The 11th Symposium on Polar Science (1 – 3 December 2020)

Oral sessionPoster session

Special session
[S] Accelerating Arctic research: Recent progress and future prospect of Arctic research


This session will consist of three parts. Part 1 reviews the collected results of ArCS (2015-2020). Part 2 introduces ArCS II (2020-2025) and its plan, along with strategic goals, priority subjects, and research infrastructures formulated based on the experience of GRENE (2011-2016) Arctic and ArCS. In Part 3, we will have a panel discussion on "Future of Arctic research". This theme addresses the prospect of Arctic research in general. Taking the implementation cycle of research projects and changes in domestic and international situations of society into consideration, we will broadly discuss the overall picture and future prospects of Arctic research.

Conveners :Hiroyuki Enomoto, Hiroshi Miyaoka, Teruo Aoki, and Kentaro Nishimoto (NIPR)

Real-time Oral presentations (10:00 – 12:15, 13:15 – 18:00, 18:00 - 19:20)

Date: Tue. 1 December

10:00 - 10:05 Opening address by the director-general of NIPR Takuji Nakamura (NIPR)  
10:05 - 10:10 Beginning of Special session Kunio T. Takahashi (NIPR)  
Part 1: ArCS session Chair: Hiroyuki Enomoto (NIPR)
So1 10:10 - 10:25 Overview of the Arctic Challenge for Sustainability (ArCS) project (2015-2020) *Masao Fukasawa (JAMSTEC)
So2 10:25 - 10:30 Supporting activities in the "Arctic Challenge for Sustainability (ArCS)" program *Tetsuo Sueyoshi (NIPR), Masao Fukasawa (JAMSTEC)
So3 10:30 - 10:45 Predictability study on weather and sea-ice forecasts linked with user engagement *Jun Inoue (NIPR) , and ArCS Theme 1 members
So4 10:45 - 11:00 Iron and nutrients supply to a fjord from glacier-induced pumping in northwestern Greenland *Naoya Kanna (The University of Tokyo), Shin Sugiyama (Hokkaido University), Yasushi Fukamachi (Hokkaido University), Daiki Nomura (Hokkaido University), Jun Nishioka (Hokkaido University)
So5 11:00 - 11:15 Response of lower trophic organisms to recent environmental changes in the Arctic *Amane Fujiwara (JAMSTEC), Shigeto Nishino (JAMSTEC), Takuhei Shiozaki (JAMSTEC & The University of Tokyo), Koji Sugie (JAMSTEC), Hisatomo Waga (University of Alaska Fairbanks), Yoshiyuki Abe (Hokkaido University), Koki Tokuhiro (Hokkaido University), Yuri Fukai (Hokkaido University), Kohei Matsuno (Hokkaido University), Atsushi Yamaguchi (Hokkaido University), Toru Hirawake (Hokkaido University), Naomi Harada (JAMSTEC), Takashi Kikuchi (JAMSTEC)
So6 11:15 - 11:30 Seabird responses to a rapidly changing Pacific Arctic: findings from ArCS project *Akinori Takahashi (NIPR), Alexis Will (NIPR, Univ. Alaska Fairbanks), Jean-Baptiste Thiebot (NIPR), Alexander Kitaysky (Univ. Alaska Fairbanks)
So7 11:30 - 11:45 Seasonal Variation of Wet Deposition of Black Carbon at Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard *Tatsuhiro Mori (Tokyo University of Science), Sho Ohata (Nagoya University), Kumiko Goto-Azuma (NIPR & SOKENDAI), Yutaka Kondo (NIPR), Kaori Fukuda (NIPR), Yoshimi Ogawa-Tsukagawa (NIPR), Nobuhiro Moteki (The University of Tokyo), Atsushi Yoshida (The University of Tokyo), Makoto Koike (The University of Tokyo), Puna Ram Sinha (Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology), Naga Oshima (Meteorological Research Institute), Hitoshi Matsui (Nagoya University), Yutaka Tobo (NIPR & SOKENDAI), Masanori Yabuki (Kyoto University), Wenche Aas (Norwegian Institute for Air Research)
