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2012年6月22日金曜日

AORI-UH Joint Symposium @ Oahu, Hawaii

Last week, I joined a symposium named 'AORI-UH Joint symposium' that is held at Manoa Campus of University of Hawaii (UH), Oahu Island, Hawaii.
Many people in AORI joined.



There were 2 day's symposium for presentation by many Prof, Researcher and PD from each Institute.

Themes adressed in symposium were various, atmospheric science, ecology physiology of fish, geology, ocean physics, earth system model simulation, and so on.

I had great interest in physiology process during fish migration.

We, students, presented our research in poster session.

During the poster session Yusuke introduced to me Rob Toonen who studies calcification process using culture experiments of calcifers in aquarium, and we talked about future corroboration using Hawaiian corals.
I wish I could go back to Hawaii again to get the coral!

The symposium was held at Hawaii Imin International Conference Center, Univ. Hawaii.
Inside the meeting place

The day before the symposium, 'ice breaking' was held and also reception dinner was held at 2nd day's night, and we met many people there and enjoyed chats.


The day after the symposium, we visited the laboratory of Axel Timmermann who uses both model and proxy approach to study paleoenvironment.

Oliver Emerson Timm and Malte Heinemann, Megumi Chikamoto and Tobias Friedrich were also there and we discussed a lot about paleoclimatology. I was very surprised that Axel, Oliver and Malte are all from German because their English is so fluent!

I unexpectedly did my presentation at seminar room in front of so many people about my research, boron isotope systematics in seawater and carbonate, and pH reconstruction during the last Deglaciation. My ability of talk in English is so low, but they barely understood my talk and and gave me a lot of advices.

It was great opportunity for me to communicate with foreign people and discussed a lot of things in English.


In a final day, we were able to go to southeastern part of Hawaii as an 'excursion' not as a sightseeing. We did snorkeling at Hanauma Bay in order to explore corals, not to see fish for about an hour. we enjoyed a drive and scenery of Hawaiian beautiful environments.

Coco Crater, which was created by the volcanic activity in the past.

Hanauma Bay, which also was created by the volcano and the sea level change in the past.
After we came back to Japan, Tobias e-mailed us pH data around equatorial Pacific using model simulation during Heinrich event and we now discuss about the difference between data and proxy records recovered from Tahitian fossil corals.