Associate Professor Hironori YABUKI Glaciology
Project Researcher Takeshi TERUI Marine Ecosystem
Project Researcher Motoshi NISHIMURA Glaciology
Project Researcher Takuro AIZAWA Meteorology, Climatology
Project Researcher Wong Shu Kuan Environmental microbiology
Project Researcher Takeshi SUGIMURA Numerical Fluid Dynamics
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 Akira YAMAGUCHI Meteoritics
Assistant Professor Naoya IMAE Meteoritics
Assistant Professor Kenji HORIE Isotopic Geochemistry
Assistant Professor Kunio TAKAHASHI Marine Ecology
Project Professor Makoto KIMURA Environmental Science Meteoritics, Mineralogy

Communications and Computing Science Center

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

Ice Core Research Center

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

Public Relations Section

Associate Professor Hideki MIURA Geomorphology, Quaternary Research, Geography

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
Professor Kumiko GOTO-AZUMA Glaciology
URA Mihoko IIZUKA Research Support, Environmental Microbiology

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

Visiting Staff

Visiting Professor Ayako ABE Paleoclimatology, Climate and Ice Sheet Modeling
Visiting Professor Makoto ABO Laser Remote Sensing
Visiting Professor Dapeng ZHAO Seismology
Visiting Professor Seiji TSUBOI Seismology
Visiting Professor Naomasa NAKAI Astronomy
Visiting Professor Takaaki NOGUCHI Mineralogy, Petrology, Meteoritics
Visiting Professor Hitoshi FUJIWARA Upper Atmosphere Physics
Visiting Professor Masayuki YAMAMOTO Upper Atmosphere Physics, Ionospheric Physics
Visiting Professor Shinya OBARA Energy System, Microgrid, Cold Region Energy
Visiting Professor Hiroyuki KAGAWA Mechanical Engineering, Polar Engineering
Visiting Professor Masayuki KATSURAGAWA Quantum Electronics, Nonlinear Optics, Qunatum Optics, Laser Spectroscopy
Visiting Professor Yoshihiro HIRAMATSU Seismology
Visiting Professor Kaoru SATO Atmospheric Dynamics, Middle Atmosphere Sciences
Visiting Professor Makoto TAGUCHI Planetary Atmosphere Physics
Visiting Professor Tetsuo IWAMI Ichthyology, Marine Ecology
Visiting Professor Takashi OSONO Ecology, Biodiversity Science
Visiting Professor Jouta KANDA Marine Biochemistry
Visiting Professor Hiroyuki KONISHI Precipitation Physics
Visiting Professor Takayuki NAKATSUBO Plant Ecology, Ecosystem Ecology
Visiting Professor Shogo NISHIKAWA Power and Energy
Visiting Professor Masahiko HAYASHI Meteorology
Visiting Professor Yutaka WATANUKI Marine Ecology
Visiting Professor Yuji KODAMA Glaciology
Visiting Associate Professor Nozomu NISHITANI Ionospheric and Magnetospheric physics
Visiting Associate Professor Satonori NOZAWA Upper Atmosphere Physics
Visiting Associate Professor Takanobu SAWAGAKI Physical Geography, Glacial Geology
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
Visiting Associate Professor Shigeru AOKI Polar Oceanography
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 Masashi NIWANO Polar Meteorology, Glaciology
Visiting Associate Professor Toshihiro ABO Meteorology
Visiting Associate Professor Daiki NOMURA Sea ice biogeochemistry
Visiting Associate Professor Osamu SEKI Clime system, Climate change
Visiting Associate Professor Shinji OTANI Environmental medicine, Surgical medicine

Foreign Researchers

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

Professor Akira KADOKURA Magnetospheric Physics
Associate Professor Masaki KANAO Seismology, Solid Earth Geophysics
Project Associate Professor Yoshimasa TANAKA Upper Atmosphere Physics
Project Associate Professor Hironori YABUKI Glaciology

Research Organization of Information and Systems

JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow

  Bungo NISHIZAWA Marine ecology
  Junichi TAKAGI Ethology
  Hiroto KAJITA Mathematics and Physics System Science
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