So8 11:45 - 12:00 The Cold Water Upwelling Near the Anadyr Strait: Observations and Simulations *Yusuke Kawaguchi (The University of Tokyo), Jun Nishioka (Hokkaido University), Shigeto Nishino (JAMSTEC), Shinzou Fujio (The University of Tokyo), Keunjong Lee (The University of Tokyo & Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology), Amane Fujiwara (JAMSTEC), Daigo Yanagimoto (The University of Tokyo), Humio Mitsudera (Hokkaido University), Ichiro Yasuda (The University of Tokyo)
So9 12:00 - 12:15 People and community in the Arctic: overview of ArCS project in the field of humanities and social sciences *Shinichiro Tabata (Hokkaido University)
Part 2: ArCS II session Chair: Hiroshi Miyaoka (NIPR)
So10 13:15 - 13:25 Start of Arctic Challenge for Sustainability (ArCS) II project (2020-2025) *Hiroyuki Enomoto (NIPR)
So11 13:25 - 13:40 Strategic Goal 1 "Advanced observation of Arctic Environmental Change" in ArCS II Project *Teruo Aoki (NIPR), Makoto Koike (University of Tokyo), Eiji Watanabe (Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology), Hideki Kobayashi (Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology)
So12 13:40 - 13:55 ArCS II Strategic Goal 2: Improvement of Weather and Climate Prediction *Hiroyasu Hasumi (JAMSTEC & The University of Tokyo)
So13 13:55 - 14:10 Impact of Arctic Environmental Change on Society *Shin Sugiyama (Hokkaido University), Hiroki Takakura (Tohoku University), Akihisa Konno (Kogakuin University)
So14 14:10 - 14:25 Legal and Policy Responses for a Sustainable Arctic *Kentaro Nishimoto (NIPR)
  14:25 - 14:35 Q&A
So15 14:35 - 14:50 Summary of the medium-range forecast of the Arctic sea ice *Noriaki Kimura (The University of Tokyo), Hiroyasu Hasumi (The University of Tokyo), Hajime Yamaguchi (The University of Tokyo)
So16 14:50 - 15:05 Monitoring of Sea Ice Thickness around Yamal Peninsula using AMSR2 *Yurika Watanabe (Kitami Institute of Technology), Kazutaka Tateyama (Kitami Institute of Technology), Koh Izumiyama (Hokkaido University), Seita Hoshio (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency)
So17 15:05 - 15:20 Towards a deeper understanding of mechanism for amplifying the Arctic warming in the ArCS II project *Masakazu Yoshimori (The University of Tokyo)
  15:20 - 15:30 Break
Part 3: Panel session Moderator: Hiroyuki Enomoto (NIPR)
So18 15:30 - 15:35 Introduction of panel session *Hiroyuki Enomoto (NIPR)
15:35 - 15:43 Progress of Arctic research in Japan and JCAR *Takashi Yamanouchi (NIPR)
15:43 - 15:51 Japan’s new icebreaking research vessel plan *Hajime Yamaguchi (The University of Tokyo)
15:51 - 15:59 International Perspectives on Achievements and Further Potential of Japanese Arctic Research *Hajo Eicken (International Arctic Research Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks)
15:59 - 16:40 Discussion
16:40 - 16:45 Break
Poster short presentation Chair: Teruo Aoki (NIPR)
16:45 - 17:48 3-minute poster appeal (18 short talks of Sp1 – Sp18)
17:48 - 18:00 Break
Dipatch of young researchers/students to abroad Chair: Yashushi Fukamachi (Hokkaido University)
So19 18:00 - 19:20 ArCS II Overseas Fellowship Program Session (Language: Japanese) *Yasushi Fukamachi (Hokkaido University), young researchers/students

