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ADRIFT (Assessing the Debris-Related Impact of Tsunami) Project: Mini-Symposium /Public Event

March 10, 2017

ADRIFT (Assessing the Debris-Related Impact of Tsunami) Project:

Mini-Symposium /Public Event

Thursday May 18 and Saturday May 20, 2017

Tokyo and Sendai

Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MoEJ) has been implementing an international project, called as 'ADRIFT', which is coordinated by North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES) to assess the impact of Japanese Tsunami Marine Debris (JTMD) generated by the Great Earthquake on North America and Hawaii. We will hold the International Symposium and a Public Event to introduce the scientific outcomes of the project implemented from 2014 to 2016 as follows.

* Co-convening societies;

Japanese Society of Phycology (JSP)

Japanese Association of Benthology (JAB)

Sessile Organisms Society of Japan (SOSJ)

Japanese Society of Fisheries Oceanography (JSFO)

Oceanographic Society of Japan (OSJ)

International Symposium on "Japanese Tsunami Marine Debris (JTMD) Rafted Across the North Pacific Ocean after the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 11, 2011"

Date & Time: 1:30 - 5:35 pm, Thursday, May 18, 2017

Venue: Rakusui Kaikan Daikaigishitsu,

  Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology (TUMSAT)

https://www.kaiyodai.ac.jp/english/overview/announcement/access/shinagawa.html

(1) Welcome   MoEJ

(2) Introduction Hideaki Maki, National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan

(3) Lectures

Modeling of JTMD

Masafumi Kamachi

Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)

Detection and shoreline monitoring

Nancy Wallace

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), USA

Webcam monitoring of landed marine debris

Atsuhiko Isobe

Kyushu University, Japan

Marine invertebrate biodiversity on JTMD landing in North America and Hawaii

James Carlton

Williams College, USA

Marine algae biodiversity on JTMD landing in North America

Hiroshi Kawai

Kobe University, Japan

Species risk assessment

Thomas Therriault

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO)

Vector risk assessment

Cathryn Clarke Murray

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO)

(4) Closing Remarks   MoEJ and/or Hiroaki Saito, The University of Tokyo, PICES Scientific Board Chair

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Public event in Sendai "Where have the tsunami rafted objects gone?"

~Japanese Tsunami Marine Debris (JTMD) Rafted Across the North Pacific Ocean after the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 11, 2011~

Date & Time: 9:30 - 12:00 am, Saturday, May 20, 2017

Venue: Matushima A, Heanel Sendai  http://www.heanel.jp/access

(1) Opening remarks & brief introduction MoE or Hideaki Maki, National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan

(2) Lectures

Debris in North America and Hawaii after 2011 Tsunami

Nancy Wallace

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), USA

Debris behavior in the North Pacific Ocean

Masafumi Kamachi

Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)

Public involvement and international collaboration on JTMD

Akio Sakamoto

The Sea Beautification Society, Japan

Marine life rafted across the North Pacific

- Invertebrates

James Carlton

Williams College, USA

Marine life rafted across the North Pacific

- Macroalgae

Hiroshi Kawai

Kobe University, Japan

Do organisms on debris pose a risk to North American ecosystems?

Thomas Therriault

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO)

How does JTMD compare to known vectors of invasive species?

Cathryn Clarke Murray

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO)

(3) Questions and discussion  

(4) Closing Remarks

How to apply

Please fill in all required items, and e-mail to the following address;

"KAIYOU02@env.go.jp".

〈Requirements〉

The E-mail title: Application for Mini-Symposium /Public Event on ADRIFT Project

Main text: ①your name, ②your company, school or organization, ③phone number, ④symposium(s) in which you will participate (May 18 @Tokyo and/or May 20 @Sendai.)

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