Poster presentations (16 November - 18 December)

Sp1 SIOS - an international partnership developing a sustained regional observing system for Arctic Earth System Science *Inger Jennings (SIOS Knowledge Centre), Dariusz Ignatiuk (SIOS Knowledge Centre), Heikki Lihavainen (SIOS Knowledge Centre), Christiane Hubner (SIOS Knowledge Centre), Shridhar D. Jawak (SIOS Knowledge Centre), Øystein Godøy (SIOS Knowledge Centre & Norwegian Msteorological Institute)
Sp2 Bringing the Svalbard science community together in times of global pandemic of COVID-19 *Shridhar D. Jawak (Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System), Veijo Pohjola (Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System), Inger Jennings (Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System), Christiane Hübner (Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System), Dariusz Ignatiuk (Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System), Øystein Godøy (Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System & Norwegian Msteorological Institute), Heikki Lihavainen (Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System), Bo N. Andersen (University ofOslo), Kim Homén (Norwegian Polar Institute)
Sp3 GRENE Arctic Climate Change Research Project (2011-2016) *Takashi Yamanouchi (NIPR & SOKENDAI)
Sp4 Verification of the use of Google Cloud Platform by calculating a real-time forecast model *Takeshi Terui (NIPR), Yasushi Fujiwara (The University of Tokyo), Takehiko Nose (The University of Tokyo)
Sp5 Studies on variations of atmospheric greenhouse gases in the ArCS project 2015-2019 *Shinji Morimoto (Tohoku University), Daisuke Goto (NIPR), Shohei Murayama (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology), Ryo Fujita (Meteorological Research Institute), Yasunori Tohjima (National Institute for Environmental Studies), Shigeyuki Ishidoya (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology), Toshinobu Machida (National Institute for Environmental Studies), Kazuhiro Tsuboi (Meteorological Research Institute), Yoichi Inai (Japan Meteorological Agency), Prabir K. Patra (Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology), Shamil Maksyutov (National Institute for Environmental Studies), Akihiko Ito (National Institute for Environmental Studies), Shuji Aoki (Tohoku University)
Sp6 Influence of Springtime Okhotsk High on Rapid Discharge Increase Accompanied by River Ice Melt in Eastern Siberia *Kazuhiro Oshima (Aomori University), Hotaek Park (JAMSTEC), Masatake E. Hori (The University of Tokyo), Yasuhiro Yoshikawa (Kitami Institute of Technology)
Sp7 Modeling of soil moisture dynamics in a larch forest in eastern Siberia *Taro Nakai (National Taiwan University & University of Alaska Fairbanks), Tetsuya Hiyama (Nagoya University)
Sp8 Cross-comparison of NDVI time series among three different satellite sensors for two different larch forests in eastern Siberia *Hirohiko Nagano (Nagoya University), Kazuhito Ichii (Chiba University), Hiroki Mizuochi (AIST), Ayumi Kotani (Nagoya University), Tetsuya Hiyama (Nagoya University)
Sp9 Decadal scale variation of permafrost active layer thickness at larch forests in eastern Siberia *Ayumi Kotani (Nagoya University), Taro Nakai (National Taiwan University), Tetsuya Hiyama (Nagoya University), Takeshi Yamazaki (Tohoku University), Takeshi Ohta (Nagoya University)
Sp10 Spatial patterns and size-frequency distribution of thermokarst lakes in the middle basin of the Rena River *Hitoshi Saito (Kanto Gakuin University), Yoshihiro Iijima (Mie University)
Sp11 Changes in fungal diversity in Ward Hunt Lake, Canadian High Arctic *Masaharu Tsuji (National Institute of Technology, Asahikawa College), Yukiko Tanabe (NIPR & SOKENDAI), Warwick F. Vincent (Université Laval), Masaki Uchida (NIPR & SOKENDAI)
Sp12 Summary of the R/V Mirai Arctic Ocean cruise in 2020 *Shigeto Nishino (JAMSTEC), Amane Fujiwara (JAMSTEC), Motoyo Itoh (JAMSTEC), Jonaotaro Onodera (JAMSTEC), Akihiko Murata (JAMSTEC), Takashi Kikuchi (JAMSTEC)
Sp13 Tectonics, magmatism, and hydrothermalism in Arctic Ocean floor *Masakazu Fujii (NIPR & SOKENDAI), Hiroshi Sato (Senshu University), Taichi Sato (The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology), Yoshifumi Nogi (NIPR & SOKENDAI)
Sp14 Area change of supraglacial lakes on Tracy and Heilprin Glaciers, northwestern Greenland *Yefan Wang (Hokkaido University), Shin Sugiyama (Hokkaido University)
Sp15 Estimation of Greenland surface mass balance using positive degree-days method and energy balance model *Ryouta O'ishi (The University of Tokyo), Fuyuki Saito (JAMSTEC), Ayako Abe-Ouchi (The University of Tokyo, JAMSTEC, NIPR), Takashi Obase (The University of Tokyo)
Sp16 Temporal and spatial variabilities in recent surface mass balance at EGRIP, Greenland *Yuki Komuro (NIPR), Fumio Nakazawa (NIPR & SOKENDAI), Naoko Nagatsuka (NIPR), Motohiro Hirabayashi (NIPR), Wataru Shigeyama (NIPR & SOKENDAI), Sumito Matoba (Hokkaido University), Tomoyuki Homma (Nagaoka University of Technology), Kumiko Goto-Azuma (NIPR & SOKENDAI)
Sp17 ArCS II Cryosphere research-3 "Water and material circulations between snow-and-ice and atmosphere in seasonal sea ice regions and their impact on environment in the Arctic *Sumito Matoba (Hokkaido University), Yoshinori Iizuka (Hokkaido University), Yuzo Miyazaki (Hokkaido University), Toshitaka Suzuki (Yamagata University), Shohei Hattori (Tokyo Institute of Technology), Ryu Uemura (Nagoya University), Keiichiro Hara (Fukuoka University), Naga Oshima (Meteorological Research Institute), Tetsuhide Yamasaki (Avangnaq), Teruo Aoki (Meteorological Research Institute & NIPR)
Sp18 Breathability and Thermal Insulation Performance of an Arctic Fox Fur used for Clothing in North Greenland *Ryo Kusaka (Hokkaido University), Shin Sugiyama (Hokkaido University), Aki Harada (Natural Energy Research Association in Hokkaido)